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Friday, February 17, 2017

Working to ensure the well-being of workers and the community

Torrance - Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) today announced the introduction of a package of bills and budget requests to increase safety at the refinery in Torrance. Two years ago, an explosion at the Torrance refinery injured four workers and damaged equipment, forcing a shutdown of the refinery and raising the concerns of residents living in the surrounding area.  Last fall, Muratsuchi worked with community stakeholders to develop a six-point plan to improve safety at the Torrance refinery. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 1, by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), proclaiming February 19, 2017, as the 75th Anniversary of the issuance of Executive Order 9066 and recognizing a Day of Remembrance in California has been approved by the State Assembly. “Now, more than ever, every American needs to remember the unjust incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Every American needs to know that race prejudice, wartime hysteria, and the failure of political leadership caused this massive injustice,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi. “And now, as President Trump recently issued an executive order targeting Muslims, every American must rise up to defend our Constitution, respect our history as a nation of immigrants, and fight to ensure that no one is targeted because of their national origin or faith.” Watch Assemblymember Muratsuchi’s presentation to the State Assembly in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, February 13, 2017

For the past four decades, Japanese American communities across the United States have sponsored Day of Remembrance Programs in February of each year to remember what happened in 1942. Standing together, we can pass on the message of never letting this happen again.

Monday, February 13, 2017

“Never Again.”

(SACRAMENTO) -  The State Assembly today passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 1, by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), proclaiming February 19, 2017, as the 75th Anniversary of the issuance of Executive Order 9066 and recognizing a Day of Remembrance in California. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D - Torrance) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 461.  The proposed measure would exempt individuals from incurring a burdensome and unfair tax liability when their student loans are forgiven under federal repayment programs.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

“Refinery workers are on the front line of refinery safety”

(SACRAMENTO) -  The Assembly Labor Committee held an informational hearing today to review legislation passed in the wake of the Chevron plant fire in Richmond in 2013, which was designed to address refinery safety issues for workers and communities.  Like the Richmond area, the South Bay is home to several refineries that have at times put the neighboring communities at risk—including an explosion at a refinery in Torrance that continues to cause trepidation in the community.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Assembly Labor Committee held an informational hearing today to review legislation passed in the wake of the Chevron plant fire in Richmond in 2013, which was designed to address refinery safety issues for workers and communities.  Like the Richmond area, the South Bay is home to several refineries that have at times put the neighboring communities at risk—including an explosion at a refinery in Torrance that continues to cause trepidation in the community.

Monday, January 30, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and the State Assembly marked January 30, 2017 as 7th annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution. Assemblymember Muratsuchi says, as many in America are now protesting to protect the constitution from actions taken by the Trump administration, we need to celebrate Fred Korematsu.

Monday, January 30, 2017

I presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution 10, which proclaims January 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution. Fred T. Korematsu was an Asian American national civil rights hero whose legacy continues inspire in people the importance of speaking up to fight injustice.

Monday, January 30, 2017

“We must remember the past; we cannot let history repeat itself.”

(SACRAMENTO) -  ACR 10, proclaiming January 30th Fred Korematsu Day in California, by Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) passed the Assembly today.