Media Clips

August 23, 2017

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today announced a legislative package that will launch a landmark program to measure and combat air pollution at the neighborhood level – in communities most impacted – and extend and improve the state’s world-leading cap-and-trade program to ensure California continues to meet its ambitious climate change goals.

August 23, 2017

The inmates are up before dawn, waiting in glass-and-steel holding cells and dressed in yellow-green jumpsuits and plastic slippers. The jumpsuits are a signal that here inside the Orange County Jail, they're no longer county inmates but Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees awaiting transfer. Known by deputies and ICE as the Supermax of the West, the jail houses felons with violent criminal records who are also undocumented immigrants.

August 23, 2017

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.

August 23, 2017

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. 

August 23, 2017

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.

June 23, 2017

Kevin de León figured he would get crushed in his first election. Egged on by his friends into running for an open seat in the California State Assembly in 2006, he faced off against the granddaughter of labor icon César Chávez in a heavily Latino Central Los Angeles district. “No question about it,” he says, laughing from the passenger seat of a big black SUV weaving through brutal San Francisco rush-hour traffic. “I used to pray, ‘Lord, when I lose, just make it respectable.'” While much of America is freaking out over the new normal, de León feels like he’s been here before.

June 23, 2017

Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker, California State Senator Kevin de León, Massachusetts State Senator Michael Barrett, and over 550 state legislators from across the country issued a statement today committed to maintaining U.S. leadership on fighting climate change and adhering to the Paris Climate Agreement. “Climate change is not a conspiracy, a hoax, or a partisan cause. Climate change is real and caused by human activity,” said Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker, who initiated the sign-on statement.

June 22, 2017

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and State Sen. Kevin de León voiced their support Monday in downtown Los Angeles for de León’s bill that would limit local and state law enforcement assistance with federal immigration action in California.

“Under Constitutional threats from a reckless Trump administration, Senate Bill 54 protects our local law enforcement and the resources that they need to keep our communities safe,” de León said at the news conference held in the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles.

June 22, 2017

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck for the first time offered his full support for a bill that would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from carrying out immigration laws, calling it an important proposal that protects the trust between his department and the neighborhoods it polices.

June 14, 2017

Watch the whole discussion here.


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