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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. 

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.

River channel cleanup prevents record 3,100 pounds of trash from polluting Upper Newport Bay

Costa Mesa, CA  Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris and Orange County Coastkeeper hosted a river channel cleanup on Saturday, December 16, at the Santa Ana-Delhi Channel. Volunteers collected nearly 3,100 pounds of trash ranging from large bulky items, plastic containers and other debris that would otherwise end up in Upper Newport Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This is the largest amount of debris collected at any Orange Coast Coastkeeper volunteer cleanup event in the organization’s history.

Assemblywoman Letter to Navy on Tustin Hangar Fire

As the representative of the constituents of the 73rd Assembly District, which includes the City of Tustin, I am writing to request a prompt update from your office regarding plans to mitigate the impacts of the devastating North Hangar Fire at the former Marine Corps Air Station.

Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris appointed Chair of State Assembly's Utilities and Energy Committee

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine) was appointed Chair of the State Assembly's Committee on Utilities and Energy. The Committee on Utilities and Energy has primary jurisdiction over the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, Energy service providers, and the many ways power is generated in California, including via biomass, natural gas, geothermal, hydroelectric, renewables, solar, and wind.