(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) spoke before the Senate Education Committee regarding Assembly Bill 1721, which would expand financial aid for California’s college students. AB 1721 aims to increase the number of competitive Cal Grant awards from 25,700 to 34,000. The legislation also proposes reserving 19,000 competitive Cal Grants for California Community College students among other enhancements. AB 1721 passed by a unanimous vote of the committee and now heads to the State Senate Floor for consideration. Watch this Assembly Access Video to see a portion of Assemblymember Medina’s presentation before the committee. http://www.asmdc.org/Medina
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) presented House Resolution 49 to the State Assembly to begin Cinco de Mayo Week in California. “Cinco de Mayo is a significant date in the history of California and Mexico,” said Assemblymember Medina. “And it has become a day when we celebrate the courage, achievements and contributions by Latinos in California throughout all facets of our community.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. https://youtu.be/PuoPLgT52Ss
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, joined several other legislators for a capitol news conference to discuss the recent State Auditor’s report on the University of California. Assemblymember Medina said the audit shows the UC system is giving preferential treatment to out of state and international students, at the expense of California students. “I have long been concerned about the growing number of nonresident students, and what that growth means for access for California students,” said Assemblymember Medina. “The findings in this audit reinforce our concerns. It is unacceptable that highly-qualified California students are being turned away from UC.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
The Governor delivered his State of the State today. While I strongly support fiscal responsibility to prepare for future economic changes, it is important to recognize the role that higher education plays in ensuring economic success. Continued support of all three systems of public higher education, California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and the University of California campuses is vital to California’s prosperity.
(Sacramento) - California State Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) was
pleased with the overall tone of Governor Jerry Brown's annual State of the State Address to a
joint session of the California Legislature. Immediately following the Governor's annual speech,
Assemblymember Medina, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, voiced his concerns
that we are not doing enough to ensure higher education opportunities for Californians.
"The Governor delivered his State of the State today," said Assemblymember Medina.
"While I strongly support fiscal responsibility to prepare for future economic changes, it is
important to recognize the role that higher education plays in ensuring economic success. Continued
support of all three systems of public higher education, California Community Colleges, California
State Universities, and the University of California campuses is vital to California's prosperity.
However, I am concerned that the Governor's priorities for this year do not adequately ensure
access for California's students."
Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear more of Assemblymember Medina's comments and concerns
regarding the Governor's speech. http://www.asmdc.org/Medina
(Sacramento) – A college education can open the door to a more successful life. A lack of financial resources shouldn’t prevent an otherwise qualified student from attending college. In this PSA, California State Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) urges high school seniors to apply for a Cal Grant to achieve their dreams of a higher education. The deadline to apply is March 2. Watch this Assembly Access Video to learn more.
(Sacramento) -- Una educación universitaria es costosa y pareciera estar fuera del alcance para muchos estudiantes. Sin embargo, la beca Cal Grant puede ayudar a los estudiantes elegibles a alcanzar el sueño de una educación universitaria. En este Anuncio de Servicio Público (PSA) del asambleísta Jose Medina (D-Riverside), da a conocer a las familias que existen otras opciones para pagar por una educación superior. Conozca más en este video de Assembly Access.
(Pasadena, CA) – California’s roads, freeways and bridges are falling into disrepair and will simply get worse and more expensive to repair without action. That’s what brought Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), other legislators, experts and officials to Pasadena for a special hearing of the Select Committee on Regional Transportation. Assemblymember Medina says resolving the state’s transportation challenges is very important to him and his district. “(The 61st District) is an area that is one of the fastest growing areas of the state,” said Assemblymember Medina. “So, this hearing is very pertinent to my district.” Watch this Assembly Access Video for more from Assemblymember Medina.
(Carson, CA) – Studies tell us that one in five college women will be sexually assaulted while they are pursuing a higher education. The numbers are shocking and California State Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) is determined to help campuses prevent these crimes. That’s why as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, Assemblymember Medina took part in a Joint Legislative Audit Committee Hearing that examined the issue of “Campus Sexual Harassment and Violence.” The hearing took place in Carson at California State University, Dominguez Hills, College of Extended and International Education. Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear from Assemblymember Medina as he addresses this alarming problem.
Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on California-Mexico Bi-National Affairs met with Brad Pomerance from Charter Local Edition to discuss leading a delegation to Mexico City focused on higher education and cultural exchanges through the arts, film, and tourism. Chair Medina also discusses relations between California and Mexico overall.