Press Releases

Thursday, August 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina’s (D-Riverside) bill, AB 331, which would make ethnic studies a California high school graduation requirement, passed the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Supported by State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, and a coalition of educators, students, and advocates across the state, AB 331 will require high school students to take one semester of ethnic studies in order to graduate.

Friday, July 31, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement regarding the California Department of Education’s release of its new draft Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum:

Monday, July 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement on the California Community College Board of Governor’s recognition of Madera Community College as the 116th college in California:

Thursday, July 9, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement on the lack of Latinos selected thus far to be members of the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission:

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement on the announcement that Michael Drake will succeed Janet Napolitano as president of the University of California:

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA— Assembly members Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, and Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Chair of Assembly Budget Subcommittee 2 on Education Finance released the following statement on the status of AB 1314.

Friday, June 26, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement after the Assembly’s vote on the 2020-21 State Budget:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted California’s economy. We started this year with a projected budget surplus, yet the pandemic created a staggering deficit we needed to reconcile. The Legislature made tough decisions to develop a balanced budget.