Thursday, May 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Berman (D-Palo Alto) invites community members to attend an event to honor the 24th Assembly District’s Asian and Pacific Islander community in recognition of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

Monday, May 1, 2017

by Elena Kadvany / Palo Alto Weekly

Former Palo Alto City Councilman and state Assemblyman Marc Berman is proposing legislation that would require school districts to consider a student's risk for suicide before expelling them for substance abuse. Palo Alto Weekly file photo.

Under a proposed state bill being sponsored by a former Palo Alto city councilman, school districts would be required to consider an important question before expelling them for substance abuse: Is the student at risk for suicide?

Assembly Bill 1261, which cleared the state Assembly Education Committee last week, was introduced by Assemblyman Marc Berman this February in the wake of a student suicide cluster in Clovis, California.

Friday, April 28, 2017

(Sacramento) – The California State Assembly proclaimed April 24, 2017, as California Holocaust Memorial Day with the passage of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 37, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto). “On this day we remember the 6-million Jews and countless other victims, survivors and liberators of the Holocaust,” said Assemblymember Berman. “We must recall, reflect upon and acknowledge these events to ensure that hatred never again leads to such immense tragedy.” To hear Assemblymember Berman's full remarks, watch this Assembly Access video.

Monday, April 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Berman (D-Palo Alto) has been appointed by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) to Chair the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to the passage of Senate Bill 1, California’s landmark transportation package.

“Tonight I voted yes on Senate Bill 1 to raise an additional $5.2 billion a year to repair California’s crumbling transportation infrastructure.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), co-presents AB 1312, the Sexual Assault Survivor’s Bill of Rights, in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. “A federal sexual assault Bill of Rights, courageously crafted and advocated for by a survivor of sexual assault, was unanimously passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama last year,” Assemblymember Berman told the Committee. “California must follow suit.” Watch more of Assemblymember Berman’s testimony in this Assembly Access video.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO – AB 1312, the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, a measure joint authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher (D-San Diego) and Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) received unanimous, bipartisan support in the Assembly Public Safety Committee this morning on a 7-0 vote.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday was a big day for Puente de la Sur Executive Director Rita Mancera. One of the South Coast’s most visible public servants, Mancera was honored as the Woman of the Year in the 24th Assembly District.  Assemblymember Matt Berman presented her with the recognition during ceremonies at the Assembly in Sacramento. "It is an honor to pay tribute to Rita's exceptional work in the 24th Assembly District,” Berman said in a prepared statement.