Press Release

Friday, February 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Last Friday, the California Arts Council began accepting proposals from arts organizations interested in providing arts programing to inmates at state adult correctional facilities. Organizations awarded contracts will provide California’s inmates with the opportunity to enhance their rehabilitative goals through arts engagement and prepare them for success upon release.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Measures will make it harder to evict tenants and give added notice and legal remedies for tenants served with evictions

SACRAMENTO--Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), and Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) today announced new proposals to protect California tenants from evictions and extend the timelines for tenants who do face evictions.

These bills come after an intense legislative debate about repealing the Costa Hawkins Act, which limits rent control in California.  Though the legislative effort did not advance, the discussion brought the plight of tenants in California to the forefront of the ongoing effort to address the state’s housing affordability crisis.  

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Getting Lured by Other States

SACRAMENTO - Today, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) announced that he will introduce legislation to provide incentives for video game companies to ensure California remains the hub of the industry.   

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bill Addresses Alarming Environmental and Public Health Issue


Thursday, February 8, 2018

(Santa Monica). Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) was one of dozens of community leaders and residents that gathered at the Santa Monica Pier to #ProtectthePacific and reject the efforts of the Trump administration to drill off the coast of California for oil. "Everyone cares about this issue. there is very nominal support if any at all in California for off shore oil drilling" said Bloom. "The stakes are real for generations of Californians," added Bloom.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Assemblymember Bloom with rally attendees

Assemblymember Bloom protested the Trump Administration's proposal to open the California coast to offshore oil and gas drilling at a "Protect the Pacific" rally in Santa Monica. The rally was held in partnership with environmental organizations including the Surfrider Foundation, Sierra Club CA, Senator Ben Allen's Office, Heal the Bay, NRDC,, Los Angeles Waterkeepers, and the American Indian Movement.