Press Releases

July 8, 2019

The cost of diapers is taxing on vulnerable young families, especially those dealing with poverty. Diaper Banks are beginning to emerge in progressive communities to help address that need.  Outside of food requests, diapers are probably another one of the biggest requests Food Banks receive.  Last year, four Food Banks in California successfully received State funding to establish Diaper Banks in their communities.

June 27, 2019

(Orange County, CA) – Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana), Chair of the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments, issued the following statement regarding the sentencing in Vietnam of American citizen Michael Nguyen to 12 years in prison.

June 21, 2019

Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana), Chair of the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments, announced today his introduction of Senate Bill 696 (SB 696), which would prohibit the name of a political party from including the terms “independent,” “decline to state,” or “no party preference” or any variation of those words.

June 19, 2019

(Annual Ceremony Recognizes La Casa Garcia; above photo with owner and founder Frank Garcia, and his wife and operator Silvia Garcia)

June 14, 2019

Democratic Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D - Santa Ana) has successfully secured several victories for the people of Orange County in this year’s California State Budget.  Senator Umberg has staunchly advocated the region’s priorities in the state legislature. This work has yielded initial investments in such areas as public safety, affordable housing, health and human services, education, business incentives, with more announcements to come.

Senator Umberg worked to secure the following local funding items:

 

Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Santa Ana) releases the following statement in recognition of Vietnamese Veteran Armed Forces Day

June 14, 2019

Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Santa Ana) releases the following statement in recognition of Vietnamese Veteran Armed Forces Day:

“It is my honor to recognize all Vietnamese-American residents of Orange County and beyond that celebrate this day in honor of those fought bravely for independence. On this solemn occasion, we remember the soldiers who had died bravely during the Vietnam War, honor veterans who are our friends, family, and neighbors, as well as those who continue to fight for freedom, democracy and human rights for Vietnam.”

Exceptional APIA’s Recognized at the State Capitol

May 14, 2019

May 10, 2019

California State Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Santa Ana) issued the following statement regarding Vietnam Human Rights Day:

“I am honored to represent the 34th Senate District, which consists of Little Saigon and a large population of Vietnamese Americans. As Americans, we must lead in advocating for human rights; the rights of which every human being is entitled to without discrimination,” said Umberg. “Vietnam, among other countries who signed on to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, has continuously violated its people’s basic rights. Hundreds of Vietnamese peace activists and religious leaders are imprisoned for their advocacy, and families continue to lose their loved ones. On this Vietnam Human Rights Day, I join the Vietnamese American community of Orange County to address the concerns of the Vietnamese community overseas in matters of democracy, human rights, and religious freedom in Vietnam.”

 

May 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO(Sacramento) – Today, Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Santa Ana) has moved his Senate Bill 450 (SB 450) through the California State Senate. SB 450 streamlines the process of converting motels into supportive and transitional housing. The bill would exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) projects related to the conversion of a motel into supportive or transitional housing.