Press Releases

Rent Control Legislation Signed into Law by Governor Newsom

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), commends Governor Gavin Newsom signing AB 1482, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), and other rent protection legislation into law. AB 1482 provides California renters with crucial tenant protections against excessive rent increases and unjust evictions. 

“I am proud to co-author AB 1482, which helps ensure that California renters are provided important protections for affordable housing. Cities like Los Angeles have seen drastic increases in rent that makes it difficult for families to stay in their homes or apartments, creating a rippling effect to neighborhoods, schools and local businesses,” said Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles). “While working with our elected leaders at the local level, the state must act with urgency for the safety and well-being of all Californians. The right to housing is a fundamental human right.” 

California Act to Save Lives Signed into Law by Governor Newsom

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), commends Governor Gavin Newsom signing AB 392, authored by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), into law. This bill ensures that law enforcement officers only use deadly force when necessary to defend against the threat of death or serious injury to the officer or to another person. 

“Recent police shooting incidents resulting in a death has caused a divide between law enforcement officers and our local communities of color,” said Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), who is a principle co-author. “AB 392 helps bridge the gap by providing clarity as to when an officer may use deadly force. This additional transparency will help foster a safer and more comforting environment for Californians while still preserving the ability for law enforcement officers to protect and serve.”

Assemblymember Carrillo Receives the California State Park Foundation's Legacy Award

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) is recognized as the recipient of the Legacy Award, presented by the California State Parks Foundation. The recognition, given out each year, focuses on leaders and lawmakers who develop, expand and protect California’s state parks.

According to L.A.’s Park Score, 41 percent of lower-income households in Los Angeles do not have immediate access to a park. While many California families often live minutes away from California’s State Parks and beaches, many cannot reach them. 

Assemblywoman Carrillo Pet Insurance Transparency Law Signed by Governor Newsom

Assembly Bill 1535

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) is proud to announce that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 1535 into law, which ensures pet insurance claims can be filed faster and with less hassle. 

“California consumers care deeply about the health and well-being of their pets,” said Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-51). “AB 1535 ensures that consumers who purchase pet insurance can ask questions, file a claim or complaint without confusion or misdirection from pet insurance companies over brand names and details lost in the small print. Pet insurance consumers have a right to transparency and proper recourse.” 

Assemblywoman Carrillo Issues Statement on Exide Technologies’ Lead-Battery Recycling Facility Disaster

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Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo and elected officials visiting homes in East Los Ángeles contaminated with lead by the EXIDE Battery Plant. August 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA –  Today, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released a report highly critical of the investigation produced by Exide Technologies relating to their role in the contamination and cleanup of the East Los Angeles area as a result of their lead-battery recycling facility. According to DTSC, which will take control of the investigation, Exide Technologies concluded that it was not responsible for the contamination of residential areas surrounding its former facility. This report is troubling, considering a University of Southern California study found lead in the teeth of children who live within the contamination zone.

“Despite Exide Technologies’ legal obligation to fully investigate its role in the contamination of the East Los Angeles and surrounding communities, they have failed to do so and the State must now intervene to provide equity to those who were harmed by this environmental disaster,” said Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles). “It is our duty and obligation as a State to protect the well-being of all Californians, therefore we must and we will continue to work to provide justice to those affected by the Exide Technologies disaster, many of them children, as well as provide safeguard measures to ensure this never happens again in the future.” 

Carrillo Receives the Reproductive Justice Leadership Award

Carrillo Receives the Reproductive Justice Leadership Award

SACRAMENTO, CA –  Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) is honored to receive the “Latinas Leading Boldly” Reproductive Justice (RJ) Leadership Award by California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) for her commitment to protecting women's bodily autonomy, health and well-being. 

CLRJ is leading the reproductive justice movement in uplifting the diversity of women’s experiences that are often made invisible by public narratives, and how they are changing narratives to inform policy change in California. 

Carrillo Names Guisados as 2019 Small Business of the Year

Carrillo Names Guisados as Small Business of the Year

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) is proud to announce the selection of family-owned restaurant, Guisados as the 51st Assembly District’s 2019 Small Business of the Year.

“Since the opening of its original Boyle Heights location in 2010, Guisados has grown to seven restaurants in Los Angeles, with its Echo Park location in Assembly District 51 being its busiest adding to the thriving local community,” said Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo. “Guisados is a testament to the rise of Mexican gastronomy that honors passed down family recipes that celebrate culture, people and good food, all the while promoting economic sustainability and employment opportunities for local residents.”

Carrillo Announces Additional $50 Million for After School Funding Heads to Governor's Desk

Carrillo Announces Approval of $50 Million for After School Funding

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) is proud to announce that today the State Legislature passed the 2019 State Budget, which includes $50 Million in funding for the After School Education and Safety Program (ASES). The 2019 State Budget is now pending a signature from the Governor.

“In California, ASES-funded after school and summer programs serve more than 400,000 students at 4,200 schools each day and serve some communities with the highest levels of poverty across California. In Assembly District 51 alone, around 9,000 children are served at 89 after school programs every day,” said Assemblymember Carrillo. “Not only do these programs encourage learning, but they also provide an after school care option for working parents, many who work tireless hours to support their children yet cannot afford traditional childcare. With significant increases in costs threatening the closure of some ASES programs, the additional $50 Million will help ensure that these programs continue operating to provide essential services for our youth. For these reasons, I strongly urge the Governor to sign this year’s budget.”

Carrillo Names Barrio Action as Nonprofit of the Year

 Assemblymember Carrillo Nominates Barrio Action as 2019 Nonprofit of the Year

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) is proud to announce the selection of Barrio Action, a youth and family center based in El Sereno, as the 51st District’s Nonprofit of the Year.

“It is my privilege to select Barrio Action as the Nonprofit of the Year in Assembly District 51,” said Assemblymember Carrillo. “Based in El Sereno, their mission to empower our most disadvantaged youth to be successful in all aspects of life, as well as provide a safe haven to the community by providing food assistance, resources and programming is what makes our neighborhoods thrive and our residents live in dignity.”