Assemblymember Gloria to Return to State Capitol to Further California’s Response to COVID-19

Monday, May 4, 2020

California Assembly Set to Reconvene Monday, Gloria Looks to Address Unemployment, Testing, and Economic Recovery

SAN DIEGO, CA – As California enters its seventh week under a shelter in-place order and with millions in the State economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) is set to return to the State Capitol on Monday to further the State’s response and advocate for policies to rebuild California’s state and local economies.

California has flattened the curve, but the crisis isn’t over. As state representatives, we have a responsibility to continue steering California through the pandemic and into recovery,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “I am focused on expanding our state's testing capabilities, fixing our unemployment insurance system, ensuring essential workers have adequate protections, and ultimately that we reopen our economy safely and responsibly.

The California Legislature has been adjourned since March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Right before the Legislature adjourned, the Assembly and Senate passed a $1.1 billion aid package to address the public health crisis and provide assistance to local jurisdictions. Since then, nearly four million Californians have applied for unemployment insurance and small businesses continue to grapple with the economic slowdown.

The Assembly’s return comes just days after from Governor Gavin Newsom saying that the State is potentially “days, not weeks” away from modifying the shelter in-place order.

Assemblymember Gloria is the Majority Whip of the California State Assembly and the vice-chair of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus.