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We sure met with Senator Alan Lowenthal!

12 Apr

California State Senator Alan Lowenthal visited CSULB to discuss and address students’ concerns regarding state legislation. Of course, we Student Nurses took this opportunity to bring up AB 593! A fellow student brought up the issue of our overcrowded prison system and the Senator stated that any means to decrease number of prisoners in turn can lower state costs. We then spoke up and asked the Senator whether he would support AB 593 as it can be an adjunct to this relief of prison costs. Senator Lowenthal claimed that he would need to read the bill, however, he did agree that this was a cause that he could attest to!

We approached him after to let him know more of AB 593 and handed him one of our flyers. Furthermore, he claimed to know our very own Assemblymember Fiona Ma, who has started this endeavor. We cannot be thankful enough for Senator Lowenthal to not only hear our voices, but to agree to support AB 593!

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6 Responses to “We sure met with Senator Alan Lowenthal!”

  1. Jessica W. - SN April 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    This was such an amazing opportunity and experience! We were able to raise awareness of AB 593 to not only Senator Lowenthal, but to audience members as well!

  2. Brenda Clubine April 13, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    I am so proud of the work you are doing in support of AB 593. Getting the attention of Senator Lowenthal is amazing and ensuring he heard your voices ultimately the voices of incarcerated survivkrs. YOU ROCK!

    • Adrienne B- SN April 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

      Thank you for your support as well Brenda! It was definitely an amazing experience and felt so good to know that Senator Lowenthal heard us! It has been brought to my attention that Ab 593 and AB 1593 have both passed the Public Safety Committee!! That is such a great accomplishment and we cannot wait to see what will happen next in the Capitol!

  3. freedomfighter101 April 13, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    Thanks ladies!! It was a pleasure to meet you and I will promote your cause. I commend you on your activism as there are so many women’s issues in need of this type of attention and recognition. You have begun the process of bringing light to just one of the many injustices . thank you!!

  4. Kelly April 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    So proud of you girls! Can’t believe you girls met our Senator and got him to acknowledge AB 593!

  5. Olivia Klaus April 30, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Bravo, ladies! BRAVO!!

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