Press Releases

April 15, 2020

Sacramento, Calif.- California Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) introduced Senate Bill 1130 that aims to close the digital divide for Californians in poor urban and rural areas in order to keep families, students, and workers connected. The digital divide has long been an issue but the current COVID-19 crisis has shed light on the digital disparities in the state’s poorest areas despite California being in the cradle of the national tech economy.

April 15, 2020

Sacramento, Calif.- California Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) introduced Senate Bill 1130 that aims to close the digital divide for Californians in poor urban and rural areas in order to keep families, students, and workers connected. The digital divide has long been an issue but the current COVID-19 crisis has shed light on the digital disparities in the state’s poorest areas despite California being in the cradle of the national tech economy.

March 20, 2020

LONG BEACH, Calif.—As cases in Los Angeles County continue to rise, California Senators Lena A. Gonzalez and Tom Umberg, and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D- Long Beach) sent a letter urging Governor Newsom expedite Emergency Funds to the Community Hospital of Long Beach in an effort to treat COVID-19 patients in the region.

March 20, 2020

LONG BEACH, Calif.—As cases in Los Angeles County continue to rise, California Senators Lena A. Gonzalez and Tom Umberg, and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D- Long Beach) sent a letter urging Governor Newsom expedite Emergency Funds to the Community Hospital of Long Beach in an effort to treat COVID-19 patients in the region.

March 20, 2020

LONG BEACH, CA. — A medida que los casos en el Condado de Los Ángeles continúan aumentando, los Senadores de California, Lena A. González y Tom Umberg, y el Asambleísta Patrick O'Donnell (D - Long Beach), enviaron una carta instando al Gobernador Newsom a acelerar los fondos de emergencia para el Hospital Comunitario de Long Beach, en un esfuerzo por tratar a los pacientes con COVID-19 en la región.

March 20, 2020

LONG BEACH, CA. — A medida que los casos en el Condado de Los Ángeles continúan aumentando, los Senadores de California, Lena A. González y Tom Umberg, y el Asambleísta Patrick O'Donnell (D - Long Beach), enviaron una carta instando al Gobernador Newsom a acelerar los fondos de emergencia para el Hospital Comunitario de Long Beach, en un esfuerzo por tratar a los pacientes con COVID-19 en la región.

February 21, 2020

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Today, California Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) was joined by several community organizations and social justice advocates at Centro CHA in Long Beach as she announced the introduction of Senate Bill (SB) 1241, the Talent Equity for Competitive Hiring Act.

February 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today, Senator Lena Gonzalez (D - Long Beach) announced SB 1073, the Streamlining Services for Children and Pregnant Women Act, which will fast-track enrollment for low-income pregnant women and children between Medi-Cal and the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The bill is co-sponsored by The Children’s Partnership and the California WIC Association.

February 11, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today Senator Lena Gonzalez (D - Long Beach), Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, and Equality California announced the Equal Insurance HIV Act to stop insurance companies from denying life and disability income insurance coverage based solely on HIV status. This bill proposal would enact anti-discrimination protections in life and disability income insurance products for those living with HIV by banning HIV discrimination to ensure they have equal access to the coverage they deserve.

January 30, 2020

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Senate Rules Committee approved the reauthorization of the seven-member Select Committee on Ports & Goods Movement, naming Sen. Lena Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) as Chair.