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Assemblymember Chris Holden Accepting Applications for 2019 Young Legislators Program

Now in its fourth year, the Young Legislators Program, offers high school seniors in the 41st Assembly District a front row seat to the public policy and political arena.

“I’m excited to launch the fourth annual Young Legislators Program for the 41st Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “I have no doubt this program will again have a lasting impact on the students and I look forward to meeting next year’s Young Legislators.”

2018 Young Legislators

During the six month program, students will meet once a month to become better advocates on issues they care about, gain valuable leadership skills, and learn about the legislative process. The program concludes with a free trip to northern California to visit the facebook headquarters and the State Capitol.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Today’s Pasadena is difficult to imagine without thinking about science, making it a natural setting for a satellite event to the national March for Science in Washington, DC, and the local one in downtown Los Angeles. Spearheaded by Caltech postdocs, the Pasadena event will be family-friendly fun on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.

The Caltech Postdoc Association plans a rally, march and outreach day in order to celebrate science, advocate for transparency and the support of science, as well as celebrate ties between scientists and the community of Pasadena. The march begins at Caltech’s Beckman Lawn at 8 a.m. where, after opening remarks, participants will head toward Memorial Park (approximately1.6 miles). After closing comments marchers can visit science booths for information and participation.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) has been trying to get a bill creating a transit pass program through the legislature for a couple of years. Last year, his A.B. 2222 died in the Assembly when no source of funding was found for it. The recent passage of the transportation funding bill changes that calculation, though, making it more likely that funding could be found. A.B. 17, the current incarnation of the idea, would create a program under which a transit agency could apply for state funding to create a low- or no-cost transit pass for low-income youth between 13 and 17.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chis Holden (AD – 41) announced new staffing changes for his district office. Phlunte’ Riddle, who previously served as senior field representative, has been named district director. Former Executive Secretary, Hector Rodriguez, is now serving as field representative. Assemblymember Holden also hired new staff member, Karen Wingard, as office assistant. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sacramento, CA – In observance of Holocaust Memorial Day, Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) recognized Holocaust survivor Monique Saigal-Escudero of Claremont on the Assembly Floor. This year, April 24th marks the 72nd Anniversary of the Holocaust – the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.

“Monique Saigal-Escudero is a child of the Holocaust with an incredible story of survival and perseverance,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, the California State Assembly passed a resolution recognizing the 70th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in a major professional sport. Robinson, a Pasadena native, made baseball history when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in April, 1947.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation to empower families in need of developmental services from regional centers, Assembly Bill 959, passed the Assembly Committee on Human Services today with a 7-0 vote.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation to address the minimum wage discrepancy for developmental disabilities service providers, Assembly Bill 279, passed the Assembly Committee for Human Services today with a 6-0 vote. Specifically, Assembly Bill 279 extends authority to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and regional centers to adjust the rates of providers to comply with legally binding local mandates and minimum wage levels across the state.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Jaylene Moseley recognized as Woman of the Year

Pasadena, CA – In Celebration of Women’s History Month in March 2017, Assemblymember Chris Holden recognized the 41st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year, Women of Distinction Honorees and Nominees at his Annual Open House. The women were honored for their service and work that has a made a positive impact in their community.

Friday, February 17, 2017

(Sacramento)Assemblymember Chris R. Holden (D-Pasadena), Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, led the State Assembly in a special ceremony to celebrate Black History Month.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

South Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden and a coalition of city councilmembers, community leaders, and non-profit organizations gathered outside Mission Street Metro Station to announce the introduction of Assembly Bill 287. AB 287 finds a solution to the State Route 710 corridor gap between the I-10 and I-210 freeways and prohibits the construction of a freeway tunnel.