(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) says he was pleased with the Governor’s annual address to a joint session of the State Legislature. However, Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas said the Governor should have focused more on affordable housing and homelessness. “That’s what my constituents care about the most,” said Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas. “Our state has a big missing part of all the wonderful things that we do in those particular categories.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/ridley-thomas
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) says the Governor’s annual address to a joint session of the State Legislature presented a great vision for how California can take care of what we need to do. “There’s no challenge that’s facing California that is insurmountable,” said Assemblymember Levine. “We’ve governed California responsibly with regard to budget, with regard to climate change, with investing in education and we’re trying to get investment into our infrastructure.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/levine
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) remarks that the Governor’s annual address to a joint session of the State Legislature was excellent and right on point. “He outlined our core values, which we should be concerned about no matter where you live in California,” Assemblymember Holden said. “I think when you talk about embracing immigrants who are coming here for a new life, for a new opportunity…this is the Golden State.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/holden
(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. http://www.asmdc.org/friedman
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) says he was very impressed with the Governor’s annual speech to a joint session of the State Legislature. “It was full of energy and he really wants to get to work,” said Assemblymember Rodriguez. “But what really got to me was his key phrase about California defending the nation. During these times, we’re going to need that.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/rodriguez
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Timothy Grayson (D-Concord) found Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address “full of inspiration” and believes the Governor and Assembly Democrats have the same list of priorities. “Transportation needs, housing , jobs, economic development and infrastructure are all top priorities for Assembly Democrats,” said Assemblymember Grayson. “As long as we address these top priorities we’ll be able to continue to build a strong economy.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/grayson
(Sacramento) – La asambleísta Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) dijo que el informe del estado entregado por el gobernador en una sesión conjunta de la Legislatura estatal fue el acertado. La asambleísta Reyes dijo que las metas y planes del gobernador eran similares a los de los asambleístas demócratas, “provengo de un distrito muy pobre y desean ser escuchados. Y lo que he escuchado del gobernador es que él está listo para escuchar a todos los distritos”. Más en este video de Assembly Access. http://www.asmdc.org/reyes
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) says the Governor annual address to a joint session of the State Legislature was right on point. Assemblymember Reyes says the Governor’s goals and plans are similar to the goals and plans of the Assembly Democrats, “I come from a very poor district and they want to be heard. And what I hear from the Governor is he’s ready to listen to all of the districts.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/reyes
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) says he was very, very pleased with Governor Jerry Brown’s annual State of the State address. Moments after the Governor delivered the address to a joint session of the State Legislature Assemblymember Arambula said, “The Governor’s State of the State today was truly inspirational.... I was particularly drawn to his bipartisanship.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/arambula
(Sacramento) – State Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) says Governor Jerry Brown delivered a strong message in his annual State of the State speech. “I enjoyed the Governor’s message of working together,” said Assemblywoman Cervantes. “really working beyond party lines in order to represent all Californians and be the voice for everyone. Watch this Assembly Access video to hear more from Assemblywoman Cervantes. http://www.asmdc.org/cervantes
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As Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, I know the importance of college affordability and safety. We must ensure students are provided with safe learning environments. In addition, students need transparency in higher education costs in order to make informed financial decisions for college."
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