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Assemblymember shares knowledge of his tribe with UC Riverside students, faculty: First California Native American legislator to speak of his Serrano culture, history at UCR

RIVERSIDE—Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) will meet with University of California Riverside undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty to discuss his Serrano-Cahuilla history, cultural protocols and language. His presentation is part of a daylong workshop to prepare students for working with the nearby Cahuilla, Serrano, Tongva, and Luiseño tribal communities. UCR staff is working on an ongoing “IndigenizeUCR’ project to bring greater awareness and knowledge of the university’s location on Native land and Native history.

Assemblymember James C. Ramos on State of the State: California homeless issue is ‘canary in the coal mine’: broad, coordinated approach needed

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember James Ramos (D-Highland) issued the following statement today following Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2020 State of the State address:

The governor should be praised for his focused and continued approach to California’s homeless crisis. He was correct to make the State of the State a call to action, not just a moment to feel a pang of guilt.

Ramos introduces bill to reform critical mental health act

SACRAMENTO—A measure, introduced today, would enact recommendations from the State Auditor after its study of a 53-year old statute designed to provide short-term, community-based intensive treatment to individuals with mental health disorders who are dangerous to themselves or others, or who are gravely disabled.