Current Releases

June 28, 2017
STATE CAPITOL – East County Youth Symphony (ECYS) is selected as “Nonprofit of the Year” for California Senate District 38 by Senator Joel Anderson. ​​ECYS is a nonprofit organization that gives young people the opportunity to enrich their lives through the arts, regardless of where they live or...
June 19, 2017
State Senator Joel Anderson issued the following statement in response to former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s letter to Attorney General Sessions today asserting that California’s proposed sanctuary law, SB 54, is constitutional and follows federal law: “Sadly, SB 54 continues to shield...
May 16, 2017
STATE CAPITOL – Senator Anderson made a second request to Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon to convene an informational hearing to review California’s public universities’ law enforcement policies and practices after threats of violence lead to the cancellation of another educational...
May 1, 2017
KUSI News - San Diego, CA
April 24, 2017
This Saturday, April 22nd at 8:00am, Senator Joel Anderson and Encore Capital Group employees will be volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in El Cajon to build a fence for a new home and to paint playhouses for local families and their children.
April 3, 2017
Senate Bill 54 passed the Senate floor today by a 27-12 vote this afternoon. Anderson, who has been called a “leading anti-sanctuary voice,” released the following statement:
March 29, 2017
WEST COVINA – At today’s press conference held outside of the West Covina City Hall, Senator Joel Anderson and LA area elected officials discussed how SB 54 negatively impacts public safety in their districts. Senator Joel Anderson (District 38), Vice Chair of Public Safety Committee “If SB 54...
March 24, 2017
WEST COVINA - Senator Joel Anderson and local elected officials in the Los Angeles area will discuss how California’s “Sanctuary State” bill, Senate Bill 54, negatively impacts public safety in their districts at a press conference. Confirmed Speakers (More to be added later): Senator Joel Anderson...
March 13, 2017
Senate Bill 54 passed the Appropriations Committee hearing today with 5-2 vote. Anderson, who has been called a “leading anti-sanctuary voice,” expressed his concern. “SB 54 continues to shield deportable rapist and child molesters serving as felons in our prisons. SB 54 is the single greatest...