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Los Rios supports AB 2 Promise Grant extension

Assembly Bill 2 pledges to extend the effects of the California College Promise, offering to add a second year of tuition-free community college. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
April 11, 2019

And  Thomas Cathey The California State Assembly Education Committee approved AB-2 on March 11 with the intention of extending the impact of AB-19, the California College Promise, for tuition-free...

Governor vetoes college mental health bill

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Assembly Bill 2017 this weekend, ending a long fight for the passage of the bill. (Photo by Hannah Darden)
September 26, 2016

Assembly Bill 2017, which was written to create a funding stream for California community college mental health programs, was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown on Sept. 24. It passed unanimously in both...

Clinton holds rally at Sacramento City College

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the crowd during her campaign event at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, California on June 5, 2016. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)
June 5, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a campaign rally at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, California today. The rally was attended by thousands of supporters who waited in a...

ARC students, faculty lobby to legislators at state capitol

American River College representative Eugenia Torres (left) speaks with California State Assemblyman Bill Dodd in his office at the capitol in Sacramento, California on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. The delegation from ARC lobbied for a bill that would fund mental health services at public California colleges. (Photo by Hannah Darden)
March 2, 2016

A delegation of American River College students and faculty lobbied for the passing of Assembly Bill 2017 at the state capitol on Monday afternoon. AB 2017, if passed, would create funding streams...

ARC representatives lobby for mental health services while attending legislative advocacy conference

Faculty Association of California Community Colleges executive director Jonathan Lightman delivers the keynote speech at the FACCC conference in Sacramento, California on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2016. The delegation from American River College attended with the purpose of lobbying for mental health services at public California colleges. (Photo by Hannah Darden)
March 2, 2016

Learning different ways to lobby for campus-impacting legislation was the focus for students and faculty from American River College that attended the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges...

California public college mental health bill announced

Sacramento City College professor Belinda Lum (left) speaks at a press conference announcing Assembly Bill 2017 at Sacramento State University in Sacramento, California on Feb. 25, 2016 as former California State Senator Darrell Steinberg (right) and California State Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (center) watch. The bill will help fund mental health services on community college campuses across the state. (Photo by Hannah Darden)
February 29, 2016

Assembly Bill 2017, a new California bill which would create funding streams for mental health services at public California colleges, was announced by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty at a press conference Thursday. The...

ARC club to take mental health legislation to the capitol

Life is Worth the Walk faculty adviser Peg Scott addresses club members at the first club meeting of the semester. The club will be taking legislature on mental health issues at schools to the California Capitol.
(Photo by Timon Barkley)
February 9, 2016

American River College’s Life is Worth The Walk Club is taking the fight for increased mental health services on community college campuses to the California Capitol. The club, which brings mental...

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