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Senator Lara Introduces the Wildfire Safety and Recovery Act to Promote Fire Prevention and Access to Home Insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Dec. 20, 2017– Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced the Wildfire Safety and Recovery Act to promote fire prevention efforts and ensure Californians can continue to obtain insurance after a record-setting storm of wildfires. With global warming fueling ever more destructive fires throughout the state, Californians living in wildland urban interface areas have […]

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‘Dignity not Detention’ Bill Will End Cities’ Role in Immigrant Detention for Profit and Enforce Human Rights Standards Statewide

SACRAMENTO, CA, March 28, 2017 – With the Trump Administration poised to expand immigration detention nationwide, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 29, the Dignity not Detention bill authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), by a 5-2 vote. Senate Bill 29 will prohibit California local governments from entering into new contracts or extending […]

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State Senator Lara Introduces “Fight for California” Legislative Package to Protect Muslims, Immigrants

SACRAMENTO, CA, Dec. 5, 2016 – California State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) today announced the introduction of three bills that will reaffirm California’s longstanding commitment to American values of inclusion, diversity, and freedom from oppression.  The Fight For California legislative package is a direct response to the divisive, discriminatory and unconstitutional rhetoric employed during […]

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California Democratic Congressional Delegation Urges Approval of State Waiver to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Buy Into Obamacare

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 14, 2016 – The California Congressional Delegation released a letter today calling on the Obama Administration to approve a waiver that would allow undocumented immigrants to purchase unsubsidized health insurance through Covered California, the state’s health benefits exchange. If approved, California would become the first state in the nation to allow individuals […]