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.
Holiday Open House
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.
Local contemporary Native American artists Bear Ramirez and Daniel Soria displayed their wonderful work. In addition, students from Arroyo Valley High School in San Bernardino displayed their artwork, including their beautiful ceramic art. Live entertainment was provided by local musicians Kenji and Travis Miller. Tasty refreshments and food--including tamales--capped off a well attended event.