(Sacramento) – Today, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1778, which would prohibit the State of California from funding or permitting transportation projects of freeway expansions/widening in Environmental Justice Communities adversely affected by vehicle emissions and/or in areas with a higher rate of population below the poverty line.
(Sacramento)–Today, AB 1341 authored by Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and coauthored by Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), passed the Assembly Floor on a vote of 55-13, and is now off to the Senate.
"Honorable Members of the Metro Board:
November 19, 2021
Mr. Henry Herrera
Regional Urban Forester
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
Grants Management Unit/Urban & Community Forestry
23300 Castle Street
Riverside, CA 92518
RE: City of Bell Gardens – BG Urban Forest Management Plan & Tree Planting
Dear Mr. