Recent News in the 15th District
As a UC Berkeley student, Skinner led campus activities to protest South Africa’s Apartheid Regime.
OAKLAND, CA. – Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) released the following statement today following the death of civil rights activist and South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela.
“Responding with sorrow is simply not a fitting tribute for Nelson Mandela. The life of this courageous and just man is to be celebrated. Nelson Mandela’s eternal mission was the fight for freedom and civil rights. He will continue to inspire generations of people to stand up for social justice. His example will live on forever.
SACRAMENTO, CA. – Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) announced today that she plans to introduce legislation in January to protect unpaid interns from sexual harassment and other workplace discrimination.
“Interns should not have to give up their basic civil rights just because they are willing to forgo pay,” Skinner said. “Interns deserve the same legal protection against discrimination and harassment in the workplace.”
Assemblymember Skinner Statement on California's Budget Outlook
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Legislative Analyst's Office report published today on California's Fiscal Outlook for the 2014-2015 budget:
"This is great news for California – the state's economy is recovering, revenues are up and growth in tech and other sectors have reached major milestones. The positive forecast released by the LAO today demonstrates that California is in a position to invest in our schools and higher education, pay down some of our debt and address needs of those Californians for whom the recovery has not been equal. We have many families still affected by the housing crisis, seniors with economic insecurity and folks without jobs. While forecasts are good, we still have to be smart and prudent to avoid bust cycles – but it's wonderful after years of difficult economic decisions that we are in a position to reinvest in California."
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) applauded the release of more than $106 million to California school districts this week to begin funding energy-efficiency programs under Proposition 39. Skinner released the following statement:
“Cash is going out to our schools and soon we’ll start the important work of energy upgrades at our schools, cutting school utility bills, and increasing green jobs. This is exciting progress a year after California voters overwhelmingly voted to support a clean energy future by passing Prop. 39.”
Efforts to support local distilleries build on recent legislation updating a Prohibition-era liquor law.
ALAMEDA, CA. – Today, Assemblymember Nancy Skinner and craft distillers called on Californians to “Taste the Spirit of the Holidays” to support small batch distilleries and their locally made distilled spirits. The California Artisanal Distillers Guild, representing about 30 distilleries across California, will use social media and websites to promote their campaign.
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