Dear Friend,

I am proud to announce that the 2021 state budget allocation of $15 million to Homeboy Industries is now being implemented.

Dear Friend,

On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to overturn Roe v Wade, which stood since 1973 and generally protected a woman's right to have an abortion. The overturning means each state can create their own laws related to abortion, and many states are expected to outlaw or severely restrict abortion access.

Dear Friend,

June 3rd is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. California is among the states with the lowest rate of gun violence. In light of the shootings in Uvalde, Buffalo, California's own Laguna Woods, and countless others, we say "enough is enough" and reaffirm that there is no level of gun violence that is acceptable.

In the last decade, the Assembly has passed nearly 100 laws aimed at reducing gun violence and these efforts have kept us consistently below the national average in terms of gun death.

We can do better.

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls has created an online portal to apply for its 2022 CCSWG Women’s Recovery Response Grant Funding Opportunity. It is the first time the state of California has dedicated resources to the specific needs of women impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Application materials are due by 4 p.m. on February 4, 2022.

October 2021

Dear Neighbors and Friends,

Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time, looking for a job as part of certifying for benefits through the Employment Development Department (EDD), or find yourself ready to make your next career move, I would like to invite you to attend my first annual district-wide Job and Family Resource Fair. It will be held this coming Tuesday, October 26 from 3 - 6 p.m. at East Los Angeles College.

Come In Interview-Ready Attire

If you owe past due rent and utilities payments, or will owe them in the future, please visit HousingIsKey.com. You may qualify for up to one year’s worth of rent and utilities relief, and applying for rent relief qualifies you for protection from eviction.
Si debe pagos de renta y servicios públicos vencidos, o los deberá en el futuro, visite HousingIsKey.com. Podría calificar para recibir hasta un año de alivio para la renta y los servicios públicos, y solicitar el alivio para la renta lo califica para protección contra el desalojo.
If you are currently receiving EDD funds you should know that federal benefits expire at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021. Any pending payments involving these federal programs will be processed retroactively after the September 4 deadline if a claimant is later determined eligible.
Si actualmente recibe fondos del EDD, debe saber que los beneficios federales vencen a las 11:59 p.m. del sábado 4 de septiembre de 2021. Cualquier pago pendiente que involucre estos programas federales, se procesará retroactivamente después de la fecha límite del 4 de septiembre si posteriormente se determina que un reclamante es elegible.