Press Releases

Thursday, March 22, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 22, 2018

Contact: Allison Ruff - (916) 319-2043

 

Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 37 to designate April 24th as California’s Day of commemoration of the 103rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Friedman was joined by her fellow members of the Legislative Armenian Caucus, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) and Senators Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge).

Friday, March 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Tomorrow, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) will host a town hall featuring Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), University of California, Los Angeles Professor Michael Manville and Cynthia Strathmann, the Executive Director of Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, to discuss the future of Los Angeles and sustainable housing solutions.

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

February 15, 2018


Applications Down Amidst Ongoing Uncertainty about DACA at the Federal Level

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley is urging eligible students to complete the California Dream Act application by the March 2 Cal Grant deadline in order to get the most financial aid possible. This year’s applications are down 20,000 from last year amidst ongoing uncertainty around immigration reform at the federal level.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The California Armenian Legislative Caucus is holding two scholarship contests for the 2018 commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in 9th through 12th grade are invited to participate in an essay contest and/or a visual arts contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide on its anniversary. The visual arts scholarship is a joint venture between the California Armenian Legislative Caucus and the California Arts Council.

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

For Immediate Release:

February 16, 2018

 

Contact: Allison Ruff

Allison.ruff@asm.ca.gov

(916) 319 - 2043

 

AB 3170 exempts water efficient products from sales tax to promote water conservation across the state.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2018

CONTACT: Jackie.Koenig@asm.ca.gov, (916) 319-2053

 

(Sacramento, CA) – Today, Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago and Laura Friedman jointly introduced legislation to change the criteria by which local governments are able to provide critical medical care to homeless individuals who are mentally ill.

“It is inhumane to be a bystander when we have the power to do something to save lives in this vulnerable population,” said Assemblymember Santiago (D-Los Angeles). “We need to ensure there is proper medical care for homeless individuals with mental illness who are suffering on the streets with serious physical ailments,” he continued.

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.