Category: Assembly

Assembly: Phil Ting

As we watch communities destroyed by record-breaking  wildfires, wake up to orange skies, and see photo after photo of empty reservoirs, we know that California is at the forefront of the climate crisis. Fortunately, our historic state budget surplus allows us the opportunity to take action.

Assembly: Phil Ting

It is our civic duty to serve on a jury, but many Americans are unable to participate because they cannot afford to take unpaid time off from work. This means a smaller pool of potential jurors that often results in juries that are wealthier and less diverse – not at all reflective of the communities they serve. 

Assembly: Phil Ting

As we move on from the pandemic, it is clear that back-to-normalcy won’t happen quickly, especially with our kids. Not only did they lose more than a year of in-person learning, but they also lost emotional and social development that comes with human interaction. Isolation, anxiety, stress and depression are among the impacts of distance learning, and they will last long after schools reopen.

Assembly: Phil Ting

As a parent of two children in public schools, I worry students are falling behind in their studies as we continue relying solely on remote learning. Additionally, the longer they don’t see their friends and teachers in person, the more social isolation will impact development and emotional intelligence.