Press Releases

Senator Menjivar, conservationists and 13-year-old Naomi, a constituent of Senate District 20 and resident of San Fernando Valley, have successfully championed SB 732, which was approved in the California Legislature and awaits Governor Newsom’s signature.

North Hollywood, CA – When Saticoy Elementary School announced plans for a Pride themed assembly on June 2, a group of parents rushed to spew bigoted misinformation about the event and about LGBTQ+ folks out into the community. This quickly led to an act of vandalism and a hate crime on the campus when a Pride flag was burned outside of a classroom.

VAN NUYS, CA — Senator Caroline Menjivar (D-San Fernando Valley) is gearing up to celebrate and recognize diversity, inclusion, and equality at the San Fernando Valley Pride March & Block Party on Saturday, June 24, 2023.

Washington, D.C. – During the President’s State of the Union address on February 7, 2023, President Biden proposed a federal Junk Fee Prevention Act, and California is striving to lead the way in protecting consumers and renters through state action. Today, Senator Caroline Menjivar (D-San Fernando Valley) joined the Biden-Harris Administration for the White House State Legislative Convening on Junk Fees. She spoke as a representative of California’s 6-bill legislative package combatting junk fees, and as the author of SB 611.

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Caroline Menjivar (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced SB 600 on February 15, 2023, the CalFresh Minimum Benefit Adequacy Act of 2023. This bill would require the California Department of Social Services to provide additional CalFresh nutrition assistance, ensuring all participating households receive a minimum monthly benefit of $50. This increase above the federally established minimum of $23 a month, would reflect inflated costs in California and address the inadequacy of federal benefit levels.

Sacramento, CA – Today, SB 541, the Youth Health Equity + Safety (YHES) Act was introduced by Senator Caroline Menjivar (D-San Fernando Valley) during Condom Awareness Week. This bill seeks to support youth health and well-being, address the sexually transmitted infection (STI) epidemic among California youth, and improve public health outcomes statewide, by expanding teen access to internal and external condoms and the HPV vaccine.

SACRAMENTO- Senator Caroline Menjivar (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced SB 260 today, the Menstrual Equity Act of 2023. This measure aims to alleviate the menstrual product insecurity many Californians face, due to economic constraints and inequitable access, for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) participants.

SACRAMENTO – Senator Caroline Menjivar (D-Burbank and San Fernando Valley) released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2023-24 budget proposal