As Excerpted from KVCR/NPR 91.9: Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, who represents the 58th Assembly District, introduced AB 777 to further expand prohibitions at the Stringfellow Acid Pits. This was in direct response to the discovery that hazardous materials from the Exide Battery Plant site in Los Angeles County had been transported to the site. After receiving bipartisan support in the Legislature, the bill was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom September 8th.
As excerpted from the Press-Enterprise: A new law will further limit which materials can be stored at the notorious Stringfellow Acid Pits in Jurupa Valley.
As excerpted from the Press-Enterprise:
A local community foundation brought together leaders, innovators and change-makers to learn, discuss and share ideas on how to build a stronger region.
On Wednesday, Aug. 9, and Thursday, Aug. 10, the Inland Empire Community Foundation staged its Third Annual Policy and Engagement Forum at the Riverside Convention Center. The sold-out event hosted 400 guests who gathered to gain insight from local elected officials, funders, nonprofit organizations and peers.
As excerpted by IE Community News:
In a significant stride for California’s underserved communities, a congregation of esteemed state officials and nearly three hundred local leaders joined hands with TruEvolution on Friday to inaugurate Project Legacy. This pioneering endeavor marks the state’s first and only Homekey site dedicated to supportive housing for homeless LGBTQ+, HIV+ youth, and veterans.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In 1973, five Latino legislators formed the California Latino Legislative Caucus (CLLC) to address the social and economic issues affecting the Latino community.
Today, the CLLC is made up of 38 members and is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Assembly member Sabrina Cervantes is the first openly LGBTQ woman to Chair the Latino Legislative Caucus. She oversees the most diverse group of members since the caucus’ inception.
"Fifty years ago, five Latinos came together to create the first ever Chicano Legislative Caucus. At the time, the lawmakers, all male and of Mexican descent, made up 4% of the Legislature. Though a small group, the establishment marked a turning point for California’s then-14% Latino population. Over the next five decades, the caucus grew, diversified and became an influential group in the Capitol. That progress coincided with the Latino community exploding to 40% of the state population."
Scott and Guy Marzorati discuss the oil pricing reforms signed by Governor Gavin Newsom and the conspiracy-driven changes to voting in one California county. Then, Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes joins to share why she voted for the oil bill, her unlikely election to the state legislature, chairing the California Latino Legislative Caucus in its 50th year and raising triplets with her wife.
As excerpted from La Opinión:
"En el marco de las celebraciones por su 50 aniversario, la bancada latina de la legislatura estatal presentó 14 proyectos de ley prioritarios entre los que destacan apoyar a los indocumentados con beneficios para el desempleo, asistencia financiera para los adultos mayores y permitir que aquellos que ganan un poco más puedan comprar seguro médico en el mercado de Covered California. .
Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes represents California’s 58th Assembly District, which includes much of the Inland Empire. She’s also Chair of the Latino legislative Caucus, which celebrates its 50th anniversary. The caucus has spearheaded significant and extensive legislation over the last five decades, and she told KVCR’s Jessica Greenwell about plans for a busy 2023 legislative session as well.