Press Releases

Thursday, October 29, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020) – Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus held a Latina Equal Pay Day rally with State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Los Angeles), First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and others to shine a spotlight on the crisis of inequities facing Latinas in California.

Friday, October 9, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Friday, Oct. 9, 2020) – Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus is announcing a new two-year initiative to address the continued and growing inequality that California Latinas experience in economic outcomes, career and leadership opportunities, and education in the state. Latino Caucus Chairwoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), Vice Chair María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) and Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arelta) will coordinate this effort.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 3075 authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to protect workers from being cheated out of earned wages.  

“Cheating workers out of the pay they’ve earned is no different than stealing from them,” Assemblywoman Gonzalez said. “Now, when employers are found to have committed wage theft, they won’t be able to simply open a new business to avoid paying California workers what they are due.”

Thursday, September 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law legislation authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) that ensures food delivery companies, like DoorDash, Grub Hub, Postmates and Uber Eats, have an agreement in place with a restaurant before they start delivering their food.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Statewide Worker Caravan to Capitol Urges Governor Newsom to Sign AB 3216

Friday, September 4, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Friday, September 4, 2020) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed, to be effective immediately, Assembly Bill 2257 authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to build on historic labor protections signed into law last year and clarify employment rules in the state.

Monday, August 31, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Monday, Aug. 31, 2020) – Today, the California Legislature voted to pass a bill by State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) that will increase the number of affordable housing units statewide. The bill, Assembly Bill 2345, is the most significant housing production proposal now headed to the governor's desk.