Assemblymember David Chiu Launches 3rd Annual "There Ought To Be A Law" Program

Monday, December 18, 2017

Residents of the 17th Assembly District are invited to fill out a "There Ought To Be A Law" online submission for by clicking this link.

Submissions are due by Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

San Francisco, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu today launched his third annual “There Ought to be a Law” program to offer constituents the opportunity to propose new state legislation for the upcoming 2018 legislative year.

San Franciscans have been at the front line of fighting President Trump’s extreme agenda, whether its efforts to protect undocumented immigrants, increase healthcare coverage, fund affordable housing, cap greenhouse gas emissions, or expand paid family leave. Assemblymember Chiu is soliciting ideas from the public to continue these efforts and keep California moving forward.

“Some of the best ideas we work on in the legislature come directly from constituents who are seeing problems in their neighborhoods firsthand,” said Assemblymember David Chiu. “When we work together as a community, we get better policy outcomes.”

Last year’s winner, REDF, worked directly with Assemblymember Chiu to write and pass AB 415 which ensured that CalFresh recipients have access to job training and employment services with social enterprises.

In 2015, Assemblymember Chiu collaborated with program winners Paul Monge-Rodriguez and Cindy Dinh. They were able to pass AB 2455, the Student Voting Act, which makes it easier for California students to register to vote and participate in democracy.

This program is open to all constituents of the 17th Assembly District and allows residents to submit their ideas for new laws to improve the lives of people in San Francisco and the State of California.

Proposals can vary from local community improvements to statewide reforms and can be entirely new policies or revisions to existing laws.

Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco) is the Chair of the Housing & Community Development Committee of the California State Assembly. He represents the 17th Assembly District, which encompasses eastern San Francisco.

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