(Los Angeles) – Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) is dedicated to expanding opportunity for the people of California. Recently, he partnered with the Department of Fish and Wildlife to bring fishing to the residents of Lincoln Heights when he hosted his annual fishing derby. The Department of Fish and Wildlife stocked the lake with thousands of fish, rangers taught the kids the basics of how to fish and about native fish, and the kids were given the opportunity, for many their first time, to actually use their new fishing skills. The fishing derby had become one of Asm. Gomez most popular events and this year saw hundreds of families participate. Learn more in this Assembly Access video.
(Los Angeles) - This Earth Day, Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) joined with Friends of the Los Angeles River, River LA, and thousands of community members and activists for "La Gran Limpieza" - The 27th Annual Great LA River CleanUp! Assemblymember Gomez always knew the Los Angeles River could be the one thing that could unify and connect the entire County. Since his election, he has made the river his legislative priority, introducing bills each year and securing millions of dollars in funding for improvements. His strong leadership has made the river a center of public engagement and an object of pride for Los Angeles and Southern California. Learn more in this Assembly Access video. http://asmdc.org/gomez
(Los Angeles) — Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) answered the call to public service because he remembers his own family's working-class struggles. After strongly advocating for a living wage at the Capitol in Sacramento, he joined Governor Jerry Brown, Speaker Anthony Rendon, workers, and labor leaders for the signing of SB3, historic legislation that will raise the California minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. But Assemblymember Gomez knows that the Fight for $15 won’t end with the Golden State. "This is a big step forward. This is a historic step. I think doing this here in California first is going to create a ripple effect across the entire country." Hear more from Assemblymember Gomez and Governor Brown in this Assembly Access clip.
(Sacramento) – During the debate in the State Assembly over legislation to raise California’s minimum wage, Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) stood up and spoke in favor of Senate Bill 3, which raises California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour – the highest statewide minimum wage in the nation. “What we are facing is Californians working multiple jobs just to make a living,” said Assemblymember Gomez. “This is a big step forward.” Here’s more from Assemblymember Gomez in this Assembly Access video.
Sacramento, CA – Today, the California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill 908 by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), with bipartisan support, to significantly expand the state’s Paid Family Leave Program (PFL) by increasing wage replacement payments from 55% to 60% - 70%, depending on income level. The bill now awaits action by Governor Jerry Brown.
“For many workers, California’s current Paid Family Leave program is simply an illusion,” said Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez. “It is unrealistic to expect a worker who is already living paycheck to paycheck on 100 percent of their salary to use a program for 6 weeks at nearly half of their wages. That’s why I authored AB 908, to fix this inequity and ensure all who pay into this vital program can afford to use it, regardless of their income.”
(Los Angeles) – Governor Jerry Brown has proposed a $176.6 million spending plan to fund expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of residential properties, schools, daycare centers and parks around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon. Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), other elected officials and community activists held a news conference shortly after the Governor proposed the testing and cleanup plan. “This a big win for the community,” said Assemblymember Gomez. “For far too long, the families surrounding the Exide plant have been ignored. Environmental justice should be an indiscriminate act which aims to improve public health, protect our communities and hold all violators responsible for their actions.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
Sacramento, CA – For over 30 years, irresponsible environmental practices by Exide Industries have led to severe negative health impacts for thousands of families in Los Angeles County. Today, Governor Jerry Brown helped the impacted communities take a major step forward by announcing a $176 million spending plan to fund expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of residential properties, schools, daycare centers and parks around the former Exide Technologies facility.
Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, who represents many of the families affected, issued the following statement on the announcement:
Sacramento, CA – With a bipartisan vote in the State Assembly today, California moved one step closer to enacting the nation’s most comprehensive election disclosure law. Assembly Bill 700, authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), requires all non-candidate campaign committees to disclose the identity of their top three funders in all campaign advertisements.
“Voters deserve transparency in our electoral process,” said Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez. “Today’s vote moves us forward in the fight to undue the influence of unlimited money in our elections created by the Citizens United decision. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to stand with me and the California Clean Money campaign and deliver this bill to Governor Brown.”
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) recently had the State Assembly adjourn in the memory of Frank Wada. The longtime Lincoln Heights resident was a true community leader and a friend to all in Northeast Los Angeles who passed away in late 2015. “From events throughout the northeast to neighborhood council meetings, you could always count on Frank being there,” Assemblymember Gomez said during his tribute to Wada on the Assembly floor. “Frank valued the act of listening to others and his ever-presence will be missed by the Lincoln Heights community.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.