I hope this message finds you well. This week‚ my team and I had the opportunity to meet with several organizations and constituents in California to discuss important legislative priorities. I wanted to take a moment to share some highlights from these meetings.
We met with Stacie Reveles from the Cystic Fibrosis community in Nevada City. May is cystic fibrosis month‚ and a resolution by Senator Laird will be introduced to commemorate it. We are proud to support this resolution and raise awareness about cystic fibrosis.
We also met with the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic during their Advocacy Day at the Capitol. The group included constituents from Redding. It was a productive meeting‚ and we look forward to continued collaboration.
In addition‚ I had the privilege of meeting with the Alzheimer’s Association on their 29th Annual State Advocacy Day. The group included constituents from the 1st Assembly District‚ and their association focused on advocating for expanded access to local diagnostics services and reinforcing public resources that support the 690‚000 Californians living with Alzheimer’s.
I also met with constituents from the California Tobacco Endgame Center. We discussed tobacco prevention in local communities‚ youth involvement in prevention education‚ and upcoming projects. It was encouraging to see such a strong turnout from my counties‚ and I look forward to supporting their important work.
Another meeting I had was with the California Outdoor Recreation Partnership as they gathered in-person for the first time since 2019 at their Sacramento Summit. They held an Expo in Capitol State Park with tent pop-ups from folks like REI‚ Hydrapak‚ The North Face‚ Peak Design‚ Alpine Parrot‚ Little Kamper‚ CalTrout‚ CAMTB‚ California Outdoor‚ a Helinox Lounge‚ and more. We discussed their legislative priorities‚ such as AB 1150 and AB 401‚ which benefit communities by waiving state park entrance fees for 4th grade students‚ among other things. I was pleased to vote “yes” on both of these bills in the Appropriations Committee prior to our meeting.
I also met with the California Agents & Health Insurance Professionals (CAHIP)‚ the largest trade association of health insurance agents‚ brokers‚ and industry professionals who specialize in obtaining and securing health insurance and employee benefits for millions of Californians. We discussed their legislative priorities during their annual lobby day in Sacramento.
Finally‚ I met with Ruth Rhodes‚ Secretary & Treasurer for Five Counties CLC‚ and Eric Wafford of Machinists Union Local 12‚ from Yreka. We discussed their thoughts on several bills involving labor‚ career technical education programs‚ and the importance of a skilled and trained workforce. I support our building trades and the work they do to ensure well paying careers are available to families in the North State.
I also had the opportunity to meet with the American Council of Engineering Companies – California (ACEC California) during their 2023 Legislative Visit Day. Their organization represents over 1‚000 engineering and land surveying firms and nearly 25‚000 professionals who are involved in all aspects of the design‚ construction‚ and repair of California’s residential‚ commercial‚ industrial‚ and public works infrastructure. Present for the meeting were Rosa Griggs‚ Senior Engineer‚ with Dokken Engineering; Marco Palilla‚ Vice President‚ with HDR Engineering; Dana Remington‚ Project Manager‚ with Psomas; and Erin McPherson‚ Project Manager/Senior Engineer‚ with GHD.
As always‚ my team and I remain committed to advocating for the best interests of our constituents and the great state of California. If there is anything you’d like us to include in future newsletters‚ please let us know by responding to this email. Thank you.
Assemblywoman Megan Dahle
College & Career Options recently hosted its annual Kinder College Day‚ welcoming up to 1400 kindergarten students from Shasta County to its campus. The event aimed to introduce young students to college and career possibilities‚ with Team Dahle on hand to teach them about government. The students rotated through interactive career stations hosted by various organizations and programs‚ such as the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Team and the Bureau of Land Management. The event was a great success‚ reminding parents and teachers that it’s never too early to discuss future opportunities with children. Learn more about KinderCollege here.
|Step Up Graduation at Shasta College|
This week‚ my staff attended the Annual Shasta College STEP-UP Program graduation. The STEP-UP Program is an educational and vocational training program that provides academic‚ logistical‚ and limited financial support for students who have been formerly incarcerated and/or have suffered from alcohol or drug addiction.
The program utilizes restorative justice to offer a second chance for students who have made poor choices at some point in their lives. It combines support with accountability and community to assist students in making the transition to becoming successful‚ contributing members of our community.
Students in STEP-UP pursue certificates in technical education (CTE) and/or Associate’s Degrees in a variety of vocational and academic programs. The program provides formerly incarcerated students and students who are currently under court-directed supervision with financial‚ administrative‚ and educational support. They receive hands-on instruction and the opportunity to apply instruction received in practical situations through internships‚ industry consortiums‚ etc.
The goal of the STEP-UP Program is to provide the community with trained and drug-free workers while reducing recidivism and making our community a safer place. Congratulations to the graduates of 2023! Learn more about this amazing program here.
|College & Career Signing Day for High School Seniors|
This week‚ my staff attended College & Career Signing Day‚ an inspiring event put on by Reach Higher Shasta. Dozens of high school seniors from Shasta County were celebrated for their post-high school plans‚ including trade schools‚ the military‚ community colleges‚ four-year universities‚ and entrepreneurship. This event is crucial for recognizing students’ post-secondary plans beyond athletics and highlighting the opportunities available to them. The goals of this event include inspiring underclassmen to consider their post-high school plans‚ celebrating the diversity of career paths pursued by Shasta County seniors‚ and distributing scholarships to deserving students. We’re excited to have witnessed so many promising young individuals from our district committed to pursuing their bright futures. Learn more about College & Career Signing Day here.
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Assemblywoman Dahle is Honored to Serve
Alpine County‚ Amador County‚ El Dorado County‚ Lassen County‚ Modoc County‚ Nevada County‚ Placer County‚ Plumas County‚ Shasta County‚ Sierra County‚ & Siskiyou County.