Past Events

housing town hall thursday march 4 at 6:00pm

Join me for a discussion about California's housing crises. At this town hall, we will be cover topics such as the state's affordable housing goals, strategies for creating more equitable housing policies, and important information about recent legislation such as the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act. RSVP in advance to receive the log in information. 

Panelist Speakers
Christopher Bowen, Public Policy Organizer, Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing
Tommy Newman, Senior Director of Impact Initiatives, United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Hana Kommel, Staff Attorney, Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project, Bet Tzedek Legal Services

How to Participate
Thursday, March 4 at 6:00 PM
Zoom and Facebook Live

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About Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing: 

The mission of SCANPH is to facilitate development of affordable homes across southern California by advancing effective public policies, sustainable financial resources, strong member organizations, and beneficial partnerships. Nonprofit developers, SCANPH’s core constituent, provide below market-rate homes for low-to-extremely-low income community members and for people experiencing homelessness. Simply put, we focus on economically disadvantaged individuals and families who are most in need of affordable housing.

About United Way of Greater Los Angeles:

United Way's leadership helped pass both Prop HHH and Measure H — securing nearly $5 billion in civic funding over the next ten years. That’s enough to build permanent, supportive housing for nearly every one of our homeless neighbors. Through cross-sector partnerships, we’ve raised $34 million in private donations since 2011 and leveraged over $1 billion in public resources for homeless services over the last six years. United, we provided housing to 40,000+ of our homeless neighbors since 2011 and we developed a coordinated system in 2011 to match homeless residents to housing that fits their needs. This system is now used countywide by more than 130 homeless service providers.

About Bet Tzedek Legal Services

Bet Tzedek attorneys and advocates help people of all communities and generations secure life’s necessities. Wherever people are in crisis, Bet Tzedek’s core services and rapid response programs provide stability and hope. Our staff is privileged to assist more than 90,000 individuals and families a year with legal problems such as caregiver issues, elder abuse, tax, employee rights, small business, guardianship, foreclosure matters and much more. Our impact stretches beyond the courtroom and includes educational and policy advocacy. For the hundreds of thousands of clients we have represented throughout the years, it’s more than a case…it’s a chance to change lives.

Join me for a discussion about COVID-19 vaccine safety, what to expect during your appointment, and how we can best keep our communities safe and healthy. 

Guest Speaker
Dr. Siera Kurian
Los Angeles County Department of Health
Director, Division of Medical and Dental Affairs

How to Participate
Thursday, February 11 at 12:00 PM
Zoom and Facebook Live

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About Seira Kurian MD, MPH

Dr. Kurian is trained in Pediatrics and Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She worked in academic medicine holding dual facility appointments while at the Medical College of Wisconsin and again while at the City of Hope in Duarte. A desire to return to public health brought Dr. Kurian to the LA County Department of Public Health in 2008. She joined the Division of Community Health Services as a Physician Specialist in SPA 1 and 2, working in both the Tuberculosis and STD clinics in Pacoima, North Hollywood and Lancaster.  She went on to serve as the Area Medical Director for SPA 1 and 2 and in April of 2016 she became the Director of the Division of Medical and Dental Affairs where she provides oversight for the Tuberculosis Control, Oral Health, Public Health Investigation Administration and Medical Affairs Programs. During the current COVID-19 pandemic she is serving in the Incident Command Role of co-lead for vaccine operations.

picture of assemblymember kamlager, text sayign "lattes and legislation, Sunday January 24 at 9:00 AM"

I invite you to join me for a cup of (virtual) coffee and conversation about legislation impacting our community. 

RSVP in advance to schedule a 10-minute sit down with me. Appointments will be given to AD 54 constituents on a first come, first serve basis. A confirmation email with be sent out Friday, January 22 with log in details. 


Sunday, January 24
9:00 AM

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Please join me for my second Select Committee on Incarcerated Women to analyze the health and safety standards implemented in women's correctional facilities in our state. Panelists will share their personal and professional experiences in these types of facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Collectively, we aim to discover solutions to uphold the health and dignity of our incarcerated sisters. 

Thursday, October 29
Noon to 2 p.m.

How to participate:

  • In person: California State Capitol, Room 4202 Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Via livestream

Governor Gavin Newsom is in charge of appointing more than 3,000 people to nearly 300 boards and commissions ranging from the Coastal Commission to the Medical Board and even the Film Commission. Have you ever wondered how to be more civically engaged? Apply to serve on a state board or commission, but before you do...

Join me and the Governor's Appointments Secretary for a workshop about the appointments process. We will discuss what you should know before you apply, best practices for filling out your application, etc. Submit questions for this workshop here by Monday, October 19.

When: Thursday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m.

How to participate:
Zoom and Facebook Live
RSVP here to receive login information.

To apply for an appointed position, click here.


Open Positions: Vacancy Rpt 10-1-20.pdf

How to Apply: Appointments Workshop Overview.pdf

Appointments Office Contact Information: APPOINTMENTS ASSIGNMENTS 10.7.2020.pdf