Press Release

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:

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released a statement today in response to the Governor’s executive order announcing new actions in the fight against climate change and to protect biodiversity. The Executive Order includes a statewide “30 by 30” conservation goal, an initiative that was first championed by Assemblymember Kalra and environmental advocates through Assembly Bill 3030 (AB 3030):

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A historic, first-of-its-kind law in the State, the California Racial Justice Act  prohibits the use of race, ethnicity, or national origin in sentencing and convictions

SACRAMENTO – The Governor today signed the historic California Racial Justice Act, also known as Assembly Bill 2542 (AB 2542), which asserts civil rights in the California court system and addresses racial discrimination that leads to unfair convictions and sentencing.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) today announced African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) as the 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year for Assembly District 27.

Monday, August 31, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 2542 (AB 2542), also known as the California Racial Justice Act, which will assert civil rights in the California court system and address racial discrimination that leads to unfair convictions and sentencing, has passed out of the Senate on a 26-10 vote. The bill’s author, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), released the following statement: