Press Release

Friday, February 16, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) has introduced Assembly Bill 2500, the Safe Consumer Lending Act, a bill to protect California families from abusive high-cost installment loans. “California has no shortage of predatory lenders. We see them pop-up around the state, especially in low-income neighborhoods,” said Assemblymember Kalra at a State Capitol news conference.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
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(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) has introduced Assembly Bill 2500, the Safe Consumer Lending Act, a bill to protect California families from abusive high-cost installment loans.

“California has no shortage of predatory lenders. We see them pop-up around the state, especially in low-income neighborhoods,” said Assemblymember Kalra at a State Capitol news conference. “These types of loans, those with exorbitantly high interest rates, hurt hard working families the most.”

AB 2500 would extend California’s current interest rate cap to all consumer loans between $2,500 and $10,000. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

For Immediate Release

February 14, 2018

* * * * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * * * *

WHAT: Assemblymember Ash Kalra to host press conference to announce introduction of bill to protect California families from abusive loans

WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2018 – 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: California State Capitol Building, Room 317

WHO: Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose)

Graciela Aponte-Diaz, Center for Responsible Lending

Monday, February 5, 2018

JoAnn Hesson, sick with diabetes for years, was desperate.

 After medical bills for a leg amputation and kidney transplant wiped out most of her retirement nest egg, she found that her Social Security and small pension weren’t enough to make ends meet.

Monday, January 29, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) spoke to the anniversary of India Republic Day by bringing an Assembly Concurrent Resolution to the Assembly Floor. “As the first Indian-American to serve in the California State Legislature, it is truly an honor to share with you one of the most celebrated national holidays celebrated in India and present it here in an official capacity,” Kalra said. To see the entirety of Assembly Kalra’s remarks on the holiday and Indian Democracy, please watch this Assembly Access Video

Friday, January 26, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) responded very positively to Governor Brown’s 16th and final State of the State speech to a Joint Legislative session.  “I think the fact the Governor is steadfast in his support of the immigrant community is so important,” Assembmember Kalra said. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), Chair of the California Legislative Asian-Pacific Islander (API) Caucus spoke of the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the API community during the Assembly floor service honoring Dr. King. “Certainly Dr. King’s ties to the API community run deep. Dr. King’s links to India’s independent movement are well-documented,” Assemblymember Kalra said. Watch Assemblymember Kalra’s remarks in their entirety in this Assembly Access Video.