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RIVERSIDE –During Women’s History Month,Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) honored twenty women who have been recognized as the 61st Assembly District Women of Distinction for their extensive community service and outreach.
“I am proud to honor these leading women of the Inland Empire,” Medina said. “They serve as distinguished members of the community and role models and educators for youth in the region.”
State and federal lawmakers were meeting with local officials in Riverside Friday to exchange ideas about water conservation strategies as California’s drought enters its fourth year.
Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, will be joined by state Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Moreno Valley, and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Chairman Randy Record for an “overview of the drought and federal and state water supply issues,” according to an MWD statement.
“We know the outcomes for most kids who end up in systems: they more times than not are homeless, incarcerated, don’t get much education,” said Thurmond, a Democrat. “They don’t have a chance to go to college and become city council members, school board members, Assembly members.”
Mayes, head of the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, was chosen as the 61st Assembly District's 2015 Woman of the Year
Riverside community activist Rose Mayes was honored at the state Capitol Monday as the 61st Assembly District's 2015 Woman of the Year.
State Assemblyman Jose Medina (D-Riverside) chose Mayes, the executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County and president of the Riverside African American Historical Society, in recognition of her community service and outreach, according to a press release.
Mayes has been a “powerful driving force for change” and an advocate for fairness in Inland Southern California, Medina said in the prepared statement.
Award is Part of Annual Women’s History Month Celebration
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) honored local Riverside resident, Rose Mayes, as the 2015 Woman of the Year for the 61st Assembly District for her extensive community service and outreach.
“I am proud to honor Ms. Rose Mayes as Woman of the Year for the 61st Assembly district,” said Medina. “Rose is a powerful driving force for change and a strong advocate for fairness in the Inland Empire, and she continues to inspire people in our community.”
Assemblyman Jose Medina remembered UC Riverside’s late Chancellor Tomás Rivera on Friday for inspiring many as a writer, teacher and champion of Latino higher education during the annual conference that honors him.
Rivera gave his time generously to the community and to students in Riverside and around the country, Medina said at the 27th annual Tomás Rivera Conference at UCR.
El 10 de febrero, el asambleísta del Distrito 61, José Medina, (D-Riverside) fue designado como el presidente del comité selecto de la Asamblea Legislativa sobre asuntos binacionales entre California y México.
“Me siento honrado de haber sido designado por la presidenta [de la Asamblea, Tony] Atkins para dirigir este comité internacional”, señaló Medina, en un comunicado de prensa.
Posteriormente vía telefónica, el asambleísta mencionó que “una cosa que ha sido muy importante para mí ha sido la educación, de hecho soy presidente del comité de educación superior de la asamblea legislativa de California”.<
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, co-chaired a hearing with the Joint Legislative Audit Committee to examine University of California (UC) campus funding practices and a 2011 state audit report which identified inequities in per-student funding.
“California has had a long-term commitment to providing affordable, high quality education,” said Medina. “However, I am incredibly concerned about the recent UC fee hike as well as the findings this audit has brought to light.”
SACRAMENTO –El día de hoy, el asambleístaJose Medina (D-Riverside) fue nombrado como Presidente del Comité Selecto de la Asamblea sobre California-México por la presidenta de la Asamblea estatal Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego).
SACRAMENTO – AssemblymemberJose Medina (D-Riverside) was appointed as the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on California Mexico Bi-National Affairs by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) today.
“I am honored to have Speaker Atkins appoint me to Chair this international Select Committee,” Medina said. “I have always had a keen interest in Latin America, both in my studies and with my personal background. I look forward to continuing to expand my passion for education across border lines. A strong relationship between Mexico and California is crucial to our economy, educational system, business partnerships and collective residents.”