Press Releases

Racial Justice Act for All Passes California Legislature

AB 256 would allow those with prior, racially biased convictions to seek justice

SACRAMENTO–Today, AB 256, the Racial Justice Act for All, passed its final hurdle in the Legislature and will be sent to Governor Newsom.

Assemblymember Ash Kalra Secures Key State Investments for San José

SACRAMENTO – Last week, the State Legislature approved budget bills that included requests championed by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San José). District budget requests can be found in AB 178 (Ting), signed by Governor Newsom June 30th, and outlined below:


Assemblymember Kalra Releases Statement on AB 1651

The Workplace Technology Accountability Act is a robust and comprehensive policy that would create first-of-its-kind regulations around use of technology in the workplace.

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) responds to withdrawal of AB 1651 from consideration in the Assembly Privacy & Consumer Protection Committee.


Assemblymember Kalra’s AB 2926, FAIR Act, Clears First Committee

The FAIR Act removes certain labor law exemptions for professional performers and music artists. A similar bill in 2021 was not taken up for a vote in the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee.

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) and bill sponsors, Black Music Action Coalition, California Labor Federation, Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), and Music Artists Coalition (MAC), celebrate the Assembly Labor & Employment Committee’s passage of AB 2926, the Free Artists from Industry Restrictions