Press Release

Monday, April 16, 2018
Assemblymember Phil Ting and Rabbi Carla Fenves During the Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

Assemblymember Phil Ting honored Rabbi Carla Fenves during the California State Assembly’s annual recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Week. She is the granddaughter of two Holocaust survivors, Ervin and Vera Fenves of Hungary. During World War II, Vera survived by hiding in the kitchen of a righteous gentile family’s restaurant. Ervin escaped a Nazi labor camp and joined the resistance using his artistic talents to forge documents. After first meeting as children, Ervin and Vera reconnected after the war, married, and had two children.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), along with other lawmakers, law enforcement and emergency room workers came out in strong support of Assembly Bill 1795, which will allow paramedics to take some patients directly to an alternative care facility instead of to an overcrowded hospital emergency room. Specifically AB 1795 will permit paramedics to take individuals affected by mental health-related conditions or alcohol intoxication directly to a behavioral health facility or sobering center.

Monday, April 2, 2018

For Immediate Release:  April 2, 2018 - Contact: Nannette Miranda (916) 319-2019 - Nannette.Miranda@asm.ca.gov

Larkin Street Youth Services Receives $2.5 million State Grant To Help Homeless Teens & Young Adults

Assemblymember Phil Ting and others announce 0 million state grant for homeless youth(San Francisco) – Larkin Street Youth Services will be able to house more homeless teens and young adults in the City, thanks to a new $2.5 million state grant. On any given night, more than 1,300 youth in San Francisco don’t have a safe place to call home. That stunning number inspired Assembly Budget Committee Chair Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to champion the effort last year to secure $10 million in state funding for the new Homeless Youth Emergency Services and Housing Program, which aims to provide rental assistance, transitional or supportive housing to those under 25 years old.

“It’s unacceptable to have so many kids on the streets,” said Ting. “Larkin Street has a proven track record of guiding clients toward productive lives. That’s a good investment to make, and I’m proud to have fought for this new funding.”

Friday, March 16, 2018

More Californians are eligible for a state tax refund under the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), which was expanded for the 2017 tax year and beyond. Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, fought to expand the program through the state budget process last year. Research shows that EITCs are an effective anti-poverty tool for many struggling families.

“When working families live paycheck to paycheck, they struggle to build and focus on the future. This modest boost in income can be life-changing,” said Ting. “The previous income limits were too low, and I’m glad the Governor and my colleagues in the Legislature agreed with me that more Californians should benefit.”

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Orange County), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, joined with Assemblymember Philip Ting (D – San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Asia/California Trade and Investment Promotion (ACTIP) convened an informational hearing to examine trade and investment activities between California and the People's Republic of China.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

(San Francisco) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) joined a Domestic Workers Rally in San Francisco to call attention to the abuse of immigrants, both documented and undocumented, many of whom are employed as domestic workers. Assemblymember Ting told the rally he wrote Assembly Bill 2314 to ensure workers know their rights. “We are all Californians,” said Assemblymember Ting.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Assemblyman Ting with Joan Graff Woman of the Year 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – During the State Assembly’s Woman of the Year celebration at the State Capitol today, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) honored attorney Joan Messing Graff for her half-century-long fight for equality and economic justice in the workplace.