Press Releases

Thursday, January 18, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 18, 2018

Allison Ruff (916-319-2043)

allison.ruff@asm.ca.gov

 

Bipartisan group of Assemblymembers unveils legislative response to growing outcry against all forms of harassment

 

Sacramento – Earlier today, Assemblymembers Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino), Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) & Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) alongside industry stakeholders and advocates in the “Me Too” movement, held a press conference to announce the introduction of AB 1870, the SHARE Act (Stopping Harassment and Reporting Extension) aimed at addressing harassment in the workplace.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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January 4, 2018    

Allison Ruff (916) 319-2043    

 

Sacramento – Yesterday, as she began her second year of service in the legislature, California Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) was appointed to two key leadership positions.

Assemblymember Friedman was named the Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore of the Assembly by Speaker Anthony Rendon.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino), Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), and Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) announced that they will introduce legislation when the Legislature reconvenes in January to give victims of sexual harassment more time to file claims beyond the one year timeframe required under existing law.

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    

December 6, 2017     

Contacts

Reyes: Galen Dobbins (916) 319-2047

Friedman: Allison Ruff (916) 319-2043                              

 

Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino), Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), and Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) announced that they will introduce legislation when the Legislature reconvenes in January to give victims of sexual harassment more time to file claims beyond the one year timeframe required under existing law.

“The stories of sexual harassment told by victims from all careers and walks of life have revealed that the existing systems for seeking justice are not working,” said Assemblymember Reyes.  “The evidence clearly indicates that the fear of retaliation and the psychological wounds caused by such actions can prevent victims from filing claims within the existing timelines required under current law.”

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Starting at 1:30pm PST the Assembly Rules Subcommittee on Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Prevention and Response will hold its first informational hearing. The subcommittee, Chaired by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), is set to look at the current policies and protections available to victims of sexual harassment and discrimination. To watch the first hearing live click here.

Friday, November 3, 2017

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November 3, 2017

Contact: Allison Ruff

(916) 319-2043                                 

 

Assemblymember Laura Friedman Announces First Hearing on Changing the Capitol Culture and Stopping Sexual Harassment and Abuse

 

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) Chair of the Assembly Rules Subcommittee on Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Prevention and Response has announced the first of the subcommittee’s hearings, which will be held on Tuesday, November 28th in the State Capitol.

Friday, September 15, 2017

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September 15, 2017  

Contact: Allison Ruff                                                            

(916) 319-2043

 

Legislature Passes Tougher Penalties for Reckless Driving