Press Releases

Monday, July 17, 2017

Statement on Affordable Housing

For Immediate Release
July 17, 2017

Judson True, judson.true@asm.ca.gov, 916.319.2017

 

The Assemblymembers listed below today issued the following statement on the effort to address California’s housing affordability crisis:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO - California Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) today introduced Assembly Bill 1000, the California Desert Protection Act, in response to growing threats by the Trump Administration and the Cadiz water extraction project to the California desert. AB 1000 strengthens protections for the ecologically fragile Mojave Desert by ensuring any water transfers from desert groundwater basins do not adversely affect the region’s natural or cultural resources, including vital groundwater or habitat.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Dear Californians,

As co-authors of SB 562, we strongly support the vision of a single-payer healthcare system.  While we were disappointed that SB 562 as passed by the Senate lacked critical details, we were ready to carry on the work necessary for responsible policymaking.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) named Silverlake Conservatory of Music the 43rd Assembly District Nonprofit of the Year.  The Conservatory offers private music lessons on all orchestral and band instruments, as well as a variety of ensemble classes at a reasonable cost. One of their primary goals is to provide scholarships to children whose families would otherwise be unable to afford lessons.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) named Mickey DePalo of Burbank as the 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 43rd Assembly District.  DePalo joined Friedman in the Capitol for the recognition and ceremony.

“Mickey has an outstanding record of service to his country, his community, and his fellow veterans across the region,” said Friedman.  “It’s an honor to recognize him and all that he has done for our veterans and their families.”

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) named Mickey DePalo of Burbank as the 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 43rd Assembly District.  DePalo joined Friedman in the Capitol for the recognition and ceremony.

“Mickey has an outstanding record of service to his country, his community, and his fellow veterans across the region,” said Friedman.  “It’s an honor to recognize him and all that he has done for our veterans and their families.”

Friday, June 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO -  California State Assemblymember Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, announces that the 2017-2018 California State Budget, which was passed by both the State Assembly and Senate on Thursday, June 15, includes $3 million in funding for the Armenian American Museum planned for Glendale.

Funding for the museum will be granted over a 3-year period.  In addition, a $5 million fund has been created to update current public school curricula and train teachers on the history of the Armenian Genocide.

“For months I’ve fought for funding in the budget for the museum,” said Friedman. “And I’m thrilled that the funding has come through for the museum, which will serve as a beacon of hope and understanding for the local Armenian community, and countless visitors from around the world.”