Press Release

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 12, 2018 - CONTACT: John Nam (916) 319-2025

(SACRAMENTO, CA) Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D – San Jose) today honored Sharon Yuhsiang Yang of San Jose as Woman of the Year for Assembly District 25.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

AB 1975 creates a taskforce to put an end to the odor in our regionIMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 31, 2018 - CONTACT: John Nam (916) 319-2025

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D- Milpitas) introduced legislation today as a direct response to ongoing odor issues in and around the South Bay area. The bill, AB 1975, would create a taskforce to study all potential sources of emissions to address odor issues in Assembly District 25.

Monday, January 29, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 29, 2018 - CONTACT: John Nam (916) 319-2025

San Jose's Penitencia Neighborhood Association Supports AB 1395 To Create A Permanent Solution To Cleanup Our Alameda And Santa Clara County Freeways And Highways(Sacramento, CA) – A major bill authored by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) aimed to cleanup state highways and freeways cleared the State Assembly this afternoon, moving onto the Senate. The measure, AB 1395, directs Caltrans to prioritize litter cleanup on highway segments with the highest traffic volumes and amounts of trash.

Thursday, January 4, 2018


January 4, 2018

CONTACT: John Nam (916) 319-2025

Chu Kicks Off 2018 by Introducing Bills to Protect Communities from Hate Crimes and to Prepare Students for Careers After Graduation

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Chu (D-Milpitas) introduced two new bills on the first day lawmakers resumed business in Sacramento  -  AB 1757, a measure aimed to establish the first-of-its-kind hate crime reporting standards in California and AB 1763, requiring schools to provide high school students career and higher education preparatory classes. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

(SACRAMENTO – CA) Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D- Fremont) issued the following statement as Californians gear up to “fall back” as daylight saving time comes to an end.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

(FREMONT, CA) – The Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes, chaired by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D- San Jose), held an informational hearing with the Muslim community and law enforcement representatives to discuss the pervasive rise in hate incidents and hate crimes in California. 

In attendance were Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, and Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Erin West. Additional panelists included Shuja Ahmed, President of the Muslim Americans for Peace and Prosperity, Dr. Hatem Bazian, Chair of the Northern California Islamic Council, Zahra Billoo, SF Bay Area Chapter -Council on American-Islamic Relations, Moina Shaiq, Founder of the Meet a Muslim Community Conversations Program, and Samina Sundas, Founding Executive Director of the American Muslim Voice Foundation. Testimonies were also given by Newark Police Chief Mike Carroll, Fremont Police Chief Richard Lucero, Milpitas Police Captain Henry Kwong, San Jose Police Chief Shawny Williams, and Santa Clara Assistant Chief Dan Winter. 

“I am grateful for those who were able to join me today to discuss how we can work together to combat hate, address attacks against the Muslim community, and promote kindness and acceptance,” said Chu. “Recent statistics show that hate crimes against Muslims are up 91% compared to 2016.  This is unacceptable and I applaud our local law enforcement officers for their dedication to protecting all members of our community. We need to continue to raise awareness and ensure no one has to live in fear. There is no room for hate in this country and attacks against any individual based on birthplace, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability will not be tolerated.”

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Assemblyman Chu Bridging Communities graphic

As Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes, I am proud to announce our first committee hearing next month in Fremont. Please join me, my committee colleagues and Senator Bob Wieckowski for this important discussion. 

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