Press Release

Friday, January 15, 2021

The legislation challenging racial bias in court cases would ensure the recently-signed Racial Justice Act can be applied retroactively for all Californians

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) has been newly appointed by Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) to serve on the Committee on Housing and Community Development and the Committee on Transportation for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. Kalra has also been re-appointed as Chair of the Committee on Labor and Employment.

Monday, December 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) on the first day of the 2021-22 Regular Session introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 1 (AJR 1) calling for the U.S. Congress to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. The federal law enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security that has been mired in controversy over its culture of abuse, deceptive practices, and inhumane detention and deportation activities.

Friday, November 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO – The State’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board voted unanimously yesterday to adopt stricter safety measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment, whose committee held an informational hearing Tuesday with Cal/OSHA Chief Doug Parker and statewide stakeholders on safeguarding frontline workers during the pandemic, released a statement today in response to the new rule:

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Leading up to the pandemic, about 5.7 million Californians typically worked in frontline industries, representing about 30 percent of all workers

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), chair of the Committee on Labor and Employment, today held an informational hearing with state agencies and frontline workers to discuss the need for robust workplace health and safety protections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released a statement today in response to his appointment to the newly-formed Select Committee on Latina Inequities, created by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and chaired by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego):

Friday, October 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment, released the following statement today in response to the Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold a lower court’s ruling which found that the continued misclassification of Uber and Lyft drivers would cause them irreparable harm and directed the companies to immediately classify them as employees: