Press Releases

Monday, November 27, 2017

“La trágica muerte de Daleyza Avila-Hernández y Caleb Sears sirvió como un recordatorio que debemos hacer un mejor trabajo en educar a las familias sobre las opciones disponibles cuando los niños reciben anestesia para un procedimiento dental. Los cirujanos bucales son los únicos profesionales de la salud que pueden llevar a cabo una cirugía dental y suministrar la anestesia, pero esto debe de ser así”.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Sacramento – Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) released a statement about educating families on anesthesia options available for dental procedures on children:

“The tragic losses of Daleyza Avila-Hernández and Caleb Sears serve as reminders that we have to do a better job of educating families about options available when children receive dental anesthesia. Oral surgeons are the only medical professionals who both perform the dental procedure and administer anesthesia, but this need not be the case.” 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sacramento - AB 435 authored, by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), authorizes Contra Costa, Sonoma, Alameda, and Marin counties to develop and implement a child care subsidy pilot. The bill was signed by the Governor today.

“Living in a high cost area has made it difficult for our families to qualify for affordable child care,” said Thurmond. “Childcare subsidy pilots have proven to work in high-cost areas where families are ineligible for subsidized childcare. This bill helps families access child care where the high cost of living is a major barrier.”

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sacramento – AB 55, by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) improves safety for oil refinery workers, and surrounding community members. The bill was signed by the Governor today.

“The passage of this bill sends a strong message that we want the most skilled and qualified workers in California refineries,” said Thurmond. “This bill is a win-win for refinery workers and communities that are in the shadows of refineries.”

Friday, October 6, 2017

Town Hall Addressed STEM Education Programs and Workforce Development for Students

Monday, October 2, 2017

Sacramento – Assembly Bill 462, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D- Richmond) allows the Employment Development Department (EDD) to share employment data with the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC). The shared employment data will allow the MHSOAC to better assess employment outcomes for people with mental health needs. The bill passed both legislative houses with unanimous support and was signed by the Governor today. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The California State Assembly passed a resolution by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond supporting Congress’ efforts to censure the President