Press Releases

Friday, July 31, 2020

$3,000 Awarded for Imperial Valley Pandemic Relief Projects

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and AT&T Investing in California 2020

(IMPERIAL, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and AT&T California proudly announce the American Legion Auxiliary, Bradley-Keffer Unit 138; Imperial County 4-H; and MANA de Imperial Valley as “Investing in California” award winners. These three local organizations will each receive $1,000 grants from AT&T to support their pandemic relief efforts.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Stock Photo of Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia during Assembly Floor Session

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed the California 2020-21 State Budget. Despite pandemic-related fiscal challenges, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is proud to have secured funding for 56th Assembly District priorities, including over $47 million for New River and Salton Sea mitigation projects. 


Friday, June 26, 2020

Governor Newsom at Press Briefing

(SACRAMENTO, CA) Today, Governor Newsom has asked the County of Imperial to reinstitute their stay-at-home orders. This announcement comes after the California Department of Public Health’s active coordination with County officials and the close monitoring of the County’s increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) positivity rate as well as hospital and testing capacity. Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has issued the following statement in response:

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia "Taking Action on Homelessness Crisis" Graphic

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Building upon previous legislative efforts, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) joined his Assembly colleagues to approve a series of homelessness bills that would grant additional funding, improve coordination, and enhance transparency as the state continues to prioritize housing needs. 


Monday, June 15, 2020

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia presenting on the Assembly floor

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — Today, the California Legislature voted to approve and send to Governor Newsom their 2020 state budget proposal.  While the fiscal impact of the ongoing pandemic threatened the overall budget outlook, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is pleased that the Legislature’s budget framework continued to include funding for his district priorities of the New River and Salton Sea.


Friday, May 29, 2020

(CALEXICO, CA) Next week, a new state COVID-19 testing site will open in the City of Calexico. This is the second state testing site to be approved for the Imperial Valley. Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) commends the County of Imperial and other local leaders who made this possible in partnership with the State of California. He highly encourages community members to utilize available local resources to be tested. 


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Photo of Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia presenting on the Assembly floor

(SACRAMENTO, CA)    This afternoon, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) convened an Imperial Valley stakeholder group to coordinate New River advocacy in preparation of the Thursday, May 21, Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation hearing where the $28 million funding proposal for the New River Improvement Project will be reviewed. Assemblymember Garcia’s strategy session was conducted via ZOOM and included local government officials as well as community organizers.