Keeping Up with Assemblymember Cooper - New Year Issue

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 06:30

Assemblymember Cooper in committee

The legislative session is once again under way at the State Capitol and we are beginning the second year of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session.

I am very proud of the work my colleagues and I accomplished in the first year of this legislative session and look forward to the year ahead. Last year, we passed meaningful legislation for hard-working families across California, including passing legislation to protect California’s undocumented immigrants and fixing California’s roads.

Additionally, several of my bills were signed by the Governor, including Assembly Bill (AB) 46 which will help close the wage gap and ensure women and minorities receive equal pay. Furthermore, the Governor also signed two bills; AB 615 and AB 630 that I authored to combat poor air quality in disadvantaged communities.

In the upcoming year, I will continue fighting for equal pay for women, funding education and after-school programs, and protecting the public through meaningful public safety measures that will strengthen our communities.

Sincerely,

Jim Cooper
Assemblymember, 9th District


Mobile District Offices

Please join us for Mobile District Office coming up in your neighborhood. My staff can help you with state agencies and services and connect you with the numerous resources in our community:

  • Lodi Public Library: 201 West Locust Street,  Lodi

Second Tuesday of every month, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Belle Cooledge Library: 5600 S. Land Park Drive, Sacramento

Second Friday of the month, 1 to 3 p.m.

  • Sam and Bonnie Pannell Community Center: 2450 Meadowview Road, Sacramento

Second Monday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon.


Out and About in District 9:

Various Pictures of district events

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, my office hosted our 3rd annual Thanksgiving Healthy Family Turkey Giveaway where we passed out over 2,500 free turkeys to families in South Sacramento. The annual event also included free flu shots and medical and dental screenings. The event was a huge success and would not have been possible without the support of the event’s sponsors.

 

I'm honored to be the recipient of the SRBX: Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange 2017 Legislative Leadership Award. Big thanks to SBRX for this award!

I’m honored to be the recipient of the SRBX: Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange 2017 Legislative Leadership Award. Big thanks to SBRX for this award!

 

Congratulations to the Laguna Creek Racquet Club tennis team on winning the 2017 United States Tennis Association - USTA (Official) 18 & under Junior Team Tennis Championship. Great job of representing Elk Grove and making us all very proud!!

Congratulations to the Laguna Creek Racquet Club tennis team on winning the 2017 United States Tennis Association - USTA (Official) 18 & under Junior Team Tennis Championship. Great job of representing Elk Grove and making us all very proud!

 

During this year's legislative recess I had the unique privilege of attending the CSGWest Legislative Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. The academy featured 35 legislators from across the western US teaching us leadership skills and how we how we can work together to serve our constituents and strengthen our respective states.

During this year’s legislative recess I had the unique privilege of attending the CSGWest Legislative Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. The academy featured 35 legislators from across the western US teaching us leadership skills and how we can work together to serve our constituents and strengthen our respective states.

 

It was another festive and busy holiday season. In this photo, I joined the hard-working men and women of the Sacramento-Sierra's Building & Construction Trades Council at their annual holiday party.

It was another festive and busy holiday season. In this photo, I joined the hard-working men and women of the Sacramento-Sierra's Building & Construction Trades Council at their annual holiday party.

 

In this photo, I joined members of the Sacramento Stonewall Democrats at their holiday reception. Thank you, Jann Dorothy and the entire board for your continued advocacy in our community!

In this photo, I joined members of the Sacramento Stonewall Democrats at their holiday reception. Thank you, Jann Dorothy and the entire board for your continued advocacy in our community!

 

I had the honor of swearing in members of the National OrganizI hation of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Central Valley California Chapter Executive Board on the Assembly floor. Congratulations ladies and gentlemen.

I had the honor of swearing in members of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Central Valley California Chapter Executive Board on the Assembly floor. Congratulations ladies and gentlemen.

 

It was a productive day at the 2017 California Almond Conference. Did you know that 91% of CA's almonds are grown by family farmers? Including by my colleague's family, Assemblyman Heath Flora, who invited me to this year's conference!

It was a productive day at the 2017 California Almond Conference. Did you know that 91% of CA’s almonds are grown by family farmers? Including by my colleague’s family, Assemblyman Heath Flora, who invited me to this year’s conference!

 

I had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays with my amazing staff. Big thanks to the entire team for all of your hard work!

I had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays with my amazing staff. Big thanks to the entire team for all of your hard work!

 

Best Birthday Cake Ever! Thanks to my staff for the awesome surprise!

Best Birthday Cake Ever! Thanks to my staff for the awesome surprise!

 

Here is a shot from my first committee hearing of the year.  I was proud to present two very important bills, AB 16 & AB 875 which will help solve cold cases and combat serial theft.

Here is a shot from my first committee hearing of the year.  I was proud to present two very important bills, AB 16 & AB 875 which will help solve cold cases and combat serial theft.

