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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Governor Brown Releases Proposed 2017-18 State Spending Plan

"The State Budget must reflect the priorities of our great state. Californians expect full funding for efforts to provide clean air and clean water for all, deliver the hope of a higher education, and build affordable housing. We must also continue to ensure access to quality health care and spur economic development that creates well-paying jobs in our communities," said Assemblymember Gomez. "Unfortunately, the proposed budget also demonstrates the income disparity facing far too many working families. Every household needs an income level that allows families to live with dignity regardless of zip code or working class occupation. I will be working with the Governor and legislative leaders in the months ahead to address this challenge."

Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez represents the 51st Assembly District which includes the Northeast Los Angeles neighborhoods of Echo Park, Mission Junction, Historic Filipinotown, Chinatown, Glassell Park, Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills, El Sereno, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Lincoln Heights, City Terrace, Elysian Valley, Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, portion of Silverlake, and unincorporated East Los Angeles.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sacramento, CA – On January 5, Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez introduced Assembly Con-current Resolution (ACR) 7, which would name a portion of the Los Angeles 110 freeway the "Vin Scully Freeway." The portion to be named is the stretch leading to Dodger Stadium - be-tween US Route 101 and Interstate 5. Dodger Stadium is located within State Assembly District 51.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

(Fresno, CA) – California State Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), author of Assembly Bill 1550, proudly stood next to Governor Jerry Brown and Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) at the signing ceremony for an historic package of climate change legislation.  Assemblymember Gomez's legislation, AB 1550 would require that at least 25% of cap-and-trade funds go to projects directly in disadvantaged communities and another 10% to benefit low-income residents or communities anywhere in the state.

"No matter where you live, no matter what you make, you deserve to breath clean air and drink clean water. With the signing of AB1550, we begin to bridge the green divide," Assemblymember Gomez said at the signing ceremony on a rooftop in downtown Fresno.

Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) and Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) also attended the bill signing ceremony.  Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear more from Assemblymember Gomez.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez had the honor of presenting legendary LA Dodger baseball announcer Vin Scully with a resolution on behalf of the California Assembly for his contributions to broadcasting and to Dodger's baseball history.  Scully is retiring at the end of this season after serving as the voice of the Dodgers for the last 67 years. The 51st Assembly district is home to the LA Dodgers and Dodger Stadium, in Chavez Ravine. Learn more in this clip from Assembly Access. Visit for more information.