Apr 22 2013

Assembly Member Skinner to Speak in Piedmont

League of Women Voters Annual Meeting and Luncheon-

State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner will be  the Piedmont League of Women Voters’ guest speaker on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 216 Hampton Road, Piedmont. She will speak at 11 a.m., immediately following the League’s annual meeting, which begins at 9:30 a.m..  The free program is followed by the League’s spring luncheon from noon to 1 p.m..  Advance reservations and payment of $25 for the luncheon are required: please call (510) 547- 0762 before May 6.

Nancy Skinner was elected to the State Assembly in 2008.  Following redistricting last year, Piedmont became part of her district. She currently chairs the Assembly Rules Committee and formerly served as chair of the Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee.

Skinner brings to the Assembly a long history of public service and a record of environmental and social justice leadership. She served on the Berkeley City Council and the East Bay Regional Park District Board, owned a small business, and was active in student government at UC Berkeley.  As a legislator, she is perhaps best known for her E-Fairness bill requiring Amazon and other internet retailers to collect sales tax.

A renowned leader in the fight against global warming, Skinner co-founded ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, a membership association of over 2,000 cities worldwide, and launched the Cities for Climate Protection program that now involves over 500 U.S. cities and counties.

She is author of the gun safety bill, AB 48, which would require ammunition buyers to show identification, sellers to be licensed and to report their sales to the Department of Justice. The bill, which has passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee, also makes it illegal for gun owners to buy parts that turn their guns into assault-style weapons.

Information on the League of Women Voters of Piedmont.

Editors Note: Any opinions expressed are those of the League of Women Voters of Piedmont and not necessarily those of the Piedmont Civic Association.

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