(SACRAMENTO)— Today, the Senate Health Committee unanimously approved Assembly Bill 798 by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona). AB 798 will help to address the key issues of improving access to treatments that effectively prevent, identify, and manage maternal mental health disorders.
(SACRAMENTO) — Today, on California Nonprofits Day, Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) honored Reaching New Heights Foundation Inc. as the 60th Assembly District’s 2019 Nonprofit of the Year at the State Capitol.
(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the Assembly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 49, the California Voter Protection (CVP) Act of 2019, by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona). The bill would help expand and protect voters’ rights in California by doing the following:
(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the Assembly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 710, “The Housing Cost of Attendance Act,” by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona). AB 710 would address student homelessness and college affordability by ensuring housing costs provided to students are calculated in a fair, consistent, and accurate way every year.
(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the Assembly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 1000 by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona). This bill would require higher education institutions to review and update written procedures and protocols related to sexual assault and harassment each academic year in collaboration with sexual assault counselors and representatives of students, faculty, and staff.
(SACRAMENTO) - Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) honored lifelong Corona resident MaryAnn Sherman as the 2019 Woman of the Year in the 60th Assembly District.
“I am proud to have selected MaryAnn Sherman as the 60th Assembly District Woman of the Year. Throughout her life, MaryAnn has dedicated her time, energy, and attention to improving the quality of life in our community. Her exceptional leadership, combined with her selfless service to others, is inspirational and most deserving of this honorable recognition,” said Assemblymember Cervantes.
(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the Assembly Committee on Higher Education approved Assembly Bill 140 by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) by a vote of 8 to 2. AB 140 would create the California “Kickstart My Future” Loan Forgiveness Program which would provide qualified recent college graduates with relief from federal student loans for up to 24 months after graduation.
The growing burden of student debt faced by recent college graduates remains an ongoing issue in California. The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) found that the average percentage of students in debt is 50 percent, with a total debt average of $22,785 per graduate. Student loan companies often provide recent graduates with a 6-month grace period before their loan payments are required to begin. However, this grace period is generally an insufficient amount of time for many recent graduates, who are often faced with difficulties entering the workforce.
“Too often, student debt threatens to hold back our recent graduates just as they are beginning to enter the workforce. AB 140 will provide them with more time to enter and adjust to the workforce before taking on the daunting task of paying down their federal student debt,” Assemblymember Cervantes said. “We must do all that we can to ensure that our college graduates are not saddled with a burden of debt that stands in the way of their career and life goals and hinders their upward mobility.”