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Berman Bill Would Make Recent Election Reforms Permanent

SACRAMENTO — Today Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) will introduce legislation which would require elections officials to mail every active registered voter a ballot for all future elections and ensure that all California voters continue to have access to vote-by-mail ballot tracking.

Berman Moves to Make Key Election Reforms Permanent

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting, has announced he will introduce legislation to require that all active registered California voters be mailed a ballot for all future elections following the successful implementation of such a policy for the 2020 General Election.

Legislators React to Youth Suicide Prevention Audit

SACRAMENTO — Yesterday the California State Auditor released a report on youth suicide prevention requested by Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), James C. Ramos (D-Highland), Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach).

California Legislature Moves to Protect Voters Rights Amid Pandemic

SACRAMENTO - Today, Senate Bill 423, authored by Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana), Chair of the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments, and Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting, was passed by the California State Senate with a bipartisan vote of 29-4.

Berman Reacts to GOP’s Dismissal of Vote-By-Mail Lawsuit

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) released the following statement today in response to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the California Republican Party dropping their lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order requiring California voters to be mailed vote-by-mail ballots for the General Election this Novem

Community colleges grapple with students’ basic needs

Facing the pandemic and financial woes, California’s community colleges are struggling to provide programs to meet some of their students’ most basic needs, such as food and shelter.

The efforts come as many community college students report a loss of income, increased homelessness and a worsening financial situation

Lawmakers are considering legislation to deal with the issue.