Press Release

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.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Today, a bill that requires diversity on corporate boards in California passed the Senate Floor. 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.

 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Today, a bill that requires diversity on corporate boards in California passed the Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions. 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.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s police reform legislation, AB 1022, passed in the Senate Public Safety Committee today with a 5-1 vote. The bill establishes clear guidelines for police responsibility and accountability when witnessing excessive force by another member of law enforcement.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced legislation, AB 1022, that establishes clear guidelines for police responsibility and accountability when witnessing excessive force by another member of law enforcement. If passed, a police officer’s “Duty to Intercede” would include physically stopping the excessive use of force.