Press Releases

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Legislation will protect and empower low-wage workers who are abused on the job.

SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019) –  California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D – San Diego) is again taking on the issue of workplace sexual harassment that affects low-wage, private sector workers with the introduction of two bills in the legislature’s first week back to the Capitol.

Friday, January 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus yesterday (1/3) toured migrant shelters on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. After getting a first-hand look at the desperate conditions, Caucus Chair, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and Vice Chair, Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) joined their fellow Caucus members in demanding a more permanent plan instead of what appears to be the new normal: An exasperating policy by the federal government that exploits human tragedy on both sides of the border. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

SAN DIEGO – (Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018) – Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) will celebrate a record 271,000 diapers donated to the 80th Assembly District’s annual Diaper Drive at her 6th Annual Holiday Gathering on Thursday.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

AB 5 defines independent contractor, protects employee rights for workers

SACRAMENTO – (Monday, December 3, 2018) – California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) kicked off the new legislative session this week by introducing legislation to make it more difficult for companies to avoid the employee rights of their workers by misclassifying them as independent contractors.  

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
AB 66 would make the childcare necessity tax-free
SACRAMENTO – (Monday, December 3, 2018) – After lawmakers were sworn in for the 2019-2020 legislative session today, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) re-introduced legislation to exempt diapers intended for children 2 years old or younger from the state sales tax. The measure would save families approximately $100 per child every year – the average cost of buying a month’s worth of diapers. 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

For First Time in History, Two Latina Legislators Will Lead Caucus

A Record 17 of 29 Latino Legislative Caucus Legislators are Women

Monday, October 1, 2018

AB 3082 Will Help Develop a Policy to Track Reports of Sexual Harassment and Standardize Education Efforts


SACRAMENTO (Monday, October 1, 2018) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher’s (D-San Diego) bill to protect in-home supportive service providers against sexual harassment was signed by Gov. Brown.