Thursday, May 18, 2017

BURBANK - In my 2012 State of the City speech while serving as the mayor of Glendale in a time when much of the country was still struggling to recover from the recession, I addressed a key reason as to why Glendale was able to weather the financial crisis.

Friday, May 12, 2017

GLENDALE - Recently Los Angeles has seen a dramatic increase of traffic-related fatalities, a sharp 43% increase with 260 traffic fatalities occurring in 2016. That rate is continuing to increase and is already significantly higher this year than it was last May. Unfortunately, these rising rates of local traffic fatalities are part of a statewide upward trend.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) joined the rest of the Armenian Caucus for a state capitol news conference to honor the 1.5-million people who were killed 102 years ago in the Armenian Genocide. Assemblymember Friedman represents an area of Los Angeles that is home to the largest contingent of Armenian-Americans in the country. “Glendale is, I hope, soon to become the home of the Armenian-American museum,” said Assemblymember Friedman. “And that’s something that, while the week of remembrance really inspires people in the district every year, that museum is something that will educated and inspire from across the country and from around the world.” The Armenian Caucus also honored USC Institute of Armenian Studies leader Salpi H. Ghazarian for her contributions to addressing and resolving challenges in Armenian communities and announced 3rd Annual Essay & Visual Arts Scholarship winners. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) brought a very special guest with her to work at the State Capitol.

Friday, March 17, 2017

The California Legislative Women's Caucus has issued an open letter to US Supreme Court Justice Nominee, Neil Gorsuch, calling on him to protect the rights of all Californians.

Monday, March 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – As part of the Assembly’s celebration of Women’s History Month, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) recognized Dr. Anna Galfaian as the 43rd Assembly District Woman of the Year.

“Anna has done incredible work in the community,” said Friedman.  “She’s built a family practice that’s improved the lives of countless Californians, and she’s worked to support new health care providers through scholarships and mentoring.”

Friday, February 17, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) joined her colleagues in the State Assembly for a special ceremony to celebrate Black History Month. After a video depicting 50 years of the California Legislative Black Caucus history was shown, the Assembly passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 6, a measure that designates the month of February 2017 as Black History Month and encourages the people of California to recognize the many talents, achievements, and contributions that African Americans make to their communities.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) says she was very happy with the Governor’s “perfect summation” of how California should be an example for the rest of the nation. “The line that really stuck with me from the Governor’s speech was “When we protect and defend California, we defend the United States,” said Assemblymember Friedman. “And I think in California we have a responsibility to lead the nation.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Friday, January 20, 2017

(Sacramento) – As a new president is sworn into office, California State Assembly Democrats are vowing to keep the California dream alive. In an open letter to all Californians, Democrats say “the California contract is a promise to ourselves and to one another that we will build a sustainable economy, environment and society that doesn’t just protect the wealthy or the powerful, but instead will benefit every Californian and benefit from every Californian.” Here’s the entire letter in this Assembly Access video.