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Published On: September 13, 2018

(Garden Grove, CA) With just over two weeks to go until the September 30th bill signing deadline, Senator Janet Nguyen and twelve of her colleagues have authored a joint letter asking Governor Jerry Brown to sign Senate Bill 895 (SB 895) into law. Currently, the Governor has more than 800 bills pending his decision and it is critical that SB 895 be brought to the forefront. The bipartisan letter was signed by Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates and Senator Ricardo Lara, as well as Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Assemblymembers Joaquin Arambula, Wendy Carrillo, Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Matthew Harper, Ash Kalra, Patrick O’Donnell, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Scott Wilk, and Andy Vidak.

To reiterate the call of the legislators, Senator Janet Nguyen is asking community organizations to send their own letters of support to Governor Brown asking him to sign SB 895. To facilitate this process, a letter template is available for download at http://www.petitioncalifornia.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SB-895-Community-Support-Letter-Template.docx After personalizing the letter with your organization’s information, a copy should be mailed to the governor and emailed to: senator.nguyen@senate.ca.gov.

Residents who have not done so already, are also encouraged to sign the petition, which will be available at http://baovecongdong.comthrough September 21, 2018. To date, more than 17,000 thousand signatures have been gathered. To show Governor Brown the great interest in SB 895, it is the intent of the office of State Senator Janet Nguyen to submit at least 20,000 signatures to his office.

“SB 895 is just one stroke of the pen away from becoming law,” said Senator Janet Nguyen.

“As the bill signing deadline looms, we need to generate as much attention as possible to ensure that SB 895 rises to the top of the Governor’s list of bills to sign. The community’s widespread support has brought SB 895 this far, and I am confident that together, we can get SB 895 past the finish line.”

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“In an effort to promote a deeper understanding of the plight of Vietnamese-American Refugees, I have introduced Senate Bill 895, the state’s first model curriculum relative to the Vietnamese-American Refugee experience. The goal of SB 895 is to make available a comprehensive curriculum that school districts throughout California can access when teaching about the Vietnam War and the post-Vietnam War era.”