Past Events

Assemblymember Holden Hosts Interactive Town Hall on the State Budget

La Verne – Want to understand how the California state budget works?

Assemblymember Chris Holden and the University of La Verne are hosting the "Next 10 Budget Town Hall" in which audience members get a say in putting together a budget. This interactive event is free and open to the public: Policy issues will be discussed and voted on.

"Free parking available in shuttle Lot S, A and Arrow Hwy".

RSVP – Office of Assemblymember Holden 626.351.1917 or email @

Educational Forum on Vaccinations

As the number of measles cases rises throughout California and the nation, the vaccine conflict has heated up. I am inviting you to join me for an Educational Forum on Vaccinations. How well-vaccinated is your child's daycare, pre-school or school? Who should get the vaccine? What about lingering safety concerns regarding the vaccine? Public health professionals will be present to outline the reasons for vaccinations from a public health standpoint.

Measles are highly contagious. Vaccinations are effective in preventing the spread of measles. If you are not immunized, professionals from the California Department of Public Health recommend immediate immunization.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Day of Service" Events

I will be speaking at the following events on Monday, January 19th:

35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Prayer Breakfast
National Orange Show Event Center
689 South "E" Street
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Time: 7:30 a.m. Breakfast 9 a.m. Speech (read an excerpt)
(Sponsored by the Inland Empire Concerned African-American Churches)


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Holiday Celebration at Robinson Park
1081 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA
Time: Breakfast 8 a.m. to noon and open to the public
(10:30 a.m. Speech)

Veterans Job and Resource Fair

Please bring your resume and dress for success.

  • Veterans: If you are interested in starting a career, changing careers or upward mobility, meet with an on-site EDD Veterans Employment Representative.
  • Apply with veteran-friendly employers who are actively hiring.
  • This Job Fair is open to veterans and the public.

For additional information, please contact my district office at 909-624-7876.

Bears in Your Backyard

It seems you can't turn on the TV lately without seeing a bear ambling through foothill neighborhoods looking for something to eat. As drought conditions continue to make food scarce in the mountains, black bears weighing up to 500 pounds have been finding it hard to resist a free meal in fruit trees, garbage cans and pet bowls. A bear's food intake jumps from 3,000 to 25,000 calories a day this time of year. That's the human equivalent of 83 cheeseburgers!

Working with the Monrovia Police Department, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Athens Services, I have organized a public safety forum to discuss safety measures when living near wildlife. Representatives will be on hand to discuss what to do when you find a bear in your backyard and how to bear-proof your property.

Bears in Your Backyard Public Safety Forum

Click here for more information.

Free Pet Adoption Even

Assemblymember Chris Holden invites you to take part in this FREE community adoption event.

Inland Valley Humane Society will open its doors for a community adoption event to find loving homes for cats, dogs, rabbits, and birds.

Parking is available on site.

*Assemblymember Holden will also be available to discuss current state legislative issues.

15th Annual Community Resource Fair and Block Party

You're invited to join me at the 15th Annual Community Resource Fair and Block Party on Saturday, July 26. This is a great opportunity to find state, city and other local resources helpful to you and your family. Come enjoy live music, kids' rides, and exhibits showcasing organizations in our community. Food and refreshments will be provided.

I will also be available to discuss legislative and community issues at this event. For more information, please call (626) 351-1917.

Community Resource Fair and Block Party

We are pleased to announce that the Community Resource Fair and Block Party hosted by Assemblymember Chris Holden will take place on July 26, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at 589 Jackson Street. This event is an effort to distribute information about state and local programs and services available to residents of the 41st Assembly District.

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Event activities include live music, rides for the children, resource tables with State agencies, cities and nonprofits sharing useful information. Free hot dogs cooked by the Pasadena Police will also be provided.

Parking for the event will be located on El Molino, Los Robles, and the open sections of Madison and Oakland Avenue. Jackson from El Molino to Los Robles, Madison from Jackson to Thompson and the entrance to Jackson from Oakland will be closed from 8 AM – 6 PM.

For more information about the event or if you have any questions or comments, please call at (626)351-1917. So please, SAVE THE DATE.

Hope to see you there.