Press Releases

Bill to Protect the Integrity of California Elections from Foreign Influence Passes Out of Elections Committee

Yesterday, AB 1819, the “Stop Foreign Influence in California Elections Act” passed out of the Elections Committee and is now headed to the Appropriations Committee. The bill prohibits foreign influenced corporations from contributing to candidates, parties, or committees (including super PACs) in order to protect the integrity of California’s self-governance.

Women's History Month Celebration

Assemblymember Alex Lee, Fremont Councilmember Teresa Cox, Fremont Councilmember Jenny Kassan, and Executive Director Tina Fernandez of Hers Breast Cancer Foundation hosted a celebration in Milpitas to celebrate Women’s History Month Celebration and honor six leaders at a celebration in Milpitas.

Woman of the Year 2022: Karena Shackelford 

AB 2050 to Reform the Ellis Act Reintroduced

Today, AB 2050, Ellis Act reform was reintroduced by Assemblymember Alex Lee. AB 2050 would curb property speculators who misuse the Ellis Act from evicting buildings full of rent-controlled residents, many who have lived there for decades. The reform to the Ellis Act would ensure that this type of eviction cannot be used until after five years of property ownership. 

Black History Month Celebration

Assemblymember Alex Lee, Fremont Councilmember Teresa Cox, and the San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP celebrated Black History Month Celebration to honor six individual leaders and the contributions of HBCUs at Albert Augustine Jr. Memorial Park of Sunnyhills in Milpitas.

AB 2289, Tax on Extreme Wealth Reintroduced in California

Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San José) has reintroduced the tax on extreme wealth in California. Similar to the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act proposed by Senator Elizabeth Warren, this tax would apply to households with net worths of more than $50 million — the top 0.07% of Californians.