Press Release

Monday, July 6, 2020

The California Racial Justice Act will prohibit the use of race, ethnicity or national origin to seek or obtain convictions or sentences

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), author of Assembly Bill 2542 (AB 2542), also known as the California Racial Justice Act, was joined by advocates to urge support for the landmark bill addressing racial discrimination in criminal sentencing and convictions.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Joint efforts highlight the need to establish a fund to help support undocumented workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Following Governor Newsom’s request for emergency legislative action to fight COVID-19, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) today announced Assembly Bill (AB) 3216, to ensure an array of job protections for employees across the state impacted by the disease. California’s economic recovery hinges on the economic security of its workers who will be supported by provisions detailed in this proposed legislation.  The bill is co-authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles).

Monday, May 11, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released a statement today on Assembly Bill (AB) 2002, the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act, which will not be set for a hearing in a policy committee this year. AB 2002 would have required state procurement contracts comprised of forest-risk to certify that their operations and their supply chains are not contributing to tropical deforestation and to put in place a “No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation” (NDPE) policy:

Friday, May 1, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released a statement today in support of workers at Amazon facilities across the state:

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released a statement today in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement of the creation of the $125 million Disaster Relief Fund, which will support undocumented Californians impacted by COVID-19 who are ineligible for unemployment insurance benefits and disaster relief, including the CARES Act, due to their immigration status:

Friday, April 3, 2020

Assemblymember Ash Kalra Launches Falafel Fridays Campaign to Deliver Food to Healthcare Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released a statement today announcing a weekly food delivery campaign to support healthcare workers and staff during the COVID-19 crisis: