Press Releases

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, July 29, 2020) – California high school seniors who were on track to graduate before their schooling was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic will be able to receive their graduating diploma under legislation by State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) that passed the Senate Education Committee today on a 6 to 0 vote.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, June 24, 2020) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) released the following statement today after Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the City Attorneys of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco announced they will file a preliminary injunction motion to require Uber and Lyft to immediately halt the unlawful misclassification of their drivers as independent contractors:

Thursday, June 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, June 18, 2020) – Today California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) released the following statement after the governor signed into law Assembly Bill 860, by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) and joint-authored by Assemblywoman Gonzalez, to require every voter in the state receive a mail-in ballot for the November election:

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, June 16, 2020) – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced the filing of an employee protection action against DoorDash for breaking state law—citing Assembly Bill 5 authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego)—by engaging in unfair business practices and misclassifying its delivery workers as independent contractors when, in fact, they are employees.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Minimizing Cuts to Resources, Investing in Childcare, and Looking Out for Immigrant Families

SACRAMENTO – (Monday, June 15, 2020) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) released the following statement today after the Legislature passed and sent to the governor its 2020-21 State Budget:

Monday, June 15, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Monday, June 15, 2020) – Two bills by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to protect workers from workplace abuses passed the state Assembly today. Assembly Bill 3056 ensures proper compensation for employees at large warehouse distribution centers and prohibits penalizing workers for taking a restroom break. Assembly Bill 3075 would hold bad employers accountable who cheat their workers out of wages they are owed. Both bills passed on a 49-18 vote and now move to the Senate.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Legislation Would Curb Law Enforcement’s Unnecessary Use of Force Against Protestors