Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo Secures $15 Million Investment in 2021-22 California State Budget for Partnership with Homeboy Industries

(Sacramento, CA) – Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 129, legislation reflecting the majority of the 2021 California State Budget, championed by Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (AD-51, Los Angeles). As part of this agreement, Homeboy Industries, the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world, will receive $15 million in funding, allocated over a multi-year period and in partnership with the State, to support the expansion of employment opportunities and comprehensive wrap-around services at all ten of its social enterprises.

Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo Calls for Justice for Victim Burned After Flammable Liquid Was Thrown at Them at a Homeless Encampment in Lincoln Park

The unhoused victim of this assault has yet to be identified by name. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, (LAPD) he remains hospitalized and intubated. One suspect was detained, but due to conflicting statements, was released the following day

(Los Angeles, CA) – Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (AD-51) is calling for a thorough investigation of the horrific assault in which an unhoused individual was burned after flammable liquid was thrown at them in a Lincoln Park homeless encampment last Wednesday.

Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo Welcomes Proposed Relief for Local Businesses, Nonprofits, Cultural Institutions, and Startups Are Part of the California Comeback Plan

As both Chair of the Budget Subcommittee #4 on State Administration, Assemblywoman Carrillo championed small business grants, tax credits, enhancements, investments and new resources to provide relief from the economic downturn generated by the COVID-19 g

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (AD-51, Los Angeles) commended Governor Gavin Newsom for proposing the largest small business relief program in the nation as a central tenet of the $100 Billion California Comeback Plan. Assemblywoman Carrillo has championed historic investments in small business relief.

Assemblywoman Carrillo’s VISION Act (AB 937) is Named a Latino Caucus Legislative Priority for 2021 and Wins a Passing Vote in Both the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee and Judiciary Committee

Momentum growing for bill to end double-punishment of immigrant Californians, as emotional testimony from community members shows the human cost of ICE transfers; and new data estimates transfers to ICE cost taxpayers in excess of $7.3 million last year.

(Sacramento, CA) — Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo’s (D-Los Angeles) AB 937, the Voiding Inequality and Seeking Inclusion for Our Immigrant Neighbors Act, (VISION Act) to end the double punishment of immigrant Californians released from state prisons or local jails was announced as a 2021 priority for the California Latino Legislative Caucus on April 7.