Assemblymember Carrillo Honors Montecito Heights Resident Bricia Lopez as Assembly District 51 Woman of the Year

Bricia Lopez was named the 2019 Woman of the Year of the 51st Assembly District

SACRAMENTO, CA  — Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) announced Monday that Montecito Heights resident Bricia Lopez was named the 2019 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.

“I am thrilled to recognize my good friend, Bricia Lopez for her pioneering and entrepreneurial efforts,” Assembly Carrillo said. “A successful restaurateur, Bricia has given back to the community and inspired other women to be leaders. She has innovatively honored her Oaxacan culture, all the while using her platform to highlight important issues such as immigration and economic equity.”

Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo's Resolution Honoring Civil Rights and LGBTQ Leader Bayard Rustin Passes Assembly

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution 27 (ACR 27) honoring the legacy of civil rights, labor and LGBTQ leader Bayard Rustin this week.

Born on March 17, 1912 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Rustin dedicated his entire life to advancing justice and dignity for all. He was a close advisor to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., organized the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and promoted equity through nonviolent protests. An openly gay African  American, Rustin understood the intricate intersections of marginalized identities and fought tirelessly for progress and opportunity. His extraordinary efforts promoted unity and transformed the landscape of activism.

Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo's Statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s January Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s January budget proposal unveiled Wednesday.

“I’m glad to see that Governor Newsom’s budget proposal to accelerate the Exide clean-up amplifies what we’ve done so far. The proposed $50 million one-time expenditure would help clean high-risk properties and provide relief to many families in AD51 and surrounding districts.