Press Releases

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

(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 damage it has caused. California demands that Exide be held fully accountable for the lead poisoning of the environment and the surrounding residents.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An increase in food insecurity during the pandemic is leading to an expanded focus on college campuses and on a separate push for Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign an emergency food assistance bill.

In Placer County, the Placer Food Bank reported a significant increase in need, including among college students.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Los Angeles  — El aumento de desempleo y casi la mitad de la población de California preocupada por quedarse sin comida, empujan un proyecto que les podría dar a las personas de bajos recursos hasta $600 en comida.

El asambleísta Miguel Santiago, demócrata de Los Ángeles, introdujo la legislación que proporcionaría seis meses de alimentos de emergencia a los californianos de bajos ingresos que luchan financieramente debido al COVID-19, independientemente del estado migratorio.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

El proyecto de ley AB-826 “Asistencia de alimentos de emergencia: COVID-19” impulsado por el diputado de la Asamblea de California, Miguel Santiago, solo espera la firma del gobernador del estado Gavin Newsom.

La Ley AB-826 busca identificar fondos para otorgar hasta $600 dólares en tarjetas de débito para comprar alimentos en supermercados. La ley establece que los fondos se entreguen en dos periodos con un mes de diferencia entre ambos a todo adulto que califique.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

LOS ÁNGELES, California.- Ante la creciente crisis económica en California, líderes locales, entre ellos el asambleísta Miguel Santiago, buscan impulsar la propuesta AB-826, la cual tiene como objetivo ayudar financieramente a las familias que sufren por inseguridad alimentaria en el estado.

El proyecto de ley de "Asistencia alimentaria de emergencia" busca ofrecer "una tarjeta prepagada de uso único de $600 para usar en tiendas minoristas de alimentos. El proyecto de ley requeriría que las tarjetas se emitan en 2 períodos de distribución diferentes con al menos un mes de diferencia para cualquier adulto que declare que cumple con los requisitos para programas de asistencia específicos".

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA — A bill sits on Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk that will provide food assistance to low-income residents. On Tuesday, a coalition of mayors and food bank representatives from around California called on Newsom to sign AB 826, putting $600 in food assistance to low-income residents, including undocumented immigrants.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA — A bill sits on Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk that will provide food assistance to low-income residents. On Tuesday, a coalition of mayors and food bank representatives from around California called on Newsom to sign AB 826, putting $600 in food assistance to low-income residents, including undocumented immigrants.

The bill was authored by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, who said food banks and other nonprofits throughout California have experienced a surge in people seeking assistance since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.