Past Events

Friday, June 7, 2019


(SAN DIEGO) – Please join Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) as she moderates a panel discussion on improving responsible lending in San Diego County on Friday, June 7 at 1 p.m. at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.

BACKGROUND: Shockingly high interest rate loans are putting chains of debt on Californians. State lawmakers have proposed Assembly Bill 539, joint-authored by Assemblywoman Gonzalez, to stop the predatory lending trap. Modern-day loan sharks prey on low-income and financially strapped families. While current law regulates interest rates on loans of less than $2,500, there’s a loophole. Unscrupulous lenders can charge customers any amount of interest they want if the loan is $2,500 or more.

AB 539 would bring consumer loans between $2,500 and $10,000 under a new cap of 36%. The bill was approved by the state Assembly last month and needs to pass the state Senate before reaching Gov. Gavin Newsom.

WHEN: Friday, June 7; Panel discussion begins at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter; 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego CA 92101

WHO: Assemblywoman Gonzalez (moderator) and participants Alysson Snow (San Diego Legal Aid), Graciela Aponte (Center for Responsible Lending), Geneve Villacres (OneMain Financial) and Sean Elo (San Diego Youth Development Office)

MEDIA CONTACT: To RSVP, email; for questions on AB 539, call Sami Gallegos at (209) 658-7617

Thursday, December 20, 2018
I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our community for this year’s 80th Assembly District Diaper Drive. So far, hundreds of you have collected a record 271,000 diapers! These health necessities will directly benefit young families living both in our community and those in Tijuana’s resource-depleted refugee shelters. 
My team and I can’t thank you enough. We hope you will join us on Thursday, Dec. 20 for our 6th Annual Holiday Gathering to celebrate this amazing effort and another successful legislative year! 
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. 
WHERE: Border X Brewing* | 2181 Logan Ave. | San Diego
*Free street parking. Free but limited parking available a block away at Barrio Station.

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For more information, contact my District Office at (619) 338-8090 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Assemblymember Gonzalez with Junior Legislators 2014

Are you a high school student or recent high school grad?
Want to add a strong track record of civic engagement & community service to applications & resumes?
Want to change the world?

Apply to become a 2018 Junior Legislator!

Junior Legislators will learn about State Government, propose their own law, plan & execute a special community service project, get hands-on experience as team members for the Assemblywoman in her District Office, meet community leaders & elected officials, and receive a Certificate of Recognition upon completion of the program.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 5 p.m.

Program Dates:

  • Orientation & Picture Day with Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher: Thursday, June 28, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • First Week: Tuesday, July 3 – Friday, July 6, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (No session on July 4)
  • Second Week: Tuesday, July 10 – Friday, July 13, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Community Service Day: Saturday, July 14, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Final Week: Tuesday, July 17 – Friday, July 20, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Presentation Night & Award Ceremony: Friday, July 20, 6-7:30 p.m.

A maximum of only 2 absences will be permitted.

For more information, contact our District Director, Francine Maigue, at


Saturday, March 24, 2018

On March 24, please join me as I host our 5th Annual Women & Girls of the Year Awards in honor of Women’s History Month. We will honor women and girl leaders of all ages, backgrounds and interests, who exemplify courage and vision and are passionate about empowering our community. The free event is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, March 24
7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Olivewood Clubhouse
541 E 24th St.
National City

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Let's celebrate a successful year of legislation, community events and more! Join Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher and her entire staff for the annual 80th District Holiday Gathering and Diaper Drive.

Changing baby diapers can cost a young family between $80 and $100 per child per month. Support struggling families by donating diapers to the San Diego Food Bank this holiday season.

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Chiquita's Mexican Restaurant, 4110 Home Ave., San Diego

For more information, call 619-338-8090

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Holiday Party and Diaper Drive