SACRAMENTO, CA –Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the recent whistleblower complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General alleging medical neglect amid COVID-19 and mass hysterectomies performed on immigrant women in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility.
Dear friends and neighbors,
SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) announced that Officer Gina S. Jojola of the East Los Angeles California Highway Patrol Station was named the 2020 Woman of the Year of the 51st Assembly District. The Woman of the Year honor celebrates achievements of trailblazing women throughout the state during Women’s History Month.
Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo makes remarks on the Assembly floor. January 2019.
In her second year in office, California State Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) built off the momentum she established during her first year in the Legislature. Assemblywoman Carrillo had eight bills signed into law, honored distinguished community members on the Assembly Floor, hosted numerous events in Assembly District 51 and represented the state of California on a trip to El Salvador with Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom. She also aided in the passage of several significant pieces of legislation related to affordable housing, police use of force, protections for immigrants and public health, among many others. Most of all, 2019 was a year of building community and legislative partners to improve the quality of life of the residents of Assembly District 51 and the 40 million that call California home.