Press Release

Monday, March 4, 2019

Assemblymember Medina Woman of the Year

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) recognized Concha Rivera as the 61st Assembly District’s “Woman of the Year” at the 2019 Assembly Women of the Year Special Ceremony.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Other measures include AB1345 by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, which would ban colleges from setting recruiting quotas or bonuses for their employees; AB1344 by Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, D-Orinda, which would require out-of-state schools to meet state consumer protections to enroll California students in online programs; and AB1346 by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, which would let students whose private colleges close seek reimbursements for housing, transportation and child care costs from a state fund.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The rise of housing costs for students of CSUSB is one of the factors leading to this high rate of homelessness for students here, commented Madeline Zhuo, an employee at a food pantry, in response to the topics raised by the rally in Sacramento.

On Feb. 20 student leaders, college executives, and legislators rallied at the state capital for financial aid reform to combat food insecurity, lack of shelter, and wellbeing issues that plague California college students.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 897, which will increase the percentage of hours a part-time, temporary employee may teach.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 485 to provide increased public transparency of warehouse development projects funded using tax payer dollars.

Friday, February 8, 2019

An Inland assemblyman wants to revive a bill that would require California high schoolers to take an ethnic studies class in order to graduate.

Former high school teacher Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, backed a similar bill last year that ultimately was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. With Gov. Gavin Newsom in office, Medina is optimistic the idea will be accepted.

“Knowledge of our history plays a critical role in shaping who we become,” Medina, a Latino, said in a news release. “When I was growing up, the history of those who look like me was not represented in the classroom.

“As a former Ethnic Studies teacher, I saw firsthand how much more engaged my students were when they saw themselves reflected in the coursework.”