(Sacramento) – Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) joined a rally hosted by the Legislative Women’s Caucus on the steps of the State Capitol to show his support for Planned Parenthood. Republicans in Congress, led by House Speaker Paul Ryan, have made clear their plan to defund Planned Parenthood. “Planned Parenthood provides millions of women, men, and young people the health care and reproductive services they need,” Speaker Rendon said. “Defunding Planned Parenthood means denying potentially lifesaving care and it would prevent young people from getting information and resources they need on how to prevent pregnancies or STDs.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

(Sacramento) – Sacramento State and the Center for California Studies hosted the 2nd installment of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s Lecture Series ion the CSUS campus. Joining Speaker Rendon for the conversation about “The Past, Present and Future of the Legislature” were Assemblymember Ken Cooley and John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. Watch the replay in this Assembly Access video.

(Fresno, CA) – California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) joined other legislators and Governor Jerry Brown in Fresno for the signing of four pieces of climate change legislation that ensures the Golden State continues to be a global leader in the reduction of greenhouse gases. This package of legislation allocates $900 million in cap-and-trade funds, while ensuring the funds will benefit disadvantaged communities.

“While the ultimate goal of cap-and-trade is to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and not to generate revenue, wisely investing the funds that do come from cap-and-trade can help us meet California’s emission reduction goals,” said Speaker Rendon at the bill signing ceremony in downtown Fresno. “The bills signed embody the aggressive and responsible approach we are taking in spending cap-and-trade funds to ensure that Californians in underserved communities – and communities most impacted by air quality problems – benefit from these investment.”

Speaker Rendon and the Governor were flanked by climate change legislation authors Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) and Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles). Local Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) was also in attendance. Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear more from Speaker Rendon. http://www.asmdc.org/Speaker

(Sacramento) – Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) says the passage of Assembly Bill 1066, legislation to extend full overtime pay to agricultural workers, gives farm workers the respect they deserve. “Today was a victory for economic justice, just like the minimum wage vote was earlier this year,” said Speaker Rendon. “We righted an 80-year-old wrong and said that hourly workers will have the same overtime protections, whether they are picking vegetables in a field, manufacturing their containers in a factory, or selling them in a store.” Here’s more from the Speaker in this Assembly Access video. Website of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon: www.asmdc.org/speaker

(Sacramento) – Led by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), the Asembly approved Assembly Bill 197, a companion measure to Senate Bill 32 – the historic climate change legislation approved a day earlier by the Assembly.  AB 197, the Climate Equity and Transparency Act, brings about greater equity, transparency, and public accountability on future climate change policies to make sure those policies address the health and economic impacts of climate policy on vulnerable populations. AB 197 also creates a Standing Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change to oversee climate change activities at the Air Resources Board (ARB). “In passing SB 32, we drew up a road map. AB 197 is the vehicle that gets us there,” said Speaker Rendon.  “California’s economy has flourished as our air and water quality has improved,” said Assemblymember Garcia. “However, these economic and environmental benefits have not yet reached all of the state’s communities, especially those disadvantaged communities that are most harmed by the impacts of climate change.” Here’s more from the Speaker and Assemblymember Garcia in this Assembly Access video.

(Sacramento) – Assembly Democrats overwhelmingly approved Senate Bill 32,  which will extend and expand the state’s emissions reduction goals, moving the important bill a big step closer to becoming law. “Our climate change efforts are proof California can be progressive and prosperous at the same time,” said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount). “California has proven that economic growth and strong environmental laws are not mutually exclusive, the state’s economy has flourished as our air and water quality has improved,” said Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), who presented SB 32 to the Assembly and authored its companion bill AB 197.  Here’s more from some of the Assembly Democrats who led the charge to pass SB 32 in this Assembly Access video.

(Los Angeles) – Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) was a guest on the KNBC’s News Conference with Conan Nolan program. Rendon covered a range of topics during the interview from his background and journey to the Assembly Speakership and what the he wants to accomplish during his tenure in office, specifically regarding the economy, education and the role of government. Watch the entire interview in this Assembly Assets video.

(Sacramento) – Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) joined colleagues and over a hundred gun safety advocates from Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety for a rally on the steps of the State Capitol in support of common sense gun legislation. Speaker Rendon noted that several gun safety bills are under consideration by the State Legislature. “Will we be able to address every issue in one fell swoop?...unfortunately, no,” Speaker Rendon said. “But every loophole we close takes a finger off a trigger.” Here’s more from the rally in this Assembly Access video.

(Sacramento) – Led by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, the State Assembly has approved a new state budget. “This budget is both responsible and visionary,” said Speaker Rendon. “We lift families out of poverty, increase access to Early Childhood Education, and make college more accessible for Californians. We make these investments while ensuring our fiscal stability by growing the state’s Rainy Day Fund. This is a very positive budget – and a very positive step for California.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

(Sacramento) - Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) joined his Assembly colleagues to pass House Resolution 52 to mark June 2, 2016 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day. “None of us are immune from the tragedies that guns deliver every day in communities throughout our state. There are real families and real pain behind the statistics,” Speaker Rendon said. “National Gun Violence Awareness Day can be part of the solution that helps bring an end to the senseless deaths and injuries caused by firearms.” National Gun Violence Awareness Day started in 2015 on what would have been the 18th birthday of Hadiya Pendleton, a high school student from Chicago who was shot and killed in 2013 just one week after performing at President Barack Obama's second inauguration. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

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