Monday, June 17, 2013

Senior Scam Stopper Series

CASTRO VALLEY - Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) is hosting several Senior Scam Stopper events throughout the 20th Assembly District this summer. The events, held in cooperation with the Contractor’s State License Board will help consumers learn how to spot commons scams and avoid falling prey to them. Attendees can get answers to their questions and obtain immediate assistance if they have been victims of a scam.

The seminar will feature a panel of experts from across the state, who will discuss topics including: how to protect oneself from identity theft, how to avoid investment related scams, and what to look for and ask about before engaging in home and auto repair contracts.

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have played a significant role in the social, economic and political development of California throughout its history. Today, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans comprise over 14 percent of California’s population, or about five million people.

Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month is a perfect opportunity for us all to learn more about our Asian and Pacific Islander neighbors, and to acknowledge the contributions they have made to our state and our nation.

Join me as we celebrate “Unity in Diversity” at the 20th Annual Asian American Heritage Festival, on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 10 AM – 5 PM at City Hall Plaza in Hayward.

I will be on hand to commemorate the work of the Asian American Federation of California in organizing this festival for the past 20 years, and to speak with you about any state related concerns.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Assemblymember Quirk Attends Hearing in Oakland to Examine the Root and Cause of Gun Violence and Identify Effective Strategies to Reduce It

OAKLAND – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) joined Select Committee on Gun Violence in the East Bay Chair, Assemblymber Rob Bonta, Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, Senator Loni Hancock, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Law Enforcement Officials, Community Based Organizations, and members of the public to address local and statewide issues related to gun violence.

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Marita Cheng, Woman of the Year

May 4, 2013 (HAYWARD) - Marita Cheng was recognized as the 2013 Distinguished Woman of the Year in honor of her many significant contributions to the people of the 20th Assembly District. “I’m proud to recognize such a kind and generous woman, who has always put her community first and whose efforts have brought our community together to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the 20th District, ” stated Assemblymember Quirk.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

These are heady days for us California climate policy watchers. Last month, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reported that the state's carbon emissions declined in 2011 for the third straight year. Last week, CARB convened its second successful carbon allowance auction. And with each day, it seems, the state sets a new solar power record.

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(Sacramento) -- Bill Quirk joined his new colleagues in the State Assembly chambers on Monday to be sworn in as the new Assemblymember from the 20th district. Assemblymember Quirk (D-Hayward) says two of his top priorities will be education and improving the business climate.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Vows to make schools, jobs, safety top priorities in office

(SACRAMENTO) -  Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) was sworn in today as the Assemblymember for the 20th District, which consists of Hayward, Union City, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Ashland, Cherryland, Fairview, Sunol and North Fremont. The ceremony was held on the Assembly Floor at the State Capitol.