Press Release

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement on the announcement that Janet Napolitano plans to step down as President of the University of California on August 1, 2020.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) recognized the Inland Empire Ostomy Association in honor of Ostomy Awareness Day.

An ostomy is a type of surgery that creates an opening (stoma) in the abdomen that allows for the removal of bodily waste when a person has lost the normal function of digestive or urinary systems due to birth defects, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other medical conditions.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Ostomy Awareness Day
Ostomy Awareness Day
Ostomy Awareness Day
Monday, August 26, 2019

Building a facility in the Inland Empire to house unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexican border is “a violation of human rights,” state lawmakers representing the region said Monday, AUg. 26, in a joint statement.

“As representatives of the Inland Empire, we condemn the use of space in any location, but especially in our community, to detain unaccompanied children,” the statement reads.

“Together, we have sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency to end its search for a location in the Inland Empire that would assist the Trump Administration in its efforts to expand detention centers, allow families to be separated and detained, or weaken the safeguards that currently exist to protect children in government custody.”

Monday, August 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA— Assembly members Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona), Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino), Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona), and Senators Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) and Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside)  released the following statement in response to the announcement that the General Services Administration (GSA) is looking to lease space in the Inland Empire to detain unaccompanied children.

Friday, August 23, 2019

The author of legislation that would require students to take an ethnic studies course as a requirement for high school graduation has put off a vote on the bill this year amid widespread criticism of a proposed curriculum that would serve as a guide for school districts statewide.

“It is not a question of whether the subject itself is necessary but rather, how do we ensure the curriculum is comprehensive, rigorous and inclusive enough,” Assemblyman José Medina, D-Riverside, said in a statement on Thursday. “This underscores the importance of taking the time necessary to ensure we get the curriculum right.”