Press Release

Friday, September 22, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Jose Medina (D - Riverside) presented his Assembly Bill 890 on the floor of the State Assembly, a bill which would prevent developer from avoiding an environmental review of their proposed projects. "Some developers are increasingly using the ballot initiative process for accelerated approval of large land use development projects. This allows projects to proceed without any regard for the environmental impact," Medina said. AB 890 will close this loophole and provide a pathway for a proposed initiative to have an environmental review.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, strongly supported House Resolution 66, which condemns the Trump administration's decision to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and calls on Congress to find a solution to protect Dreamers, during the HR 66 debate in the State Assembly. As the son of an immigrant, Assemblymember Medina told his colleagues that his father came to the United States to find a better life for his children.

Friday, September 1, 2017

(Sacramento) - As the speculation grows that the Trump administration may be considering eliminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals known as DACA, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) is speaking out. Medina is highlighting the positive impact of the hundreds of thousands of young people that are benefiting from this program on the country and on California.  There are nearly 800,000 so called “Dreamers”  benefiting from this immigration program around the United States, over 200,000 of them are in California.  More on this Assembly Access video.

Friday, September 1, 2017

SACRAMENTO– Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) honored Dr. Daniel Truong, a world-renowned neurologist and therapist.

September is Dystonia Awareness month, and hundreds of thousands of adults and children are affected by it in the United States alone. Dr. Truong’s research on botulinum toxin was instrumental in discovering its effective use in dystonia treatment.

Dr. Truong has appeared in multiple articles, TV reports, and has given lectures worldwide. He has published more than 140 scientific publications and book chapters.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

(Riverside, CA) — Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) hosted the fourth annual Gabriel Acosta Memorial Journalism and Communications Workshop at Riverside City College.