Press Releases

Local Community Collaboration Led to Successful Funding Outcome

Monday, January 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In keeping with its commitment to “achieve equitable and resilient communities and landscapes for all Californians”, the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) today awarded the City of Ontario / Ontario Connects with a $35 million competitive grant award as part of their Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program.

Senator Leyva: SB 320 Ensures Safe On-Campus Access to Medication Abortion

Monday, January 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would ensure access to medication abortion services on California public university campuses for students who may become pregnant and seek to terminate their pregnancy during the first ten weeks.

Applauds Governor’s Focus on Cleaner Transportation and Investing in Communities

Thursday, January 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) released the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address to a joint session of the California State Legislature:

SB 320 Will Ensure Safe On-Campus Access to Early Medication Abortion Services

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Senate Education Committee passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will improve the safe and reliable access to comprehensive reproductive health services for college students in California.

SB 820 Would Eliminate “Curtain of Secrecy” and Protect Victims

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to protect women and others from being victimized, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced important legislation to ban secret settlements (confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements) in cases of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sex discrimination.

Hundreds of Volunteers to Organize Toys for Holiday Distribution

Friday, December 15, 2017

WHO:            Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) & Hundreds of Local Volunteers

WHAT:           Isaiah’s Rock Toy Giveaway Preparation Event

WHEN:          Wednesday, December 20 from 6pm – 8pm

WHERE:        Fairplex
                      Expo Hall 9
                      1101 W. McKinley Avenue
                      Pomona, CA  91768

                      Media parking at Gate 1, Administration Lot (news vans can pull through Gate 1 to Expo Hall)

Leyva: Proposed Legislation Will Help Workers, Families

Friday, November 3, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today issued the following statement regarding legislation that she intends to introduce in January 2018:

Bill Would Protect Women, Communities From Sexual Predators

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – In light of recent public disclosure of possible sexual harassment and assaults by film producer Harvey Weinstein and building on her previous successful efforts to ensure justice for victims of rape and sexual assault, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today announced that—when the California State Senate reconvenes in early January—she will introduce legislation to ban secret settlements (confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements) in sexual assault, sexual harassment and sex discrimination cases.