Press Release

Thursday, February 9, 2017

SOUTH PASADENA >> Assemblyman Chris Holden introduced legislation that would prohibit building a tunnel to close the 6.2-mile gap of the 710 Freeway between the 10 and 210 freeways, the assemblyman announced Thursday.

This is the first time a piece of legislation would aim to kill the controversial project proposed by Caltrans. The freeway tunnel project would run through El Sereno, South Pasadena and Pasadena and has divided communities in the San Gabriel Valley.

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.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Pasadena, CA –Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) today announced the availability of applications for the 2017-2018 Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program.

The Assembly Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for aspiring public servants of all ages, background and experiences to directly participate in the legislative process. The 11–month fellowship provides an introduction to public policy formation and adoption through full-time work as professional staff in the Assembly.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Program aimed at cultivating the next generation of leaders

Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) kicked off the second annual Young Legislators Program at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena with 18 participating high school students from the 41st Assembly District. The six-month long program will provide the students an opportunity to learn about the legislative process, services provided to constituents by elected leaders, and the relationship between local and state governments.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) remarks that the Governor’s annual address to a joint session of the State Legislature was excellent and right on point. “He outlined our core values, which we should be concerned about no matter where you live in California,” Assemblymember Holden said. “I think when you talk about embracing immigrants who are coming here for a new life, for a new opportunity…this is the Golden State.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/holden

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Jerry Brown delivered the 2017 State of the State Address. Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) issued the following statement:

“I applaud Governor Jerry Brown for his passionate leadership and commitment to protecting the gains California has made on our progressive values, and lending a voice to the millions of Californians that may be adversely affected by new federal policies. He understands Californian’s unique role as a beacon of hope and change, not just for our country but the world.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

(Sacramento) – Journalist, syndicated columnist, author and NewsOneNow TV host Roland S. Martin delivered the keynote address at the California Legislative Black Caucus’ annual Martin Luther King, Junior/Civil Rights breakfast at the Sacramento Convention Center. The CLBC holds the event each year to honor the legacy of Dr. King and the Caucus’ relentless commitment to community service in the black community. Watch his address in this Assembly Access video.