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As Chairman of the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, I have made it a priority to bring together advocates for seniors to improve long-term care financing services. To that end, the California State Assembly Committee on Aging and Long Term Care will be having an informational hearing on Long Term services and supports tomorrow in the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors Chambers 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose California from 2 to 4 pm.

Long-term services and supports encompasses the broad range of paid and unpaid medical and personal care assistance that people may need – for several weeks, months, or years – when they experience difficulty completing self-care tasks as a result of aging, chronic illness, or disability.

Do you have a story to tell? Please join us at the Hearing where we want to learn more about how these services affect you and your family. It will be an opportunity to learn about resources and for seniors to voice their concerns about long-term care. Bring your questions and concerns.

For more information, or if you have questions about participating, please call my office at (408) 277-1220.

Agenda PDF +

California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Association PDF+

California Health Advocates PDF+

LeadingAge California PDF+

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform PDF+

The SCAN Foundation PDF+


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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO – AB 1440, a bill authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) clarifying that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Officers are not licensed peace officers under California State Law, was signed by the Governor.