Press Releases

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

PETALUMA – Faith Ross, co-founder of Petaluma Blacks for Community Development who curated the town’s Black History Month exhibit during a year of nationwide outrage over police treatment of Black people, has been named Sonoma County Woman of the Year by Sen. Bill Dodd.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

WOODLAND – Yolo County Public Information Officer Jenny Tan, who has kept the community updated with timely reports on the coronavirus pandemic as well as a series of destructive wildfires, has been named Yolo County’s Woman of the Year by Sen. Bill Dodd.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation has advanced from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to expand a successful program allowing low-income seniors and people with disabilities to receive care in the safety of their own homes, reducing the risk of coronavirus infection.

“This program protects people who would be most at risk while saving taxpayer dollars that would be spent on outside care,” Sen. Dodd said. “Even as vaccines are administered and the pandemic wanes, we must continue to allow our most vulnerable the choice of staying in their homes to improve the quality of their lives.”

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With more Californians relying on the internet during the coronavirus pandemic for distance learning and remote work, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, today announced the introduction of his new legislation to streamline the installation of high-speed broadband service, ensuring better access, especially for low-income people.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO –Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today his legislation to improve the reliability of California’s electricity grid, preventing rolling blackouts such as those that left hundreds of thousands of residents without power during summer and fall heatwaves, has cleared a key committee.

Monday, March 15, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would ensure California’s presidential electors cast ballots for candidates who won the popular vote and do not instead switch candidates or abstain from voting.

“We must protect the legitimacy of our free election process and prevent extreme partisanship from denying the will of the voters,” Sen. Dodd said. “This is a commonsense measure that ensures electors uphold their responsibilities. Those who go rogue threaten the underpinnings of our democracy and cannot be tolerated.”

Thursday, March 11, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today regarding the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic in California:

“It has been a year of sorrow for the lives lost and struggle for families facing layoffs, distance learning and social distancing from loved ones,” Sen. Dodd said. “But it’s also been a year of heroism and selflessness. Physically, we’ve been forced apart, but we’ve also come together in so many ways to meet this challenge.”

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to get food aid to low-income college students, ensuring the underserved population receives adequate nutrition to fulfill their educational goals.

“Many students today are struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table,” Sen. Dodd said. “My bill addresses chronic hunger, helping more Californians achieve their educational and career goals. It’s no secret that going to college is expensive, but students shouldn’t have to starve to a college education.”

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s State of the State address, which focused on coronavirus pandemic recovery efforts and other pressing issues:

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO – A pair of bills advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would improve wildfire safety and community resiliency as the state faces the coming, drought-fueled wildfire season.

“Wildfire prevention and response are top priorities in California,” said Sen. Dodd. “My legislation directs more resources to local government while tapping innovation to address this urgent threat. I thank my Senate colleagues for throwing their unanimous support behind these much-needed measures.”