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.
Operation Gobble: Turkey and Thanksgiving Meal Bag Distribution
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 was excited to meet with individual residents and organization representatives as they stopped to pick up their Thanksgiving poultry and meal bags. Additionally, Ana Portillo from the Junior Cancer Foundation distributed 20 turkeys to families with children who are battling cancer while Helen Niri with Grupo de Apoyo Angeles Especiales provided 50 turkeys to families who have children with disabilities.
Team Leyva appreciated the tremendous community response as we celebrated this great holiday of giving thanks and demonstrating appreciation for one another in California’s 20th State Senate District.