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Honoring Women’s History Month in March By Kansen Chu

This year, House Resolution 35 designates March 2016 as Women’s History Month. The Legislature acknowledges the accomplishments and contributions of those who helped improve the status of women in the United States. With that, I held an Inspirational Women Awards Ceremony on Thursday March 10 to recognize and honor outstanding women in the 25th State Assembly District who have made a difference in our community.

Another event that I am holding is a Senior Scam Stopper Seminar on March 22 at the Clark W. Redeker Newark Senior Center 10-11:30 a.m. Scams that target seniors and immigrants have become more prevalent. While scams are often unreported and hard to get prosecuted, there are ways to prevent you and your family from becoming the next scam victims. Come join me at this free seminar to learn about ways to protect yourself. For more information or to RSVP, please contact my District Office at (408) 262-2501.

I have introduced my bill package this year and here are a few pieces of legislation that I would like to bring to your attention:

AB 2083 — Interagency Child Death Review Teams

I authored this bill in close partnership with Santa Clara County. AB 2083 would empower interagency review teams tasked with investigating cases of child death to request disclosure of specified information including mental health records, medical information, and child abuse reports in order to better review suspicious cases and facilitate communication among affected parties.

AB 2151 — CalWORKS Special Dietary Needs

In close partnership with the Western Center on Law & Poverty, I have authored AB 2151 which would increase the monthly allocation for CalWORKS supplemental nutritional program from $10 to $20 for individuals with special dietary needs without impacting their existing benefits.

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Assemblymember Kansen Chu was elected in November 2014 to represent California’s 25th Assembly District, which includes the Alameda County communities of Fremont and Newark, and the Santa Clara County communities of Milpitas, San Jose and Santa Clara. Assemblymember Chu is Chair of the Assembly’s Health and Human Services Committee, where he fights for the most vulnerable among us including children, seniors and the disabled.