Thursday, December 15, 2016

Assemblyman Levine Sweaing In

Dear Friend,

Last week the California Legislature reconvened to begin the 2017-18 Legislative Session. As I was taking the oath of office, I could not help but think about the great honor of serving the beautiful communities of the North Bay and about the incredible challenges facing California.

Friday, December 9, 2016

SACRAMENTO - The California Legislative Jewish Caucus announced today that Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) has been elected to serve as the Caucus Chair for the 2017-18 Legislative Session. Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) was elected as Vice-Chair.  The Jewish Caucus is comprised of 15 State Legislators (8 Senators and 7 Assemblymembers), including two associate members. The Caucus advocates on issues of priority, including immigration, civil rights, anti-Semitism, Israel and campus climate.

“It is an honor to be elected by my Senate and Assembly colleagues to Chair the Jewish Caucus,” said Assemblymember Marc Levine. "The presidential election has heightened concerns about rising incidents of hate speech, anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia. The Jewish Caucus is positioned to stand up for our universal values of inclusion."

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Congressman Beyer (D- VA 8th) Introduces Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2016.

Today Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) released a statement in support of the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2016 which was introduced today by Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA 8th).

"I urge Congress to join California in recognizing the environmental and conservation values of protecting wildlife corridors," said Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin) author of California's Wildlife Corridor laws. "The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2016 will help identify high value ecological lands and then permanently restore and protect those lands. These actions will protect open lands and species for generations to come."
Monday, December 5, 2016

Trump’s goal to deport 3 million Latinos and register Muslims is ethnic cleansing.

Today, as the Legislature reconvened for the 2017-18 Legislative Session, Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) introduced Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 2 denouncing President-elect Trump’s ethnic cleansing efforts and calling on Congress and the President to reject efforts to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

“I take President-elect Trump at his word. President-elect Trump’s immigration policy is a white supremacist dream to ethnically cleanse the United States,” said Levine. “Any effort to remove millions of Latinos and block immigration of Muslims is a clear move to begin ethnic cleansing.”

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County), Chair of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, held an informational hearing regarding the water storage investment program qualification regulations of voter approved Proposition 1. Proposition 1 was approved by voters in 2014 and is also referred to as the “Water Bond”. The Committee was joined by a panel of experts who included: Taryn Ravazzini, Acting Executive Officer of the California Water Commission and Dave Gutierrez, Chief of the Division of Safety of Dams, Department of Water Resources. Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear from Assemblymember Levine and to view the hearing in its entirety.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Marin lawmakers Jared Huffman and Marc Levine on Wednesday harshly criticized President-elect Donald Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon as his chief strategist, calling him a supporter of white nationalism.

Rep. Huffman, D-San Rafael, joined 169 Democratic members of the House in a letter to Trump demanding that he rescind the appointment of Bannon. The letter described Bannon as a man who has helped lead a white nationalist, anti-Semitic and sexist movement as chairman of Breitbart Media.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Immigrant Groups Join Levine & Call For California To Continue To Lead On Protecting Immigrants

Today Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) released a statement in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement of the appointment of Steve Bannon as his chief strategist. 

A national immigration policy staked in deporting millions of Latinos has a name.  Ethnic cleansing.  Six months ago I saw Trump for the xenophobe he truly is and introduced two resolutions condemning Trump’s racist and discriminatory immigration policies.  I took Trump seriously 180 days ago when I introduced these resolutions because I took his words at face value,” said Assemblymember Marc Levine.  “With Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon he has moved with deliberate speed to implement an agenda of ethnic cleansing through deportation.  We must reject a propaganda minister inside the White House masterminding ethnic cleansing in America.
Monday, November 7, 2016

Justin Timberlake hopped a flight from Los Angeles to Memphis last month to vote early, capping the moment by snapping a selfie in front of his voting machine.

The picture — posted on Twitter and Instagram before it was quickly removed — was supposedly under investigation for violating a Tennessee law banning "ballot selfies." Reports suggested the pop star faced a fine or even jail time.

Friday, October 28, 2016

California’s Film & Television Tax Credit Bringing Productions Back To Northern California

Today Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) issued the following statement regarding the California Film Commission’s recent progress report on the Film and Television Tax Credit.  The report estimates that 55 film and TV productions received the tax credit last year and pumped $1.5 billion into the state economy, including $600 million in wages.  This includes a Paramount television production that brought $37 million in local spending to Marin and Sonoma Counties this summer.

“I am encouraged to see film and television productions returning to the Bay Area.  We need to increase film and television production beyond Hollywood and to communities across California,” said Assemblymember Marc Levine.  “With this new tax credit approach we are creating film and television production jobs for Californians across the state.”

Friday, October 28, 2016

Marin veterans expressed relief Thursday upon hearing the Pentagon suspended efforts to force California National Guard troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan to repay enlistment bonuses that may have been improperly awarded.