Press Releases

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

(Sacramento, CA) - Assembly Bill 1725, Protecting After School Education & Safety Programs, by Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), was approved by the Assembly on a vote of 60-0 today. This bill would increase funding for California’s After School Education & Safety (ASES) programs to ensure these programs stay open and serve the students and families who need them most.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) ​convened a press conference to highlight the importance of Assembly Bill 1764, a bill that will establish the Forced Sterilization Compensation Program to provide monetary compensation to those who were forcibly sterilized under California’s eugenics laws, as well as those sterilized without medical necessity or demonstrated informed consent while incarcerated.

“We often discuss a woman’s right to choose. A right that also includes the choice of becoming a mother. Unfortunately, that choice has been taken from many women, ​said Assemblymember Carrillo (D-51), “​As a state, we must ensure we rectify that wrong and we must do more than simply recognize the horrific impact of eugenic sterilization programs on Californian families, and the devastating consequences of this failed attempt to eradicate populations.”

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo Urges Congress to Support Legislation Extending Protections for TPS Recipients

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) introduced Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 11 on Monday, urging the federal administration and Congress to enact legislation to provide a permanent solution for immigrant youth and individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). AJR 11 supports House Resolution (HR) 6, which reintroduces the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 with protections for TPS and Deferred Enforced Departure recipients.

“I am committed to protecting our most vulnerable immigrant populations from the federal administration’s attacks and will work to make sure TPS recipients are protected,” said Assemblymember Carrillo. “I am proud to offer support Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard on HR 6, demonstrating California is home to all and ready for bold leadership.”

Friday, March 8, 2019

(Los Angeles, CA) — Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) is pleased to announce the California State Park Executive Committee’s approval of the construction of a site honoring Northeast Los Angeles veterans. The site will feature the installation of three flagpoles consisting of the American, State of California and City of Los Angeles flags and a stone with a plaque that reads “El Rio Veterans — In Honor of Those Who Serve” showcasing the five military insignias.

“This is a historic win for our community in recognizing the contributions of veterans from the Northeast and all those who have bravely served in our nation’s military,” Assemblymember Carrillo said. “This project is the result of stakeholder collaboration and an understanding from our California State Parks on the central role they play in our local communities.”

Monday, March 4, 2019

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.”

Monday, February 25, 2019

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.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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.