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Monday, March 19, 2018

(Sacramento) -  On March 15, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) adjourned the Assembly in memory of Jennifer Golick, Jennifer Gonzalez and Christine Loeber, three women who tragically lost their lives at the Yountville Veterans Home shooting. “We are pained by the senseless loss of the three women who dedicated their lives to helping veterans,” Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry said. “We wish to honor these women today.” Watch this Assembly Access  video to hear the entire speech.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

For too many Americans, the past year has awoken fears that had faded over the past 30 years. President Donald Trump has threatened to rain "fire and fury" down upon North Korea. He has announced a program to build new and more "usable" nuclear weapons. A recent false alarm in Hawaii of an incoming missile attack sent thousands of families running for cover. Anxieties have risen to the point that a majority of Americans do not trust the president to handle a nuclear crisis.

This is not acceptable.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D – Winters) introduced AB 2576 to improve the ability of local clinics and their providers to rapidly respond and continue providing healthcare to patients during disasters. This bill is the result of lessons learned during the North Bay wildfires last Fall.

In October 2017, Northern California experienced devastating wildfires that claimed 44 lives and destroyed more than 14,700 homes and 728 businesses. As a result of the fires, community health centers in the affected counties suffered significant losses and unanticipated expenses, largely due to site closures. For instance, during this disaster, Santa Rosa Community Health’s largest health center, the Vista Campus, was destroyed due to extensive fire, smoke, heat, and water damage. This meant 24,000 of the 50,000 patients lost their medical home where they receive comprehensive primary care and mental health services, and hundreds of medical and administrative staff jobs that were also displaced.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO >> Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) secured $15 million to aid in the Middle Creek Restoration project, part of an effort to promote the natural habitats and health of Clear Lake.

Aguiar-Curry made the announcement on Monday after successfully working with Secretary John Laird of the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) and the Department of Water Resources (DWR). The funds will help complete the first phase of the project, located at the north end of Clear Lake. The grant will be funded by bond proceeds from Propositions 84 and 1E.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 30 today urging Congress to assert its role in the approval of acts of war in a nuclear first-strike scenario.

HR 669, authored by California Representative Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), would prohibit the President from unilaterally authorizing the deployment of nuclear weapons in an offensive attack absent express authorization from Congress.  The proposed legislation does not impede a President’s ability to respond in-kind to a nuclear attack on the United States. HR 669 is co-sponsored by Representatives Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove) and Thompson (D-St. Helena) along with 18 other California Members of Congress.

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.