Press Releases

Holocaust Museum LA Receives $2.5 Million in State Funding to Support Expansion Project 

Funding Will Support the Museum’s New Learning Center Pavilion; Includes Cutting-Edge Technology as Part of the Museum’s “Building Truth” Campaign

LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), and Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills), Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, announced $2.5 million in state funding to support the expansion of Holocaust Museum LA.

Governor Newsom Signs Landmark Animal Blood Bank Modernization Act Into Law

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Governor Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1282, the California Pet Blood Bank Modernization Act, authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D – Santa Monica) and Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R - Santa Clarita), along with Assemblymembers Kevin Mullin (D – San Mateo), Devon Mathis (R – Visalia), and Chad Mayes (I – Yucca Valley).

Bill Establishing California Commission on the State of Hate Signed

SACRAMENTO – Legislation to address the growing epidemic of hate crimes and incidents was signed by Governor Newsom late yesterday. The bill, AB 1126, authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), would establish the first statewide commission to monitor and track hate crimes  and recommend policy to the Governor, State Legislature, and State Agencies.