January 2017 Newsletter
Just as I am so honored to be your voice in Sacramento, I am also honored to have begun the work that is greatly needed in order to restore our cities and people to safety and prosperity. As my first act of office, I introduced AB 44 which seeks to aid survivors of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino by removing roadblocks that keep workers who suffer job-related injuries from receiving recommended treatment.
In my first week in Sacramento I took to the Capitol steps to stand up for the rights of Women across our state by defending the work of Planned Parenthood. Any defunding of Planned Parenthood could jeopardize health care services for millions of women across the country who turn to the centers for annual exams, cancer screenings, tests for sexually transmitted diseases and other basic services. Seventy-three percent of its service sites serve women in rural or underserved areas that often lack affordable and easy access to adequate care. Back at the district, I joined in the women’s march that saw millions of others around the world march to make their voices heard.
Last week, I voted to confirm Xavier Becerra, Governor Brown’s appointment, to become California’s next Attorney General. The national political conversation has left many communities feeling that the country they love so much may turn its back on them. We must send a message that we are prepared to fight for our values, which include fairness, inclusion and equal protection under the laws. California needs a fighter, who will defend the rights of those without the means to fight for themselves. I am proud to now welcome Xavier Becerra as our Attorney General.
Now, only a few weeks into session, we’re preparing to not only dive into the state budget and fight to bring more resources into the district but to also finalize our legislative package to continue the work of addressing district concerns. I am committed to ensuring that the 47th Assembly District is well represented in the State Capitol.
In this Issue:
- District Swearing In Ceremony
- Call for Capitol & District Interns
- Youth Advisory Committee
- Picture Story
Eloise Gómez Reyes
Assemblymember, 47th District
Please join state and local elected officials, supporters and the community-at-large for a reception and celebration for my Swearing-In Ceremony to represent the people of Assembly District 47.
February 4, 2017
Program begins at noon | Reception to follow
San Bernardino Valley College Auditorium
701 S. Mt. Vernon Ave.
San Bernardino, Ca 92410
To R.S.V.P. or for more information contact:
Roxanna Gracia At Roxanna.Gracia@asm.ca.gov
The office of Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes is now accepting applications for the position of Capitol & District Office interns. Our offices are currently looking for creative and hard-working high school seniors and college students interested in broadening their knowledge of state and local government. Positions are located in Sacramento and San Bernardino. Learn more and apply.
I was honored to introduce the 47th Assembly District Youth Advisory Committee program last week. The Youth Advisory Committee is a yearlong program to provide high school students living in the 47th District with leadership development training and an opportunity to discuss important youth-related issues occurring in the community. The committee will meet on a monthly basis to discuss important issues around the district and the state. Among other program requirements, participants will advise Assemblymember Reyes on youth-related issues in the district. The committee will also have the opportunity to visit the State Capitol in Sacramento. The application can be found here. The deadline to apply is February 10, 2017. Interviews will be conducted the week of February 13 and the program’s orientation will be March 4. For more information contact Maha Rizvi at (909) 381-3238 or Maha.Rizvi@asm.ca.gov.
Community support is vital to the success of AB 44, especially from the victims (victors)!
Talking about the rights of all, and the protections they’re afforded, with our governor and new attorney general.
On January 14 I had the great opportunity to attend and speak on a panel at the Youth Justice Reform Town Hall meeting that was organized by the sisters of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. in Rialto.
Fighting for the rights of everyone in our communities!