Press Release

Monday, October 16, 2017

There's a new law on the books in California that will remove a barrier for low-income parents aiming to access education. Under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last week, poor parents enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) or high school equivalency courses will be eligible for subsidized child care. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) joined Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. as he signed legislation that improves services and support for women, children, and families in California. One of the bills signed is Assembly Bill 273, authored by Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry. AB 273 expands the eligibility criteria for subsidized child care services to parents who are taking English as a second language or high school equivalency courses. “One of my goals as a legislator is to support women,” said Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Over the weekend, Governor Brown signed AB 401, authored by Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry, into law. This bill authorizes the use of “telepharmacy” health technology in California for the first time. Making pharmacists more readily available helps improve individuals’ health and the health of entire communities that lack a pharmacist.  

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sacramento, California – Earlier today, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that would require California officials to focus on and address the challenges facing farmers of color in the state by making access to  state and federal resources more equitable. This comes at a critical moment as the current generation of farmers is retiring and new farmers are increasingly represented by people of color, including immigrants and refugees.

“While historic discrimination won’t be solved overnight, the Farmer Equity Act opens the door requiring that  state officials identify and address the ways farmers of color, including black farmers, have largely been ignored,” said Dr. Gail Myers, PhD, co-founder of Oakland-based Farms to Grow, and a leading member of the California Farmer Justice Collaborative.

The Farmer Equity Act, AB 1348, authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), directs the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to better provide resources, outreach, technical assistance, and decision-making power to “socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers,” so called because they have been subjected to historic racial discrimination.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry’s AB 317, providing Napa County with permanent, annual funding to support the three farmworker housing centers totaling 180 beds.

Beginning in the next budget cycle, the Napa County Housing Authority will receive $250,000 in matching dollars each year. The bill had been promoted as private-public model for farmworker housing developed by Napa County.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Brown signed Cecilia Aguiar-Curry’s (D-Winters) AB 317, a top priority bill for Napa County and the surrounding agricultural region, into law. This legislation provides Napa County with permanent, annual funding to support the three farmworker housing centers in the county. Beginning in the next budget cycle, the Napa County Housing Authority will receive $250,000 in matching-dollars each year. The action shows that the Governor and Legislature support the unique private-public model for farmworker housing developed by Napa County.

Upon hearing the good news, Aguiar-Curry exclaimed, “I am absolutely thrilled that Governor Brown has signed AB 317 into law! It is so important that we support this innovative housing program. Our agricultural workers are the heart of our farm community in the Napa region, and investing in this innovative, safe and healthy program is good for all of California.”

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry’s (D – Winters) bill, AB 1636, was signed into law by Governor Brown last week. This critical consumer protection measure will increase accountability of “Payday Lenders” in California through strengthening the tools Department of Business Oversight (DBO) uses to oversee, regulate, and review lenders’ reports.