SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) was elected Vice Chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus by members of the Caucus, an influential entity in the State Legislature comprised of 29 Assemblymembers and Senators. During his first term in the Assembly, Rivas has quickly emerged as a leader in efforts to protect farmworkers and other vulnerable communities. Raised in farmworker housing, Rivas represents the 30th Assembly District, which includes the agriculture-rich Salinas and Pajaro Valleys on the Central Coast.
Asm. Robert Rivas Applauds Governor’s Announced Efforts to Leverage Natural and Working Lands to Fight Climate Change
(Photo from February 2019)
Assemblymember Robert Rivas Statement on Veto of Assembly Bill 3005, the Expedited Dam Safety for Silicon Valley Act
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) released the following statement on the Governor’s veto of Assembly Bill 3005, the Expedited Dam Safety for Silicon Valley Act:
“I am deeply disappointed to see AB 3005 returned with a veto from Governor Newsom.
SACRAMENTO – Tonight, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2043 and AB 2165, two key pieces of the California Farmworker COVID-19 Relief Package by Assemblymember and Chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella). Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) was also a lead author of AB 2043. It is the nation’s first legislative package to protect agricultural workers against the coronavirus and garnered broad and bipartisan support as it passed the Legislature in August.
Assemblymember Rivas with Senator Wiener and Assemblymember Limón Announce They Will Introduce Fracking Ban in December
Assemblymember Rivas Statement on Gov. Newsom’s Announcement to Transition to Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035, Phase Out Fracking
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rivas has released the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order to phase out gas-powered to zero-emission vehicles by the year 2035 and to phase out fracking:
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) lauded the Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board for their announcement yesterday to create stronger rules for employers in protecting their employees against COVID-19 and preventing further spread of the virus.