In honor of National Emergency Preparedness Month, I would like you to join me at the 49th Assembly District Emergency Preparedness Expo. Different agencies and organizations you can expect are the Earthquake Country Alliance, AARP Los Angeles, and Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, to name a few. They will provide materials and answer any questions about how to be informed and plan ahead.

September 14
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

10144 Bogue Street
Temple City

For more information, or to RSVP for this event, please contact Abigail Marquez at


EITC - It's your money. GET IT!

Please join us for a no-cost tax preparation workshop. If your household earned $54,000 or less in 2018, then you are eligible to receive tax assistance at no cost to you through the CalEITC4Me program.

Saturday, March 23, 2019
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Jeff Seymour Family Center
10900 Mulhall St.
El Monte, CA 91731

**Appointment Required**

Call El Monte Promise at (626) 782-2753 to RSVP and schedule your complimentary tax preparation appointment.

CalEITC4ME is a statewide outreach campaign to encourage lower-income  Californians to claim the state and federal earned income tax credit. Since being founded in 2015, CalEITC4Me has helped nearly 2 million low-income California families receive $4 billion back in their pockets in earned income tax credits.

What To Bring:

  • Proof of income, including W-2s and/or 1099.
  • Verification of tax deductible expenses (i.e., property tax statement, child care provider information).
  • Form of current government identification for taxpayer and spouse (i.e., driver’s license, state ID, passport, or military ID).
  • Original social security card for each family member (no copies).
  • Account and routing numbers for checking or savings accounts for direct deposit and a faster refund.
  • Health insurance marketplace statement (1095-A, and/or C).
  • Copy of 2017 tax return, if available.

For more information regarding the CalEITC4Me program, please visit

If you have any questions about this or other state legislative issues, please call my district office at (323) 264-4949.

Wednesday, October 24
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Barnes Park Service Club House
440 So. McPherrin Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Topics include:

  • Fundraising: Legal Issues
  • Where Do Grassroots Non-Profits Get Money?
  • Compliance Requirement for Income Tax Exemption

Please RSVP to Abigail Marquez at (323) 264-4949 or at

Consumer Protection Workshop

The Consumer Protection Workshop will provide information and resources for constituents to detect, report and prevent fraudulent schemes. In attendance will be representatives from various state and local agencies, and organizations.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Presentations From:
California Department of Justice - Office of the Attorney General Xavier Becerra
California Department of Motor Vehicles
California Department of Consumer Affairs

Saturday, July 14
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
*registration begins at 10 a.m.

Alhambra Public Library (Ruth C. Reese Hall)
101 S. First St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
(parking available at the Alhambra Public Library or on the street)

** Must RSVP by July 12
Contact (323) 264-4949 or

Soon after voters approved Proposition 64, recreational cannabis use has become legal in the state of California.
Cannabis workshop

But with the enactment of this new law in 2018, many people have asked how the use, cultivation and sale of cannabis will be regulated, and what this new source of economic growth means for the future of the Golden State.

Thursday, April 12
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

East Los Angeles College - Campus Center
Building F5, Multipurpose Room 201
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Free Parking Available at Parking Structure 3 on Avenida Cesar Chavez.

Learn from experts how recreational cannabis affects your community, and what you can soon expect from this growing industry.

We want to hear from you! RSVP by calling my District Office at (323) 264-4949 or email by Monday, April 9.

As always, it's my pleasure to serve you, and all the constituents of the 49th District.