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.

Friday, October 28, 2016

After years of planning, donations from dozens of organizations and a little help from the local, state and federal governments, a 14-unit apartment complex for homeless families made its debut in Novato last week.

Biography

Marc Levine represents the 10th State Assembly District in the State Assembly, a vibrant and beautiful district that encompasses communities in Marin and Southern Sonoma.

He is focused on representing the local interests of Marin and Sonoma, protecting our environment, supporting our schools and universities, and returning California government to long-term health after years of budget problems and government dysfunction.

Marc is part of a new generation of legislators who have worked to change the tone in Sacramento, helping to produce a balanced budget and return much needed funding to our schools. He knows there’s still much more work to do.

Previously, Marc served on the San Rafael City Council, and gained a reputation for innovative environmental policies and pragmatic solutions. He ran for the State Assembly in 2012 to ensure that there was a strong voice for local communities in Sacramento, and has worked to build a more cooperative relationship between state and local government since his election.

Marc’s election to the Assembly in 2012 was a remarkable upset, in which he and his locally-based campaign prevailed, despite being outspent 5-to-1 by Sacramento interest groups supporting another candidate. His victory was hailed by reformers as a positive result of electoral reforms that allowed voters to choose candidates in an open primary.

Previous to serving in public office, Marc developed award-winning technology for human rights organizations that is now in use globally. He earned his Master’s Degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, and was recognized with a Special Act Award for his work promoting the elite graduate school around the world.

While earning his Political Science Degree at Cal State Northridge, Marc was elected Chair of the California State Student Association, to represent over 450,000 students on campuses across California to the State Legislature and Board of Trustees. Marc lives in San Rafael with his wife Wendy and their two children.