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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A new bill would require California students to learn about climate change as early as first grade and would make the subject a high school graduation requirement.

Assembly Bill 1922, introduced today by Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-North Hollywood), would mandate that students learn “the causes and effects” of climate change starting in 2025.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California schools may soon be required to teach about the causes and effects of climate change under a bill introduced on Monday.

Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) says under AB 1922, “climate change education will be a coursework requirement for students in grades 1 through 6, and a graduation requirement for students in grades 7 through 12, starting 2025.”

Monday, January 13, 2020

State Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) has introduced the California Youth Empowerment Act to establish the first-ever statewide youth advisory body to the state government.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 8, Rivas said the duties of the Commission would include policy development, community engagement, and development of our youth to promote civic engagement, education, social equality, human and social services, workforce development, and public safety.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Pacoima, Arleta and San Fernando Assemblywoman Luz Rivas has introduced a bill in the state Legislature that she says would allow underserved young people across the state to have a say in policy decisions that affect them. 

Her California Youth Empowerment Act - Assembly Bill 1858 - would establish a youth advisory commission, with the goal of spurring underrepresented young people to get civically engaged. 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order requiring state agencies to convert state property into temporary emergency homeless shelters by the end of January. Assemblywoman Luz Rivas says she believes Newsom is doing more for homelessness than any governor in the past.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Dozens of youth gathered at the State Capitol yesterday to rally behind a new bill that would create the state’s first youth advisory committee. Assemblywoman Luz Rivas says although lawmakers work on legislation each year that affects young people, they are rarely included in the process.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

A California Assemblywoman has a plan to end the state’s homeless crisis. Assembly Member Luz Rivas introduced a bill to create the Governor’s Office to end homelessness. The office would be led by the Secretary on Housing Insecurity and Homelessness, which is appointed by the governor. It would be the lead state entity in combating homelessness and would work with federal, state and local departments that provide housing and services to the homeless.