Press Releases

Media contact for Assemblymember Todd Gloria:

Nick Serrano
Communications Director
Office: (619) 645-3090

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Gloria Bill to Require Annual Teacher, Staff Training on How to Better Support LGBTQ Students

SAN DIEGO, CA – With half of California’s LGBTQ youth reporting being teased or bullied at school because of their sexual orientation, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, and Equality California are teaming up to say: enough is enough. At a press conference held today at San Diego High School, Assemblymember Gloria announced the introduction of AB 493: the Safe and Supportive Schools Act of 2019 – legislation to require California schools provide annual teacher and staff training on how to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students both at school and in their local community.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Following California Governor Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State address today, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), the Majority Whip of the State Assembly, issued this statement:

Monday, February 11, 2019

Assemblymember Gloria Leads Effort to Get California On-The-Record in Support of Green New Deal in the U.S

SAN DIEGO, CA – Just days after his introduction of proposed reforms to San Diego’s Air Pollution Control District in an effort to spur more climate action locally, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) is leading another effort to call for national action on climate change. Today, Assemblymember Gloria announced his introduction of a new state resolution urging Congress to pass a Green New Deal.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Gloria Aims to Reform San Diego Air Pollution Control District, Encourage Aggressive Regional Action on Climate Change

SAN DIEGO, CA – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) is looking to ensure all San Diegans breathe cleaner air by introducing sweeping reform to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District Board – the county agency charged with monitoring and regulating regional air quality. Joined today by local environmental leaders and elected officials, Assemblymember Gloria announced AB 423 – legislation that restructures the Air Pollution Control District Board to include more diverse representation and better ensure the County of San Diego prioritizes climate action in every community.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Emergency Funding for Migrant Shelter Gets Moving in Legislature

SACRAMENTO, CA – With thousands of migrants still waiting to be processed at San Diego’s international border, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) is standing up to provide aid to asylum-seeking families and bring some relief to the region. Along with the members of the San Diego delegation, Assemblymember Gloria advocated for the immediate allocation of $5 million in state funding to go toward a migrant shelter. Today, the Assembly Budget Committee moved this recommendation forward.   

Friday, January 25, 2019

New State Bill Aims to Ensure Local Governments Effectively Manage Future Outbreaks of Communicable Diseases

SAN DIEGO, CA – After a recent State Audit found the City and County of San Diego could have done more to prevent the spread of Hepatitis A during the 2017-2018 outbreak that killed 20 people, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced new state legislation today to ensure local governments effectively manage any future communicable disease outbreaks.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Assemblymember Gloria Looks to Terminate California’s Involvement with For-Profit, Private Prisons

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced that he is joint authoring legislation, AB 32, to end the practice of for-profit, private prisons in California. If passed, the State of California would be prohibited from contracting with private, for-profit prison companies starting January 2020.