Assemblymember Quirk to host a pair of community events seeking to protect seniors from fraud

Assemblymember Bill Quirk and the California Contractors State License Board are hosting a FREE Senior Scam StopperSM seminar.  A panel of experts will provide information to seniors on how to avoid becoming victims of fraud.  Attendees can get answers to their questions and obtain assistance if they have been scammed.

IN UNION CITY- Join us on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ralph & Mary Ruggieri Senior Center, 33997 Alvarado-Niles Road in Union City.

IN San LORENZO- Join us on Friday, June 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association, 377 Paseo Grande in San Lorenzo.

For more, call Assemblymember Quirk’s District Office at 510-583-8818

Assemblymember Quirk Announces AD20 2014 Inaugural “Distinguished Women of the Year”

Assemblymember Quirk on the Assembly floor with Woman of the Year honoree Hafsa Burt

HAYWARD – California State Assemblymember Bill Quirk is pleased to announce the Inaugural Honorees of deserving women residing or working within Assembly District 20. These women were selected because of their significant contributions or accomplishments throughout District 20. Every March, the State Assembly honors women from across the state for their remarkable contributions to the community in celebration of Women’s History Month.

AD20’s Inaugural “Distinguished Women of the Year” Honorees, along with their area of recognition are:  Hafsa Burt – AD20 Woman of the Year; Dr. Norma Ambriz-Galaviz –Education; Betty DeForest – Lifetime Achievement; Lilian Galedo – Social Justice; Rahima Haya – Health; Pamela Ross – Law; and Soraya Wright – Business.

Assemblymember Quirk Seeks Nominations for “Distinguished Women of the Year”

HAYWARD – California State Assemblymember Bill Quirk is seeking nominations of deserving women residing or working within Assembly District 20 who have made a significant contribution or accomplishment in their communities. Every March, the State Assembly honors women from across California for their remarkable contributions to the community in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Nominees must live, volunteer, or work in the 20th Assembly District, and may not be a currently serving public elected official. The 20th Assembly District includes all or portions of the following communities: Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Fremont, Hayward, San Lorenzo, Sunol, and Union City. To confirm the candidate lives or works in the district, visit http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov.

Governor Signs Law to Expand Amber Alert

A new bill signed into law Monday will expand the circumstances that activate the AMBER Alert system.

The bill, AB 535, which was authored by local assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), adds an amendment that now allows law enforcement to trigger an AMBER Alert when anyone — including parents and legal guardians — takes a child with intent to cause harm to the victim, according to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. The Alameda County District Attorney's Office and Alameda County were co-sponsors of the bill.

What’s Next for California Climate Policy post-2020

‘AB 32 Implementation Group’ hosts panel discussion at State Capitol

SACRAMENTO – A standing-room only crowd attended this morning’s policy forum aimed at providing a framework for determining California climate change policies beyond year 2020.  Assemblymember Quirk was invited as a panelist among experts in the field recognizing his current policy efforts and his career in the science of climate change and energy prior to becoming a legislator. 

Moderated by Shelly Sullivan of the ‘AB 32 Implementation Group’, Asm. Quirk was joined on the panel by Tiffany Roberts with the Legislative Analyst’s Office, Alex Jackson with the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Dorothy Rothrock with the California Manufacturers & Technology Association.