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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Kaiser Permanente, and Legal Assistance for Seniors hosted a Senior Care and Life Planning Seminar last week at the Kenneth C. Aitken Senior Center where seniors and their families were in attendance. Attendees received valuable information on planning for their futures, like how to complete an advance directive or “living will”, and learned about the type of conversations they need to be having now with their agent, family, and doctor.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Social Compassion for Legislation

SACRAMENTO –Today, AB 733 , authored by Assemblyman Bill Quirk, passed the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials by a unanimous vote of 7-0. Co-sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, AB 733 would end the use of massive numbers of fish in hazardous waste tests.

For decades, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control has tested water by putting live fish in waste water. If the fish live, the water is safe. If the fish are killed from the waste water, it is deemed unsafe. Under this bill, the Department of Toxic Substances Control would be tasked with looking into viable alternatives to live-fish water testing, and, if able, putting those alternatives into action.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The California Association of Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA) named Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) as their 2019 Legislator of the Year. The award was revealed at the 21st Unified Program Training Conference during their Leadership Session at opening ceremony in Anaheim Marriott.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislature celebrated Women’s History Month by honoring women who have contributed to their community. Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) chose to honor Hayward City Councilmember, Aisha Wahab, at this year’s Woman of the Year Ceremony.

“This annual celebration is an opportunity for us to collectively celebrate the strides women have made in our communities and how they have changed history. Moreover, I hope that this ceremony serves to inspire young women,” said Assemblymember Quirk.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Letters to the Editors: Former San Jose Councilman, Pierluigi Oliverio, The Mercury News

This bill will ban the cruel practice of cat declawing, which is similar to cutting off the first knuckle of a human finger.

Back in 2014, I hosted a community viewing of the documentary film “The Paw Project.” The veterinarian-filmmaker attended the city hall event, and participated in an audience discussion.

The film exposes the barbaric practice of declawing cats, and advocates for the termination of this unnecessary and harmful procedure. Declawing — which is much more aggressive than trimming fingernails and is similar to cutting off the first knuckle of a human finger — often leads to extreme anti-social and aggressive behavior in otherwise adoptable and companionable animals.