State Funding for One California Program Contrasts with Federal Actions that Harm Vulnerable Immigrant Communities
San Francisco, CA—Assemblymembers Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) and David Chiu (D-San Francisco), representing the California Latino Legislative Caucuses and the California Asian Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus respectively, today joined community organizations to announce the final recipients of "One California" grants to provide nonprofit legal services to immigrants and also came together to oppose federal actions against immigrant communities.
During last year's state budget process, the California Latino Legislative Caucus and the California API Legislative Caucus created the One California program, securing $15 million to develop a community-based model that will assist eligible immigrants in applying for citizenship or deferred action.
(Sacramento) – The California State Assembly recognized Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his fight for civil rights for all Americans during a remembrance on the Floor of the Assembly. Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) led the Chamber in the official prayer before the commemoration. Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear Assemblymember Thurmond’s touching prayer and tribute.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) and the State Assembly adjourned in the memory of Sylvia McLaughlin, a resident of Berkeley and founder of “Save the Bay,” a pioneering environmental movement dedicated to protecting San Francisco Bay and providing public access to the shoreline. In his speech honoring McLaughlin, Assemblymember Thurmond noted, “She was an environmentalist 50 years before there was an environmental movement.” She passed away in mid-January at the age of 99. Here’s more from Assemblymember Thurmond in this Assembly Access video.