Press Releases

Monday, October 14, 2019

11 Bills Authored by the San Diego Assemblywoman Signed into Law to Protect Workers, Voters, Assault Survivors and Immigrants

SACRAMENTO -- (Monday, Oct. 14, 2019) -- California state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) ended the 2019 legislative year with eleven pieces of legislation signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom that will improve the lives of California workers, childhood sexual abuse survivors, immigrants and voters. 

CALIFORNIA WORKERS 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Under AB 218, Survivors Have More Time To Come Forward Against their Abuser

SACRAMENTO – (Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019) –Today Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation authored by California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) that empowers survivors of childhood sexual abuse to confront their abuse by providing more time to come forward.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

AB 668 Prevents Aggressive Tactics by I.C.E. Officers to Target Immigrants

SACRAMENTO – (Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019) – Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation by state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D - San Diego) that would allow California’s immigrant the ability to testify, file claims or otherwise access justice at courthouses around the state without the threat of civil arrest such as immigration enforcement taking place.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

AB 1747 Will Ensure I.C.E. Cannot Access California Residents’ Personal Information

SACRAMENTO – (Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019) – California Governor Gavin Newsom today signed Assembly Bill 1747, authored by state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), to protect the privacy of California residents by prohibiting personal information stored in statewide databases from being used for immigration enforcement, except only in the cases where the information is related to the individual’s criminal history.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

AB 547 Allows for Culturally Competent Training of Largely Immigrant Workforce

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019) – California Governor Gavin Newsom today signed Assembly Bill 547 by state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to enact sexual harassment prevention training in the janitorial industry that is led by the workers themselves.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

AB 51 Bans Requirement that Workers Must Sign Away Their Rights in Order to Be Hired

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019) – California workers can no longer be forced to waive away their right to workplace protections after California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 51 by state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to ensure that entering into arbitration is a choice for employees, not a precondition of their employment. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today applauded Governor Gavin Newsom for signing into law Assembly Bill 1296. The legislation, sponsored by Attorney General Becerra and authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, will combat the illicit underground economy by permanently establishing the Tax Recovery in the Underground Economy program (TRUE) Task Force with multiagency investigative teams throughout California.