(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) asked the Joint Legislative Audit Committee to widen the scope of its audit of the state and regional Water Boards MS4 permitting to include cities throughout Los Angeles County. “While it is important that California remains in compliance with the federal regulations, and requirements of the Clean Water Act, it is also critical that permits are not so stringent to cause cities into an uncertain fiscal imbalance,” Assemblywoman Rubio told the JLAC members. She also requested the audit be completed within the current legislative session. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) and the State Assembly recognized the importance, impact and contributions of California’s 10 million immigrants by approving House Resolution 44. The resolution designates June 2017 as Immigrant Heritage Month and encourages all Californians to celebrate the many forms of immigrant heritage. Speaking on behalf of herself and the Legislative Latino Caucus, Assemblywoman Rubio, who came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was a small child, said “As immigrants, once we have made it into this wonderful country, most of us want to be successful, want to be contributing members of society and we want to see a better life for our kids. HR 44 recognizes the countless contributions all immigrants have made to our society.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) spoke of her own path to the State Assembly as she implored her colleagues to pass the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (Assembly Bill 450), a measure authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that protects workers from disruptive immigration enforcement workplace raids. “I was an undocumented immigrant who was actually deported,” Assemblywoman Rubio told her fellow lawmakers.
(SACRAMENTO) - Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio rises on the Assembly floor in support of AB 450 (Chiu), a bill that seeks to ensure that employers do all they can to protect workers from ICE raids without a warrant. Recalling a time when her family was faced with this very real threat, Rubio urges government to be open and transparent about the reality of audits and raids that are currently happening and additionally, to promote security among the large immigrant workforce in California.