Press Release

Monday, January 28, 2019
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(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-20 state budget.

“I applaud Governor Newsom’s 2019 budget proposal—reflecting his promises to save for a rainy day and invest in our future. The budget proposal makes the necessary investments in public education from early childhood education to K-12 schools to higher education.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

By Tony Thurmond and Kevin McCarty, Special to CALmatters

We have school age daughters who were fortunate to attend preschool and we’ve seen firsthand the difference it’s made.

Every child in California deserves that same opportunity, and that’s why we are advocating for pre-kindergarten education for all kids.

Our children are doing well academically. But too many families don’t have these same opportunities and children who start behind stay behind.

More than 30 percent of California’s low-income 4-year-olds and 66 percent of low-income 3-year-olds lack access to quality pre-k. According to Stanford’s Getting Down to Facts II report, these children enter kindergarten unprepared for school and seldom catch up. This achievement gap has long-term repercussions, not just for children’s long-term success, but also for our state’s economy as a whole.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Photos from the 4th Annual Holiday Reception and Toy Drive
Photos from the 4th Annual Holiday Reception and Toy Drive
Photos from the 4th Annual Holiday Reception and Toy Drive
Photos from the 4th Annual Holiday Reception and Toy Drive
Photos from the 4th Annual Holiday Reception and Toy Drive
Photos from the 4th Annual Holiday Reception and Toy Drive
Photos from the 4th Annual Holiday Reception and Toy Drive
Photos from the 4th Annual Holiday Reception and Toy Drive
Photos from the 4th Annual Holiday Reception and Toy Drive
Friday, December 14, 2018

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) today applauded the California Air Resources Board’s decision to support Electrify America’s Cycle 2 ZEV Investment Plan, which will put California on the path to reach its ambitious climate goals.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

As momentum builds in California to expand early childhood education programs, the state has the opportunity to look outside its borders and learn from other states and cities that have moved in the direction of offering universal preschool.

During his campaign, Governor-elect Gavin Newsom said he was “committed to universal preschool, equipping all of California’s children with the tools to succeed when they start kindergarten.” He also emphasized the need for expanding services to children 0-3 years old.

Advocates are now eagerly awaiting what Newsom will propose when he is sworn in as the state’s chief executive on Jan. 7.