Press Releases

Friday, January 15, 2021

Vaccinations get us closer to safer reopening

 As a parent, teacher and Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, I am working hard to ensure our schools can safely reopen as soon as possible. As early as January 25, Long Beach Unified School District will start vaccinating teachers. LA County is expected to start in about three weeks.

K-12 Teachers

Friday, January 8, 2021

Chair of Assembly Education Committee applauds increased funding for schools and support for small businesses

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) issued the following statement Friday on Governor Newsom’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year:

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Assembly Bill 10 Will Ensure In-Person Instruction

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) has jointly authored Assembly Bill 10 to ensure that public schools reopen and provide in-person instruction for students after the latest pandemic surge.  

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

O’Donnell Seeks Immediate Action to Remove DDT in Catalina Island Waters

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 2, calling on Congress and the United States Environmental Protection Agency to take action on the dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) waste site off the north coast of Catalina Island.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Center Will Focus on Closing the Achievement Gap among Students in K-12 Schools

(LONG BEACH) – Today, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) and California State University (CSU) celebrated the virtual opening of the CSU Center to Close the Opportunity Gap, housed at CSU Long Beach.

Monday, November 9, 2020


Virtual Opening of the Center to Close the Opportunity Gap

Center Championed by Assemblymember O’Donnell Will Call CSU Long Beach Home


(Long Beach) – The California State University (CSU) and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) will be holding a virtual ceremony to launch the CSU Center to Close the Opportunity Gap.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Statewide and Local Education Leaders to Testify


(Sacramento) - The Assembly Education Committee, chaired by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach), will be holding a joint informational hearing with the Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance titled “New Reality: Students’ Access to the Internet for Distance Learning.”