Press Releases

February 11, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Called a “a model for addressing a national problem” in a recent editorial by the New York Times, the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust Act is aimed at the 6.3 million Californians, mostly lower and middle-income workers, who have no access to a retirement plan at work, by providing them a portable and reliable retirement plan that will serve as a modest supplement to Social Security. 

February 07, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Trabajando para avanzar a California, Co-Presidente de la campaña para la Proposición 39 Senador Kevin de León (D-Los Ángeles) presento el anteproyecto SB 39, el Acta de Empleos del Medio Ambiente Limpio y Progreso Estudiantil del 2013, en 

February 07, 2013
SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) praises Governor Brown’s direction of Proposition 39 funds to school retrofits in the Governor’s budget released today as the best investment to produce jobs, create energy savings and promote better student health and academic performance.
January 25, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA – To initiate implementation discussions about Proposition 39 passed by the voters, Senate Appropriations Chair Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) convened the Subcommittee on Fiscal Oversight and Bonded Indebtedness in San Diego on Friday, January 25, 2013.

January 23, 2013

SAN JOSE, CA – To initiate implementation discussions about Proposition 39 passed by the voters, Campaign Co-Chair Tom Steyer joined Co-Chair Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) at a community forum in San Jose on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

December 18, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Expressing a resolve to help stem the continued outbreak of gun violence, and combat the easy accessibility to firearm ammunition, Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced legislative plans to require anyone wishing to purchase ammunition in California to first obtain a California Ammunition Purchase Permit issued by the Department of Justice, valid for one year from the date of issuance.

November 06, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Declaring a victory for California taxpayers, the environment and job seekers, Proposition 39 Campaign Co-Chair Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) announced today that he will be holding hearings of his state Senate Select Committee on Energy Efficiency in early January to review how the more than $2 billion in energy efficiency funds generated by the initiative will be spent, ensure that it is done properly and to guarantee transparency throughout the life of programs supported by this revenue.

October 01, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA –Immigrant children will no longer be separated from their families by the immigration system thanks to a bill signed this weekend by Governor Brown sponsored by Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). Senate Bill 1064 (SB 1064) is the first in the nation to eliminate the barriers to family reunification for immigrant families in the child welfare system.