Press Release

Monday, July 8, 2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Los Angeles, CA – California is one step closer to allow its local governments to declare financial freedom from Wall Street banks. AB 857, authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) passed the Senate Committee on Banking & Finance this morning on a 4 to 3 vote.

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Assembly and the Senate of California recently approved a budget that will finance the second year of tuition in community colleges to low-income students in the state.

The budget expands a fund created by AB 19, which provides one year of free tuition at a community college as of 2018. The budget of almost $48 million dollars will allow the financing of a second year of free studies for all students enrolled for the first time full time.

"The budget we sent to the Governor today is a huge win for aspiring college students in California," said Assemblymember Santiago. "The exorbitant cost of higher edcuation will continue to deepen the income inequality so many Californians are experiencing today, unless we do something about it."

Monday, June 17, 2019

Assembly Bill 857 by Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, and David Chiu, D-San Francisco, seeks to create a public banking option to keep local money under local control. The bill has passed the Assembly Banking and Local Government committees and is set for a hearing Thursday in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

The public banking bill has won support from cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Oakland and Richmond.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Earning a degree at California community colleges will no longer be financially out of reach for students throughout the state, if the Governor signs the budget sent to him by both the California State Assembly and State Senate today.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Los Angeles, CA  - AB 857, California’s transformative public banking measure, has earned the endorsement of the national progressive activists that make up Our Revolution. The organization was borne out of grassroots support for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 run for president, and represents at least 120 local Our Revolution groups across the nation.