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Assemblymember Waldron Fighting CA’s Homeless Crisis

By   /  October 26, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

State Assemblymember  Marie Waldron –California has more homeless people than any other state in the nation. From 2018 to 2019, our homeless population increased by 16%, bringing the total number of homeless individuals to 151,000. California deserves better. As your Representative in Sacramento, I will continue to combat the homeless crisis and find solutions that will safely help get people off the […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Supporting People

By   /  October 26, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Throughout my term in the legislature I have advocated for those most vulnerable.  I authored a bill to safeguard children who witness domestic violence incidents, and to allow counties to provide court approved mental health treatments for persons who have completed their sentences if they are a danger to themselves or […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Safeguarding Animal Welfare A Priority

By   /  October 22, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — The well-being, care, and protection of animals in our state and local community is our responsibility. This session, I co-authored or supported:– AB 128 which prevents the sale of wild horses for slaughter when purchased at auction– AB 1565 to improve the process of adopting kittens in animal shelters– SB 397 to develop best practices to facilitate the evacuation of […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Reining In Prescription Drug Costs

By   /  October 19, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — One of the most important lessons from the pandemic is the need to prioritize reliable prescription drug manufacturing. California, especially this region, has long been a center for medical research, and one of our top priorities should be to encourage more drug research, innovations, and manufacturing, especially for generic drugs. That’s […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By   /  October 16, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Yearly mammograms and screenings for genetic risk factors and early warning signs have proven to be highly effective diagnostic tools. If caught early, breast cancer is treatable. I am proud to be a lead advocate in […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Domestic Violence Help

By   /  October 13, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember –More than 10 million people are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States each year. October has been dedicated Domestic Violence Awareness Month to draw attention to this horrendous crime and to continue efforts to stop the violence.   This legislative session I was proud to support SB 273 which increased the statute of limitation for […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Historic Gains for Mental Health

By   /  October 8, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, —As a member of the Mental Health Caucus and the Assembly Health Committee, I was honored to be recognized as a “Mental Health Champion in the CA Legislature” by the Steinberg Institute this session. I am a co-author or supporter of:– SB 855 requires coverage for medically necessary treatment of mental health and substance use disorders […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Protecting Animals

By   /  October 8, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – -Since joining the Legislature I have authored and supported many bills protecting pets and native wildlife, most of which are now law. This session, I co-authored AB 128, which prevents the sale of wild horses for slaughter when purchased at auction. I also supported SB 469, which allows the California Horse […]

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Assistance League of Inland North County, Nonprofit of the Year

By   /  October 5, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – I recently joined my legislative colleagues to recognize over 100 nonprofits that work tirelessly to enhance our communities and the lives of our citizens. Due to the pandemic, we were unable to have the usual ceremony at the Capitol, but the lack of a formal celebration cannot diminish the important contributions […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Historic Mental Health Advances

By   /  October 1, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –This session, I am honored to be recognized as a “Mental Health Super Hero” by the Steinberg Institute, because of my work on mental health policy, advancing mental health parity to physical health and working to expand access to care.  In addition I supported 9 bi-partisan bills, which were all forwarded to the Governor […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Historic Mental Health Advances

By   /  September 29, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

This session, I am honored to be recognized as a “Mental Health Super Hero” by the Steinberg Institute, because of my work on mental health policy, advancing mental health parity to physical health and working to expand access to care.  In addition I supported 9 bi-partisan bills, which were all forwarded to the Governor for […]

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What Can We Do About Wildfires? Assemblymember Waldron

By   /  September 22, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — This year, devastation from California’s wildfires is at record levels of destruction – about 3.4 million acres already burned!  We have some of the toughest environmental standards in the nation, but our success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions is wiped out by tons of carbon dioxide spewed into the atmosphere by these […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Now It’s Up To The Governor

By   /  September 10, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — With the final adjournment of the Legislature on August 31, hundreds of bills were forwarded to the Governor, who now has until September 30 to decide their fate. There’s often lots of controversy in Sacramento, but contrary to what may be a common impression, many bills pass with overwhelming support from […]

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The 2019 – 2020 Session is History

By   /  September 4, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — The 2019-2020 legislative session ended on August 31. During this two-year period, 5,423 bills of all types were introduced. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we had two unexpected shutdowns, and in the last weeks some members were absent and Senators were forced to vote remotely. At one point, there was an […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron – It’s Always Fire Season In California

By   /  August 31, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — California has already reached historic levels in acres burned – 700 fires with over 1.3 million acres burned!  As always, California’s first responders are on the job, protecting our lives, our property, our families, everything we hold dear. We owe them our cooperation, our respect and our support. Last winter’s heavy rainfall […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron

By   /  August 27, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember  – August 26th was Women’s Equality Day! – The 100th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. We honor the legacy of the trailblazers who came before us and look to the future as we continue to work towards full equality. Women in California actually gained the right […]

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Assemblymember Waldron-Women’s Right to Vote

By   /  August 24, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — August marks a huge milestone. In 1920, women were granted the right to vote nationwide when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. The amendment reads: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by […]

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Fire! Assemblymember Waldron

By   /  August 21, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember  — Fire season has kicked up in California and we have already witnessed several dangerous and destructive fires throughout our state and even in our district. Our brave firefighters are working tirelessly to keep us safe. As we deal with record heats, there are a few simple steps you can take to help do your […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Paying for Schools

By   /  August 17, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Schools are essential and the need to educate our children is not negotiable. The 2020-21 budget package maintained school funding based on 2019-20 attendance levels, which essentially placed a funding cap on all schools, even those experiencing high levels of growth. Prior to enactment of this year’s education trailer bill (SB […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Treat Mental Illness As The Physical Issue It Is

By   /  August 10, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — A major side effect of the Coronavirus pandemic is the immense impact on California’s mental health and substance use. Over 22,000 overdoses and suicides are projected to result from forced isolation and rising unemployment.   Parity means substance abuse and mental illness needs to be treated equally as physical health.  90% of […]

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