Press Releases

May 03, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – El 3 de mayo de 2022, la Senadora Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) emitió la siguiente declaración luego de informes de noticias que detallaban un borrador inicial de la opinión de la mayoría de la Corte Suprema de los EE.UU. sobre el derecho al aborto:

May 03, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – On May 3, 2022 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach)  released the below statement following news reports detailing an initial draft U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and end federal constitutional protections for the right to abortion:

March 22, 2022
Sacramento, Calif. – On March 22, 2022, Senator Lena A. Gonzalez’s (D-Long Beach) SB 245 the Abortion Accessibility Act was signed into law by Governor Newsom. SB 245 will remove cost-barriers to abortion by requiring all state-licensed health care service plans to cover abortion services without a co-payment, deductible, or any type of cost-sharing.
 
March 08, 2022
Sacramento, Calif. – On March 8, 2022, Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) issued the below statement following Governor Newsom’s State of the State address:  
 
“Tonight, I was pleased to hear the State of the State address open with an acknowledgement of International Women’s History Day and the great contributions and stories of great women in leadership, remarks embracing the great culture and diversity of our state, and a moment of silence dedicated to those we’ve lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
 
February 17, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – On February, 17 2022 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) introduced SB 1173 that would prohibit the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) from investing in fossil fuel companies, and require that they divest any current investments by 2027. Moving away from these types of investments will help advance California’s climate change goals by divesting from carbon emitting companies. SB 1173 seizes the momentum of the worldwide divestment movement and continues the bold and progressive actions that California must take to address climate change.

February 10, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – On February 10, 2022 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) introduced Senate Bill 972 to help support California’s street food vendors by removing barriers to accessing food vending permits. The bill would help reduce unpermitted vending, protect public health, and create a more equitable economy for women, low-income individuals and people of color who form a major part of the industry and contribute to the State’s economy as micro-businesses. 

January 31, 2022
Sacramento, Calif. – On January 31, 2022 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement on Senate Bill 342 that would have added two environmental justice seats to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) governing board:
 
January 31, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – El 31 de enero de 2022, la Senadora Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) emitió la siguiente declaración sobre el Proyecto de Ley del Senado SB 342 que habría agregado dos puestos de justicia medioambiental a la junta directiva del Distrito de Gestión de la Calidad Atmosférica South Coast (SCAQMD):

January 10, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) released the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2022-23 state budget:

November 22, 2021
Sacramento, Calif. – Senate Majority Whip Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Former Long Beach District 9 Councilman and Veterans’ Advocate, Val Lerch: