Op-Ed: Women in STEM by Laura Friedman

GLENDALE - Earlier this month the state Assembly celebrated “California Women and Girls in STEM Week.” The Assembly started this tradition as a way to bring to light the vast gender inequalities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and to encourage our young women to pursue opportunities in these areas.

Op-Ed: Supporting California’s Foster Youth by Laura Friedman

BURBANK - For many children across California, planning for their future is part of growing up. From the time they are very young, their parents set aside money, dollar-by-dollar, to make the ultimate investment in their future success – higher education.

Op-ed: For Many Armenian Americans, 2017 is year 99

BURBANK - For many Armenian Americans, 2017 is year 99.

We often put a lot of emphasis on 100. It’s a centennial, a century, a perfect score, a magical round number. But 99 is an interesting number, too. It’s right before you get to the big number. If you are turning 99 years old, you know that the remaining year is a significant journey. It’s not an easy thing to complete that final year. The First Republic of Armenia was established in 1918, which means this is year 99, just one step left before we celebrate the 100th anniversary.

Op-Ed: News From Sacramento by Laura Friedman

BURBANK - Since the publishing of my last article I have had the great fortune of meeting more of my talented colleagues in the California Assembly, more of the passionate organizations who fight daily for the causes they believe in, and more of you – the dedicated, caring and well-informed individuals who make up our district.

Assemblymember Friedman Issues Statement Condemning Trump’s Executive Action on Immigration

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, issued the following statement on President Trump’s action on immigration:

“As the representative for the 43rd Assembly District, I join thousands of my constituents in condemning the inhumane and unconstitutional treatment of refugees, visitors and legal residents arriving at our shores.