Past Events

Veggie Fest Flier featuring Dolores Huerta

San Jose Veggie Fest is back --- virtually! Join us in celebrating healthy eating, healthy living,  and environmental sustainability. Co-hosted by Assemblymember Ash Kalra and Veggielution, this free virtual event will include multicultural performances, a plant-based cooking demo, yoga and Zumba, and a fabulous lineup of speakers, including Presidential Medal of Honor recipient, Dolores Huerta!

Sunday, August 22, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Livestream (please visit Facebook or YouTube to watch the event)


For more information, please contact the District Office at (408) 277-1220. 

AD 27 Virtual AAPI Heritage Month Celebration


Join me Friday, June 4th for our annual AD 27 AAPI Heritage Month Celebration! I’m excited to have the privilege of honoring some great community leaders. Take a look:

Legacy Award: Rich Saito
Leader in Education: Le Tran
Leaders in Community Service: Free Meals on Wheels & Nguyen Pham
Leader in Public Service: Michelle Amores

This event will be held on Zoom, and livestreamed on Facebook. Please RSVP with Stacie Shih for the Zoom information by emailing

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

AD 27 Virtual AAPI Heritage Month Celebration

May is AAPI Heritage Month, and to honor our AAPI community, Assemblymember Ash Kalra will be hosting the 2021 AD 27 Virtual AAPI Heritage Month Celebration on:

Thursday, May 27, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please email to RSVP for link

We will be recognizing five remarkable leaders in our community. This year, our honorees are:

  • Legacy Award: Rich Saito
  • Leader in Education: Le Tran
  • Leaders in Community Service: Free Meals on Wheels & Nguyen Pham
  • Leader in Public Service: Michelle Amores

This event will be held on Zoom and live streamed on Facebook. To join our event, please RSVP below.


Assemblymember Ash Kalra & Veggielution host the San Jose Veggie Fest 2020.

Saturday, August 8
10 am to 3 pm

Martial Cottle Park
5283 Snell Ave.


  • Live multicultural performances
  • Plant based foods
  • State and local resources

FREE admission and FREE bicycle valet parking ($6 Vehicle parking)

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For more information, please contact Teresa Gomez at 408-277-1220 or


Please join Assemblymember Ash Kalra and Congressman Ro Khanna at the Medicare for All Town Hall on Monday January 20th from 4 to 6pm at Local 270 Training Room 2195 Fortune Dr. San Jose, Ca. 95131.

Everyone should have access to what Franklin Roosevelt called one of the Four Freedoms. Health Care is a right! 

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Monday January 20
4 to 6 p.m.

Local 270 Training Room
2195 Fortune Dr.
San Jose, Ca. 95131

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To RSVP please contact Teresa Yolotl Gomez at or 408-277-1220. 


Please join Assemblymember Ash Kalra as he hosts the 3rd Annual Assembly District 27 Latino Heritage Month Celebration.

Saturday, September 28
11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Mezcal Restaurant
25 W. San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95113


  • Leadership in business - Adolfo Gomez
  • Leadership in education - Christina Castro
  • Leadership in service - Mayra Cruz
  • Leadership in advocacy - Judge Katherine Lucero
  • Legacy award - Dan Morales

To RSVP, please contact Teresa Yolotl Gomez at (408) 277-1220 or email

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Last year, Assemblymember Ash Kalra successfully co-hosted the first ever 2018 San José Veggie Fest. Over 2,000 participants from around the Bay Area attended the festival to learn about environmental sustainability and healthy eating. This year Veggie Fest is back and will be hosted at Martial Cottle Park, on Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Veggie Fest is a fresh spin on the festival experience where community members can enjoy live multicultural performances, shop, play games, meet new people, learn more about state and local resources, and eat amazing vegan food, all while having fun in the sun at one of Santa Clara County’s newest park! Please join the Assemblymember on August 10th!

Saturday, August 10
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Martial Cottle Park
5283 Snell Ave
San Jose, CA 95136

RSVP Online  View Flyer


Assemblymember Kalra will be hosting the annual Assembly District 27 Beautify Our Local School event where he chooses an elementary school in his district to help with beautification projects that benefit the students. This year, he will be serving Lowell Elementary School. On Saturday, June 1st, 2019 his office will be joined by community members and students to help bring life and color to our downtown school.  Our plan is to repaint the playground blacktop and change Lowell’s colorless play yard to a bright and inviting space for kids to play and learn. In addition to adding color to the asphalt, we will be inviting a local artist to paint a mural on campus to inspire the children.

Saturday, June 1st
10 am - 1:00 pm 

Lowell Elementary 
625 S 7th St.
San Jose, CA 95112 

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RSVP highly encourage. Please contact Teresa Yolotl Gomez at 408-277-1220 or


Please join me in celebrating our dedicated API community leaders who have served Assembly District 27 and the San José community with their selfless actions.

Thursday, May 23, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mumbai Local
98 S. Second Street
San Jose, 95113

2019 API Honorees:

  • Legacy Award—Vy Gia Truong
  • Leader in Public Service Award—Johnson Fong, former SJPD Captain
  • Leader in Business Award—Evergreen Studio of Music & the Arts
  • Leader in Community Service Award—Bikram Jeet Singh

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To RSVP for the event, or for more information, please contact Stacie Shih at (408) 277-1220, or email Light refreshments will be provided. Parking validation will be available for vehicles parked in City of San Jose parking garages.