Press Release

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Remarks at AB16 Press Conference with Assemblymember Luz Rivas

Friday, May 31, 2019

Assemblywoman Gonzalez Backs Bill to Cap Interest Rates on Small Dollar Loans

Thursday, May 30, 2019

AB 1080 would phase out top trash items through source reduction and improved recycling

SACRAMENTO – (Wed., May 30 , 2019) – Amid growing awareness of worldwide environmental devastation and health problems wrought by plastic and non-recycled trash, the California State Assembly has approved first-of-its-kind legislation by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego)to dramatically reduce plastic and packaging waste and jumpstart the in-state clean recycling economy.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Assemblywoman Gonzalez’s Legislation to Protect Workers from Misclassification Heads to Senate

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Wed., May 29, 2019) – The California State Assembly voted today to pass legislation authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to codify the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision and protect workers from being misclassified as independent contractors. The vote was 55 to 11.

Assemblywoman Gonzalez released the following statement after the vote:

Thursday, May 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Thurs., May 23, 2019) – A package of legislation championed by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to provide a basic level of support for working women passed the State Assembly this week. The package that now heads to the State Senate includes bills to prevent sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace and to make paid family leave within reach of more women.   

Friday, May 17, 2019

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As Governor Newsom rolls out his plan for extending maternity benefits and paid family leave, CBS13 investigated why hundreds of thousands of state workers, teachers, firefighters, and other public employees still don’t have access to any state-funded paid leave after having a baby.

Read more: https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/05/15/newsom-paid-family-leave-public-employees-access/