Press Release

Monday, November 9, 2020

Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) today announced the availability of applications for the 2021 Young Legislators Program. Now in its sixth 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.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Sacramento, CA – The  California State Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy Committee announced the retirement of Chief Consultant, Mary McDonald, effective November 3, 2020. Laura Shybut will assume the position of Chief Consultant on December 1, 2020.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Sacramento (CA) – The California State Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy, chaired by Assemblymember Chris Holden, held an oversight hearing to discuss the August 14th and 15th electricity outages and the Preliminary Root Cause Analysis prepared by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and the California Energy Commission (CEC).

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Newsom signed landmark legislation that requires diversity on corporate boards in California. The bill, AB 979, is joint authored by Assemblymembers Chris Holden, Cristina Garcia, and David Chiu, with Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes and Senator Ben Hueso as principal co-author. The bill requires publicly held corporations headquartered in California to have at least one director from an underrepresented community by the close of 2021.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Sacramento, CA – For the 41st Assembly District’s 2020 Nonprofit of the Year, Assemblymember Chris Holden has chosen to honor the Social Justice Advocacy Project, Inc. a nonprofit organization that provides empowerment tools to marginalized communities for better access to self-determination.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

For six months now, the Employment Development Department’s (EDD) inability to provide unemployment insurance benefits in a timely manner to qualifying Californians remains troublesome. 

Every day, desperate people from throughout the 41st Assembly District contact us. These individuals are suffering because EDD has failed to pay UI benefits in some cases for months. Callers also continue to have trouble getting an EDD representative on the phone to help them with stalled claims.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Legislature passed a bill that requires diversity on corporate boards in California. The legislation, AB 979, is joint authored by Assemblymembers Chris Holden, Cristina Garcia, and David Chiu, with Eloise Gomez Reyes as principal co-author. The bill requires publicly held corporations headquartered in California to have at least one director from an underrepresented community by the close of 2021.