Press Releases

Lee's AB 339 to Preserve Public Access to Government Meetings Heads to Governor

Today, AB 339 to preserve the public’s access to remote participation by Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San Jose) crossed its final hurdle and is headed to the Governor for signature. The bill is headed to the Governor’s desk ahead of the September 30 expiration of the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 (which allows local and state agencies to hold virtual meetings via teleconference).

Lee’S AB 1444 to Protect Small Businesses and Enhance Consumer Protections Heads to Governor

AB 1444 by Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San José) to protect small businesses and enhance consumer protections is headed to the Governor’s desk for signature. Currently, listing websites such as Yelp, and third-party platforms such as Grubhub, are not informing consumers when calls are being tracked or rerouted in order for these companies to charge a referral commission to the restaurant.

A Slice of New York Honored as District 25 Business of the Year

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Slice of New York (ASONY) was honored as Assembly District 25’s business of the year in Sacramento on Wednesday by Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-25). Kirk Vartan and Marguerite Lee, co-owners of A Slice of New York (ASONY), opened the pizza shop nearly 15 years ago with the goal to bring East Coast comfort food to the Bay Area.

We got $156.5 Million to Stop AAPI Hate & Historic Investments for Education

This past year has been tremendously painful for all of us, and particularly in the Asian American community. The pandemic has hurt so many of us and turned our lives upside down, but the new resurgence of racism has sadly infected our country as well. We’ve heard too many stories of Asian Americans targeted with violence simply because of their race. This is unacceptable.