February 2017 Newsletter
I’m pleased to have crafted a legislative package reflective of your concerns and our district’s needs. We’re addressing issues that will affect our communities specifically, the Inland Empire generally as well as the entire state. Highlighted below are just a few of the bills I hope to pass this session.
- AB44- My first piece of legislation, introduced on the first anniversary of the December 2, 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attacks, provides for expedited medical review process for the victims so that they can get the treatment they need and continue the recovery process.
- AB523- So much of the funding that has been available for clean and renewable technology has completely missed our district! That’s why I’ve authored this bill which requires that 25 percent of renewable technology funds be spent in disadvantaged communities like ours and 10 percent to be spent specifically in low-income communities.
- AB578- Makes threatening any witness by using immigration status or suspected immigration status a felony.
- AB550- Provides support for long-term care Ombudsman programs which help investigate and resolve various issues in long-term health care facilities and residential care facilities.
- AB667- Provides a transparent and fair process for students who are at risk of being suspended from school.
Also, in the past few weeks we've worked hard to bring more resources to the district and just last week I joined Congressman Pete Aguilar, Board of Equalization member Fiona Ma and CalEITC4Me Chair Joseph N. Sanberg to host a workshop with CalEITC4Me in San Bernardino where representatives helped with filing taxes and applying for the new State Earned Income Tax Credit. I've also put out a Public Service Announcement with Senator Connie Leyva, “Remember, It's Your Money, So Get It!”. For more information, please visit the EITC page on the California Franchise Tax Board's website.
Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes
We’ve had many visitors to our Capitol office. It’s always an honor to welcome you!
|Hearing worker and industry concerns in the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with fellow Assemblymembers Kalra, Thurmond and Flora|
In this Issue:
Free Tax Prep Assistance!
IRS-certified volunteers can help people with household incomes of $54,000 or less prepare and file a basic tax return for free through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.
To find a VITA site near you, visit http://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep
Dates and times vary by location, and some VITA sites require appointments.
District Events Coming Up In March!
In collaboration with:
The Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association
Pomona Economic Opportunity Center
Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes & Senator Connie M. Leyva
Rialto Community Center
214 North Palm Ave.
Rialto, CA 92376
Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Please contact Maha Rizvi for more information at (909) 381-3238 or Maha.Rizvi@asm.ca.gov.OK
3rd Annual Young Women’s Leadership Conference: Cultivating the Seeds of Leadership by Educating, Exposing & Empowering
Presented by Senator Connie M. Leyva & Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes
Cal State San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Friday, March 24, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
For more information, please contact Vanessa Wiarco, Vanessa.firstname.lastname@example.org, (909) 591-7016
Join us for Coffee and Conversation with the Assemblymember!
Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes & staff.
Lawrence Hutton Community Center
660 Colton Avenue
Colton, CA 92324
Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Please contact Maha Rizvi for more information at (909) 381-3238 or Maha.Rizvi@asm.ca.gov.