 

It was a pleasure recognizing Dan Schmitt of Elk Grove with an Assembly Certificate of Recognition for his dedication to our city at the Elk Grove South County Democratic Club meeting.

It was a pleasure recognizing Dan Schmitt of Elk Grove with an Assembly Certificate of Recognition for his dedication to our city at the Elk Grove South County Democratic Club meeting.

 

Congratulations to Pleshette Robertson on being AD9's Unsung Hero! We had a fantastic MLK celebration with the California Legislative Black Caucus honoring Dr. King and leaders like Pleshette who do so much for our community.

Congratulations to Pleshette Robertson on being AD9’s Unsung Hero! We had a fantastic MLK celebration with the California Legislative Black Caucus honoring Dr. King and leaders like Pleshette who do so much for our community.

 

Attended another amazing crab feed with the hard-working men and women of the Sacramento Central Labor Council! Great way to kick off 2018!

Attended another amazing crab feed with the hard-working men and women of the Sacramento Central Labor Council! Great way to kick off 2018!

 

I was proud to march with our community at Sacramento's MLK365 March for the Dream honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and his ideals. Thank you to everyone who got out and marched!

I was proud to march with our community at Sacramento’s MLK365 March for the Dream honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and his ideals. Thank you to everyone who got out and marched!

 

Thank you to everyone that attended the Community Forum on Race and Educational Equity hosted by Elk Grove Unified School District. Let's continue to work together to create safe and productive spaces for all students

Thank you to everyone that attended the Community Forum on Race and Educational Equity hosted by Elk Grove Unified School District. Let's continue to work together to create safe and productive spaces for all students.

 

It gives me great pleasure to present a $5,000 check from the Barona Band of Mission Indians to John Still Middle School. Barona's generous donation will help purchase copies of "A Leader in Me" for each student at this Title-1 school in South Sac. This book will help students learn about leadership and how to become a positive influence on others, something that is vital for them to learn while in junior high. A huge thank you to the entire Barona Nation of the San Diego area for your unwavering generosity

It gives me great pleasure to present a $5,000 check from the Barona Band of Mission Indians to John Still Middle School. Barona’s generous donation will help purchase copies of “The Leader in Me” for each student at this Title-1 school in South Sac. This book will help students learn about leadership and how to become a positive influence on others, something that is vital for them to learn while in junior high. A huge thank you to the entire Barona Nation of the San Diego area for your unwavering generosity and commitment to California’s youth.

 

I had the pleasure of giving a legislative update to the Lodi Association of Wineries at their annual meeting at Klinker Brick winery. Thanks for the invite.

I had the pleasure of giving a legislative update to the Lodi Association of Wineries at their annual meeting at Klinker Brick winery. Thanks for the invite.

 

With approximately 30,000 people at 2018 Women's March, Sacramento was one of hundreds of events across the world that reminds us of how strong we are when we work together!

With approximately 30,000 people at 2018 Women’s March, Sacramento was one of hundreds of events across the world that reminds us of how strong we are when we work together!

 

I had a great time catching up with the men and women of the California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations at their annual legislative reception.

I had a great time catching up with the men and women of the California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations at their annual legislative reception.

 

Happy 40 years to WEAVE, Inc. Thank you for your commitment to our community, for combating sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking and for providing survivors with the support they need to be safe and thrive. Happy Birthday, WEAVE!

Happy 40 years to WEAVE, Inc. Thank you for your commitment to our community, for combating sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking and for providing survivors with the support they need to be safe and thrive. Happy Birthday, WEAVE!

 

It's was great to BEE in Galt with students at Lake Canyon Elementary School checking out their Interactive Bee Museum. Very impressive! Big thanks to Principal Judi Hayes and the kids for having me!

It was great to BEE in Galt with students at Lake Canyon Elementary School checking out their Interactive Bee Museum. Very impressive! Big thanks to Principal Judi Hayes and the kids for having me!

 

I had a fantastic time at the 123rd Sacramento Metro Chamber annual dinner. Great to see our fearless DC Representive from Elk Grove, Dr. Ami Bera!

I had a fantastic time at the 123rd Sacramento Metro Chamber annual dinner. Great to see our fearless DC Representive from Elk Grove, Dr. Ami Bera!

 

I attended this year's Guns 'N Hoses Pig bowl players breakfast with my brothers and sisters in blue. Thanks for protecting our community and putting your life on the line every day to make our community a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

I attended this year’s Guns 'N Hoses Pig bowl players breakfast with my brothers and sisters in blue. Thanks for protecting our community and putting your life on the line every day to make our community a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

 

It was great to see kids from Stone Lake Elementary at the Capitol participating in this year's Capitol Scavenger Hunt.

It was great to see kids from Stone Lake Elementary at the Capitol participating in this year’s Capitol Scavenger Hunt.