SACRAMENTO, CA - Assembly Bill (AB) 559, a piece of legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Patty Lopez (D - San Fernando), passed the Assembly floor. This legislation authorizes the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) to take actions to conserve Monarch butterflies and their habitats.
“The Monarch Butterfly’s yearly migration from California to Mexico is one of nature’s greatest wonders,” said Lopez. “By allowing the DFW to take action in the conservation efforts of the Monarch Butterfly, we provide a genuine chance for one of nature’s most majestic creatures to maintain its population.”
SACRAMENTO - Assembly Bill (AB) 1366,
legislation authored by Assemblywoman Patty Lopez (D - San
Fernando), passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee. This
legislation will create Dream Resource Centers at California public
colleges and universities.
(Sacramento, CA) – In response to the Los Angeles Unified School District proposal to author layoff warning notices to more than 600 employees, Assemblywoman Patty López issues the following statement:
“I am extremely concerned about the Los Angeles Unified School District’s proposed layoff warning notices threatening Adult Education. During this time, I will be working with my colleagues to ensure that California’s commitment to Adult Education remains intact. In addition, I have recently introduced legislation to enhance grant funding categories for family literacy education and will continue to support and be the voice for Adult Education programs.”
(North Hollywood, CA) – On Friday, February 20, 2015, Assemblywoman Patty López joins Hermandad Mexicana Nacional to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions that DREAMers have achieved since President Obama first implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) in 2012.
Assemblywoman Patty Lopez (D-39) releases the following statement regarding High Speed Rail:
“I oppose the High Speed Rail plan as it is currently proposed. I have heard the concerns of my constituents and traveled to the areas that will be directly impacted; and as this plan is presently stands, those suggested routes will have a direct negative impact on my district. In addition to that, it pits one district against another. I don’t want to see my community divided over this issue. I plan to work with the High Speed Rail authority to try to find alternative routes that will make less of an impact on my district.”
Por la asambleísta Patty López (Distrito 39 de la Asamblea)
Servir a mi comunidad ha sido siempre lo más importante en mi vida. Mis padres participaron activamente en la comunidad. Ellos me enseñaron a ayudar a otros cuando fuera posible. La necesidad y pasión de ayudar a nuestra comunidad a mejorar es lo que hace que mucha gente corra por un puesto público. Y yo no soy diferente a ninguno de mis colegas en la Asamblea porque yo me postulé a este puesto para mejorar la vida de las personas en mi distrito y en California.
Serving my community has always been important to my life.
My parents were active in the community. They taught me to help others whenever possible. The need and passion for helping our community improve is what makes many people run for office. In this way I am no different from many of my colleagues in the Assembly because I ran for this office to improve the lives of people in my district and in California.
My background is found in many different communities in my district, and it is important that I represent them in office. As a working mother and wife, I keep the needs of children and families close to my heart. As a Latina and an immigrant from humble beginnings, I believe in the American Dream and want to help others achieve it. And as the new representative of the 39th District in the California Assembly, I will make sure that everyone's voice is heard.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Member Patty López (D-Pacoima) introduced her first bill in the Assembly--legislation designed to allow low-income families to obtain child care that would allow them to secure stable employment.
Plans to fight for increased resources for public schools
(SACRAMENTO) – Patty López (D-San Fernando) was sworn in as the Assemblymember for California’s 39th Assembly District today. The District includes the communities of Pacoima, San Fernando, Arleta, Mission Hills, Sylmar, North Hollywood, Lake View Terrace, Los Angeles, Northeast Granada Hills, Sunland-Tujunga, and Sun Valley.
“It is an honor and a privilege to represent my district and to serve as an Assemblymember,” said López. “To lead is to serve. I plan to fight for more resources for our schools so that the children in my community have greater and better opportunities after they graduate.”
The swearing in ceremony took place in the Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol. The oath of office was administered by Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court Goodwin Liu.