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Volunteers Harvest 12,000 Pounds of Fresh Produce at Harvest Solutions Farm during National Volunteer Month Event

Irvine, CA – On Saturday, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County hosted a Harvest Solutions Farm Volunteer Event in Irvine during National Volunteer Month to help harvest seasonal produce so that Orange County residents have consistent access to nutritious food creating a foundation for community health and well-being.

Bills to Reduce Gun Violence Pass Legislative Hurdle

AB 2759 will protect survivors of domestic violence

Sacramento, CA – Today, legislation authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine) to strengthen California’s laws regulating domestic violence perpetrators and firearms passed the State Assembly’s Committee on Public Safety with strong bi-partisan support.

Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris Joins Child Marriage Survivors to Discuss “The End Child Marriage Act”

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine) and child marriage survivors held a press conference to highlight Assembly Bill 2924, landmark legislation that will end child marriage in California. In 2021, an estimated 8,700 children were married in California.  If not for loopholes in California marriage law, the incidents would be classified as sex crimes. 

Daily Pilot: Three locals honored as Women of the Year by Petrie-Norris

Costa Mesa, CA (March 15, 2024) - Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine) honored Women’s History Month Thursday by naming three Orange County residents as 2024 Women of the Year.

Costa Mesa Police Deputy Chief Joyce LaPointe, President of City of Hope Orange County Annette Walker and CalOptima Health community relations manager Soledad Rivera were selected to receive this year’s honor, which recognizes extraordinary contributions and leadership by women.

Three Inspiring Orange County Leaders Honored as 2024 Women of the Year

Costa Mesa, CA – Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris marked Women’s History Month by honoring Joyce LaPointe, Annette Walker and Soledad Rivera as the 2024 Women of the Year. The 6th annual Women of the Year celebration helps shine the light on Orange County women that deserve recognition for their extraordinary contributions and leadership.

Assemblymember Petrie-Norris and Survivors Announce Bill to Fully End State-Sanctioned Child Marriage in California

Sacramento, CA — Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine) introduced AB 2924, a bill to finally end the gruesome act of state-sanctioned child marriage in California. In 2021 alone, it is estimated that more than 8,700 children are estimated to have been married in California. The legislation is sponsored by Unchained At Last, a survivor-led nonprofit organization committed to ending forced and child marriage in the United States.