On Saturday, March 11, 2017, Senator Leyva hosted a successful "Coffee with the Senator" event at the George White Senior Center in Fontana. Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes participated as the event's special guest. Approximately 60 residents from Fontana and neighboring communities attended the coffee where they had the opportunity to speak directly with Senator Leyva and her staff, as well as Assemblywoman Reyes. During the event, the Senator answered several questions about important issues affecting the 20th State Senate District and the Inland Empire, including housing, education,
Senator Leyva hosted a Free Grant Writing Workshop on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Pomona Unified School District in partnership with California Consulting LLC and Pomona Promise. Approximately 80 participants attended the successful workshop from throughout the Inland Empire. California Consulting CEO Steve Samuelian facilitated the highly anticipated training and spoke about key ingredients that go into a successful grant writing process, as well as information that grant writers should know before selecting grants to which they wish to apply.
On Friday, December 16, 2016, Senator hosted her Second Annual Holiday Open House at her San Bernardino district office. Community residents came out to meet the Senator and her staff, as well as to discuss issues important to them and their families. Many local dignitaries attended the festive event, including Assemblymember Eloise Reyes, San Bernardino Mayor R. Carey Davis, San Bernardino Community College District Trustee Frank Reyes and the Consuls of Mexico and Guatemala in San Bernardino.
Senator Connie M. Leyva celebrated the month of giving thanks and appreciation by hosting her 2nd Annual Operation Gobble where she distributed 700 turkeys and chickens along with 100 individual family meal bags to residents throughout her Senate district. Her efforts were made possible through partnerships with UFCW Local 1428, Fontana Water Company, Golden State Water Company and Stater Bros.
Senator Leyva hosted a Young Men’s Leadership Conference on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the InTech Center in Fontana. Over 150 attendees from throughout the 20th State Senate District benefited from the presentations of individuals who invested their time and expertise to explain life lessons they had learned outside of their traditional academic experience.
Senator Connie M. Leyva held her 2nd Annual Fall Open House on Friday, October 21, 2016 at her Chino district office. This year, the Senator partnered with Cal Poly Pomona's College of Agriculture and LA County Fairplex.
Senator Connie M. Leyva held her 2nd Annual FREE Health and Community Resource Fair on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Ayala Park in Bloomington. This year, Senator Leyva partnered with San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales, Molina Healthcare and the Inland Empire Healthcare Group.
Senator Connie M. Leyva kicked off her fall Career Day with Connie on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Kucera Middle School in Rialto. Career Day volunteer speakers were greeted by the warm smiles of student ambassadors and school staff, including Principal Monique Conway. All classrooms were abuzz with volunteers speaking on career pathways ranging from landscape architecture and firefighting to public affairs and working for the Dodgers organization. Speakers left reinvigorated by the energy and enthusiasm of the Kucera Middle School students.
Senator Leyva--in partnership with the Mexican Consulate, Guatemalan Consulate, Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association, and the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center--hosted a citizenship fair in Pomona on Saturday, September 17, 2016. The successful event was able to assist approximately 50 residents apply for their citizenship. Individuals and families from throughout the 20th State Senate District and Southern California attended the citizenship fair to receive citizenship document preparation assistance. Event participants were provided document preparation assistance, legal review, p
On Friday, September 16, Senator Leyva called to order an informational hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Home Communities. The subject of the hearing was “Improving Mobilehome Parks through Education and Licensing of Property Managers.” As chair of the committee, Senator Leyva asked questions and led the three-hour discussion.
Senator Leyva and Assemblymember Reyes will co-host the free 3rd Annual Young Women's Leadership Conference at CSU San Bernardino on Friday, March 24th from 8am - 2pm. High school and college students are invited and RSVP is required to attend.
During the 2015-2016 legislative session, Governor Brown signed 11 bills that I authored, including legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations on rape, permanentely extend overtime for domestic workers, require review of environmental justice impacts on local communities, protect communities from lead pipe dangers, improve career technical education, among others.