Press Releases

Religious Right, FoxNews, Breitbart, and other publications continue specious attacks against LGBT Senior Bill of Rights
September 5, 2017

Sacramento Senate Bill 219 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), which creates an LGBT Senior Bill of Rights for seniors living in long-term care facilities, is awaiting a final vote on the Assembly floor, which could happen as early as this week. Last Friday, SB 219 was approved by the Assembly Appropriations committee. In recent weeks, the bill has come attacks by the right-wing media claiming that the bill will put people in jail for referring to seniors by the wrong gender pronoun. 

September 5, 2017

Sacramento –  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement after President Donald Trump officially ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) today:

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo announce support for SB 35, joining early supporters San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg
August 29, 2017

Sacramento –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo have endorsed SB 35, joining early supporters San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. SB 35 will create a streamlined approval process for housing in cities that are not meeting their housing goals required by the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA).

State Supreme Court rules that voter-initiated tax measures can be passed by a simple majority and no longer require a 2/3 vote
August 28, 2017

Sacramento –  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) offered the following statement after the California State Supreme Court ruled today in the Cannabis Coalition v City of Upland that voter-initiated tax measures can be passed by a  simple majority, and no longer require a 2/3 vote:

National Park Service announces it will issue permit for so-called “Patriot Prayer Rally” where right-wing extremists, armed vigilante groups will gather at Crissy Field in San Francisco
August 23, 2017

Sacramento –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement regarding the news that the National Park Service has issued the permit for the “Patriot Prayer Rally” on Crissy Field:

Los Angeles nightlife supporters joined the authors of the LOCAL Act, which will allow – but not require – local communities to extend alcohol sales hours in bars, nightclubs, and restaurants past 2 a.m.
August 18, 2017

Los Angeles –  Today California legislators and Los Angeles nightlife supporters joined together in the Broadway Theater District in Downtown Los Angeles calling for the passage of a bill authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to allow communities to expand nightlife in California. Senator Wiener was joined by co-authors Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills) and Los Angeles nightlife and hospitality leaders, who spoke about the positive economic and cultural benefits of Senate Bill 384.

Citing concern for public safety after violence at White Supremacist rally in Charlottesville, the letter urges the National Park Service to reconsider issuance of permit for rally in Crissy Field
August 15, 2017

San Francisco –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener, Assemblymember Phil Ting, and Assemblymember David Chiu sent a letter requesting thatthe National Park Service reconsider the issuance of a permit for the so-called Patriot Prayer Rally scheduled on August 26, 2017.  The letter reads:

August 7, 2017

San Francisco  –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener, Assembly  Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin, Assemblymember David Chiu, and Assemblymember Phil Ting released the following statement in advance of Monday evening’s Brisbane City Council meeting on the Baylands Development:

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) Issues the Following Statement in Response to the Trump Administration's Opposition to Federal LGBT Employment Protections
July 27, 2017

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's opposition to federal LGBT employment protections:

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) Issues the Following Statement in Response to Donald Trump's Decision to Ban Transgender People from Serving in the Military
July 26, 2017

Senator Scott Wiener (D – San Francisco) issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military: