Press Release

Thursday, February 4, 2021

If passed, California would be poised to become the first in the nation to require state procurement contracts to certify that operations and supply chains are not contributing to tropical or boreal deforestation

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), author of last year’s Assembly Bill 3030 (AB 3030), released a statement today in response to President Joe Biden’s announcement to conserve 30 percent of U.S. land and 30 percent of its ocean waters by 2030, a plan known as “30 by 30” that also guided California’s AB 3030 and subsequent statewide executive order by Governor Gavin Newsom:

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), Chair of the Committee on Labor and Employment, responded today to President Joe Biden’s planned nomination of California Labor Secretary Julie Su to serve as the United States Deputy Secretary of Labor:

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: