SACRAMENTO – In this week’s Democratic radio address, Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) discusses the importance of access to healthy, affordable food. Speaker Emeritus Pérez worked for nearly a decade to bring a full-service grocery store to the downtown Los Angeles neighborhood he now represents.
This week’s English radio address is 1:40.
Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez honored to receive Elected Official of the Year Award from Veterans for Peace, in recognition of the Speaker’s work on behalf of California’s veterans.
Speaker Emeritus Perez presented with a ceremonial sabre from Adjutant General David Baldwin of the California National Guard in recognition of his work on behalf of the 23,000 members of California's National Guard.
Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez with Veteran of the Year Honoree, Mia Yamamoto, distinguished criminal defense attorney in Southern California.
(Sacramento) – Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) led a special ceremony in the California State Assembly to celebrate LGBT Pride Month. The former Speaker of the Assembly told his fellow lawmakers, “This Saturday marks the 45th anniversary of that sweltering June night in New York (the Stonewall Uprising). In the years and decades since we know we’ve made tremendous progress. But the progress only underscores the work that remains to be done in building a more inclusive and accepting society.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
Speaker Emeritus John Pérez with Small Business of the Year Honoree, Josh Spencer from the Last Bookstore.
Sacramento—Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez, the first openly gay person ever elected Speaker of a Legislative House in American history, released the following statement upon news that President Obama has signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against the LGBT Community:
“The President’s executive order banning discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors is a powerful victory for the LGBT Community and people of conscience all over the country. This action is an unambiguous statement that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans deserve to have the full weight of the law protecting them in their employment.
(Sacramento) - The California State Legislature has unanimously passed Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1 (Second Extraordinary Session), which replaces the current Rainy Day Fund on the November 2014 ballot. “A real Rainy Day Fund to end the cycle of boom and bust has been one of the cornerstones of the Assembly’s efforts to ensure California’s fiscal stability,” said Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego). The author of the legislation, Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) says he’s pleased with the bipartisan support for fiscal responsibility, “This is a strong proposal for the voters to consider, and I am very proud of the work we have done on a bipartisan basis to take another monumental step forward in making California a model for fiscal responsibility across the country.” Here’s more from Speaker Emeritus Pérez and other Assemblymembers in this Assembly Access video..
On Monday, the families of fallen California law enforcement officers gathered across from the Capitol for a solemn tribute, adding 13 more names to the California Peace Officers Memorial.
The emotions felt by survivors and their extended public safety families are exposed at ceremonies such as these. Yet The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board chose this day, of all days, to resume its crusade against an “undead bill” modifying survivor benefit eligibility for widows and orphans of fallen peace officers and firefighters (” Pérez’s third strike on a really bad bill” Editorials, May 5).
SACRAMENTO – In this week’s Democratic radio address, Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) discusses Assembly Constitutional Amendment 2X 1, his Rainy Day Fund plan, which will put California on track to continue the progress made to make the state a model for fiscal responsibility.
This week's English radio address is 1:38.