Sacramento (CA) – Altadena and Pasadena area community leader, Juanita De Vaughn was recognized by Assemblymember Chris Holden and the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) in a virtual ceremony as the 41st Assembly District’s 2021 Unsung Hero for her positive impact in the community.
Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Legislature passed a package of budget bills that will speed needed relief to individuals, families and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship from the COVID-19 Recession. The package includes SB 87, principal coauthored by Assemblymember Chris Holden, which will provide $2.1 billion additional funds for small business and nonprofit relief grants.
Sacramento, CA –Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced legislation, AB 948, to address discrimination in the real estate appraisal process.
“Black homeowners in predominately white neighborhoods are getting their homes appraised for far less than their neighbors,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “It’s just another example of how bias, whether explicit or implicit, creates inequity for Black Americans. This is redlining 2.0.”
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced the Stop Investment in Turkey Act, AB 1019, that will mandate the state stop all new investments or renew existing investments issued or owned by Turkey using the full force of the California government to pressure Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide and takes steps towards justice to its victims.
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced legislation, AB 768 that provides critical updates to California’s pool and open water safety programs.
“To save precious young lives, we must ensure that caregivers are equipped with the best resources,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Schools are an ideal means for providing drowning prevention awareness and education to millions of students and caregivers.”
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced legislation, AB 512, which would allow Housing Related Entities (HREs), like city housing departments and affordable housing developers, to purchase vacant land owned by Caltrans in the 710 North Corridor, at the original purchase price, for the purpose of building affordable housing.
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced AB 349 which requires that half of one percent of SB 1 dollars be used to conduct outreach efforts to small business and disadvantaged business enterprises. The bill aims to bolster efforts to include minority owned and women owned business in a post COVID-19 economic recovery to meet contract procurement goals established by the California Department of Transportation.
Sacramento, CA – Today, the California State Legislature passed legislation, SB 91, to extend the moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19 financial hardship, from January 31, 2021, to June 30, 2021. Assemblymember Chris Holden released the following statement:
Sacramento, CA - Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced, AB 285, legislation that creates a State School Nurse Consultant within the Department of Education to oversee school nurses and supervisors of health, and to advise the State Superintendent on student health issues.