Press Releases

September 16, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – On September 16, 2022, Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), Senator Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) and community advocates released the following statement following Governor Gavin Newsom signing SB 1137 into law, which creates a minimum setback of 3,200-feet between sensitive receptors, such as a residence, school, childcare facility, playground, hospital, or nursing home and a new or reworked oil and gas production well.

August 31, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – On August 31, 2022, Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), Senator Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) and community advocates celebrated the successful passage of SB 1137 in the State Legislature. SB 1137 would require health and safety buffer zones of 3,200 ft between new and reworked oil wells and sensitive receptors such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes, and strengthen protections for people living near existing oil wells.

August 25, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – On August 25, 2022, Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) and Senator Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) introduced historic legislation to establish health and safety buffer zones and protect the most pollution-burdened communities in the state from the dangers of oil and gas operations. California is the 7th and 14th largest oil and natural gas producer in the nation with about 125,000 oil and gas wells—many of which are located near people’s homes.

August 09, 2022

SACRAMENTO—Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus (CLLC) elected Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (Riverside) as the next Caucus Chair and Senator Lena Gonzalez (Long Beach) as the next Vice Chair. Their two-year terms will commence on December 5, 2022.

June 24, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – El 24 de junio de 2022, la Senadora Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) emitió la siguiente declaración luego de la decisión de la Corte Suprema de los EE. UU. en el caso Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organizations, que anula las protecciones constitucionales federales con respecto al derecho al aborto:

 

June 24, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – On June 24, 2022 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organizations, which overrules federal constitutional protections regarding the right to abortion:

June 21, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – On June 21, 2022 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement after the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Public Employment and Retirement refused to allow Senate Bill 1173, The Fossil Fuel Divestment Act to have a public hearing in the committee. The bill would have significantly advanced state climate goals by requiring California’s two largest public pension funds to divest over $11 billion of fossil fuel investments by 2030.

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.