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As you may know, March is Women's History Month. In order to honor courageous women who continue to make a positive impact in our community, I am hosting my 2nd Annual Women of the Year Ceremony on Thursday, March 30th at the Berryessa Public Library,
3355 Noble Avenue in San Jose.

The ceremony will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

This year's honorees include:

  • Anu Natarajan, former Fremont Vice-Mayor
  • Hilary Keith, Santa Clara City Librarian
  • Jean Marlowe, President of the River Oaks Neighborhood Association

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP to my office at
(510) 794-3900 or e-mail senator.wieckowski@senate.ca.gov

I hope you can join me for this wonderful event on Thursday, March 30th.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve you in the California State Senate.

Bob Wieckowski 
Representing the 10th District


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SB 501 aids low-income workers and SB 641 helps consumers fight abusive debt collection practices
September 10, 2015

Sacramento – The California State Senate passed two bills by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that will help low-income Californians living paycheck to paycheck keep more of their wages from being garnished and give consumers their day in court to contest illegal debt collection actions.  The bills, SB 501 and SB 641, now head to Governor Brown for his consideration.  

They are part of Wieckowski’s Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative to decrease income inequality by helping people make ends meet and reduce the burden of debt. 

SB 246 will improve California's efforts to plan and prepare for impacts of climate change
September 10, 2015

Sacramento – A bill by state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to improve California’s ability to adapt to the impacts of climate change passed the state Senate today and now heads to Governor Brown for his consideration.   SB 246 has widespread support among environmental groups and local government agencies.

California moves to take steps against illegal debt collection tactics as federal agency cracks down on widespread abuses
September 9, 2015

Sacramento – The California State Assembly approved two bills by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to help low-income Californians living paycheck to paycheck keep more of their earnings from being garnished and to protect the due process rights of all consumers fighting abusive tactics by debt collectors.   The bills, SB 501 and SB 641, head back to the Senate for concurrence on Assembly amendments before heading to the Governor’s desk.

He joins Attorney General Harris, Senate President De León in favor of consumer debt relief package for low-income Californians
September 3, 2015

Sacramento – One of the state’s top-elected fiscal officials declared his support for Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont)  Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package to help low-income Californians get out of debt and to protect them from abusive debt collection practices.  The three bills, SB 308, SB 501 and SB 641, are on the Assembly floor.

August 26, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and representatives of consumer organizations spoke in support of  the Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package, authored by Wieckowski, to reform California’s bankruptcy and debt collection laws to help low-income families get back on their feet.  A representative from Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office also attended in support of the package.

August 24, 2015

Sacramento – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León will join Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and representatives of legal aid centers, labor and consumer organizations Tuesday in support of the Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package to reform California’s bankruptcy and debt collection laws to help low-income families get back on their feet.

Who:               Senator Bob Wieckowski, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Ted Mermin (East Bay Community Law Center), consumer advocates

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