A bill that would extend “sanctuary city” protections for immigrants across California is continuing to move through the state Legislature, after passing the Senate months ago. The measure, dubbed as the 'sanctuary state bill,' generally blocks local law enforcement agencies from helping federal agents find, detain or deport immigrants in the country illegally.
In the first event of its kind, last Sunday, State Senator Henry Stern, Malibu native, organized a Surf Summit to bring children and teenagers from Malibu and other parts of LA together to experience the joy of surfing. Participants came from the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Malibu as well as the West San Gabriel Valley, West Valley and Variety Boys & Girls Clubs.
“When these kids are in the water, it doesn’t matter where they’re from,” Stern said.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2017-2018 state budget Tuesday with $3 million earmarked for the Armenian American Museum. The new funding will be dispersed over the next 3 years at $1 million per year. The approval brings the State’s total funding commitment for the Museum to $4 million.
Senator de León addresses the protests in Charlottesville and efforts the Senate will take to prevent violent demonstrations in California.
Senate Calls for Hearings on Rise of White Supremacist Movement
SACRAMENTO – The first order of business for Senators returning to the State Capitol on Monday was to unequivocally denounce the recent act of terror in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Senators forcefully condemned the violent racism, anti-Semitism, and Nazism that was on display in Charlottesville, and called for a comprehensive state response and hearings to ensure California is prepared to protect public safety and free speech in the event of future white supremacist activities.
Senator de León continues his clean-energy campaign in LA Saturday at California’s Only Solar Festival: Eastside Sol
HONOLULU – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León met with top Hawaiian government officials and addressed the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Thursday to discuss the Aloha State’s commitment to generate 100 percent clean, renewable sources by 2045 -- a goal Senator de León is pursuing for California with Senate Bill 100.
Starting at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 10. 2017
SACRAMENTO – Tomorrow, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will address the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, where he will discuss the many accomplishments of the California legislature this past year and outline a path forward to achieving success on future priorities including affordable housing and 100 percent renewable energy. He will also discuss AB 1839, the film tax credit expansion he carried to passage in 2014.
TOKYO, JAPAN – Today, on the third day of a week-long Senate Delegation trip to Japan, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) traveled with seven other California state senators to the National Diet of Japan, the nation’s bicameral legislature, where they met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after the California State Senate passed a package of bills to extend the state’s landmark Cap-and-Trade program to 2030.
“Californians overwhelmingly support our efforts to tackle climate change; they know it’s an urgent threat and they want us to continue to lead. That’s exactly what we’re doing by extending cap and trade.