Press Releases

 

Sacramento, CA – Today a group of California State Senators and Assemblymembers sent a letter to FedEx Chief Executive Officer David Bronczek urging the company to end its discount program for National Rifle Association Members.  A copy of the letter is below.

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Senator Ben Allen (D - Santa Monica) introduced legislation to reduce waste generated by take-out food packaging at state parks, beaches, and facilities.  SB 1335 would require that all take-out food containers sold at these public places be recyclable or compostable in the jurisdiction in which it is provided by January 1, 2021.




LOS ANGELES –

California Common Cause honored State Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) with its “Democracy Defender” award at its Spotlight on California event, which will took place on Friday, December 1 at 6:30 PM at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.




 

Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, October 14th, over 100 local high school students and their parents participated in a college application and financial aid workshop at Fairfax High School. The workshop titled Your Path to the UC, was hosted by the office of Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica,) in partnership with LAUSD Boardmember Nick Melvoin, Greenway Arts Alliance and UCLA.  The participating students came from Fairfax Senior High School, and nearby Hollywood Senior High School, as well as LACES, Narbonne High School and Westchester High School.




 

SACRAMENTO, CA – Legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) that will require candidates for judicial office to use a ballot title that reflects their actual occupation was signed into law Thursday by Governor Jerry Brown.  Senate Bill 235 (SB 235) will prevent misleading, exaggerated ballot designations among candidates for judicial office that have become commonplace in recent elections.




 

SACRAMENTO, CA – Legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) to reauthorize and reform the state’s Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) program was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown.  The program was set to expire at the end of 2017 absent legislative action.  The legislation, Senate Bill 249, will strengthen environmental protection measures within the OHV program.




 

Sacramento, CA – Legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) to reauthorize and reform the state’s Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) program passed the legislature today.  The program was set to expire at the end of 2017 absent legislative action.  As part of the reauthorization, Allen sought to strengthen environmental protection measures within the program.   Senate Bill 249 was approved by the state Senate on a unanimous, bi-partisan vote of 40 – 0.