Dear Marin Early Care and Education community,

Last Friday, State Senators sent the child care bill AB 435 (Thurmond) Child care subsidy plans: Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and Sonoma to the Governor´s desk.

Now that AB 435 has reached the Governor, letters are crucial in this last step. The legislative process can be fast and letters regarding this bill should be sent to the Governor as soon as possible.

If you have a position regarding this bill, send your letter to:
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
by fax to (916) 558-3160 or email to
with a copy to Assemblyman Frazier’s office
by fax to (925) 513-3511 or email to

The Commission is supporting this bill and we created a support sample letter for organizations based on the letter we are sending. Click here to download it.

In solidarity,


Ericka O. Erickson, MPA
Marin County Child Care Commission
Local Child Care and Development Planning Council
Marin County Office of Education