Assemblymember Mary Hayashi’s Community News & Events
Assemblymember Mary Hayashi Joins Bi-Partisan Assembly Lobbying Effort in
Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) joins a delegation of more than 30 Assemblymembers in Washington, D.C. to lobby the Bush Administration and Congress for more federal funds for California and to receive updates on federal legislation and programs that impact the state. Assemblymember Hayashi and the delegation will be on Capitol Hill from Monday, March 19th through Wednesday, March 21, 2007.
“For every tax dollar California sends to Washington, D.C., we only get 79 cents back,” said Assemblymember Hayashi. “With a new Congress and an aggressive lobbying effort, I’m hopeful we can do better.”
“With California’s bipartisan success last year, and the leadership change in Washington that has divided control of the federal government, now is the perfect time for a delegation of California Democrats and Republicans to meet with our counterparts,” said Speaker Fabian Núñez. “I am hopeful that the meetings we will be having with Assemblymember Hayashi and our delegation will spur bipartisan partnerships that result in progress and success on the many federal issues and funding decisions that affect California.”
In addition to a meeting with White House officials, the delegation will talk with California’s two U.S Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, and will meet with the U.S. Representatives from California who serve on the House Appropriations Committee.
Other planned meetings include: Senator Ted Kennedy on immigration; Rep. Henry Waxman, who is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health; Rep. Lois Capps, who Co-Chairs the Congressional Women’s Caucus and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, chair of the California Congressional delegation and chair of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration.
Join Assemblymember Mary Hayashi for a Tinsel Town Hall – Free Advanced Screening of the movie, Pride
Thursday, March 22nd, Chabot Cinema, 2853 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
(Check-in begins at 6:15 p.m.)
Please join Assemblymember Mary Hayashi for a Tinsel Town Hall to discuss mentoring, after-school programs and current legislation important to families. Attendees will have an opportunity to view a Free Advanced Screening of the movie, “Pride” starring Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac (Rated PG). The town hall is co-sponsored by Lionsgate, Be A Mentor, Inc., and the San Leandro Boys and Girls Club.
Admission is free. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Please call (510) 583-8818 to reserve up to 4 seats. Concessions are not included with admission.
For more information, please go to the Assemblymember’s website: http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a18/events.aspx or call her district office at (510) 583-8818.
If you work with children, Assemblymember Hayashi has a legislative coloring book that explains how a bill becomes a law. The district office is happy to make those available to day care centers, school teachers, or other organizations that work with groups of young people. Please contact the Assemblymember’s District Office at 510-583-8818 to reserve your copies. The coloring book and other informational brochures are available on the Assemblymember’s website, http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a18/publications.aspx