Press Release

Friday, October 23, 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Friday, October 2, 2020

California Armenian Legislative Caucus Condemns Azeri Aggression Against The Republic of Artsakh

Sacramento, CA – The California Armenian Legislative Caucus is publicly condemning Azerbaijan’s aggressive attack against the peaceful Republic of Artsakh (also known as Nagorno-Karabakh).

Monday, September 28, 2020

(Los Angeles, CA) Last night, Assemblymember Nazarian (D-Van Nuys), Chair of the California Legislative Armenian Caucus released the following statement addressing Azerbaijan’s attacks on Artsakh.

“On Sunday, September 27 Azerbaijan launched a large-scale unprovoked attack on the Republic of Artsakh, targeting civilians, families, and children including the capital, Stepanakert. This violence against the Armenian people is a continuation of the heinous crimes committed during the genocide over 100 years ago.

Monday, May 18, 2020

(Sacramento, CA) - Today, the California Assembly Health Committee overwhelmingly passed AB 2203 by Assemblymember Nazarian (D-Van Nuys), which would cap insulin copays at $50. Diabetes affects millions of Californians a year and the soaring prices of insulin have disrupted millions of lives. People with Type 1 diabetes and some with Type 2 diabetes must have insulin to live, but price increases for those whose coverage requires significant cost-sharing have made insulin unaffordable. This should not be the case. This bill implements much needed legislation that puts patients above profit. Ab 2203  is a concrete solution to the high-cost of insulin that is burdening people with diabetes across the state and an essential step to fulfilling our promise to all working families of California.

“I know that this uncertain time during the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult for us all, and many Californians are struggling to survive. My bill, AB 2203, aims to help Californians with diabetes by lowering the out-of-pocket costs for insulin so they can stick to their treatment plan outlined by their physician. When insulin is not taken appropriately, the risk of serious complications and death increases quickly. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more critical to lower copays to ensure Californians with diabetes can afford their life-saving insulin prescriptions and stay on their insulin regimens,” said Assemblymember Nazarian.

Friday, March 20, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Northridge Meadows collapsed after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, killing 16 people.

California Must Build to a Seismic Resilient Standard

(Sacramento, CA) On a unanimous vote, the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development today approved Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian’s (D-Van Nuys) Assembly Bill 1997, allowing the state to consider whether it is time to address the performance objective of our current building code given California’s high seismic risk and lengthy wait time of the national code development process.

“By strengthening our building codes we are proactively preventing catastrophic property damage, economic disruption, and loss of homes,” stated Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian. “Our building code policy should reflect the evolutions in earthquake science and engineering practice.”