News & Press Releases

Press Release
July 1, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a series of budget bills this week that included a proposal by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) to expand the eligibility for the Young Child Tax Credit and adjusts the credit for inflation to help struggling families and reduce poverty

Press Release
June 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) announced today she secured $63 million from the state budget that will be dedicated to Senate District 22 to create affordable housing, alleviate homelessness, help traumatized children, preserve an important, historic site, and build a new community center in the City of Alhambra. Since being elected in 2018, Senator Rubio has delivered more than $120 million for San Gabriel Valley communities for public safety, parks and open spaces, the arts, nonprofits, community centers, the environment, housing and homelessness initiativ

Press Release
June 28, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA – The State Assembly Judiciary today passed Senate Bill 616, Piqui’s Law, by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), which mandates judicial training to ensure a child’s safety in custody proceedings.

SB 616, Piqui’s Law: Keeping Children Safe from Family Violence is named for a 5-year-old murdered by his father. The boy’s mother, Ana Estevez, fought in family court to protect her son against her ex-husband before Piqui’s death. The bill will align with federal provisions within the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in order to receive funding.

Press Release
June 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) today released a statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organizations, which overrules federal constitutional protections regarding the right to abortion:

Press Release
June 22, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) issued a statement today on the U.S. Senate advancing a bipartisan gun safety measure aimed at keeping firearms out of the hands of dangerous people, including domestic violence abusers.

Press Release
June 15, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Assembly Education Committee today passed a mandatory kindergarten bill by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) that will ensure all children receive critical instruction in their earliest years of learning.

SB 70 will require all students to complete one year in kindergarten before entering first grade to ensure children are prepared socially and academically before entering elementary school. Currently, parents are able to delay their child’s entrance into school until the first grade.

Press Release
June 14, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senate Bill 616, Piqui’s Law, by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), which mandates judicial training to ensure a child’s safety in custody proceedings, will be heard on June 28 in the State Assembly Judiciary Committee.

Press Release
June 8, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) today recognized Options for Learning as Senate District 22 Nonprofit of the Year at an event at the California State Capitol.

The Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector, the Senate Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector, and CalNonprofits sponsored the event.