Press Release

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

(Sacramento) – A solar eclipse is going to affect California and much of the nation on August 21, 2017. California State Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) explains more about what you, your family and your neighbors can do during the eclipse. Watch this Assembly Access Video to learn more. http://asmdc.org/Holden

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sacramento, CA – For the 41st Assembly District’s 2017 “Nonprofit of the Year,” Assemblymember Chris Holden has chosen to honor Shoes That Fit, a nonprofit organization based in Claremont that provides athletic shoes to kids in need.

“It is my pleasure to recognize Shoes That Fit as the 41st Assembly District’s Nonprofit of the Year” said Assemblymember Holden (AD-41). “Through the simple gift of a new pair of shoes, this organization has changed the lives of thousands of students and helped empower them to reach their highest potential.”

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sacramento, CA – For the 41st Assembly District’s 2017 “Veteran of the Year,” Assemblymember Chris Holden has chosen to honor Monrovia Councilmember Larry J. Spicer, a veteran who served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1994.

“I am pleased to recognize Councilmember Larry Spicer as the 41st Assembly District’s Veteran of the Year,” said Assemblymember Holden (AD – 41). “After serving in our country’s armed forces, Larry continues to make a positive impact as councilmember, community leader and volunteer.”

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Legislature passed the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget, the final agreement between the legislature and Governor Jerry Brown.  The budget increases spending to $125 billion but continues to grow reserves, including the Rainy Day Fund to $9.9 billion. Assemblymember Chris Holden released the following statement:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – In a meeting with California State Legislators, technology industry leaders vowed to renew their commitment to find diverse technical talent at all levels, from company boards to specialized technical roles. Legislators representing the California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and the California Asian Pacific Islander Caucus met with the decision-making executives to discuss current diversity efforts in the Silicon Valley.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and California Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, have expressed strong concern over the technology industry’s lack of diversity in their board, management, and technical roles. Although a few companies have made attempts to address the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, the efforts currently put forth in the industry leave much to be desired.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Twenty-five small businesses from throughout the 41st Assembly District were nominated this year for consideration and in a ceremony in Sacramento yesterday, Assemblymember Chris Holden honored La Verne resident and local area Sport Clips franchise owner Arif Taj as the “Small Business of the Year” for the 41st Assembly District.