Press Release

Friday, June 15, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D - Riverside) applauded his legislative colleagues for passing a state budget package that fully funds the University of California and California State University systems. The budget also allocates an additional $5 million to the UC, and an additional $120 million to the CSU for enrollment growth. “I think the students did a great job and they are going to be applauded for their efforts in coming here and making their case heard,” Assemblymember Medina said.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018

(Sacramento)    – El asambleísta  Jose Medina (D -  Riverside) aplaudió a sus colegas de la Legislatura por aprobar el  paquete de fondos complete para los sistemas universitarios de la la  Universidad de California y la Universidad Estatal de California. El  presupuesto destina 5 millones adicionales para la UC, y 120 millones  adicionales para la CSU para el incremento de la matricula estudiantil.  “Creo que los estudiantes hicieron un gran trabajo y deben ser  aplaudidos por sus esfuerzos de venir aquí hacer que su caso fuera  escuchado”, señaló el asambleísta Medina.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Metrolink is investigating a private security guard’s alleged remark that a Riverside train with many Hispanics was bound for Tijuana and a conductor’s apparent dismissal of a woman’s complaint about the comment.

The family of Riverside resident Felisha Carrasco and Assemblyman Jose Medina termed the remark a “racist” comment, while a Metrolink statement called it an “alleged racially insensitive remark.”

Monday, June 11, 2018

RIVERSIDE, CA— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement on alleged comments made by a security guard at the Riverside-Downtown Metrolink station:

“Over the weekend, a young woman and her family confronted racially insulting words from a security guard while boarding Metrolink on their way to the beach and were subsequently kicked off of the train. The comments delivered by the security guard are appalling and racist. We’ve had too many racially charged events like this occur in Riverside over the past several months and we need to band together as a community to build tolerance and inclusivity in our region.

I commend Metrolink and the Riverside County Transportation Commission for taking this incident seriously and quickly suspending the guard involved. I look forward to working within our community to improve understanding and foster positive dialogue.”

Thursday, June 7, 2018

A Riverside legislator’s bill seeks to make ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement in California

The bill introduced by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, a former ethnic studies teacher, has passed the Assembly floor and moved to the state Senate.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Assemblymember Medina IELLA

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) celebrated California Nonprofits Day by recognizing the Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association (IELLA) as the 61st Assembly District’s “Nonprofit of the Year.”