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May 17, 2018                                                                                 

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

(Sacramento) - With a special announcement on the California Assembly floor, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) remembers Allen Lund, who founded a prominent trucking company and supported many endeavors with the Catholic Church. Lund was married for 57 years and helped raise six children. “Allen Lund was a pillar of the La Cañada community, and a remarkable philanthropist who touched the lives of countless Californians,” says Assemblymember Friedman. Allen Lund lost his battle with cancer in early April. He was 77.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) and the California State Assembly adjourned the April 23, 2018 floor session in the memory of Will Rogers. Rogers, who was serving as Burbank’s Mayor until his passing the previous week, died from liver cancer after a six month battle. The former journalist was first elected to the Burbank City Council in 2015 and chosen as Mayor in 2017. Watch Assemblymember Friedman’s tribute to him in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, May 7, 2018

(Sacramento) - Climate change is an urgent issue in California and more must be done to protect our natural resources. With that in mind, legislators joined with advocacy groups to ask that critical natural resources programs receive funding in this year’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) budget allocations. “Our agricultural industry is a treasure for everybody in the state of California,” says Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale).

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

(Sacramento) - Every year, lawmakers at the California State Capitol take time to honor survivors, and the lives lost during the Holocaust of WWII. As part of the Jewish Caucus, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) talked about the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, shared her personal story of loss, and the importance of remembering the past. “I want to acknowledge the survivors in our midst today, to thank them for standing strong, for being here to bear witness to that history,” says Assemblymember Friedman.