Call to Action: Support Education & Workforce Development Bills Pending on the Governor’s Desk!

With the end of the 2021-2022 legislative session, several education and workforce development bills are now headed to the Governor for approval. With your support and action, these bills are one step closer to becoming state law!

Please submit support letters to the Office of Governor Newsom and urge him to sign these critical bills into law! Letters should be submitted via email by Wednesday, September 7th to this email address: leg.unit@gov.ca.gov

Provided below is a list of pending bills and brief descriptions, along with links to the full bill text and fact sheets. You will also find letter templates you can modify and use. In addition to submitting letters to the Governor, join us in social media advocacy! Click here to access ready-to-go Twitter posts.

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For any questions, contact Anna Alvarado, Policy Director, at aalvarado@caedge.org.

AB 102 (Holden) would remove the sunset date on the College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) to ensure dual enrollment opportunities remain available to all students, including adult learners. Dual enrollment allows for students to access college-level courses while in high school, opening doors to more education and training opportunities. 

Factsheet      Letter Template

AB 288 (Calderon) would prohibit the displacement of financial aid awards due to receipt of private scholarships of students.

Factsheet      Letter Template

 

 

AB 1187 (Irwin) would increase access to supervised tutoring at the California Community Colleges by authorizing colleges to claim apportionment for students receiving assistance in credential/degree-applicable courses, including short-term training programs for students, adults learners & opportunity youth.

Factsheet     Letter Template

AB 1705 (Irwin) will help ensure that California community college students have the greatest opportunity to reach their goals. The bill builds upon the transformational gains achieved under AB 705 (Irwin,  2017) by providing needed clarity to colleges about issues that are undermining implementation and driving racial inequity across the system.

Factsheet     Letter Template

AB 1965 (Wicks) would establish the California Anti-hunger Response (CARE) program to provide state-funded benefits to individuals deemed ineligible for the CalFresh program as a result of a federal time limit.

Factsheet     Letter Template

 

AB 2847 (E. Garcia) would establish the Excluded Workers Pilot Program to provide unemployment benefits to workers who are ineligible to receive unemployment insurance solely due to their immigration status.

Factsheet     Letter Template

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