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District Newsletter: March 2024

Assemblymember Rubio


It is my pleasure to represent the 48th Assembly District in the California State Legislature. This term serves as my 8th year as a Legislator in the California State Assembly. It is an honor to serve over 498,000 residents in our district and collaborate with nine cities in the San Gabriel Valley. I am excited to share our 2024 March Newsletter and ensure our communities stay up-to-date with state-related matters.

Community Engagement

Young Legislators Program (YLP) – Athens Service Tour

It was a pleasure to partner with Athens Services for our third Young Legislators Program. Our students had the opportunity to learn about Athens’ legislative involvement, new ways to be eco-friendly, and toured the Materials Recovery Facility.

athens waste
AD 48 Women of the Year

Congratulations to our 2024 Women of the Year Honorees! I am honored to recognize these amazing leaders in the fighting 48th.

We are grateful for their selfless acts of service, which ensure the success and enhancement of our communities. May we continue to support and learn from our strong women and the next generation of leaders.

women of the year
Foothill Transit’s 27th Annual Bus Rodeo

It was great to put my bus driving skills to the test again this year at Foothill Transit’s 27th Annual Bus Rodeo.

Thank you to Foothill Transit for continuing to go the extra mile to safely connect our families to their destinations. Can’t wait for next year.

bus driving
West Covina’s Annual Spring Festival

I was thrilled to join our fighting 48th community at the City of West Covina Government Annual Spring Festival. Thank you to our public safety officers, public works, and staff for ensuring a fun and safe celebration.

spring fest

Legislative Update

Chair of the Domestic Violence Committee

As Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Domestic Violence, I was happy to host the first in-person hearing since the pandemic.

Our discussion centered on the need for cultural competency, enhanced information, and offering resources with enhanced language accessibility. As a diverse state, our resources need to match and meet the needs of every community. 

domestic violence select committee
Early Literacy Bill AB 2222

It’s National Reading Month! I invite you to learn about my Early Literacy Bill (AB 2222) and make your voice heard. Assembly Bill 2222 creates a clear, comprehensive, evidence-based approach grounded in the science of reading to ensure all students are proficient, skilled readers by the end of elementary school.

AB 2222 heads to the Assembly Education Committee and Assembly Higher Education Committee this spring. Voice your support by signing the petition. You can find the full press release here on my website to learn more.

AB2222 Press Release

Monthly Resource


The California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 1887, an extension on the state priority deadline in California to May 2, 2024. Students should complete FAFSA or the California Dream Act Application before May 2nd to be considered for Cal Grant and Middle Class Scholarship in the 2024-25 academic year. Remember that some colleges do have earlier deadlines.

financial aid

While we are proud to showcase our efforts which bring needed services to our communities -- the work does not stop here! Each month, we will be sharing additional information regarding upcoming legislation, community events, and highlighting local leaders in the 48th Assembly District. Be sure to look out for our April 2024 newsletter. Want real time updates? Follow our social media platforms to get timely updates and all things about the #Fighting48th. See you then!