Monday, May 14, 2018

(Sacramento) - According to a recent report, unemployment for young adults with autism is estimated at 90 percent nationwide. That’s why Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) is calling for the passage of AB 2840, which would help fund an Autism employment pilot program for three years in Sacramento and Los Angeles counties. “While multiple factors can contribute to low employment numbers for young adults with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), a fundamental component is a lack of understanding of the disability itself,” says Assemblywoman Rubio.

Monday, May 14, 2018
Asm. Rubio addresses the press
Asm. Rubio addresses the press
Asm. Rubio at podium
Asm. Rubio at podium
Group photo
Group photo

On May 14th, Assemblywoman Rubio held a press conference to promote her legislation which would provide funding for Autism Workforce Development, AB 2840.

Monday, May 14, 2018

(Sacramento) – Today, as part of the effort to support the passage of Assembly Bill 2840 and a related budget request to fund an Autism employment pilot program, Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio held a press conference at the State Capitol Building.

The bill and its partnered budget request would create a three-year pilot program in Sacramento and Los Angeles counties, which aims to increase long-term employment opportunities for young adults with Autism.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

In one pilot program, doctor-approved meals lowered health care costs by 55 percent.

Caren Latney was too weak to do simple household chores.

The 51-year-old had been diagnosed with lung cancer and, as she began treatment, struggled to stand over her stove long enough to prepare a meal. She didn’t really want to eat, anyway ― her intensive chemotherapy and radiation left her nauseated and exhausted. But high-calorie, protein-rich meals are essential for cancer patients, who face extreme weight loss, according to cancer experts.

Friday, May 4, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle, By Alexis Barries

For many people at work, looking at the clock means counting down the hours until their workday is done, when they will return home to family, pets, or maybe even see friends.


Monday, April 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) announced Assembly Bill 2698 made it out of the Assembly Education Committee. The bill protects the education of our earliest learners by allowing providers to use existing funds to hire a mental health consultant to improve outcomes for preschool age children and prevent expulsion.   

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) announced the passage of her 2018 Domestic Violence Legislative Package out of their respective policies committees. The package, consisting of three pieces of legislation, each are designed to protect survivors of domestic violence.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

(Sacramento) – Endometriosis is a process in which extra tissue grows outside of the uterine wall, and into places it doesn’t belong. This debilitating disease causes painful cramping, excessive bleeding, and has been linked to cases of infertility. Endometriosis affects more than six million American women every year, and so far there is no known cure. That’s why Assemblymember Blanca E. Rubio is declaring March Endometriosis Awareness Month.

Friday, April 6, 2018

(Sacramento) – While an estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools every year, studies show that only about 20% of them pursue a higher education. Many say they simply didn’t have the proper resources to help them achieve their academic dreams. That’s why Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) is introducing AB 2477, which establishes Dream Resources Liaisons in public high schools, colleges and universities. “We as legislators, now more than ever, must do more to help our undocumented students and their families,” says Assemblywoman Rubio.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the Assembly Higher Education Committee approved Assembly Bill (AB) 2477, authored by Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park).  AB 2477 would require California public high schools for grades 9-12, California State Universities (CSUs) and California Community Colleges (CCCs) to have a designated Dreamer Resource Liaison staffer on campus to provide undocumented and AB 540 students with adequate support and resources needed to navigate the education system.