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March 22, 2019
The Mercury News
In discussion with South Bay Assemblyman Evan Low, Comey regaled the crowd of more than 2,000 people with stories ranging from his “nightmare” decision about whether to publicize the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails before the 2016 election to the dramatic day he was fired — a development he learned about by seeing the news on television.
March 20, 2019
The Bay Area Reporter
At the March 15 summit for LGBTQ leaders from around the state co-hosted by the Legislative LGBT Caucus and statewide LGBT advocacy group Equality California, Low told the B.A.R. that he now plans to file a nonbinding resolution this year with the hope of bringing forward legislation next year. "I am working on a resolution that both LGBT people and religious leaders can sign on to about the harm conversion therapy does to people," said Low.
March 20, 2019
The new bill, authored by Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen and proposed by South Bay Assemblyman Evan Low, would give police officers discretion to book a suspect for either a misdemeanor, with almost a year of jail time, or a felony for repeat offenders, with jail time up to three years.
March 20, 2019
The Bay Area Reporter
Openly-gay Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) is the lead author on AB 650, which would require law enforcement agencies in the state to collect the sexual orientation and gender identity data of victims in cases of deaths resulting from violent crimes. It would cover homicides, suicides, and hate crimes.
March 5, 2019
Campbell Patch
San Jose State University President Mary A. Papazian has been named Woman of the Year for the state's 28th Assembly District by State Assemblymember Evan Low, an SJSU alumnus.
February 26, 2019
Under the proposed Assembly Bill 1210 , anyone stealing a package from a home could be charged with a misdemeanor that includes a jail sentence of up to one year. A felony charge would result in a jail term of 16 months to three years. AB 1210, introduced by state Assemblyman Evan Low (D-28), covers packages that are “shipped through the mail or delivered by a public or private carrier" and applies to packages delivered to a porch, doorstep, patio, stoop, driveway, hallway or enclosed yard.
February 21, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
Assemblyman Evan Low, D-San Jose, would take the idea a step further. His bill, ACA8, would drop the voting age to 17 for every election, from mosquito abatement district all the way to president. The younger voting age would not only connect more teenagers to the political process but also give their concerns a better chance to be heard, Low said.
February 12, 2019
CBS Sacramento
California may once again try to lower the voting age from 18 to 17. Assemblymembers Evan Low (D- 28th District) and Randy Voepel (R- 71st District) introduced a Constitutional Amendment Monday.
February 11, 2019
The Sacramento Bee
A state lawmaker from the Silicon Valley has reintroduced a constitutional amendment that would lower the California voting age to 17, betting that a larger Democratic majority in the Legislature this year will help his proposal reach the ballot. Low has made voter engagement and access to the polls a top priority. “Lowering the voting age will give a voice to young people and provide a tool to hold politicians accountable to the issues they care about,” Low said in a statement.
January 14, 2019
Low, who has just finished a stint as chair of the California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus, took time to discuss the California legislature’s recent accomplishments with The Advocate – and to reflect on the work that still needs to be done.
January 10, 2019
Bay City News
Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, on Wednesday reintroduced a bill in the California State Legislature to make Election Day a state holiday. The move was prompted by historically low voter turnout during the General Election in November 2014, according to Low's office, and hopes to remove financial roadblocks for low-income voters.
November 16, 2018
Evan Low, California State Assembly
November 13, 2018
Almost 700,000 adults in America have received some kind of therapy designed to change their same-sex attraction. Gay conversion or reparative therapy is currently banned in 14 states and the District of Columbia for people under 18. Openly gay California lawmaker Evan Low decided to take this law a step further.
September 30, 2018
Q Voice News
The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training will update their standards to require ongoing training for law enforcement officers, administrators, executives, and dispatchers. In mid-January, the commission, which sets minimum selection and training standards for law enforcement in the state, will convene a committee of subject matter experts, including LGBTQ members of law enforcement, to develop the curriculum.
September 29, 2018
The Ukiah Daily Journal
Assembly Bill 1968 by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, imposes a lifetime gun ownership ban on a person who has been taken into custody as a danger to him or herself or others — known in police parlance as a “5150 hold” — twice in one year. Under existing law, such a person is barred from owning a firearm for five years after being released.
September 20, 2018
The Sacramento Bee
California resident and former standout softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez said she was elated Thursday morning after hearing Gov. Jerry Brown had signed Senate Bill 1448 requiring physicians, chiropractors and other practitioners notify patients if they are on probation for serious misconduct such as sexual abuse.
September 20, 2018
The Sacramento Bee
Assembly Bill 2402 by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, extends the same privacy protections to recreational cannabis users that medical cannabis users receive, with two exceptions. Information can be shared in conjunction with processing payments and to government officials, such as police, performing official duties.
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12 NOV 2018
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20 NOV 2018
The @NRA is losing money and losing members because of the work that groups like @momsdemand are doing. Let’s keep the pressure on!
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