Press Releases

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, July 10, 2019) – California took another step toward ending the harmful practice of worker misclassification today as Assembly Bill 5 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) passed the Senate Committee on Standing Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement on a 4 to 1 vote.

Friday, June 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Friday, June 28, 2019) – The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA in San Diego is getting the boost it needs to give South Bay communities a full-sized pool and splash pad thanks to $5 million secured by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) in the 2019-2020 California State Budget.

Friday, June 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Friday, June 28, 2019) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) has secured $5 million in the 2019 State Budget toward Cal Fire efforts to eradicate an invasive species of beetle that is rapidly spreading across California, decimating thousands of mature trees and causing millions of dollars of damage.

Friday, June 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Friday, June 28, 2019) – In a major win for working class parents in California, the 2019-2020 state budget signed by Gov.

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

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: