SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced Thursday he is taking unprecedented steps to end a culture of pervasive sexual harassment in the Capitol by hiring two law firms with deep experience in investigating work-place misconduct and partnering with a respected non-profit that provides intervention services to abused women.
SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will hold a press conference in his office tomorrow:
What: Press conference to provide an update on the Senate’s efforts to strengthen its independent process and protect victims of sexual harassment, and other policy matters.
When: 10:30am, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Where: California State Capitol, Room 205
BERKELEY – The financial future looks brighter for millions of low-to-middle income workers in California in danger of slipping into poverty upon retirement thanks to legislation championed by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), according to research released today by the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Employment.
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today released this statement:
"The unexpected death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reminds us that life is too short and we need to make the most of our fleeting time on Earth.
"Ed believed that and worked to achieve many great accomplishments throughout his life, including becoming the first Asian American mayor of one of America’s finest cities. A city, by the way, that was built by Chinese immigrants.
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today:
"For nearly four years, it's been a profound honor to lead a unified, progressive and collaborative California State Senate. Together, we've put the public interest over individual ambitions and made enduring progress on behalf of millions of Californians.
“Unfinished work remains - and so does our Senate's important tradition of seamless and peaceful leadership transitions.
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), leader of the California State Senate, author of the California Values Act (SB 54), and long-time immigrant rights advocate, released the following statement today:
“This tax plan is an insult to millions of Americans. After running a populist campaign appealing to the real frustration and economic insecurity of the middle class, the President and Republicans in Congress are pulling a classic bait and switch. They are raising taxes for millions of working families so they can give the wealthiest Americans and multinational corporations massive tax breaks.
SACRAMENTO – Today, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced that, effective immediately, the Senate will be undertaking the following steps to further increase the safety of its employees, to protect victims of sexual abuse and harassment as well as whistleblowers and to increase public confidence:
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, who arrived before Gov. Jerry Brown for a Vatican climate event organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, dined on Thursday with Argentinian Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, who helped put together Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the environment.
De León, previewing the speech he will give today, said he will highlight his Senate Bill 535, which directs a quarter of the proceeds from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to projects that benefit disadvantaged communities.
SACRAMENTO – Members of the California State Senate Rules Committee — Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto), Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) and Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) released the following statement today: