Assemblywoman Luz Rivas Comments on LA Unified Teacher Strike

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D- Arleta) has issued the following statement:

“I have seen firsthand how much teachers do without all of the resources they need to serve their students. As an LAUSD alum and member of the State Assembly, I support LA teachers and hope that negotiations between United Teachers Los Angeles and the school district continue and result in a solution that is responsible and in the best interest of our kids.”

Asambleista Luz Rivas Comenta sobre la Huelga de Maestros en Los Angeles

(SACRAMENTO) – Asambleista Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) expreso lo proximo:

“He visto de primera mano cuánto hacen los maestros para atender a sus estudiantes sin los recursos necesitados. Como estudiante graduada de LAUSD y miembro de la Asamblea Estatal, apoyo a los maestros de Los Angeles y espero que las negociaciones entre United Teachers Los Angeles y el distrito escolar continúen y den como resultado una solución responsable y en el mejor interés para nuestros niños."

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas’ Statement on Governor’s 2019 Budget

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D- Arleta), member of the Assembly Budget Committee, has issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s budget release:

“It is exciting to see that the Governor is being fiscally responsible by paying down debt and investing in our state’s Rainy Day Fund, yet willing to invest in critical programs that will undoubtedly benefit all Californians. The Governor has proposed a well thought out budget that seeks to address a number of key issues by:

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas to Assist California’s Homeless Families

Assemblywoman Rivas leads the charge to aid homeless families through new funding, housing, and services

(SACRAMENTO) –Assemblywoman Luz Rivas has been convening stakeholder meetings with California State Agencies, the County of Los Angeles and Advocates to discuss issues impacting homeless families. It quickly became clear that funding targeted for homeless families should be a top priority. “This is why I plan on funding and restructuring a long dormant program that was established as a result of Proposition 1C, of 2006, to incentivize the development of multifamily housing for homeless families,” Rivas said.

Close the gap CA Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary as More Women Join State Legislature

Close the gap CA (ctgCA), a campaign to recruit progressive women to run for the California Legislature, turns five this month. “In our first five years, we have stopped the slide—after over a decade in sharp decline, the number of women serving in the Legislature is now climbing decisively,” said Executive Director Susannah Delano. She added, “in our next 10 years, we are committed to a full campaign for gender parity. California can and should lead the nation with a representative state legislature.”

Rivas Takes Oath to Represent 39th Assembly District

(SACRAMENTO) - Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) took the oath of office to serve as the Assemblymember for the 39th Assembly District today in a special ceremony at the California State Capitol. The oath was administered by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.