Past Events

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Join Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and her staff to celebrate a successful year of legislation, community events and more. Anyone who brings diapers will receive a holiday gift. We plan to donate thousands and thousands of diapers to the San Diego Food Bank this holiday season. Lorena will be joined by staff from her Capitol and district offices. 

WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 6 - 8 p.m. 

WHERE: Olivewood Clubhouse, 541 East 24th St., National City, CA 91950 


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For more information, call 619-338-8090

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Hearing Takes Critical Look at CA’s Paid Family Leave Program

SACRAMENTO – Please join Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) for a joint legislative informational hearing by the Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace to examine the next steps California should take to improve its Paid Family Leave Program at a time of growing inequality.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 20 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Capitol Room 3191


“Paid family leave is a hallmark workplace protection, but it isn’t realistic for many low- and middle-income workers,” said Assemblywoman Gonzalez, chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace. “We must make sure California's working families aren't taking such a steep pay cut when they become new parents.” 

California passed the nation’s first Paid Family Leave Program in 2004. The program is entirely employee-funded and provides six weeks of partial wage replacement to care for a newborn or a seriously ill family member. In July 2020, the number of weeks of Paid Family Leave will increase from six weeks to eight weeks. Earlier this year, the Governor convened a task force to review policy options for strengthening the Paid Family Leave Program. The task force is expected to release its recommendations for the program next month.

“Although California enacted the nation’s first Paid Family Leave Program fifteen years ago, our work is still far from done in ensuring that all who pay into the program are able to access it to care for a newborn or a sick family member without losing their jobs or vital income,” said Jackson, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Women, Work and Families. “I am pleased that Governor Gavin Newsom has shown a strong commitment to strengthening this program, and look forward to identifying work that still needs to be done in the months ahead.”

Friday, October 11, 2019

Please join us on Friday, Oct. 11 for our 2019 Latino | Filipino Fiesta & Community Leader Awards

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage & Filipino American History Months with our annual event that includes free food, a resource fair, live performances by local students, and an awards ceremony honoring our 80th Assembly District’s outstanding Latino & Filipino community leaders.

Date: Friday, Oct. 11
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
140 East 12th St., National City, CA 91950

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For more information, please contact our District Office at (619) 338-8090.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A diverse coalition of businesses, representatives from local government and environmentalists will rally at the State Capitol on Wednesday, August 29 in support of Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s legislation to curb the single-use plastics and packaging crisis, Assembly Bill 1080. This event for AB 1080, or the California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act, comes on the heels of an annual Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) poll that revealed 90% of Californians think plastic pollution is a problem

LOCATION AND TIME: West Steps of the California State Capitol (10th Street side), Press conference begins at 11:30 AM. Supporters will visit Capitol offices between 10 AM-3 PM.

SPEAKERS: Assemblywoman Gonzalez (D-San Diego), author of AB 1080; Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), author of AB 1080’s companion legislation SB 54; representatives from local government, waste haulers, small business, student and environmental organizations


Giant inflatable plastic bottle and straw

Break Free from Plastic lettering art

Shore Buddies ocean-themed stuffed animals made of recycled plastic bottles


Throughout the day, businesses, local government representatives, waste haulers, students, labor and environmental organizations will call on the California Assembly and Senate to pass the Act, as proposed in Senate Bill 54 (Allen) and Assembly Bill 1080 (Gonzalez). The Act will reduce the amount of single-use packaging and product waste that burdens taxpayers and governments, plagues human and wildlife health, and pollutes the natural environment. It decreases single-use plastics, packaging and products sold in California, and ensures that remaining items are effectively recycled or composted.

For questions on AB 1080 or to schedule an interview with Assemblywoman Gonzalez during the press conference, contact Sami Gallegos (209) 658-7617.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez represents California’s 80th Assembly District, located in southern San Diego County, including the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, and National City. She serves as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace, and Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. For more information on Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez visit


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

National Night Out is Tuesday, August 6! Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), National Night Out is a joint community/police program that provides information, educational materials and technical assistance to community groups to help develop an effective year-long partnership between the community and local law enforcement. The goal is to reduce crime, violence and substance abuse at the community level.

Together, we can reduce crime in our neighborhoods. 

On Tuesday, millions of Americans in towns and cities from coast to coast will meet together in their neighborhoods to personally get involved in the fight against crime. National Night Out helps create crime prevention awareness in the neighborhood through a multitude of events, such as block parties, cookouts, parades, contests, youth events and seminars.

The NATW offers a number of services to communities that participate in National Night Out.  It provides community leaders with a variety of “how-to” materials, including program guidelines, tips, questions and answers, camera-ready artwork, sample press releases and a National Night Out proclamation.

Our office will be at the following events in Assembly District 80:

  • Chula Vista:
    4-8 p.m. @ the Chula Vista Police Department
    - 315 4th Avenue, Chula Vista

  • Otay Mesa:
    4-7 p.m. @ the Coronado Terrace Apartments
    - 1151 25th Street, San Diego

  • National City:
    6-9 p.m. @ Kimball Park
    - East 12th Street, National City

  • City Heights:
    7-9:30 p.m. (movie starts 8 p.m.) @ Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park -
    3795 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego

Find #TeamLorena and pick up your reusable shopping bags, coloring books and brochures about important state resources! 

Additional information about National Night Out is available at