Even now, 49 years after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s contribution to developing a more equal society, one where all Americans have the opportunity to succeed remains unmatched.
Each year, the Legislature honors his birthday with a Resolution. I am proud to support Assembly Concurrent Resolution 5 which honors Martin Luther King, Jr.
We also must make every effort to keep the progress we have made in place and move forward, not backward.
In his words, "Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don't need a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."
As we remember the past, we must endeavor to use those lessons to inform the present and shape the future.
Below are resources about what is taking place in our Assembly District to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Paying for college can be difficult, but California has always been a leader in providing eligible students with an affordable college education. The Cal Grant and the Middle Class Scholarship are two great state programs to help California families afford college.
Students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). They must also have a C average. Don't delay! The deadline to apply is March 2.
You and your family may attend any of the Cash for College workshops, regardless of where your child attends high school. For more information and assistance with your application, please contact my Ventura office at (805) 641-3700 or my Santa Barbara office at (805) 564-1649 and attend a Cash for College event listed below.
January 31, 2017 – Santa Paula High School – 5:30 – 8pm
February 11, 2017 – Santa Barbara Jr. High School – 9am – 2pm
February 25, 2017 – La Cuesta Continuation High School – 9am – 2pm