Take action to oppose SB 173

Senate Bill 173 (Liu) limits the courses that adult learners may take and restricts local community college districts’ ability to offer noncredit classes. In addition, it moves both K-12 adult education and community college noncredit courses to a new model of performance-based funding. This is the wrong direction to take the state, especially since the Budget Act of 2014 set in place a stronger, regional-based strategy for adult education.

SB 173 will be heard next week. Take action now!

Please contact the Assembly Higher Education Committee members listed below and urge them to OPPOSE SB 173. All you need to say is “I am calling to urge Assembly Member ___ to vote NO on SB 173.  This bill all but eliminates access to community college courses for parents and older adults.”

2013-2014 Assembly Higher Education Committee

Assembly Member

District

Capitol Phone

Bloom, Richard (D) 50 – Santa Monica

916-319-2050

Chávez, Rocky (R), Vice Chair 76 – Oceanside

916-319-2076

Fong, Paul (D) 28 – Cupertino

916-319-2028

Fox, Steve (D) 36 – Palmdale

916-319-2036

Jones-Sawyer, Reginald (D) 59 – Los Angeles

916-319-2059

Levine, Marc (D) 10 – San Rafael

916-319-2010

Linder, Eric (R) 60 – Corona

916-319-2060

Medina, Jose (D) 61 – Riverside

916-319-2061

Olsen, Kristin (R) 12 – Modesto

916-319-2012

Quirk-Silva, Sharon (D) 65 – Fullerton

916-319-2065

Weber, Shirley (D) 79 – San Diego

916-319-2079

Wilk, Scott (R) 38 – Santa Clarita

916-319-2038

Williams, Das (D), Chair 37 – Santa Barbara

916-319-2037

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