Press Releases

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

(Coachella – CA) Today, Governor Newsom signed AB 1095, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D- Coachella) health access measure related to the newly-expanded Desert Healthcare District. This law offers slight amendments on board election eligibility for the newly-annexed territory; without this change the two board members appointed from the Eastern Coachella Valley areas would be prohibited from seeking election to the post following the conclusion of their respective terms.

 

“Our groundbreaking work to expand the Desert Healthcare District service boundary to include the entire Coachella Valley has already made major strides to improve the health and wellness landscape of our region. Board representation is an absolutely critical component to increasing the accessibility of these much-needed resources and achieving healthcare parity,” said Garcia.

 

Monday, July 29, 2019

As excerpted from The Desert Review:

AB 743 was signed into California law last week by Governor Gavin Newsom after months of advocacy by Comite Civico and community members.

AB 743 will allow asthma medication prescribed by Mexican doctors to be used in American schools. Before the bill was passed, the only medication allowed in schools had to be prescribed by American doctors; others were not allowed in school and had to be administered by a parent if necessary.

That created dangerous situations schools, such as Claudia Morales’ 12-year-old son. Morales has insurance through Simsa, a binational insurance with Mexico, and although she says he had the best allergy doctor, her son could not use the medication in school because it was prescribed in Mexico.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Safe Drinking Water for All graphic with young girl drinking water from kitchen sink.

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has issued the following statement regarding the successful passage of SB 200 (Monning/E. Garcia) which would establish the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund:

Monday, July 1, 2019

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia speaking at Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color Press Conference

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), newly named Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color (BMOC) gathered alongside colleagues and advocates for a press conference and informational hearing to reflect on the near decade of BMOC funding milestones and to envision future goals.

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA)— Today, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) had his first bill of the year signed into law by Governor Newsom. AB-335 Imperial County Transportation Commission would expand the functions of the Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC) and enhance their ability to serve the needs of the Imperial Valley.

 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

As excerpted from Uken Report:

Projects in the cities of Coachella and Brawley were among 25 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC) grant proposals the Strategic Growth Council approved on Friday, June 21, 2019.

“I am excited to announce that my district was awarded over $27 million from the greenhouse gas reduction fund to build green affordable housing with transit connectivity in Coachella and Brawley. The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program was designed to help meet California’s crucial housing needs sustainably and in sync with sidewalk, bikeway, and transit infrastructure. Pairing mutual goals to help create healthier neighborhoods,” Garcia said in a prepared statement.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Coachella and Brawley Awarded State Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Grants

 

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia in Committee Room

(SACRAMENTO, CA)— Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) celebrates the successful acquisition of over $27 million in state grants awarded to the 56th California State Assembly District to create more sustainable communities with housing and transportation synergy. Projects in the cities of Coachella and Brawley were among twenty-five Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC) grant proposals approved by the Strategic Growth Council on Friday, June 21, 2019.