Press Releases

June 26, 2020

Long Beach, Calif.- It is incredibly disturbing to see threats of violence directed towards activist and journalist Shaun King which were posted in a California law enforcement private Facebook group. These violent posts were conducted with personal accounts of identified retired Long Beach law enforcement officers. These actions by former law enforcement professionals are not only unacceptable and extremely disappointing, but are completely against the values of the residents I represent and these actions must face immediate consequence. 

June 26, 2020

Sacramento, Calif.- Today, the California State Senate approved the "Broadband for California" bill, authored by Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach). "Broadband for California," or Senate Bill 1130, aims to decrease the digital divide and increase broadband access to all Californians. Despite being a global center for tech innovation, California has been plagued by inequities in internet access, with African American, low-income, Latino, rural, and elderly Californians disproportionately unable to get online.

June 24, 2020

Sacramento, Calif.- Today, the California State Senate approved SB 1255 by Senator Lena Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) and the Senate Committee on Insurance. Section one of SB 1255, The Equal Insurance HIV Act, by Senator Lena Gonzalez and co-sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and Equality California, ends the unjust practice of insurance companies discriminating against HIV-positive individuals, keeps up to date with medical advancements and ensures coverage for affected families during these unprecedented times.

June 10, 2020

Sacramento, Calif.- Today, California State Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) will chair the second hearing of the Senate’s special committee on Pandemic Emergency Response. The focus of today’s hearing is Skilled Nursing Facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 10, 2020

Sacramento, Calif.- Today, California State Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) will chair the second hearing of the Senate’s special committee on Pandemic Emergency Response. The focus of today’s hearing is Skilled Nursing Facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 27, 2020

Sacramento, Calif.- Today, Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement regarding her legislation, SB 1130, which passed the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee with bi-partisan support by a vote of 11-2. SB 1130 aims to close the digital divide for Californians in poor urban and rural areas by updating the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) to encourage deployment of 21st century-ready high-speed broadband internet in unserved areas. 

May 14, 2020

Sacramento, Calif.- Today, California State Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach), Chair of the Senate Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response commented on the release of Governor Newsom’s May Revise budget proposal:

May 06, 2020

Sacramento, Calif.- Today, California State Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) will chair the first hearing of the Senate’s special committee on Pandemic Emergency Response.

May 06, 2020

Sacramento, Calif.- Today, California State Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) will chair the first hearing of the Senate’s special committee on Pandemic Emergency Response.

May 01, 2020

Sacramento, Calif.- Today, California State Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) introduced Senate Bill (SB) 1410 to help both renters and rental property owners endure the financial hardships brought on by COVID-19. SB 1410, The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program, would provide direct rental payment relief to renters who demonstrate an inability to pay rent due to the pandemic, as well as landlords who agree to specified terms, such as forgoing rent increases and late charges.