Press Releases

June 10, 2013


SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced today that a deal to implement Prop 39 was struck last night with Governor Brown that will help create thousands of construction jobs in California and help school districts reduce their energy bills through implementation of energy retrofits statewide.

May 14, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA – Proposition 39 Co-Chairs Tom Steyer and Senator Kevin de León issued the following statement responding to the Governor’s latest proposal for expending the Proposition 39 funds dedicated to energy efficiency projects:

May 13, 2013

Sen. Kevin de León and Asm. Jimmy Gomez Joined Students in Embracing Clean Energy

State Capitol–Dozens of children from the Betty Plasencia Elementary and Plasencia Magnet School in Los Angeles traveled to Sacramento today to demonstrate their support for solar power in California. 

March 22, 2013

LOS ANGELES – Californians are strongly in favor of keeping ammunition out of the wrong hands according to the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll released today conducted by Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and Republican polling firm American Viewpoint. A clear majority, 79% and an overwhelming majority of gun owners, 66% want to require ammunition buyers to provide a thumbprint and ID for background checks.

March 04, 2013

SACRAMENTO – The director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) met with the Senators today and pledged to work with Senate investigators exploring allegations that the agency has not properly enforced state regulations.

February 25, 2013

“Retirement Insecurity: Can We Meet the Generational and Global Challenges?”