(Sacramento) - Far too often, young children’s lives are taken by the very people who are expected to keep them safe. In 2017, 5-year-old of Aramazd “Piqui” Andressian Jr. was killed by his father. To help commemorate his life, Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) is introducing H.R. 113, also known as “Piqui’s Resolution.” This measure would encourage trauma-informed training for family court professionals, and offers more protections for a child if they are a witness to domestic violence, injured or abused.
(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.
(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.
(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.