Blogger’s Note – this is the body of an email Kevin Kiley sent out. It is also posted on his website here.
We’ve made great headway, but it is all on the line in November. To support my re-election campaign, I invite you to host or attend two upcoming events.
You can also support my re-election with an online contribution by clicking here.
- A bipartisan bill to create a statewide Economic Development Strategy for California, by identifying opportunities to help California businesses thrive and identifying barriers that are holding our economy back;
- A bill to give at-risk students, including victims of bullying, the right to enroll in a neighboring school district;
- A bill to strike restrictions that prevent testimony older than four years from being used in a teacher dismissal hearing for sexual misconduct;
- A bill to allow prosecutors to bring thousands of sexual predators to justice for illicitly recording or photographing victims inappropriately;
- Legislation to endorse the Asilomar Principles as guiding values for the development of Artificial Intelligence;
- A bipartisan bill to require California public universities to teach the history and value of the First Amendment, titled the Free Speech on Campus Act;
- A bill to designate two free hunting days per year, supported by a coalition of sportsmen and environmentalists;
- A bill to expand parental choice for underserved students, supported by the Sacramento Bee;
- A constitutional amendment to strip the Attorney General of the power to write misleading ballot titles and summaries, also supported by the Sacramento Bee, along with the Orange County Register, LA Times, and Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association;
- A bill to allow ordinary citizens to access important decisions of big agencies through live streaming;
- A bill to allow California taxpayers to deduct their federal tax liability from their state returns, ending the practice of double taxation.
And we also co-sponsored several important bills, including measures to stop college tuition increases, end UC admission preferences for out-of-state students, protect whistleblowers who report sexual harassment, and put the entire state budget online, and we founded the California Legislature’s Millennial Caucus.
- Led the fight against a bill pushed by trial lawyers that would have increased costs and reduced access to care for our seniors, resulting in a veto by the Governor;
- Led the fight against a bill that would raise college costs in order to reward a politically powerful special interest, resulting in a veto by the Governor;
- Successfully called for an end to the restrictions imposed by the drought;
- Led the fight against the Sanctuary State Bill in the Assembly Judiciary Committee, resulting in amendments limiting the law’s scope;
- Helped to lead the fight to reverse the Gas Tax;
- Opposed the unfair and unlawful placement of a Sexually Violent Predator in Placer County, and co-sponsored legislation to prevent this in the future.
- Speaking against the Assembly’s violation of Proposition 54, which requires that a bill be publicly available for 72 hours before it can be passed. Our efforts to bring attention to this unprecedented defiance of the voters’ will brought harsh condemnation across the state, causing the Assembly leadership to reverse course on the 89 bills passed illegally.
- Challenging the constitutionality of the Legislature spending $25,000 per month in taxpayer funds to retain the services of Eric Holder, when California already employs well over 1,500 attorneys and legal staff in the Attorney General’s Office. The Assembly subsequently terminated its contract with Mr. Holder.
- Challenging a decision by the State Water Commission to withhold funding for new water storage, which had argued that new reservoirs and groundwater storage did not serve a “public benefit.” The Commission later reversed its judgment, approving funding for several new reservoirs, including Sites.
- Held 16 Towns Halls and Community Coffees, including in Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Granite Bay, Orangevale, Fair Oaks, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, and Cameron Park;
- Wrote 11,048 letters responding to inquiries from constituents;
- Held public workshops on avoiding scams from seniors, getting access to services for veterans, and using social media safely for students; and
- Gave 53 high school and college students experience working in a legislative office.