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January 29, 2013 > Legal Aid Association honors Wieckowski

Legal Aid Association honors Wieckowski

Submitted By Jeff Barbosa

The Legal Aid Association of California will honor Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) with a Hero of Justice Award for his work in the state Legislature. The award will be presented to Wieckowski at a ceremony on February 1, 2013 at the Fremont Family Resource Center. He is the first Assemblymember to receive the new award.

"We are so happy to be able to recognize Assemblymember Wieckowski's incredible commitment to low-income Californians by presenting him with the Hero of Justice Award," said Julia Wilson, executive director of the Legal Aid Association of California. "Assemblymember Wieckowski has shown through his legislative work that he truly understands the issues affecting the day-to-day life of Californians in need."

The Legal Aid Association is presenting the award in recognition of the Assemblyman's work authoring Assembly Bill 1775 in 2012. The bill, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, allows low-income wage earners to have an additional $100 a week protected from wage garnishment. It will help struggling families afford more groceries and pay their rent.

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