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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

#Gloria100 Father’s Day Pet Adoption Event to Kick-Off Friday, Adoption Fees Waived for First 100 Pet Adoptions Countywide

SAN DIEGO, CA – If you ever thought about adopting a pet, this weekend may be the right time. Starting this Friday, June 16, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) will team up with the San Diego Humane Society to host #Gloria100 – a special Father’s Day weekend-long pet adoption drive with zero adoption fees for the first 100 adoptions made at the San Diego Humane Society. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

As excerpted from the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

People marched then rallied against inequalities being the current administration.

Today the Equality March on Washington was also celebrated by over 116 cities around the country. Right here in San Diego, thousands took to the streets from curb to curb marching through downtown heading toward the city’s administration building.

Masses of people gathered at Sixth and Juniper downtown and after Saint Paul’s Episcopal gave a blessing they headed south toward Broadway and up PCH to rally at North Harbor Drive at the County Administration Building. The rally started at noon beginning with a moment of silence for the innocent victims of Pulse before speakers addressed the crowd. Those speakers included Senator Toni Atkins, Assemblymember Todd Gloria, and San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

As excerpted from KGTV 10 News:

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A new law intended to protect people from buying fake autographs might be doing more harm than good.

The law was passed last year thanks, in large part, to the efforts of actor Mark Hamill. Over the decades since "Star Wars" became a blockbuster hit, memorabilia from the movie has become a big business. Hamill was disturbed by how many fans were duped into purchasing fake autographs, whether through online sites like eBay, or professional dealers. He helped the legislature to pass a new law which significantly increases the penalties for selling fake memorabilia and requires a detailed certificate of authenticity to accompany autographs. But the law is now coming under fire for unintended consequences.

Monday, June 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA -- California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria welcomed the Small Business of the Year for AD-78, Mariposa Homemade Ice Cream, to the California State Capitol for Small Business Day. Anna and Tim from Mariposa Homemade Ice Cream were recognized on the Assembly Floor by Assemblymember Gloria and presented with a proclamation from the State Assembly.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Gloria Honors Family-Owned San Diego Business at Ceremony in State Capitol for California Small Business Day 

SACRAMENTO, CA – As part of California’s Small Business Day, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today the selection of Mariposa Homemade Ice Cream as the 2017 Small Business of the Year for the 78th Assembly District.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

AB 607 to Help Safeguard Low-Income, Disabled, and Seniors During Natural Disasters, States of Emergency Advances

SACRAMENTO, CA – When a natural disaster strikes in California, low-income families can lose their public assistance benefits under current state law thereby subjecting them to even further hunger and hardship in a time of crisis. Today, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced that his legislation in partnership with the Jacobs Cushman San Diego Food Bank to ensure recipients of CalWORKS and CalFresh can maintain their benefits both during and after a disaster received the approval of the California State Assembly by a vote of 62-7.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

AB 1151 by Assemblymember Gloria to Prohibit Sale & Consumption of Fish Products that Endanger Rare Vaquita

SACRAMENTO, CA – Approximately 23 vaquita remain in the wild. To help save this rare porpoise from extinction, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced that his legislation to ensure California plays a vital role in protecting the vaquita received the approval of the California State Assembly today by a vote of 43-16.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Gloria Bills to Promote Middle Class Housing Opportunities & Stabilize Affordable Housing Finances Advance to State Senate

SACRAMENTO, CA – Continuing on his pledge to bring forward solutions to address California’s housing crisis, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today the successful passage of two more of his housing bills – AB 1193 and AB 1637 – by the State Assembly.

Friday, May 26, 2017

AB 228 by Assemblymember Gloria Approved by Assembly, One Step Closer to Bringing Relief for Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, CA – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today that his bill to correct an unintended overregulation of small businesses who retail autographed memorabilia and collectible merchandise has passed the State Assembly with a vote of 74-0.

Monday, May 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA -- California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) joins his California Legislative LGBT Caucus colleagues for a celebration of the life and legacy of Harvey Milk in the State Capitol.