• Women of Distinction


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Assembly Bill 235 will provide workforce training and job opportunities throughout the state.

(SACRAMENTO) – Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 235 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach), which establishes a pathway for approving new state apprenticeship programs and establishes preapprenticeship programs.

“AB 235 will greatly expand apprenticeship programs throughout the state and in all industries.  State apprenticeship programs lead to well-paying permanent jobs and provide businesses with a skilled workforce,” said Assemblymember O’Donnell. “This bill will result in new job opportunities and meet industry needs.  I thank the Governor and the State Building and Construction Trades Council for working with me on this very important bill.” 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Assembly Bill 3205 Requires Renovation of Schools to Include Locks That Lock from the Inside

(SACRAMENTO) – Assembly Bill 3205 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach), which requires older classrooms to have locks that can be locked from the inside, has been signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

“This bill will protect students and teachers in the event of an immediate threat on a school campus,” said Assemblymember O’Donnell, Chair of the Assembly Education Committee. “As a middle and high school teacher for many years, I have participated in many school lockdowns, and I know firsthand that our classrooms need doors that lock from the inside.  The shootings that took place in Florida and Texas schools earlier this year were tragic.  This bill will save lives.  I thank the Governor for signing AB 3205 into law.” 

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:00

Coffee & ConversationJoin Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell for an opportunity to learn about important legislation, discuss issues impacting the community, and learn about constituent services available through his office.

Thursday, Sept. 13
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Avalon Grille
423 Crescent Ave.

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For more information or to RSVP, please call the District Office at (562) 429-0470.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

For too many California families, the college application process is expensive and hard to navigate. Fortunately, there’s a solution that would propel more students to be eligible for college admissions.

Giving local school districts the power to choose how students are tested in grade 11 would improve access to college for students of every zip code, ability, and language proficiency level.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10:30

Coffee & ConversationCome enjoy a cup of coffee with Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell and Councilmember Al Austin. This is a great opportunity to bring your questions and ideas regarding state and legislative issues that affect the community.

Saturday, Sept. 8
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Expo Arts Center (Theater)
4321 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach

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For more information, please call the District Office at (562) 429-0470.