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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Budgeting, far more than the balancing of revenues and expenditures, is an expression of priorities and values.  With the release of the Trump administration’s budget we clearly see that the President’s priorities are the continued protection of the top 1% at the expense of our children and working families.  The Trump budget proposal relies on false economic assumptions while paying for tax cuts on the backs of our most vulnerable populations.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

San Bernardino – Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes invites constituents living in the 47th Assembly District to join her, Senator Connie M. Leyva, California Consulting and the Inland Empire Job Corps Center for a Free Grant Writing Workshop on Friday, May 12, 2017.

The Grant Writing Workshop is a perfect opportunity to learn about federal, state and private foundation funding for your city, school district, water district or non-profit agency.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sacramento – The American Health Care Act, also widely known as TrumpCare, passed a vote in the House of representatives 217-213 this afternoon. Under this new assault on healthcare, an estimated 24 million Americans will lose coverage including large numbers of veterans, the elderly and those on fixed-incomes.

Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes released the following statement after the U.S. House of representatives passed the AHCA:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sacramento – Yesterday, the State Legislature hosted the 16th annual Latino Spirit Awards honoring 10 individuals of significant achievement from around the state. Among those honored was Father Miguel Ceja of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Riverside who was recognized for his significant contributions to social justice in his community.

“I am so proud that Father Ceja’s efforts to uplift the community have been recognized”, said Assemblymember Reyes. “He has spent his life in service of others to educate and empower the least fortunate among us.”

Monday, May 1, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember  Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) and the State Assembly passed ACR 56, a measure declaring April 2017 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and April 26, 2017 as Denim Day California. Denim Day is a response to the 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision to overturn the conviction of a man who sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman after the court determined that, “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.” Assemblymember Reyes told the Assembly, “Members there is no excuse and never an invitation to rape. The decision by the Italian Supreme Court demonstrates that when people in positions of power, privilege and authority lack information about rape the result can be a failure to hold perpetrators accountable.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sacramento – Yesterday AB 1268, a bill designed to address domestic violence around the state, passed out of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety with a vote of 7-0. The bill was created in response to the April 10th tragedy at the North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino that claimed the lives of a special needs teacher and a small child that was standing by her as a result of an escalation of domestic violence.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sacramento – Today, the Assembly Committee on Insurance passed AB 44 (Reyes, D-San Bernardino), after Committee amendments contrary to the original intent of the bill were forced to a vote.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

San Bernardino – In light of yesterday’s tragedy at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes and Option House, Inc. will hold a press conference at Option House in San Bernardino to discuss the issue of domestic violence and the impacts it has on families, children and our communities as well as the importance of speaking out when it occurs.

Monday, April 10, 2017

After thoughtful deliberation I supported SB 1 to ensure that California’s economy remains the strongest in the nation. SB 1 will bring $205 million to our community (San Bernardino, Rialto, Colton, Grand Terrace, Fontana, and the unincorporated areas of Bloomington and Muscoy) over the next 2-5 years for road, bridge and other transportation improvements.

Monday, April 10, 2017

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

From the offices of Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes & Senator Connie M. Leyva

 

San Bernardino – Today, as the tragic events at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino continue to unfold, our hearts and prayers go out to the children, their families and others affected by this senseless violence. We are grateful to law enforcement and school leaders for their quick response to the tragedy.