In Support of Affordable Housing Funding and Housing Construction

February 28, 2017

Senator Wiener spoke in favor of SB 2 -- proposed by Senator Atkins -- to increase affordable housing funding, as well as the need to find ways to increase housing construction.  

Opposing the Attacks on Rights of Transgender Children and the LGBT Community

February 23, 2017

Senator Wiener joined the LGBT Caucus to oppose President Donald Trumps order to revoke protections for transgender children in schools.  

KTVU: Senator Wiener Discussing the LOCAL Act to Extend Alcohol Service Hours

February 22, 2017

Senator Wiener recently went on KTVU to discuss SB 384 -- the LOCAL Act, which allows local communities to extend alcohol service hours for bars and restaurants, if they chose.

Senator Wiener's Comments on SB 54 and Sanctuary Cities

January 31, 2017

Senator Wiener speaks in the Public Safety Committee on the importance of California's leadership in fighting federal attacks against local immigrant communities and defending the rights of sanctuary cities.  

Senator Wiener's Comments on Senate Resolution Opposing Muslim Ban Executive Order

January 30, 2017

Senator Wiener spoke on the Senate Floor in support of Senate Resolution 16, which opposed President Trump's Executive Order to ban refugees and immigration from Muslim-majority countries. 

Senator Wiener Speaking in Support of SB 179

January 26, 2017

Today Senator Wiener joined Senator Toni Atkins and supporters of Senate Bill 179, which will create a third, nonbinary gender marker on California birth certificates, driver’s licenses, identity cards and gender-change court orders, as well as streamline the processes for Californians to apply to the state for a change in gender on these identifying documents. 

Senator Wiener Opposing the Defunding of Planned Parenthood

January 17, 2017

Today on the Senate Floor, Senator Wiener spoke in support of Senate Resolution 9, which opposes the defunding of Planned Parenthood by the federal government, including stating the following:

"Beyond the general assault on healthcare access, this also about the ability of woman to make health choices for themselves, and specifically reproductive health choices. When a woman decides to make a choice about her reproductive health, that is her decision to be made in consultation with her healthcare provider. It is none of my business, it is none of Congress' business, it is none of the business of the President of the United States. That choice belongs to that woman, and that woman alone. That's what this attack on Planned Parenthood is about, and we need to stand up for the woman of this state, and this country, and pass this resolution."

Senator Wiener Stands for Immigrant Communities

December 20, 2016

During the a deabte on the Senate Floor on December 5, Senator Wiener spoke in support of a Senate Resolution 7 to protect California's undocumented residents, including stating that "It is absolutely the right time for this body, this legislature to step forward and say, if you are going to come for our immigrant communities, you are going come through us first."