SACRAMENTO – (Monday, June 14, 2020) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) released the following statement today after the Legislature passed its 2021-22 State Budget:
SACRAMENTO – (Friday, June 11, 2021) – A dozen California lawmakers are joining Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) in calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to support the Legislature’s proposed investment of $50 million in the 2021-22 budget to help struggling nonprofit performing arts organizations reach an equitable economic recovery.
SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, June 10, 2021) – Today, Assembly Bill 104 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to help K-12 students who struggled with remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic passed the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill can be taken up for a vote on the Senate floor as early as next week.
SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, June 1, 2021) – Today, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s Assembly Bill 74 to require the Employment Development Department (EDD) to provide a direct deposit option to recipients of Unemployment Insurance, Paid Family Leave, and Disability Insurance benefits was unanimously approved by the Assembly.
SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, June 1, 2021) – Police projectile weapons and chemical agents can cause serious harm to people if used improperly or indiscriminately into a crowd. Despite being considered as “non-lethal” or “less lethal” tools, California does not have clear, minimum statewide standards for the usage of these weapons.
SACRAMENTO – (Friday, May 28, 2021) – Online retail corporations like Amazon and Walmart have guaranteed faster shipping times during the pandemic at the cost of debilitating work speeds for warehouse workers, leading to an increase in workplace injuries.
SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, May 27, 2021) – California’s Paid Family Leave program provides time off for parents to bond with their newborn or to care for a seriously ill family member.
SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, May 27, 2021) – When employers intentionally steal from their workers to boost their bottom line, they often face little or no consequences for their actions. Today, Assembly Bill 1003 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) passed the State Assembly with unanimous, bipartisan support.
SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, May 27, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic caused many California students to fall behind after a year of struggling to adapt to a remote learning environment.
SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, May 25, 2021) – Latinas are severely underrepresented among California’s legal professionals, with Latinas making up only 3% of state judges and about 2% of the state’s lawyers. There has never been a Latina on the California Supreme Court in state history.