Press Releases

June 19, 2020

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States:

June 18, 2020

Sacramento - Five of Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bills were approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee and will be taken up for a vote by the full Senate

The bills must be approved through a Senate floor vote by Friday, June 26th, after which they will move to the Assembly.

The following is a full list of bills moving to the Senate floor:

SB 855 - Mental Health Coverage

June 18, 2020

Sacramento - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement regarding their legislation, SB 939, which did not pass the Senate Judiciary Committee today. If passed, SB 939 would have enacted a moratorium on commercial evictions – for small businesses and nonprofits – during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

June 18, 2020

Sacramento - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement today, after the Supreme Court blocked President Trump from ending DACA, which protects undocumented people, brought to this country as children, from deportation.

June 15, 2020

Sacramento - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling that discrimination against LGTBQ workers is barred by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This ruling is a defeat for the Trump administration, who claimed that this type of discrimination against LGTBQ individuals was not banned by the Civil Rights Act and was legal. 

June 15, 2020

Sacramento - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 288, which expands CEQA statutory exemptions to streamline approval of sustainable transportation projects — public transportation, bike safety, and pedestrian projects — thus speeding up their approval in order to get them moving.

June 12, 2020

San Francisco - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding the fourth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting that took place in Orlando, Florida.

June 1, 2020

Sacramento - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Chair of the California Legislative LGTBQ Caucus, and Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), Vice Chair of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, released the following statement:

May 26, 2020

San Francisco, CA, June 1, 2020 - Senator Scott Wiener and Joseph Abbati, Curator, invite you to an online photographic and video exhibit celebrating fifty years of Pride launching June 1, 2020.

www.sfpride2020.gallery