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Monday, February 12, 2018

As excerpted from California Forward

There are 5 million---that’s 5 MILLION—Californians who have jobs that pay only minimum wage. As attendees listened to a California Legislature hearing held at Norco College last Friday, another striking fact really jumped out: A sizeable number of those jobs are held by people who are the main wage earner in their households.

We have plenty of minimum wage jobs. What we need are more living wage jobs,” Assembly Member Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) told the Assembly Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce audience of over 100 persons—another indication that identifying the nexus between education, career readiness and workforce development is a top issue in California.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

As excerpted from CALMATTERS

By the time she launched her own campaign, Cervantes had pounded the pavement so much that some voters remembered her as the one who had registered them to vote. In just two years, her district flipped from one where Republicans had a 5-point advantage to one where, today, Democrats outnumber Republicans by 3.5 percentage points.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

One alumna who certainly took Victorino’s sentiment to heart? State Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, who graduated from UCR in 2009 and now represents California’s 60th District.

During a keynote address, Cervantes emphasized the importance of women having the courage to blaze trails while simultaneously using their successes to elevate the women around them.

“You don’t need permission to live your dream,” Cervantes said, noting her road to the state Assembly involved the challenge of beating a two-term Republican incumbent to become the first Democrat elected to her office since the Civil War.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

As excerpted from The Press-Enterprise

Noting that Cervantes did not vote to extend California’s Cap-and-Trade Program, Rendon said: “With Sabrina, she’s not sort of an ideologically rigid member. She votes for things on a case-by-case basis … and I think her voters recognize that and I think they’ll reward her with another term.”

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

As excerpted by InlandEmpire.US

Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, 60th District, led the effort to secure a $2 million allocation to build a Veterans Resource Center at Norco College. The allocation was approved by the state budget in June – the only one of its kind statewide. The new center will expand and enhance programs and services to student veterans moving from boots and helmets to civilian life through: military service to college credit articulation, counseling, health services, housing, child care and access to community and veterans resources.  The current Veterans Resource Center offers veteran students assistance with financial aid, military benefits, counseling, and academic support.

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

In response, our legislative delegation mobilized on our behalf. I would personally like to express my gratitude to all of the members of the delegation, but especially to Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside; Assembly Higher Education Committee Chair Jose Medina, D-Riverside; Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, R-Hesperia; Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes, Rancho Mirage; Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, and Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, D-Corona. These individuals proved to be extremely effective advocates for UC Riverside and Inland Southern California.

Friday, May 12, 2017

As excerpted from The Press-Enterprise

Six years of lobbying, frustration and fears of lost cityhood came to an end in Jurupa Valley on Friday, May 12, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill restoring millions of dollars in vehicle license fees to four fledgling cities in Riverside County.

"With this funding restored, we can provide the critical public safety services to our citizens and begin some of the needed community benefit programs that our citizens seek and deserve," said Cervantes, who represents Eastvale and Jurupa Valley.