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Thursday, January 25, 2018

(Sacramento) - In response to Governor Brown’s final State of the State address, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) emphasized how important is was to have the Governor helping Californians affected by recent North Bay wildfires. “They were heart wrenching,” Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry said. “And to have the State step up immediately and make sure we sent OES, FEMA, and Cal Fire… We know behind the scenes he was the one who helped move that along for us.” To hear her entire response, watch this Assembly Access video.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

(Sacramento) – Led by the Legislative Women’s Caucus and authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), the State Legislature approved Assembly Concurrent Resolution 152, which proclaims the month of January 2018 as “National Mentoring Month” and January 21st as “Thank your Mentor Day.” ACR 152 states: “California recognizes that our success depends on helping every child succeed in school and reach his or her full potential in life…mentoring is a proven, effective strategy that helps children and young adults by matching them with caring, responsible adults who can

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Until a few years ago, most students in Winters — a farming community of 7,000 west of Sacramento — did not have computers at home. So the city’s then-mayor, Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, pushed for a program that enabled the school district’s sixth-graders to check out laptops along with their textbooks.

Their parents were required to learn how to use the computers as well. For some, it was their first time surfing the web or sending an email.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), legislative colleagues, and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced a legislative package to address property insurance issues facing the victims of the devastating fires that recently tore through California. One key measure of this package is Assembly Bill 1772, authored by Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry. AB 1772 extends the amount of time from 2 to 3 years that a home or business owner has to rebuild their insured property and receive the full replacement costs they are entitled to after a declared emergency.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), legislative colleagues and Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, held a press conference today announcing a package of 13 bills that will be introduced this legislative session to address home insurance issues facing recent wildfire victims. One key measure in this package is AB 1772, a bill introduced last week by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg).

AB 1772 will give wildfire victims an additional year to rebuild their homes and businesses after a catastrophic wildfire and collect the full amount of insurance dollars to which they are entitled. Extending the time a policy holder has to recoup their losses after a devastating fire will prevent battles with insurance companies, and bring families greater peace of mind during difficult times.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) introduced AB 1772 today giving wildfire victims an additional year to rebuild their homes and businesses after a catastrophic wildfire and collect the full amount of insurance dollars to which they are entitled. Extending the time a policy holder has to recoup their losses after a devastating fire will prevent battles with insurance companies and bring families greater peace of mind.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) honors the lives lost, wildfire victims and first responders in Assembly District 4 during the Northern California wildfires. “Our first responders were phenomenal,” said Aguiar-Curry. “Community has come together during these times, and I want to say it has built community.”

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

In an effort to remove obstacles for Californians trying to succeed in the labor market, a new law could make access to child care easier for low-income parents taking classes to learn English or complete high school.

The law will expand the eligibility requirements for subsidized child care. It will make low-income parents who are are enrolled in English as a second language classes (ESL) or a program to earn a high school diploma or general education development certificate (GED) eligible to place their children in subsidized care.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

(Sacramento) – For Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) breast cancer is personal. As she introduced her House Resolution 61 declaring October as Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Month, she shared stories about her mother and a local survivor. “I am passionate about this issue because my Mother passed away from breast cancer,” a tearful Aguiar-Curry said. “Research shows that the earlier breast cancer is detected, the better chances of successful treatment. I want to encourage every one of you that are in here, or have a loved one, to make sure they give themselves the best birthday present they can - is to have a breast examination.”

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Among hundreds of bills signed into law on Sunday by Governor Jerry Brown was the rural broadband measure championed by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D — Winters).

Several past efforts to increase funding to close the connectivity gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots,” known as the “Digital Divide,” were intensely opposed by the largest telecommunications and cable companies. After a three-year stalemate, this bill represents a cooperative effort between legislators of both houses and both parties, consumer advocates, and representatives from the telecommunications and cable industries to invest in broadband access and rural development.