(Sacramento, CA) – Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), along with Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles), introduced AB 1416, the Ballot DISCLOSE Act, to bring greater transparency to ballot measure campaigns in California. This bill would require a voter’s ballot to include the supporters and opponents of each ballot measure.
I am partnering with community organizations to provide critical resources and services throughout Assembly District 53. As always, the office is open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the office at 213-620-4646 with questions on events or for assistance with state agencies and state programs, such as EDD, DMV, CalFresh, and Medi-Cal.
(Los Angeles) – Today, Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), elected officials and community leaders held an outdoor, socially-distanced press conference to strongly oppose Exide’s proposed bankruptcy settlement, particularly regarding to the option for Exide to fully abandon its facility in Vernon and all responsibility to clean the environmental da
(Sacramento, CA) – In response to the millions of unemployed Californians struggling to get ahold of California’s Employment Development Department (EDD), Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) joined Assembly Member David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and more than fifty other legislators to urge dramatic reforms to the state’s failing EDD system.
“Thousands of Californians are sick and tired of waiting for their unemployment checks,” said Assembly Member Santiago. “We can no longer accept the fact that, in the world’s fifth largest economy, individuals and families are going months without receiving any income during a pandemic. People are jobless, without savings, and nearing desperation. We must do better, which is why we are demanding that California’s EDD system do more to meet the needs of Californians.”
Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Senator Schumer and Representative McCarthy:
Sacramento, CA – On the heels of today’s decision by the United State Supreme Court to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement:
“The DREAM Act is a golden ticket for so many undocumented youth. Seeking family, refuge, or a chance at a better life, our undocumented community has an inseparable part of our society,” said Assembly Member Santiago. “I commend the U.S. Supreme Court for rejecting Trump’s threat to strip away a critical lifeline for millions of young immigrants. We will not cower in the face of bigoted rhetoric and fear mongering. We will continue to fight for every immigrant’s existence in this country because that is what makes this nation great.”
Package of legislation aims reduce homelessness and ensure funds are used efficiently
(Sacramento, CA) – A package of bills proposed by California lawmakers to tackle California’s homelessness crisis passed the California State Assembly this week. The proposals aim to establish aggressive new strategies, ensure accountability, and increase funding to address homelessness.
On any given night, more than 150,000 Californians experience homelessness, and the state has the highest rate of unsheltered homeless individuals in the nation. Even as people are housed, more are falling into homelessness. In Los Angeles County, for every 133 people housed, 150 fall into homelessness. In Oakland, for one person housed, two more become homeless. In San Francisco, for every one person housed, three become homeless.