Press Releases

Emergency Food Assistance for All Bill Advances

(Sacramento, CA) – AB 221 “Emergency Food Assistance for All”, joint-authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) David Chiu (D-San Francisco), and Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) and principal co-authored by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) has passed out of the Assembly Human Services Committee on a 7-0 vote.

Assembly Member Santiago Pushes Ballot DISCLOSE Act

(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.

Santiago Continues Efforts to Deliver Food for All

(Sacramento, CA) – On the first day of the 2021-22 legislative session, Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), Assembly Member Robert Rivas (D-Hollister), Assembly Member David Chiu (D-San Francisco), and Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) reintroduced a bill that would provide emergency food assistance to low-income Californians struggling financially due to COVID-19, regardless of legal status.

State Legislators Push for $5 Billion in Rent Relief

(Sacramento, CA) – Today, Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), along with Assembly Members Tasha Boerner Horvath, Wendy Carrillo, Sabrina Cervantes, Sydney Kamlager, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Cristina Garcia, Mike Gipson, Lorena Gonzalez, Ash Kalra, Evan Low, Freddie Rodriguez, Mark Stone, Buffy Wicks, and Senators Ben Allen, Monique Limon, Henry Stern, and Scott Wiener, pushed for a $5 billion funding investment for rental assistance to prevent evictions.

Don't Miss Upcoming Community Events: Week of December 7th, 2020

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.

Santiago Urges Reform to California’s Failing EDD System

(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.”

Trump Smackdown: Supreme Court Upholds DACA

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.”