Assemblymember Muratsuchi presented HR 69 related to Read Across America Day and welcomed CTA President David Goldberg to the Assembly Floor.
I participated in a press conference with members of the California Solar & Storage Association. To achieve a cleaner, more affordable, and more sustainable electricity market, California needs to support clean energy and incentivize the use of rooftop solar for middle-class families.
As Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, we discussed the education budget, my AB 247 statewide school bond bill, and my AB 1825 bill to fight book bans.
I recently joined a legislative delegation to bear witness to the Israel-Hamas war and its ongoing impact on the Jewish and Muslim communities in California.
We met families of hostages, both Israeli and Palestinian. Many families of hostages have relatives in California.
We visited the Gaza border, including Kfar Aza, one mile from Gaza, where Hamas murdered 63 people and kidnapped 19 still missing since October 7. We heard booms of artillery exploding in Gaza and the constant buzzing of military drones. We could not visit Gaza.
We also visited the site of the Nova music festival, where Hamas murdered, raped, and kidnapped hundreds of young people whose images stand at the memorial site.
War is horrifying for Israelis and Palestinians. I pray for the release of the Israeli hostages. I pray for an end to the civilian carnage. As both Palestinians and Israelis told us, the two-state solution, the coexistence of a Jewish state and a Palestinian state, should continue to be the goal that we aspire to.
Thank you to all who made this trip possible. No public or campaign funds paid for this trip.
Welcome to the State Capitol El Camino College!
California Teachers of the Year honored in the State Capital! Including past honorees Mike Henges of Redondo Union High and Kim Holz of Manhattan Beach Robinson Elementary.
Thank you for being great teachers!
This morning I listened to local businesses talk about rising retail theft at the Torrance Chamber of Commerce. I met with Torrance Bakery, Scott Robinson Honda, Costco, and Arjay Plaza.
I am working on legislation to hold repeat retail theft offenders accountable. Stay tuned.
Thank you to the Japanese American National Museum and the Mineta Family for inviting me to the unveiling of the Noman Y. Mineta Democracy Plaza last Friday.
I first met Secretary Mineta when I attended UC Berkeley in 1988. He was such a pillar in the Japanese American community. He was a proud public servant, and I am grateful to have been able to honor him on this special occasion.
Welcome to the State Capital, California State PTA! Thank you for all that you do for our kids!
Met with local Jewish residents at Congregation Ner Tamid in Palos Verdes to discuss dramatic rise in antisemitism in recent years. We discussed how our public schools can do more to educate all students about the Holocaust and the long and tragic history of antisemitism. I am committed to fighting hate against any and all of our diverse communities.