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As Chair of the Assembly Aging and Long Term Care Committee, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), is having an informational hearing on Long Term Care and Support Services in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 15th from 10am to Noon at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel. The Committee will gather information on the long term care resources available to Californians and listen as the public and experts provide stories on how long term care is working for caregivers and those being cared for. 

 

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), who is a member of the California Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus, released the following statement following the release of the API Caucus’s letter to the Department of Homeland Security regarding the reports of targeted detainment and potential deportation of more than 200 Cambodian and Vietnamese Americans by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 830 authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), repealing the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).

Monday, October 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 20 authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), requiring the state’s two largest pension systems to submit a report on investments in the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

Friday, October 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 646, a bill authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) requiring the disclosure of flood hazard zones to prospective tenants.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown today signed Assembly Bill (AB) 21, a bill authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) that seeks to mitigate the impacts of potential federal changes to immigration enforcement policies, including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, to ensure DACA recipients have access to financial aid, legal representation and their constitutional right to due process.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sacramento – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) Chair of the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee holds informational hearing on long-term care support and services in San Jose. See the hearing in its entirety here in this Assembly Access Video. http://www.asmdc.org/kalra

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1541 by Assemblymember Kalra to establish statutory guidance that courts must consider during voir dire for criminal trials in order to ensure a fair and impartial jury.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

SAN JOSE — One-by-one they rappelled off a landmark Adobe building downtown Saturday, carefully traversing its 16 floors as onlookers cheered and snapped photos from down below. Some, looking to add a bit of flair to the tricky challenge, did so in full costume (there were a few Spider-Man sightings). It’s not something you see a local politician do everyday, let alone a tech executive. There was good reason for the early-morning spectacle: The first-ever Downtown Drop Down “rappel-a-thon” benefited Downtown Streets Team, a San Jose-based nonprofit that runs a program aimed at giving homeless volunteers work experience. More than 90 people, including four local mayors, rappelled the 16 floors — 236 feet — to support the nonprofit, which was trying to raise $275,000 for programs supporting homeless people across eight Bay Area locations.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released the following statement in response to the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

Friday, August 4, 2017

One of the hardest things to do as a doctor is say, “I don’t know.” It’s especially gut-wrenching when the patient across from you is distraught and bleeding heavily from her third miscarriage. For women like this patient – who suffer multiple miscarriages, go into preterm labor, or break their bags of water long before their due date – the question of “why” is haunting.

We can run tests for possible genetic explanations, infectious causes and other underlying medical issues. Yet, our clinical work-up has a striking gap: the role of environmental exposures, including chemicals that our patients encounter at home and in the workplace.

California Senate Bill 258 and Assembly Bill 1575, both due to come up for a vote this summer, aim to take a critical first step toward filling that gap.