Press Release

Friday, January 15, 2021

Assemblymember Marc Berman, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California, convened a virtual conversation on the college transfer process with higher education system leaders.

Speakers included:
-- Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor, California Community Colleges
-- Dr. Joseph I. Castro, Chancellor, California State University
-- Dr. Michael V. Drake, President, University of California
-- Kristen Soares, President, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities

Thursday, January 14, 2021

California’s legislative and higher education leaders on Wednesday committed to increase the number of students who can transfer from the state’s community colleges to universities this year.

Thousands of college students each year aim to make that leap to enter the nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California, the 23 campuses of California State University or private universities each year, but many don’t make it.

Only 19% of community college students who intend to transfer reach that goal within four years, and 28% do so within six years, according to a September 2020 report from the Public Policy Institute of California. The study is a snapshot of 2019 based on students who started in 2014-15.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) introduced the LLC Dark Money Ban Act, which strengthens California’s campaign contribution disclosure laws.

Friday, January 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) released the following statement in response to the unveiling of Governor Gavin Newsom’s January Budget proposal today. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) released the following statement in response to the violent siege of the United States Capitol today.

"Today we saw our nation's Capitol come under attack, an attempted coup to disrupt one of the foundational bedrocks of our democracy - the peaceful transition of power after a free and fair election. We are in the midst of the greatest threat our democracy has ever faced, an assault from fellow Americans who are being encouraged and emboldened by the President of the United States himself. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), Chair of the Assembly Elections Committee, offered his congratulations to Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber on her nomination to become California’s next Secretary of State. 

Thursday, December 17, 2020