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COVID-19 Town Hall
Join Assemblymember Marc Berman and special guest Dr. Yvonne Maldonado for a virtual COVID19 Town Hall on Thursday, December 17th from 5:30 - 6:30pm to learn more about how the Regional Stay-At-Home Order impacts our community and about the recent developments in vaccines and what we can expect over the coming months.
Dr. Maldonado is a member of the Governor’s Vaccine Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, and will provide updates on COVID-19 vaccines, including safety and distribution plans for our community.
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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.
SACRAMENTO — On Monday, November 9th, Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) will host a panel of health policy leaders to discuss their innovative solution for responding to the rising cost of health care.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Thomas J. Umberg(D-Orange County), 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, condemned the recent reports of unauthorized ballot drop boxes appearing throughout California.
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). The report found that school districts lack the resources and policies necessary to effectively address rising rates of youth suicide and self-harm.
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.
SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) released the following statement in response to an executive memorandum issued by President Trump earlier today to exclude immigrants from the 2020 Census:
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 November:
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday bolstered his plan to mail every voter a ballot for the November election by signing legislation that passed earlier the same day with support from several Republicans, belying monthslong criticism of absentee voting from President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders.
Newsom had already ordered county elections officials to send all eligible Californians ballots in an effort to prevent the general election from becoming a coronavirus health hazard. But that directive has drawn multiple legal challenges — including from the California Republican Party — so enshrining the all-mail mandate in statute puts it on stronger legal footing.
By signing Assembly Bill 860 into law, Newsom defused the principal legal argument against the universal vote-by-mail argument. Plaintiffs argued he had exceeded his authority by implementing a sweeping change to election management without consulting the Legislature.
LOS ANGELES - Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Thursday to require county officials to mail a ballot to every registered voter for the November election, cementing into law the Democratic governor’s earlier order to mail out ballots statewide in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Newsom, citing health risks from large groups gathering at polling places, announced in early May that the state will send every voter a mail-in ballot for the fall contest, but his plan has been challenged in court. The bill, approved earlier Thursday by the state Assembly, gives the governor’s order the force of law and provides clarity for election officials, said Assemblyman Marc Berman, a Menlo Park Democrat who sponsored the bill.