Assemblymember O’Donnell Goes to Bat to Protect the Middle Class Scholarship

Vote Rejects Governor’s Proposal to End the Middle Class Scholarship

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement on his vote to protect the Middle Class Scholarship as part of the Degrees Not Debt legislative package:

“The Governor’s attempt to eliminate the Middle Class Scholarship is an assault on the middle class and I am proud to stand with my colleagues in the Legislature in defense of hard working families. In a time of increasing economic disparity, the Middle Class Scholarship creates a level-playing field where everyone has a chance to succeed. I am committed to ensuring middle-income students have the financial support to pursue the goals they and their families have worked so hard to achieve.”

Courageous Education and Community Advocate Martha Cota Named 2017 Woman of the Year by Assemblymember O’Donnell

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) honored Long Beach’s Martha Beatriz Cota on the Assembly Floor yesterday as the 70th District’s 2017 Woman of the Year. Ms. Cota founded Latinos In Action in 2009 and has served as its Executive Director since its inception, encouraging parents to engage in civic participation and leadership development to foster the next generation of Latino leaders.

Assemblymember O’Donnell Reappointed to Lead the Assembly Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblymember Speaker Anthony Rendon (D – Lakewood) announced he has renamed Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) as Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement.  Assemblymember O’Donnell’s district includes the twin ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, which together represent the two busiest maritime hubs in the United States.

With Stepped-Up Immigration Enforcement, Assembly Bill Aims at Protecting California Students from ICE Raids

As turmoil continues to spill out of the nation’s capitol, lawmakers in California are not slowing efforts to proactively combat policies pushed by President Donald Trump and his staff. Today, Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell joined those ranks in introducing a bill that would safeguard school campuses from immigration detentions if adopted by the state legislature.

O’Donnell, who represents Long Beach and is head of the assembly’s education committee, co-authored Assembly Bill 699 with Assemblyman David Chiu of San Francisco.

Long Beach Press-Telegram: Long Beach’s Patrick O’Donnell hopes to save puppies and other pets with new state legislation

By Tim Grobaty, Long Beach Press Telegram

“Assemblyman Patrick ‘Save the Puppies’ O’Donnell here,” said Patrick “Save the Puppies” O’Donnell by phone on Monday afternoon.

The newly weaned moniker comes from the assemblyman’s introduction of a bill (AB 485) on Monday that would make it more difficult for pet stores to sell puppies, kittens and rabbits that come from –