Press Releases

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia presenting on the Assembly floor

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is pleased to report that his first wave of bills has successfully advanced past the Assembly and on to the Senate. AB 743 – Student Asthma Medication Access Act, supported by Comite Civico del Valle, is among those five measures.

“AB 743 will remove a significant barrier blocking students from accessing their asthma medication while in school,” stated Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia.

Monday, May 6, 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia logo on photo of school supplies

(Sacramento – CA) In recognition of the start of Mental Health Awareness Month and yesterday’s El Día de Los Niños (Children’s Day) festivities, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is glad to present his 2019 legislative portfolio on children, education, and mental health services.

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

As excerpted from The Desert Sun:

During Saturday's ceremony, veterans and officials celebrated this milestone, while also criticizing a Trump Administration policy, effective this month, that effectively bars transgender people from joining the military. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed such a bill in 2004. Nearly 15 years later, State Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia tried again, authoring another bill that created the state designation. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill, A.B. 2439, in August 2018.

Garcia called the designation “a long-overdue recognition.”

“It’s a way for us to make a wrong right in our nation’s history,” Garcia said.

Among the elected officials at the ceremony were Congressman Mark Takano, Assemblyman Chad Mayes and Cathedral City Mayor Mark Carnevale. Local philanthropist Harold Matzner provided funding for the ceremony

Friday, April 26, 2019

As excerpted from Uken Report:

In its 2018 Legislative Scorecard, Equality California awarded Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia 100 percent. 

“For me it is simple,” Garcia told Uken Report about his perfect score. “I was elected to represent the residents of our 56th California State Assembly District. That means all of our residents.  I am very mindful that the policies I introduce and support are both equitable and inclusive.  For me, there is no room for discrimination, and I am proud to help advance legislation that will ensure a more just California for all.” 

The organization passed historic legislation to ensure transgender youth in the foster care system have access to the life-saving, gender-affirming healthcare they need; it made critical investments in combating California’s youth homelessness crisis; and it helped guarantee that law enforcement officers have the tools and training they need to serve and protect the LGBTQ community, according to Zbur.

Friday, March 29, 2019

As excerpted from The Desert Sun:

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, led Steyer and a delegation of local and state leaders on a tour of areas that have, for years, lacked clean drinking water, including a Thermal elementary school whose water source is an old, unreliable well.

"Water is key,” said Sergio Carranza, executive director of Pueblos Unido CDC, a Coachella nonprofit that advocates for affordable housing in the east valley.

Many California residents, Garcia said, are still unaware of the connections between climate change policy, the air they breathe and the water they drink.

"Driving the climate change conversation at the state level has allowed us to connect the dots to these very localized environmental injustices," he said.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Esteemed Community Leader Receives Statewide Acclaim for Her Service and Advocacy.

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and Beatriz Gonzalez, 2019 Woman of the Year

(SACRAMENTO – CA) – Today, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) proudly presented Indio resident and esteemed community leader, Beatriz “Bea” Gonzalez, as the 56th Assembly District’s 2019 Woman of the Year recipient.
 

“It is my great privilege to be able to bestow this honor on such a well deserving recipient as Beatriz Gonzalez. Bea is a spectacular person, much beloved and well known in our community for her big personality and even bigger heart. She is a fierce advocate and consummate volunteer. She has dedicated her career growing Coachella Valley Unified School District’s Expanded Learning After School Programs where she has gone above and beyond, building partnerships and leveraging resources to ensure that her students have every possible opportunity to succeed,” shared Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia.