Press Releases

RELEASE: Legislature Passes Bracero Curriculum Bill - Valuable Contributions to State’s Development to Be Passed on to Future Generations

August 13, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA – Noting the great contributions made in California by Braceros during World War II, Senator Kevin de León today applauded the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 993 (SB 993), which calls on school districts to include instruction on The Bracero Program in school curriculum.

RELEASE: Arms Trafficking Resolution Passed by State Senate - Effort Targeted at Limiting the “Iron River” of Weapons Flowing Freely into Mexico

August 13, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA – As shots ring out across the U.S. in a series of horrific and deadly gun violence incidents from Colorado to Wisconsin to Texas, Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today applauded the State Senate for passing his Senate Joint Resolution 10 (SJR10), which calls for comprehensive measures aimed at stopping the obscene flow of weapons from the U.S. into Mexico that fuels that country’s epidemic drug-related violence.

RELEASE: Sen. De Leòn Appeals to Secretary Geithner in Tax Fairness Plea - CA Bails Out Auto Industry and Auto Industry Bails on CA

August 21, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Citing a study done by the California Tax Reform Association (CTRA), Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) today released a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner requesting he intervene with the auto industry, which received $80 billion in bailout money from the federal government yet are spending millions to shortchange California taxpayers.

RELEASE: Senator De León Congratulates Newly Elected UCSA President Angélica Salceda - Former Policy Staffer & 3rd-year Berkeley Law Student

September 27, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Kevin de León congratulates student advocate and third-year UC Berkeley law student Angélica Salceda who has been elected by her peers as the new President of the University of California Student Association (UCSA).

“As my legislative aide for three years in the Capitol, Angélica proved again and again that she could tackle the most difficult policy assignments,” said Senator Kevin de León.  “I’m extremely proud of her activism and achievements and the students of California have a strong leader in Angélica.”

RELEASE: Senator De León Calls out CalChamber on Retirement Hypocrisy - Anti-SB 1234 Arguments Defy Facts

August 28, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) today is requesting the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) immediately withdraw propaganda it is distributing that knowingly and willfully misleads Legislators about the facts regarding his Senate Bill 1234 (SB 1234) – the California Retirement Savings Trust Act.

“The Chamber knows the so-called facts it is communicating about SB 1234 are wrong,” said Senator De León. “It is important that the air be cleared so the bill can be considered on its merits.”

RELEASE: Senator De León Responds to Workers’ Comp Protest at his District Office - Participants Paid By Opponents of Workers Comp Reform Legislation – SB 863 (ENGLISH & SPANISH)

August 29, 2012

LOS ANGELES – In response to an “AstroTurf” protest at his District office regarding workers’ compensation reform legislation Senate Bill 863 (SB 863), Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today released the following statement:

PARA DIFUSION INMEDIATA: Proyectos de ley del Senador De León reconocen los esfuerzos de los trabajadores

September 19, 2012

El fin de la sesión brinda grandes logros para El Seguro de Indemnización al trabajador y la Seguridad de jubilación.

SACRAMENTO – La legislatura aprobó dos proyectos de ley del senador Kevin de León (D - Los Angeles) al final de la sesión legislativa de este año que proporcionará mayores beneficios a los trabajadores lesionados y la seguridad de jubilación para millones de arduos trabajadores Californianos.

RELEASE: The New York Times Editorial Board “Memo to Gov. Jerry Brown: Please sign this bill” SB 1234: The California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program by Senator Kevin de León

September 24, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA – In Sunday’s newspaper, the venerable New York Times editorialized in support of Senate Bill 1234 (SB 1234) – the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust – introduced by Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and co-authored by California Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento).

RELEASE: Landmark Retirement Savings Bill Signed into Law - Governor Pens SB 1234 – Provides Retirement Savings Options for Millions of Californians

September 28, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA – Millions of hard working Californians will be given the chance to have retirement security as Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) announced today that Governor Brown signed companion bills Senate Bill 1234 & Senate Bill 923 putting into statute the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust – introduced by Senator De León and co-authored by California Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento).