June 14, 2017 (916) 651-1979
Advisory: Parents of Drowning Victims, First Responder, Children’s Hospital Doctor to meet with Senator Newman to discuss Drowning Prevention
Newman is author of SB 442 which updates the 20 year old Pool Safety Act
Fullerton, CA– Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) will meet on Friday in Fullerton with parents who have lost a child due to pool drowning, first responders, a children’s hospital trauma doctor, and pool industry representatives. At the Fullerton Community Center, the group will discuss the disproportional impact pool drowning has had on southern California families and communities. The group will also discuss Senator Newman’s SB 442, a bill which updates California’s 20-year old residential Pool Safety Act, to add additional safeguards to prevent further drowning incidents.
After their meeting, Senator Newman and the coalition will make themselves available to the press to discuss the implications of losing a child to drowning, how to prevent drowning, and SB 442’s role in moving drowning prevention policies forward across our state.
- WHAT: Press availability with Senator Newman, affected families and parents, first responder, local drowning prevention leaders and Children’s Hospital Orange County trauma/PICU doctor
- WHEN: 10:15 a.m., Friday, June 16, 2017
- WHERE: Fullerton Community Center
340 W Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
(Entrance south side of the building, off of the south side parking lot)
- VISUALS: Stories and images of young victims of pool drowning, Fullerton community center pool, first responders and families
Open to all credentialed media – Please send questions and RSVP to Lisa.Murphy@sen.ca.gov