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Monday, February 13, 2017

In a debate that both sides agreed was largely symbolic, the California Assembly on Monday ratified a resolution criticizing President Trump's contentious executive order imposing new limits on refugees and other immigrants.

"I believe that this executive order does not improve our national security, but actually weakens it," said Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), the resolution's author.

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 379, which will create the “California Kickstart My Future” student loan forgiveness program under the California Student Aid Commission. The program will provide 2 years of federal student loan relief to recent college graduates living in California.

Friday, January 27, 2017

(Los Angeles, CA) – California Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) hosted a successful free self-defense workshop for women in the 51st Assembly District. The classes were open to women of all ages and taught practical and useful ways to avoid dangerous situations and the basics of how to defend themselves, if necessary. During Assemblymember Gomez's tenure as chairman of the Select Committee on Domestic Violence, he heard from people across the state about issues of personal safety and about steps that can be taken to ensure that no California fears for their safety. He took what he learned from the public to heart as part of developing a holistic solution to address safety, including hosting this workshop as an additional resource to ensure constituents feel safe in their communities. See more in this Assembly Access video.

Friday, January 27, 2017

September 26th, 2016,  (Los Angeles, CA) - Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez joined with Governor Jerry Brown and Assemblymember Christina Garcia for the signing of AB 2153, legislation that provides funding to clean up the contamination caused by Excide. Gomez praised Assemblymember Garcia for introducing the legislation, which is emblematic of the greater push by the legislature to make ‘environmental justice’ a core California value. The goal is to bridge the so-called green divide between wealthier communities and low income communities that has allowed issues of environmental justice in low income communities to be overlooked. There’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Friday, January 27, 2017

September 8th, 2016, (Los Angeles, CA) - Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) joined with Governor Brown, Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leo, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), and Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), the authors of California's latest groundbreaking efforts to further our state's Climate Change reduction goals and activities, on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at the Vista Hermosa National Park located in the 51st Assembly District, for a ceremony to sign these bills into law.

Gomez was a principal coauthor of AB 197 (E. Garcia), the Climate Equity and Transparency Act, and Sen. Pavley authored Senate Bill 32, to extend California’s landmark emissions reduction goals, both of which the Governor signed into law at the event. “Environmental policy is also community policy. We are going to help every part of our state, poor and not, with the necessary resources they need to combat climate change and to make sure they have clean air and clean water,” said Assemblymember Gomez. AB 197 also creates a standing joint legislative committee on climate change to oversee activities at the California Air Resources Board. This law was designed to reach all of the state’s communities, especially disadvantaged communities that are seriously harmed by the impact of climate change.

Other legislators who played leadership roles in the passage of these bills were also in attendance at the historic bill signing. They included Assemblymembers Matt Dababneh (D-Encino), Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles), Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). Watch this Assembly Access video to hear more from Assemblymember Gomez.

Friday, January 27, 2017

 

February, 26th, 2015, (Los Angeles, CA) –   Ten years ago, California was the first state in the nation to create a Paid Family Leave program. The program enabled Californians to take time off from work to bond with newborn or newly adopted children or to care for a sick relative. This year Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez introduced AB 908 which expands the program to make it more efficient and accessible. Gomez held roundtables in Eagle Rock and East Los Angeles to educate constituents about the benefits of Paid Family Leave and how it has impacted Californians. Learn more in this clip from Assembly Access.

Friday, January 27, 2017

 

Sep 17, 2016, (Los Angeles, CA) – Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) joined with Los Angeles Animal Services to host a successful pet adoption event. As an owner of an adopted dog, Assemblymember Gomez wanted to share the joy of bringing a new family member to his constituents. While Gomez talked with residents about the work he does representing them in Sacramento, over a dozen animals found their ‘forever home.’ Watch this Assembly Access Video to learn more.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sacramento, CA - Xavier Becerra was sworn in this morning as California’s new Attorney General. Assemblymember Gomez offered the following comment following the swearing in:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, AD 51, introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 155 to address what has now been described as "fake news." Designed to ensure that upcoming generations of online readers possess the analytical skills needed to spot fake news, the bill would direct the Instructional Quality Commission to develop and adopt curriculum standards and frameworks that incorporate civic online reasoning, for English Language Arts, Mathematics, History, Social Science, and Science.