Press Releases

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) announced that, Assembly Bill (AB) 331, which would have made ethnic studies a California high school graduation requirement, was vetoed by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement on the announcement that Joseph I. Castro will succeed Timothy P. White as chancellor of the California State University:

Monday, August 31, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Tonight, Assemblymember Jose Medina’s (D-Riverside) bill, AB 331, which would make ethnic studies a California high school graduation requirement, passed both houses of the California Legislature and now moves to the Governor’s desk for signature.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement on the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education decision to require students to take a semester of ethnic studies to graduate starting in academic year 2023-24:

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: