Past Events

Thursday, January 28, 2021


Unseen Latinas: Economic and Health Impacts on Latinas during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, January 28, 2021
12 – 2 pm
State Capitol, Room 4202
Sacramento, CA 95814

A livestream can be found here on the day of the hearing:

Dowload an agenda for the event here: Hearing 1/28 Agenda 

The Assembly Select Committee on Latina Inequities was established with the objective of providing a legislative venue for annual discussions of the challenges faced by Latinas in the state. In this hearing, the Select Committee will listen to testimony on the economic and health impacts and disparities Latinas continue to face because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Please join us in our Teleconference Town Hall with EDD this upcoming Tuesday!

This is a unique opportunity for you to hear from the Employment Development Department on the latest updates for Unemployment Insurance and ask questions* related to the various programs EDD has available to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
1 - 2 p.m

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

REAL ID WorkshopDo you still need to get your REAL ID? The Department of Motor Vehicles is hosting a special “REAL ID Saturday” event this Saturday, February 22 at the DMV offices in San Ysidro. Stop by without an appointment at your convenience between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and get your REAL ID!

Download event flyer in English or Spanish.

Before your visit, complete the online REAL ID application at and bring the following documents:

  • One proof of identity* – original or certified (examples: valid passport, birth certificate) * Legal name change document(s) required if name on proof of identity is different than current name
  • One proof of Social Security number (examples: Social Security card, W-2)
  • Two proofs of California residency – paper copies (examples: utility bill, bank statement)

If you have any questions on how to apply for your REAL ID, my district office is ready to help you: (619) 338-8090

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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To donate diapers online, click here

To view invitation, click here

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.”