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California Legislature Approves Assemblywoman Rubio’s California Dreamers Resource Bill

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Legislature today approved a bill by Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) that would increase educational resources for undocumented students in high school and college.

AB 1645 would require California Community Colleges, California State Universities (CSUs) and recommend that UC’s 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.

Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio Legislation to Increase Cal Grant Awards Clears Key Policy Committee

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Bill 1307 authored by Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D- Baldwin Park) passed the Senate Education Committee with a unanimous vote. AB 1307 would reinstate the Cal Grant funding formula for students who attend private nonprofit colleges and universities. The formula will bring stability to the award, which has been subjected to cuts since the year 2000, and will see increases over time.

Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio Legislation to Protect Undocumented Survivors of Domestic Violence Passes Committee

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, AB 1073 the Undocumented Survivor Safety Act, authored by Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee on a 8 to 0 vote. AB 1073 authorizes the Attorney General to enter into an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to designate Domestic Violence Shelters as sensitive locations in the State of California.

Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio Elected Chair of the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Caucus

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) was elected Chair of the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Caucus on a unanimous vote. She will succeed out going Chair, Senator Ed Hernández (D- West Covina) who termed out of the Legislature last year. Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez (D- Pomona) will serve as the Caucus’s Vice Chair.

Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio and Latino Caucus Visit Refugee Migrants at Border and Urge California to Do More

SACRAMENTO – Members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus this week toured migrant shelters on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. After getting a first-hand look at the desperate conditions, Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio joined fellow Caucus members in demanding a more permanent plan instead of what appears to be the new normal: An exasperating policy by the federal government that exploits human tragedy on both sides of the border.

Assemblywoman Rubio Hosts 2nd Annual Operation Gobble Turkey Giveaway in Azusa

AZUSA – This morning Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) hosted the 2nd Annual Operation Gobble Turkey Giveaway in Azusa. Community members from throughout the San Gabriel Valley joined to discuss state related issues and hand out turkeys in anticipation of Thursday’s holiday.