Press Releases

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Thurmond, Experts Will Discuss How to Protect and Prevent Gun Violence in Schools

WHAT: The Trump administration is considering the use of federal funds to arm teachers in classrooms and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would strip funding from support programs that helps students in order to purchase weapons that could endanger their lives.  Join Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) and leading gun violence prevention experts and practioners for a discussion on why school gun violence occurs and what can be done to protect students.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

AB 2153 authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D- Richmond), provides educators with the training and resources they need to better support LGBTQ students in schools and the community. The bill passed out of the Legislature yesterday.

“LGBTQ students are subject to markedly higher rates of bullying than their peers which can lead to negative psychological effects,” Thurmond said. “As leaders, we have a responsibility to protect and support all of our students. There are available resources and we need to make sure our educators are aware of them.”

Monday, August 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Today, Governor Brown signed AB 456, authored by Assemblymember Thurmond, (D-Richmond), which removes barriers that impede clinical social workers from advancing into their careers and providing services. The bill passed out of both Legislative houses with bipartisan support.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO – ACR 268, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), calls for a renewed statewide focus on resources and support for technology in K-12 education. The resolution passed out of the Assembly Education Committee with unanimous and bipartisan support.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 1488, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), seeks to reduce juvenile recidivism rates by ensuring that all counties have programs to connect youth leaving detention to the critical reentry services. The bill passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Sacramento – AB 3224, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), will protect Californians against private sector employees determining eligibility for Medi-Cal, CalFresh, and CalWORKs applicants. The bill passed out of the Legislature with bipartisan support and now heads to the Governor for consideration.

Monday, July 30, 2018

“It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of former Oakland Mayor and U.S. Congressman Ron Dellums. I am grateful to have had an opportunity to learn from him and discuss our shared experiences as social workers before entering politics. He was a trailblazer who committed his life to peace as well as economic and social justice. His renowned strength and advocacy for disadvantaged communities inspired me and other African-American politicians to run for office.