I have a lot of progress to report on! Last month, we passed legislation to protect the health of our environment by transforming how we power our cars and homes. I am continuing to move bills to adopt a state open-data policy that will create new opportunities for entrepreneurship, ensure the completion of flood-control projects along the American and Sacramento Rivers, and raise the tobacco tax to discourage our youth from smoking and help relieve taxpayers of the cost of tobacco-related diseases.Problems viewing this E-mail? Please click here.
Dr. Richard Pan's House Call


JUNE NEWSLETTER

Free Small Business Seminar

Health and Wellness Fair

Legislative Update:
A Bill in Focus


Budget Update

Thank You to
Lt. Brian Murphy!


Proud at Pride

SacACT Forum

Making Everyone Part
of the Solution!


Chicks in Crisis

We are a Nation of Immigrants!

Cristo Rey Interns: Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Event or Meeting
with Dr. Pan?

Dear Neighbor,

I have a lot of progress to report on! Last month, we passed legislation to protect the health of our environment by transforming how we power our cars and homes. I am continuing to move bills to adopt a state open-data policy that will create new opportunities for entrepreneurship, ensure the completion of flood-control projects along the American and Sacramento Rivers, and raise the tobacco tax to discourage our youth from smoking and help relieve taxpayers of the cost of tobacco-related diseases.

I am pleased to share that the Governor and Legislature have agreed on a responsible, balanced budget that will provide 170,000 more children with healthcare they so desperately need. For more information on the budget, please see my news item below.

I am especially grateful the Governor has also called for a special session to fix our broken Medi-Cal system. A third of Californians and 60 percent of children depend on Medi-Cal for their health care, but too many have difficulty obtaining the care they need to be healthy. With this special session, we have unique opportunity to ensure the state meets its responsibility for the health of the people of California.

In addition to our work at the capitol, I've enjoyed getting out and meeting so many of my neighbors this spring. I am especially pleased to connect many people in the community with health and wellness resources at my free health fair in May including free vision exams and eye glasses and healthy food for the hungry. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a person's face light up when they get the help they so desperately need.

Thank you for reading my e-newsletter, and I look forward to hearing from you! Please feel free to share your priorities with me. You can reach my office by phone at (916) 262-2904 or by email at Senator.Pan@senate.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

Dr. Richard Pan, State Senator 6th District
 
 


Free Small Business Seminar

Small Businesses are the backbone of our economy and the lifeblood of our community. If you have taken that first courageous step to start a business, or you are thinking about it, or you have been part of the operation of a small business for many years, Dr. Pan invites you to learn from some of the best business-minded professionals.

The seminar is co-hosted by Dr. Pan, Assemblymember Jim Cooper, the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce and Google. Participants will learn how to use online tools to grow their business so they can attract more customers.

The seminar is co-hosted by Dr. Pan, Assemblymember Jim Cooper, the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce and Google. Participants will learn how to use online tools to grow their business so they can attract more customers.

Small Business Seminar

Speaking of small businesses, one small business owner in our own backyard has been hard at work delivering farm-to-fork fare on both sides of the Tower Bridge! Dr. Pan was thrilled to recognize Chris Jarosz of Brodericks Restaurant and Bar & Capitol Dime as the 2015 Small Business of the Year in Sacramento earlier this month.
 
 


Health and Wellness Fair

Health and Wellness Fair   Health and Wellness Fair

Thank you to all those that came to our Health and Wellness Fair at the Joe Mims Jr. Hagginwood Community Center and thank you to the many vendors, community resources and health professionals that provided their valuable services to so many people in our community.

More than 220 people in our community got much-needed assistance including various health screenings, CPR training, affordable health care information and how to tap into healthy food resources in our community. Additionally, over 300 people received free eye exams and glasses!

If you weren't able to make it to the health fair but still need assistance, please don't hesitate to call Dr. Pan's office at (916) 262-2904.
 
 


Legislative Update: A Bill in Focus

Earlier this month, bills in the legislature had to meet a very important deadline: they had to move out of their house of origin. Dr. Pan's measures which are designed to strengthen the health and safety of our community will be heard next in the State Assembly. One such bill is Senate Bill 424 to give college police powerful tools to solve crimes & strengthen trust.

With nearly 20 percent of undergraduate women reporting an attempted or completed sexual assault in college, such crimes take place disproportionally on college campuses. And unfortunately, many more go unreported. SB 424 is about justice, prevention and building trust. The bill will give college and university police departments the authority to use "pretext phone calls" or recording devices like body-worn cameras during their investigations into serious crimes on campus. Providing police with these tools to help them get justice will hopefully make other victims more comfortable coming forward and reporting an assault.

SB 424 was passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee on May 28 and will be heard next in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. To learn more about Dr. Pan's legislation, please visit his website. http://sd06.senate.ca.gov/legislation.
 
 


Budget Update

The Governor and Legislature have agreed on a responsible and prudent budget that addresses problems facing California including the drought and invests in the people of California including expanding access to college and early childhood education, increasing funding for our schools, expanding health care coverage for immigrant children living in California, and establishing an Earned Income Tax Credit which encourages work and returns tax dollars to two million people in poverty. This budget also puts away a record $4.6 billion in the state rainy day fund and dedicates $1.9 billion to paying down debt. To learn more about the budget, which is truly our shared blueprint for what matters most to us, please visit my website: http://focus.senate.ca.gov/budget.
 
 


Thank You to Lt. Brian Murphy!

Lt. Brian Murphy

On May 23rd, Dr. Pan was proud to meet and honor Lt. Brian Murphy along with many in the Sikh and Punjabi communities. Three years ago, Lt. Murphy made a split-second decision to put his own body between a gunman and the people the gunman was trying to murder at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. In doing so, Lt. Murphy was shot 15 times. We salute K3 International, the Punjabi American Heritage Society, the National Sikh Campaign and the Sacramento Valley Community and the Inter-Faith Organizations for coming together to thank Lt. Brian Murphy for his courage and heroism.
 
 


Proud at Pride

Sacramento Gay Pride Parade

On June 6th, Dr. Pan was PROUD to march in the Sacramento Gay Pride Parade along with Jay Hansen, a Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) Board Member and middle and high school students from SCUSD schools. The students are part of the SCUSD's LGBTQ Task Force which is meant to help foster school environments that are welcoming and safe for all. Happy Pride!
 
 


SacACT Forum

SacACT Forum

In May, Dr. Pan was part of a Sacramento Area Congregations Together (SacACT) community forum to discuss the impacts of wide-spread incarceration. Participants heard real life testimony from various people who have experienced all stages of the correctional system including a retired correctional officer as well as former inmates who have turned their lives around.

SacACT is a multicultural, multi-faith grassroots organization that empowers everyday people to create a more healthy and just community. SacACT's members include over 40 congregations, schools and neighborhood groups, representing 40,000 families in Sacramento County. To learn more about how we can work with SacACT to find more community-based solutions, please go to: http://www.sacact.org/.
 
 


Making Everyone Part of the Solution!

Solar Installations

On May 18th, Dr. Pan and Senator Kevin de Len joined a local Sacramento resident who is one of the 1,600 families in our most economically and environmentally disadvantaged communities that is receiving home solar installations. Using proceeds from the state's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), GRID Alternatives will provide rooftop solar in an effort to bring energy savings, quality jobs, and environmental benefits where they are needed most.
 
 


Chicks in Crisis

Chicks in Crisis

Dr. Pan celebrated the opening of "The Ranch" for Chicks in Crisis. Chicks in Crisis offers life-changing help for women and children when they need it most. They offer counseling services, life-skills education, employment training, and arts and recreation for pregnant or parenting foster/emancipated youth. The Ranch is a former working farm in suburban Elk Grove. It will serve as an urban oasis for the several hundred 13-25-year-old youth in the Elk Grove and Sacramento region in the foster system or recently emancipated. For more information, please visit: http://www.chicksincrisis.org/.
 
 


We are a Nation of Immigrants!

New Citizens   New Citizens

Dr. Pan was thrilled to help celebrate and welcome the new wave of immigrant families who became U.S. Citizens on June 17th. Each family brings with them their own unique story contributes greatly to the social fabric of our country. Dr. Pan is also the author of Senate Resolution 35 which proclaims the month of June 2015 as "Immigrant Heritage Month". The resolution is part of a nationwide effort led by the White House to highlight the history and stories of individuals, families, and entire communities who immigrated to America.
 
 


Cristo Rey Interns: Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Cristo Rey Interns

Dr. Pan's office thanks the students from Cristo Rey High School in Sacramento who have worked hard as Dr. Pan interns! These very motivated students with limited financial means were a great asset to our office and we know they will go far in their careers and in life. Pictured is just one of the superstar Cristo Rey Interns, Juan along with Dr. Pan staff members Darrin and Felipe. Thank you, Cristo Rey Interns! Please come back and visit.

If you are interested in being an intern in Dr. Pan's Senate office, please go here: http://sd06.senate.ca.gov/internship.
 
 


Event or Meeting with Dr. Pan?

Would you or your organization like to invite Dr. Pan to an event in the community? Would you like to schedule a meeting with Dr. Pan? We would love to hear from you! To invite Dr. Pan or request a meeting, please take a moment to fill out the brief form on Dr. Pan's website under the "Contact" tab: http://sd06.senate.ca.gov/.



California State Senator Richard Pan - District 6
Web site: http://sd06.senate.ca.gov/
Contact: Senator Richard Pan
Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 4070
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4006
Fax: (916) 651-4906
District Office
2251 Florin Road, Suite 156
Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone: (916) 262-2904
Fax: (916) 914-2179 


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