Press Releases

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.”

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.”

Thursday, May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina’s (D-Riverside) bill, AB 2933, was approved by the Assembly with 56-0 vote and bi-partisan support.

AB 2933 would help support California’s 2.1 million community college students by strengthening the connection between college campuses and county services.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina’s (D-Riverside) bill, which would make ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement, passed the Assembly Floor with 54-19 vote.

AB 2772 would require high schools students to take a semester of ethnic studies in order graduate, beginning in the 2023-24 school year. The ethnic studies curriculum that will be implemented is currently being developed by the Instructional Quality Commission of the State Board of Education.

Friday, May 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) successfully got the following bills out of the Assembly Committee on Appropriations:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Assemblymember Medina Rally to Fully Fund UC and CSU
SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) brought together students, faculty, and legislators to urge the governor to fully fund the UC and CSU. Despite on-going pressure from students, faculty, labor unions, and the State Legislature, Governor Brown failed to increase funding for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) in the May Revision of the proposed budget. 
Friday, May 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement on Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s revision of the proposed 2018-19 Budget: