Press Releases

Friday, January 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2021-22 State Budget:

Friday, December 11, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) reintroduced legislation to make ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement. Assembly Bill (AB) 101 will require all California high schools to offer ethnic studies starting in academic year 2025-26, and require the subject for graduation commencing in 2029-30.

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.