Press Releases

Assemblymember Rodriguez Authors EMS Workers Bill of Rights

(Sacramento)- As an Emergency Medical Technician for over 30 years, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez is committed to being a champion of the emergency medical service worker industry. In February of 2017, Rodriguez unveiled the Emergency Medical Service Workers Bill of Rights during an event at the State Capitol.

Asm. Rodriguez to Hold Press Conference for Introduction of EMS Workers Bill of Rights

Assemblymember Rodriguez will be joined by members of the Assembly Committee on Health and the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment, the UC Berkeley Labor Center, and EMS workers.

Assemblymember Rodriguez said the following: “Today, EMS workers across the state don’t have adequate rest and meal breaks, protections against violence in the workplace, or access to mental health care. As a legislator and EMT of over 30 years, I am obligated and proud to stand up and speak out for thousands of hard working individuals who are integral to our healthcare system.

Rodriguez Introduces Package of Bills to Assist Homeless Veterans and Veteran Nonprofit Organizations

(SACRAMENTO)-  Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) has introduced a package of legislative measures aimed at helping homeless veterans around the state to gain additional access to emergency resources and to alleviate bureaucratic barriers for small veteran nonprofit groups.

“Those who have honorably served our country and the organizations that advocate on their behalf, deserve all of the support that we can provide them,” Rodriguez stated. “When veterans have fallen on hard times or are homeless, this is when they must have assurances that lifesaving services will be available for them. I am proud to author AB 85 and AB 94 this session because California veterans deserve better and we have a way to make that happen.”

Rodriguez Responds to Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget

(SACRAMENTO)- Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown unveiled his 2017-18 California State Budget proposals in Sacramento. Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, D-Pomona, Chair of the PERSS Committee responded with the following comments on healthcare, transportation, and pensions:

“As Congressional Republicans and the Trump Administration continue to advocate for policies that only hurt the middle class, our work in California must be stronger than ever to protect our values. I applaud Governor Brown for presenting a balanced budget that does just that.

Rodriguez Named Chair of Assembly PERSS Committee

(SACRAMENTO)- Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, D-Pomona, was appointed as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security by Speaker Anthony Rendon today.

“I am honored and excited to serve as Chair of the PERSS Committee and appreciate the trust placed in me by Speaker Rendon. There has been much debate in recent days around CALPERS revising their investment targets and I am ready to hit the ground running in January as the Legislature begins to weigh in on the Boards recent actions,” Rodriguez said. “With its immense investments portfolio of over 300 billion dollars and combined 3 million members receiving pensions and benefits, I look forward to playing an active role in oversight and public accountability. There are many other facets of this committee that we will be addressing come January, including state collective bargaining contracts.”