FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 5, 2018

Contact:

 

Mark Reeder    

Chief of Staff

Senator Janet Nguyen

Susan Kang Schroeder

Chief of Staff

OCDA

Michelle Van Der Linden

Spokesperson

OCDA

Office:

Cell:

(916) 651-4034    

714-347-8408

714-292-2718

714-347-8405

714-323-4486

 MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: California State Senator Janet Nguyen and Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas.

WHAT: Will be hosting a media availability to discuss Senator Nguyen’s Senate Bill 971, which would include “sexual orientation” and “gender” as special circumstance categories for first-degree murders. This bill comes after the tragic murder of Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old Ivy League student from Lake Forest who was a member of the LGBTQ community. SB 971 will be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee prior to this media availability.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, immediately after the hearing* of SB 971 in the Senate Public Safety Committee.

WHERE: State Capitol, Outside of room 3191 (Senate Public Safety Committee Room), Sacramento, CA 95814

*Note: SB 971 is currently the second bill listed to be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee, although the order of the bill may change. The committee will begin at 8:30 am

 



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