Press Releases

Thursday, January 16, 2020

AB 1939 Clarifies In Law That Pedicabs Can Be Electric-Assist

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez today announced new legislation to boost San Ysidro’s pedicab industry. Assembly Bill 1939 clarifies in state law that operators are permitted to drive electric-assisted bicycles, which will allow operators to travel farther distances and to easily go up steep hills.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Voter Pre-Registration in High Schools is No Longer Enough

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

No Medical Reasons Exist for Sexist, Traumatizing Hymen Examinations

SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced legislation today to prohibit licensed medical practitioners from performing so-called “virginity testing” on women.

Under Assembly Bill 1909, any medical practitioner who performs or supervises these pelvic exams on a woman’s hymen would be subject to professional misconduct penalties. 

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. 


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.