Press Release

Monday, April 8, 2019
Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris and Sons

Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris and Sons

Sunday, April 7, 2019

By Cottie Petrie Norris

When it comes to government, I’m an outsider.  That gives me a relatively unique perspective in Sacramento, one that is more closely aligned with the people I represent than those of the politicians I work with in the Capitol.

Along with many of my constituents, addressing Orange County’s homelessness crisis is one of my top priorities.

As I have dug into this, I have realized that there is a lot of confusion about the role of the state, the county, the cities, nonprofit organizations, and other partners. How do we all work together and how can we do a better job?

The scope of the crisis

On any given night in Orange County, more than 5,000 men, women and children are without a place to sleep.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Lennon's Law Dog Blood Storage Event

Lennon's Law Dog Blood Storage Event

Legislation to Assist Coastal Communities with Climate Change Passes 1st Committee

Monday, March 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO — In an effort to assist coastal communities with adaptation to climate change, the Assembly Natural Resources Committee voted 11-0 to pass Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’ Assembly Bill 65 (AB 65) on Monday, March 25, 2019. Proposition 68, approved by California voters on June 5, 2018, authorizes $40 million to address sea-level rise; and AB 65 prioritizes projects that utilize green-natural infrastructure for coastal adaptation.

Statement from Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris on Reports of Newport-Mesa Students Saluting a Swastika

Monday, March 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), released the following statement regarding social media postings involving students who displayed anti-Semitic symbols:

“I am heartsick and disturbed seeing kids in our community engage in anti-Semitism. I find the casualness of their bigotry and hate particularly concerning. This is not normal and we can’t turn a blind eye. We must do a better job educating our kids—there is no room in our society for hate.

State Assembly Declares March 2nd Read Across America Day

Thursday, February 28, 2019

March 2nd Declared Read Across America Day 

Promoting Literacy and Celebrating the Power of Reading

SACRAMENTO — Today, Thursday, February 28, 2019 Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) introduced House Resolution 16 proclaiming March 2nd as Read Across America Day in California, an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. It is sponsored by the National Education Association and California Teachers Association, along with many of the country’s leading literacy and youth groups. The resolution passed the State Assembly 75-0.