Assemblymember Marc Berman

Bill Proposes Teaching Media Literacy at Each Grade Level in California

 Two bills aimed at equipping K-12 students with the ability to discern between accurate and false news — and teach them media literacy, more broadly – are currently progressing through the California legislature. Assembly Bill (AB) 873, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), and AB 787  by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland) would mandate that schools in California offer instruction at every grade level to promote a more informed and civically engaged society. As of June 7, both AB 873 and AB 787 are pending review on the Senate floor and have been referred to the Education Committee. “Children today

State Leaders Kick Off $100.3M Census Push With Call to Ethnic Media, CBOs to Help Get Word Out

“California is determined to ensure we achieve a complete census count. We’ve started early and are committing more resources than any other state on a robust outreach and engagement effort to reach all Californians,” said Ditas Katague, Director, California Complete Count – Census 2020. “Our collaborative partnerships throughout the state will make a difference in 2020, which may be the most difficult Census count yet for California.”