August 28, 2014

SACRAMENTO- To combat sexual assault on college campuses, California passed the first legislation in the nation to define affirmative consent, and to require schools to provide education and resources to prevent sexual violence. On Thursday, August 28, 2014 the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 967 (De León/Jackson) on a 36-0 vote, following a Monday, August 25, 2014 vote by the State Assembly which passed the bill with 57 ‘ayes’ and 20 ‘noes’.

August 25, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Setting the example for colleges across the nation, University of California President Janet Napolitano has endorsed Senate Bill 967 (De León). This legislation will require California colleges and universities to address campus sexual violence by requiring them to adopt consistent survivor-centered sexual assault response policies and protocols that follow best practices and professional standards for prevention, access to resources, and fair adjudication proceedings.

August 21, 2014

(Sacramento) – El líder del Senado Estatal de California Darrell Steinberg se unió con otros Senadores Demócratas de la Bancada Legislativa Latina en una conferencia de prensa hoy en el Capitolio para anunciar un conjunto de legislación para ayudar a los niños indocumentados no acompañados, así como la crisis humanitaria que existe en la frontera entre México y EE.UU y la cual ahora se transfiere al sistema judicial de California.

August 14, 2014

SACRAMENTO – With amendments to better ensure the California Film and Television Tax Credit’s objective of job creation and retention, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed Assembly Bill 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra) on a 5-0 vote. Committee Chair & President pro Tempore-elect Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement:

August 06, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senate Appropriations Chair & President pro Tempore-elect Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement:

"In the interest of protecting good jobs and safeguarding one of our signature industries, I’ve long been an outspoken champion for California’s Film and Television Tax Credit and I’m 100-percent committed to passing an extension and expansion of that credit this year.

July 21, 2014

FastingForChildren.org  #FastingForChildren

LOS ANGELES – Eight young leaders, ages 15 to 22, from diverse backgrounds, launched a week-long fast in support of immigrant children and their families fleeing violence and poverty in Central America. Senate President pro Tempore-elect Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) joined the fasters in calling for the immigrant children and their families to be treated with compassion, and asking Congress and the President to grant them refugee status.

July 15, 2014

Roosevelt High Energy Efficiency Retrofits Tour

$90+ Million for Central Valley K-12 Schools in 2014

Prop 39 Co-Chair Visits Fresno’s Roosevelt High to See Energy Efficiency Retrofit Plans