(Sacramento, CA) – Today, Assembly Member Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), along with Assembly Members Tasha Boerner Horvath, Sabrina Cervantes, Sydney Kamlager, Sharon QuirkSilva, Cristina Garcia, Mike Gipson, Lorena Gonzalez, Ash Kalra, Evan Low, Freddie Rodriguez, Miguel Santiago, Mark Stone, Buffy Wicks, and Senators Ben Allen, Monique Limon, Henry Stern, and Scott Wiener, p
"My third year in the legislature was one in which tremendous steps forward were made in the face of unprecedented challenges.
(Los Angeles, CA) — Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) is pleased to announce the unveiling of the El Rio Veterans Memorial at the El Rio de Los Angeles State Park in the neighborhood of Cypress Park.
SACRAMENTO, CA – For decades, Exide emitted lead, arsenic, cadmium, and other toxic pollutants into its property and the surrounding community. It also contaminated groundwater and released battery acid onto our roads.
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.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), is proud to announce that the Legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom, with support from Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, approved an additional $74.5 million in the State Budget for expedited cleanup of lead contamination from the now closed Exide Battery Recycling Plant in Vernon, CA. Additionally, Governor Newsom signed AB 142, authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), into law. AB 142 provides additional ongoing funding to clean up contaminated communities across California by increasing the manufacturer battery fee.
“Disenfranchised communities have suffered from environmental harms and injustice impacting the health of our families and children for far too long,” said Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles). “Toxic waste and contamination caused by lack of oversight needs to managed and cleaned up. With AB 142, which I am proud to co-author, there will no longer be the excuse that the funds don’t exist. This is about justice for our most vulnerable residents regardless of economic status or where they live.”
Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo with Guerline Jozef, Founder of the Haitian Bridge Alliance
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) was honored at the Central American Resources Center’s (CARECEN) 36th Annual Awards Dinner with the Champion of Change Award for her work on immigration issues. This annual recognition highlights community champions who have made great strides in bringing communities and leaders together, as well as raising awareness on the power of local and international solidarity.
“As an immigrant from El Salvador, I am absolutely honored to be recognized by such a prestigious organization such as CARECEN,” said Assemblywoman Carrillo. “This year I had the privilege to work with CARECEN on important legislation to protect our most vulnerable, and I look forward to continuing our work to ensure all immigrant communities in California have access to the American Dream and receive the rights they wholeheartedly deserve.”