Press Releases

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.

January 30, 2020

Dear Neighbor,

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, a Delta Airlines airplane making an emergency return to Los Angeles International Airport dumped fuel onto several schools, parks, and neighboring communities in the Southeast, including Cudahy and South Gate. Approximately 67 children and adults were treated for health-related ailments.

January 22, 2020

LONG BEACH, Calif. — California State Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Equality California Institute, the 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit associated with Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. Senator Gonzalez, a longtime advocate for LGBTQ equality, has represented Long Beach and Southeast Los Angeles County in the California State Senate since 2019.

January 10, 2020

LONG BEACH, Calif.- California Senator Lena A. Gonzalez, D- Long Beach, applauds Governor Newsom’s commitment to tackle some of the most critical social issues in the state by investing  in homelessness, education, healthcare, and the environment.

October 04, 2019

Long Beach, CA – Thursday, October 3, 2019 – Senator Lena Gonzalez was honored at the United Cambodian Community 42nd Anniversary Gala.

“I’m honored to be recognized by the UCC, which represents the largest Cambodian population in the U.S.,” Senator Gonzalez stated. “The UCC and the Cambodian community are an integral part of Long Beach’s international and diverse culture, and are champions for inclusion and representation in the city.”

June 12, 2019

Long Beach councilwoman was overwhelmingly elected to vacant SD 33 seat on June 4

Sacramento, CA - Today, at the State Capitol, Lena Gonzalez was officially sworn in as the Senator representing the nearly one million constituents that make up the 33rd district. Her predecessor, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara administered the oath of office and welcomed Gonzalez to the red carpet. Senator Brian Dahle, who was elected to fill the vacant SD 1 seat, was also sworn in today.