Press Releases

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO - AB 2920, authored by Assemblymember Thurmond (D- Richmond), will provide voters in the City of Berkeley the opportunity to address homelessness and fund other city services such as mental health and public safety. This bill will also provide Placer County with the opportunity to approve a tax increase to support local transportation needs. The bill has passed out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO - AB 2960, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), creates a website that will make it easier for families to access child care services. The bill passed out of the Senate Human Services Committee with unanimous bipartisan support.

“In California child care services are difficult to access,” Thurmond said. “This bill creates a website that will become a one-stop-shop resource for our families seeking to make use of existing child care. The website will allow families to find and enroll in child care and early learning programs.”

Monday, June 25, 2018

Thurmond Resolution that Protects Public Employees’ Benefits Passes Assembly

SACRAMENTO - AJR 41, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (Richmond-D), takes action to ensure that many California public employees—primarily teachers, firefighters, and peace officers—can receive their fully earned Social Security benefits. The joint resolution was adopted Thursday by the California Assembly with bipartisan support, and now heads to the state Senate. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D – Richmond) issues the following statement regarding the passage of the 2018-2019 state budget.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 3224, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D- Richmond), will protect Californians who depend on Medi-Cal, CalFresh, and CalWORKs from the privatization of those services at the county level. The bill passed out of the California Senate Human Services Committee with bipartisan support.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO - AB 2960, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), creates a website that will make it easier for families to access child care services. The bill passed out of the Assembly with unanimous bipartisan support.

“Currently, child care in California can be complicated for families and providers to navigate,” Thurmond said. “This new website will untangle the current outdated misaligned system of communication between families and programs. This website will allow families to access child care and early learning programs.”  

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 2514, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), supports the creation and expansion of dual language immersion programs. The bill passed out of the Assembly with bipartisan support.

“As our state becomes more diverse, the need to teach dual language immersion programs increases,” Thurmond said. “Almost a quarter of our public school students are English Learners. Pupils that are enrolled in dual language programs have positive outcomes. They perform better academically, gain more confidence, and possess greater cultural awareness.”