Press Releases

Thursday, August 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) succeeded in moving the following critical K-12 and higher education bills out of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Monday, August 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) spoke in support of ACR 269 (Choi), which establishes November 9th as Dosan Ahn Chang Ho Day.

Dosan Ahn Chang Ho is known as the leader of the Korean Independence Movement. When Korea was annexed by Japan in 1910, Ahn Chang Ho did not hesitate to rise to the challenge of leading the Korean Independence Movement. His influence and actions helped Koreans understand the importance of a free nation, and as a result democracy is firmly rooted in South Korea.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement on the University of California’s announcement that it will reduce tuition for in-state students for the first time in 19 years:

“I am thrilled that the UC Board of Regents has decided to decrease tuition. The state and the UC have a responsibility to keep the cost of college down and ensure that California’s students have access to a high quality education. My colleagues in the State Legislature and I have fought alongside students to increase funding of the UC in the state budget and continue to advocate for affordable access. This decision is a meaningful step in the right direction in addressing college affordability and I applaud UC leadership for choosing to support students.”

Friday, July 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement in response to the passing of Woodie Rucker Hughes:

“I am very saddened to hear the news that my dear friend and colleague, Woodie Rucker Hughes, passed away this morning in Riverside. I had the honor of working with Woodie at Riverside Unified School District, where she was a fierce advocate for homeless students in our community. Woodie was a tireless activist, past president of the NAACP Riverside Branch, and a leader of the Eastside Think Tank. In each role she took on she consistently uplifted the underrepresented voices in our community. Woodie’s passing will leave a large void in the leadership of the City of Riverside and the region at-large. She will be greatly missed.”

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the 2018-19 state budget which allocates $9.7 million to support the development of the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry of the Riverside Art Museum, also known as “The Cheech.”

The Cheech will reside in the City of Riverside and be a permanent home for Cheech Marin’s collection of Chicano art, including paintings, sculptures, and photography, making it the most prominent collection of its kind in the U.S.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina’s (D-Riverside) bill AB 2772, which would make ethnic studies a graduation requirement, passed the Senate Education Committee with a 5-0 vote.

Friday, June 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) received support from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson for his bill AB 2772, which would make ethnic studies a graduation requirement.