California Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry credits her success to a few pointers from her father, who taught high school leadership classes in Winters. “Always look people in the eye when you shake their hand, always thank the hostess at a party for inviting you,” she recites from memory. “Ultimately, that’s what got me into doing public service: making sure I respected people and listened to people all along the way.”
SACRAMENTO — Assemblymembers Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, and Eloise Reyes, D- San Bernardino, introduced two bills last week to protect, support, and welcome refugees in California, according to a news release from Aguiar-Curry’s office.
Authored by Aguiar-Curry, Assembly Bill 3133 codifies California’s commitment to resettling refugees as part of the United States Reception and Placement program, and specifically prohibits discrimination of a refugee anywhere in California on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, creed, or sexual orientation, her office said.
SACRAMENTO — Assembly members Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and Eloise Reyes (D- San Bernardino) introduced Assembly Bill 3133 and Assembly Bill 3134 on Friday, together on the floor of the State Assembly to show their partnership in the fight to protect, support and welcome refugees in California. The United States has a long tradition of offering refuge to those fleeing violence, conflict or instability and California has actively received newly arrived refugees since 1980.
Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry represents a district that stretches from Rohnert Park to Lake Pillsbury and almost all the way to the state Capitol in Sacramento. There are midsized cities and rural areas, affluent neighborhoods and some of California's poorest communities.
SACRAMENTO— On Wednesday, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) introduced Assembly Bill 2464, which creates and funds the establishment of a Children’s Mental Health Access Network to ensure that all California doctors and allied health professionals caring for youth have access to specialty mental healthcare services, regardless of their location. Many children and adolescents’ mental health needs could be effectively managed in a primary care setting, but their pediatric primary care providers currently lack the specialized training and resources they need. This bill utilizes existing health technology and collaboration between providers to solve the problem.
“Too many of our children are in crisis, and the lack of trained mental health professionals is an enormous contributor,” said Aguiar-Curry. “We must continue efforts to recruit and train new specialty mental health professionals, but we must also act now to connect children’s primary care providers with mental health experts. By using telehealth and provider-to-provider consultation, we can make children’s mental health services accessible throughout California today.”
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) introduced Assembly Bill 2074, to establish clear guidelines for when companies from the olive oil industry can use the term “California” in their product labeling and marketing.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymembers Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and Monique Limón (D- Santa Barbara) introduced Assembly Bill 2047 and Assembly Bill 2048, flanked on the floor of the State Assembly by advocates from the Alzheimer’s Association. These two companion bills would promote greater awareness and earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and dementia. The bills provide seniors, providers, and caregivers with the tools they need to recognize and plan for an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and lay the groundwork for treatment strategies later in the life of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing public health crisis. It is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease, which results in memory loss, impaired cognitive function, and ultimately death. The over-65 population in California is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, and though Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of growing old, aging is the greatest known risk factor for developing the disease. According to the California Department of Public Health, deaths in California due to Alzheimer’s disease increased 243% from 2000 to 2015, and in 2015 Alzheimer’s was the third leading cause of death.