Events

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 http://www.natw.org/

Friday, June 7, 2019

*SAN DIEGO MEDIA AVAILABILITY FRIDAY, JUNE 7*

(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 lizette@ideatecal.com; 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 Francine.Maigue@asm.ca.gov.

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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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