Press Releases

March 07, 2012

Lara seeks evaluation of consumer water bills, from tap back to the source

March 06, 2012

AB 1880 aims to prevent, identify and respond to teen dating violence in schools

Sacramento - Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) joined more than 200 youth today on the west steps of the State Capitol, speaking in support of AB 1880, a teen dating violence prevention measure. AB 1880 seeks to reduce dating abuse in middle schools and high schools by incorporating school safety plans and training offered to school districts.

February 28, 2012

Sacramento – The California Latino Legislative Caucus today elected Assemblymember Ricardo Lara as its new chairman.

February 25, 2012

Sacramento - Today Assembly Member Lara (D - Bell Gardens) introduced a package of landmark legislation improving educational access, affordability and equity for all Californians.

February 22, 2012

ACR 101 declares February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Sacramento, Calif. – Today members of the California State Assembly overwhelmingly supported passage of ACR 101, a bill authored by Assembly Member Ricardo Lara which designates February as "Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month".

February 17, 2012

Radio Recordings in Both English and Spanish

SACRAMENTO - In this Democratic weekly radio address, Assemblymembers Marty Block (D-San Diego) and Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), encourage students and families to show their support for the Middle Class Scholarship Act by sharing their own stories and struggles as they work to pay for the increasing cost of higher education. Block recorded his address in English, while Lara recorded a Spanish-language version.

February 07, 2012

Lara, a member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, celebrates the Court's decision and vows to continue to fight until same-sex marriage is made a reality

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, today released the following statement in response to the federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision holding Proposition 8 as unconstitutional.

February 06, 2012

ACR 101 declares February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 03, 2012

AB 1575 introduced in wake of recent ACLU lawsuit victory

February 01, 2012

Factors for rising costs, and strategies to control these costs for students discussed

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) chaired an oversight hearing of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee on the affordability of college textbooks.  The hearing focused on the significant rise in textbook costs for students as well as strategies to help control the costs.