Press Release

Thursday, January 18, 2018

AB 1885, Practical Approach to an Economic Crisis with Smart Immigration Policy


(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) heads up a bipartisan coalition of California legislators, united across party lines to tackle a looming economic crisis and severe labor shortages facing vital industries.

AB 1885, California Agricultural and Service Worker Act (CASA) was introduced this week proposing that our state work with the federal government to create a California resident worker permit program to allow all current unauthorized workers in California’s agriculture and service industries to remain working in California until Congress enacts immigration reform policy.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Local Legislator weighs in on the introduction of the 2018-2019 CA Budget


(SACRAMENTO, CA) Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has released the following statements on Governor Brown’s initial 2018-2019 state budget proposal:


“I commend Governor Brown on his steadfast commitment to producing a thoughtful, inclusive and fiscally responsible budget to meet California’s current and future needs. This proposed $190.3 billion budget will leave us with $15.8 billion in total reserves; largest reserve in our state’s history. There are a lot of positive examples to point to that stem from the success of our prior legislative initiatives; for that I thank the residents of the 56th Assembly District for all their input, collaboration and support. This year, I look forward to working with my fellow legislators, in the committee process, to identify additional resources for our local communities. Particularly, we are going to pursue money for the Salton Sea as well as the expansion of education, economic and healthcare opportunities,” stated Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia. 


Thursday, January 4, 2018


CA Assembly unanimously approves Assemblymember Garcia and MAG Coalition’s joint efforts to declare January as Gang Awareness and Prevention Month.

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and MAG Coalition presenting ACR 134

(SACRAMENTO, CA) Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution 134 before his fellow lawmakers for a unanimous vote declaring January 2018 as Gang Awareness and Prevention Month in California.


“The spread of gang violence is preventable and the solution lies within all Californians, working together. We all have a role to play; with courage and inner strength, our communities have the responsibility to stand up to deter violence through education and collaboration. We need to help encourage our youth and families to strengthen their bonds both at home and within our neighborhoods,” expressed Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia.


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Our local legislator will see over 30 of his successful measures go into effect January 1st

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Speaker Rendon and Governor Jerry Brown

(SACRAMENTO, CA)— This year, local Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) worked collectively with colleagues, across both sides of the aisle to successfully usher over 30 legislative measures across the finish line.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Proposed CA law would make ringing in the New Year safer for families


(COACHELLA, CA) — Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) AB 1559 - Community Engagement and Gun Violence Prevention Act was inspired in response to a New Year’s Eve experience that kept his family indoors.


Friday, November 17, 2017

CA Climate Investments Will Help Build New Parks in El Centro and North Shore

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia at Parks for People, California Park Bond Rally

(SACRAMENTO, CA)— Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) celebrates the successful acquisition of two major park victories. This week, the California Natural Resources Agency announced the recipients of the Urban Greening Program grant and the 56th Assembly District is due to receive nearly $4 million dollars for park construction projects; $3,086,000 for Desert Recreation District’s North Shore Community Park and $648,000 will go toward the construction of Plank Park in El Centro.


Monday, November 13, 2017

2017 Veteran of the Year honored at Imperial County Veterans Memorial Dedication

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Kimberly Vincent 2017 Veteran of the Year and Joaquin Villegas at Imperial County Veterans Memorial Dedication

State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) traveled across all corners of his district in celebration of Veterans Day. He was particularly moved by a gesture made by young Joaquin Antonio Villegas, a student, who became so inspired by a local veteran’s story that he fundraised for over two years to conceptualize and construct the new Imperial County Veterans Memorial as his Eagle Scout Troop service project.