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. She spoke with KVCR’s Jessica Greenwell about the anniversary of the caucus, significant and extensive legislation that the caucus has spearheaded over the last five decades, as well as plans for a busy 2023 legislative session.
Cincuenta años atrás, los entonces cinco miembros latinos de la Legislatura de California en Sacramento crearon su grupo parlamentario. No había entre ellos ninguna mujer. Pero el grupo creció, tomó conciencia, se diversificó. La membrecía se extendió, su influencia creció y sus raíces se profundizaron.
Hoy, como uno de los grupos más poderosos en la vida política californiana, el Caucus Legislativo Latino se prepara para festejar su medio siglo de acción y anunciar su nueva agenda legislativa para el próximo período, lo que probablemente hará el 28 de este mes.
As excerpted from The Press-Enterprise:
"Jurupa Valley’s Stringfellow Acid Pits are an infamous toxic waste site, but a proposed bill would prevent offsite waste from being brought there in the future.
On Tuesday, March 7, Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, D-Riverside, introduced Assembly Bill 777, which would prohibit the “treatment, storage, transfer, or disposal” of any waste from another site at Stringfellow. State Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, will coauthor the bill.
As excerpted from Spectrum News 1:
Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, D-Riverside, will be the new chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus.
The lawmaker is a trailblazer in the California Legislature. She is the first open LGBTQ female, first Latina millennial, and first Inland Empire lawmaker to chair the caucus.
On Monday, the California State Senate approved the state's budget, which will now be heading to Governor Gavin Newsom's desk. If approved, $33 million would be heading towards an Inland Empire project.
The proposed $33 million in funding would go to the Riverside Community College District(RCCD) to help construct what they're calling the Inland Empire Technical Trade Center.
As excerpted from CalMatters...
The Riverside school board plans to meet with three prominent state lawmakers from the Inland Empire next week to chart an educational path that is more sensitive to Native American students, officials announced late Tuesday, Nov. 9.
Assembly Bill 939, the Denim Day Act of 2021, was co-authored by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes and signed by Governor Newsom on Oct. 5. Cervantes district includes the cities of Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, and the west side of Riverside. In my 11-minute interview with the assemblymember, she spoke of her motivations to write the bill and shared other bills she authored that Governor Newsom signed.