In this Episode #2 of Politics 365 podcasts, we hear Lorena Gonzalez, State of California Assembly Member on solar legislation, healthcare, disability rights and other statewide priorities. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez was elected in May of 2013 (California State Assembly District #80), promising to fight for the state’s working and middle classes, and she hasn’t stopped yet.
In 2015, The Atlantic Magazine labeled her “The California Democrat setting the National Agenda” for her practical, progressive legislation aimed at alleviating real issues in people’s lives. In 2014, Lorena authored historic legislation to allow 6.5 million Californians the ability to earn paid sick leave. When AB 1522 was signed by Governor Brown, California became the first state in the nation to guarantee earned sick days for every single private sector worker regardless of employer size or sector. The next year, Lorena brought the idea of Automatic Voter Registration to life for nearly seven million unregistered citizens by authoring and passing California’s New Motor Voter Act. In 2017, Lorena succeeded in making California the first state in the nation to subsidize diapers for parents in need — hardworking mothers and fathers struggling to juggle job and parenting responsibilities. AB 480, the Diaper Affordability Act, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Oct. 12, 2017.
You may contact Lorena Gonzalez at: Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez Capitol Office State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 319-2080 https://a80.asmdc.org/
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