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Representing the 48th District
Representing the 48th District
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Roger Hernandez released the following statement on the Governor’s State of the State Address:
“I share in Governor Brown’s optimism and terrific potential to continue California’s recovery. I commend his leadership and dedication in continuing to address the State’s concerns relating to Water infrastructure, the High Speed Rail and the need for California to continue to be a leader and innovator for Environmental Protections and Green Jobs creation.
As Chair of the Committee of Labor and Employment, I look forward in working with Governor Brown and my colleagues to ensure he has the support of the Legislature and to put Californians back to work.”
SACRAMENTO, CA – In recognition of the month of May as Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Month and Maternal Depression Awareness Month, Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-San Gabriel Valley) co-hosted a Perinatal and Maternal Mental Health Awareness Day at the Capitol with the California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative.
Last year, Assemblymember Hernández authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 53, also known as the Kelly Abraham Martinez Act, served to inform stakeholders of the importance of early education and prevention of Perinatal Depression. ACR 53 (2011) prioritized Perinatal Depression Awareness with the emphasis on identification and education surrounding many risk factors that increase a woman’s chance of experiencing depression and other related mood and anxiety disorders.
Sacramento - The Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC), at their annual advocacy and policy conference this weekend, awarded the "Freshman Legislator of the Year Award" to Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D – San Gabriel Valley). "I'm humbled and honored to receive this award, especially because the honorable profession that FACCC represents has been a personal passion for me and has allowed me to be a part of the 112 campuses across California that provides a critical safety net and essential educational stepping stone to over 2.9 million students throughout California," said Hernández.
"I applaud your commitment to furthering the education of millions throughout the state and remain committed to your noble cause. I am keenly aware of the critical role that community colleges play in creating greater capacity to accelerate our state’s economic development," Hernández added. Assemblymember Roger Hernández was a member of the faculty at Citrus College and Rio Hondo Community College. Both Community Colleges serve the educational needs of San Gabriel Valley students from a variety of educational backgrounds, including recent high school graduates, people seeking new skills or careers, and lifelong learners wanting to add to their knowledge base.
(Sacramento) – California is facing a brain drain because of skyrocketing tuition costs at public universities and colleges. But a plan by Speaker John A. Pérez could put California back on the right track. It’s called the Middle Class Scholarship(www.middleclassscholarship.com). California State Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-San Gabriel Valley) says the Scholarship would cut tuition at public colleges by 2/3, for qualified students who come from working class families. Learn more in this Assembly Access Video.
(Sacramento) – California confronta una fuga de cerebros debido al alto costo de la matrícula en las universidades públicas y colegios comunitarios. Pero el plan del presidente John A. Pérez podría conducir a California al camino correcto. Este se llama la Beca Escolar de la Clase Media (www.middleclassscholarship.com). El asambleísta de California Roger Hernández (D-San Gabriel Valley) declaró que la beca recortaría la matricula en una universidad pública en dos tercios, a los estudiantes que califican y que provienen de familias de la clase trabajadora. Conozca más en este video de la Asamblea.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-San Gabriel Valley) introduced a new bill, Assembly Bill 1561, aimed at preventing California State University and University of California executive compensation increases from being funded by state funds or student fee revenues. The bill also caps the maximum salary level for California State University presidents and University of California chancellors.
Sacramento - SACRAMENTO, CA – El Asambleísta Roger Hernández (D-San Gabriel Valley) presentó un nuevo proyecto de ley, AB 1561, que busca evitar que los aumentos de compensación para los administradores de los sistemas universitarios de CSU y UC sean financiados por medio de fondos estatales o de ingresos de tarifa del estudiante. El proyecto de ley también pone un tope al máximo de salario a los cancilleres y presidentes de la Universidad Estatal de California y Universidad de California.
"Aumentar los salarios a los administradores mientras aumenta la matricula, y haciéndolo sucesivamente sobre las espaldas de los estudiantes que tienen cuentan con menos clases a disposición , salones llenos, y menos ayuda financiera es inaceptable,” comentó Hernández. “Esta ley asegurará que los administradores de los sistemas de CSU y UC no se beneficien a costa de los impuestos del estado y los estudiantes.
January 12, 2012
Dear Community Member:
My office is now accepting nominations for the "Remarkable Women of the 57th Assembly District Awards." It is my pleasure to invite you in assisting me in identifying remarkable women from our District during the month of March, commonly recognized as 'Woman's History Month.'
I respectfully ask you to take time in nominating a woman that lives within the 57th Assembly District that has made a significant contribution to our community or meaningful impact in your life. The 57th Assembly District includes the cities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, La Puente, West Covina, Irwindale, Industry, and the San Gabriel Valley unincorporated communities of Valinda, North Whittier, Charter Oak, Bassett, Vincent, Avocado Heights and Ramona.
One remarkable woman from each city will be chosen as well as one overall representative from our local unincorporated communities. Last year, I had the pleasure of recognizing six exemplary women, which included: Ms. Ginny Dadaian of Azusa, Mrs. Lina Ledford of Covina, Marguerite Lopez of Irwindale, Honorable Anita Perez of La Puente, Ruth Weir of West Covina. Mrs. Bettie Nixon of Baldwin Park was recognized as the Women of the Year representing the 57th Assembly District in 2011.
Nominations are due March 1, 2012 and can be delivered via post mail, email, fax, or drop-off to my District Office located at 100 N. Barranca St., Suite 895 in West Covina.
Roger Hernández Assistant Majority Whip
Assemblymember, 57th District
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 761 with great bi-partisan support, 74 to 0. Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-San Gabriel Valley) authored AB 761, allowing doctors of optometry to administer simple tests that check patients for red eyes (RPS Adeno Detector) and dry eyes (TearLab), which are already within the scope of their practice. This legislation will now be referred to the Senate.
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