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Sacramento County DA Thien Ho and Mothers Against Drunk Driving join Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris to discuss AB 2210, Save Lives with Every Start Act

Sacramento, CAAssemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine) and Sacramento County District Attorney Thien Ho and Mothers Against Drunk Driving held a press conference with a DUI crash survivor, calling on Asm. Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and the Assembly Public Safety Committee, to save lives by passing AB 2210 – requiring all DUI offenders to use interlock ignition devices (i.e. breathalyzers or IID’s).

CBS 13: California bill would strengthen penalties for first-time DUI offenders

Sacramento, CA (April 18, 2024) - Advocates gathered alongside lawmakers on Thursday to express support for a bill that aims to strengthen the consequences for anyone convicted of DUI, not just repeat offenders.

It would require first-time offenders to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle.

The bill, also known as Angel's Law, is inspired by Angel Renteria who was run over by a drunk driver while walking her dog in 2022. She was left paralyzed and unable to speak.

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.