Press Releases

Legislators, Students, and Educators Demand Ethnic Studies for All

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, convened students, teachers, and legislators to introduce Assembly Bill (AB) 101, which will require high schools to provide ethnic studies starting in academic year 2025-26 and require students to take one semester of ethnic studies to graduate beginning in 2029-2030.

Assemblymember Medina Applauds the CSU’s Decision to Pause on Adopting its Quantitative Reasoning Proposal

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement following the CSU Board of Trustees’ decision to postpone its vote on the adoption of a new admissions proposal that would add one year of quantitative reasoning coursework to the "a-g" subject admission requirements for the entering first-time freshman class of 2027.

Legislators Release Statement on Proposal to Establish a Child Detention Facility in the Inland Empire

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.