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California legislators to introduce bipartisan bill to give victims of sexual harassment more time to file claims

A bipartisan group of legislators said Wednesday they plan to introduce a bill next month to give victims of sexual harassment additional time to file claims.

The proposal, by Assemblywomen Eloise Gomez Reyes (D-San Bernardino), Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) and Marie Waldron (R-Escondido), would give both public and private employees more time to come forward with a claim. A spokesman for Reyes said the legislators are working to determine what the new timeframe should be.

Hundreds Attend Swearing-In Ceremony for SBVC Distinguished Alumna Eloise Gómez Reyes

Hundreds of local residents, dignitaries and elected officials gathered in San Bernardino Valley College’s historic Auditorium on Saturday to celebrate the swearing-in of California State Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes.

Ms. Reyes, who graduated from San Bernardino Valley College in 1976, went on to receive her law degree from Loyola Law School and is notable for being the first Latina to open her own legal practice in the Inland Empire, as well as for providing free legal services to local residents who could not afford them.

San Bernardino, State of Young Children: A Community Town Hall

The “State of Young Children” is “Promising” According to the Collaborative Nature of Experts, Policymakers in Addressing Pressing Issues Facing San Bernardino County Children

San Bernardino, CA — “Only through collective community action will we be able to build a better future for our children,” said Supervisor James C. Ramos, Chairman of the County of San Bernardino in his opening remarks at the State of Young Children: A Community Town Hall on Friday, January 6, 2017. Too many young children and families do not have access to affordable, quality early learning and developmental support in San Bernardino County.

California lawmakers seek action on post-election decisions

SACRAMENTO - (INT) - State lawmakers have reconvened amid a flurry of proposed bills, some demanding immediate action. Following the swearing-in of new and re-elected lawmakers, the Assembly and Senate joined together to take immediate action that could inoculate the potential impact of President-elect Donald Trump’s stated plans to deport up to 3 million undocumented residents. New bills were introduced to strengthen due process rights and protections for undocumented residents should President-elect Trump pursue overly aggressive immigration enforcement actions.

California lawmakers aim to protect immigrants from Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers on Monday urged President-elect Donald Trump to refrain from pursuing mass deportations and introduced urgent legislation to fund immigration lawyers and help public defenders protect the state's immigrants.

Democratic lawmakers also passed resolutions in both chambers urging the incoming administration to uphold a program for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants in the country illegally, despite intense protests from some Republicans.