Press Releases

Legislators, Students, and Faculty Rally to Demand Increased Funding of the 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.

Assemblymember Medina Introduces Legislation to Increase Transparency of Warehouse Developments

SACRAMENTO— Today at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Moreno Valley, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) held a press conference to discuss the need for transparency of tax payer-funded subsidies for warehouse developments. The Assemblymember was joined by local elected officials, labor organizations, and community leaders to urge support for AB 2853, which will increase public transparency before approving an economic development subsidy for warehouse distribution centers.

East LA Student Walkouts 50 Year Later: Many of the Same Issues Persist

SACRAMENTO— To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the East LA student walkouts, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), in partnership with Assembly and academic colleagues, held a press conference to discuss the historical impact of the protests and the continued need for the integration of ethnic studies into public school curriculum. The event served to urge legislative support for AB 2772, which would mandate ethnic studies as a high school graduation requirement.