Press Releases

Young Women Pay Fees, Have Limited Program Options Compared to Young Men

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Rejecting the current gender-based discrimination that offers less robust program offerings to young women compared to young men in specified civic education and leadership programs, the Senate Education Committee today approved Senate Bill 363 that will repeal the American Legion’s exception to sex discrimination provisions in the California Education Code.

SB 331 Removes Silencing Mechanisms That Harm Employees and Prevent Accountability

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to empower survivors of any type of workplace harassment or discrimination passed from the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is proud to recognize 20 individuals and organizations from across the 20th State Senate District that embody extraordinary commitment, hard work and leadership in their respective fields and communities.

Those honorees include:

SB 523 Makes Contraceptive Equity Laws Gender Neutral, Increases Access to Care

Monday, April 5, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Building on the fundamental notion that Californians should have prompt access to birth control when they need it, the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee today approved Senate Bill 523 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will expand and modernize birth control access in California—and ensure greater contraceptive equity statewide—regardless of an individual’s gender or insurance coverage status.

SB 53 Would Hold Perpetrators of ‘Cyber Flashing’ Accountable

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to establish legal protections for technology users when they receive unsolicited sexually explicit images and videos—known as ‘cyber flashing’—passed from the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier today. 

Monday, March 15, 2021

SACRAMENTO –Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is proud to announce that she has selected Pomona resident Jeanette Ellis-Royston as the 2021 “Woman of the Year” for the 20th State Senate District.

SB 309 Will Help Better Prepare High School Students to Attend a UC or CSU

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) ensuring that more students are able to successfully complete the University of California (UC) / California State University (CSU) A-G course requirements passed from the Senate Education Committee earlier today. 

SB 566 Ensures CSU Pays Employees Fairly and Equitably

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Senate Education Committee approved Senate Bill 566 by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will restore 5 percent salary steps for thousands of California State University (CSU) support staff, including many of the lowest-paid employees at the university system—such as custodians and groundskeepers.