Press Releases

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Assemblymembers debut effort to make Associates Degree free

(Los Angeles, CA) – As the semester comes to an end for the first wave of students taking advantage of free community college in California, legislators and higher education leaders stood together earlier today at Los Angeles Trade Technical College to debut Assembly Bill 2 -- a measure to waive fees for Year Two.  By doing so, an Associates Degree in California will effectively become free.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Jacqueline Garcia - La Opinion

Mientras en diferentes zonas de Los Ángeles se han realizado marchas y protestas en oposición al establecimiento de albergues para desamparados, vecinas del área de Pico-Union se unieron para dar vida a un centro de recuperación para indigentes.

“Nos enteramos que necesitaban voluntarias y venimos porque nos gusta ayudar a nuestra comunidad”, dijo Irma Zamora. “Nos agrada ayudar a quien lo necesita y no nos ofendemos que lleguen desamparados a este lugar”.

La construcción del centro, que tomó tan solo seis meses, estuvo a cargo de organizaciones y voluntarios, liderados por la National Health Foundation (NHF).

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

(Sacramento) - Earlier today, Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), and supporters of Senate Bill 822 - which enacts the strongest net neutrality standards in the nation - gathered in support of the new law following the Trump Administration’s decision to sue California. SB 822 was signed by Governor Brown on Sunday and goes into effect on January 1, 2019.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Senate Bill 822 restores Obama-era net neutrality protections in California

Los Angeles– Today, legislators and advocates gathered at the Ronald Raegan State Building to urge Governor Brown to sign Senate Bill 822, which would enact the strongest net neutrality protections in the country.

At the press conference, author Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Assembly Bill 686 Bucks Trump Administration on Fair Housing Regulation Suspension

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), a host of co-authors, and housing advocates across California are applauding final passage of a long-fought fair housing measure in the State Legislature. Assembly Bill 686 received its final vote of approval this afternoon on the Assembly Floor with a bi-partisan vote of 52-23. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

By Liam Dillon - LA Times

California lawmakers on Monday made another attempt to blunt Trump administration policies by passing a bill aimed at combating housing segregation.

Assembly Bill 686 by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) would put into state law Obama-era rules requiring local governments to advance policies to desegregate housing in their communities. This month, Ben Carson, Trump’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, announced he was moving forward with plans to roll back rules requiring cities and counties to flight patterns of housing segregation.

“We wanted to make sure that fair housing still exists in California even though it’s been threatened by the Trump administration and Congress,” Santiago said.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Assemblymembers debut effort to make Associates Degree free

(Sacramento, CA) – As the initial wave of first-time, full-time students prepare to begin their newly-free classes at community colleges across California, Assembly leaders debuted a measure stating the legislature’s intent to waive fees for Year Two.  By doing so, an Associates Degree in California will effectively become free.