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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)

Patrick Hyun Wilson and Thomas Cathey

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 community college for a second year. The grant promised a year of tuition-free community college to first-time...

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)

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 the California State Assembly and Senate during this year’s legislative session, and was sent to t...

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)

Hannah Darden

June 6, 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 long line outside the event, but only a few hundred were allowed inside the college’s gymnasium, ...

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)

Hannah Darden

March 3, 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 to allow public California colleges to invest in mental health services on campus. AB 2017 will be...

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)

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 (FACCC) annual advocacy and policy conference Sunday. ARC was represented by psychology professo...

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)

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 bill will be lobbied to lawmakers by American River College’s Life is Worth the Wa...

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)

Hannah Darden

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 health resources to ARC’s campus, met Thursday to discuss its trip to the Faculty Association of...

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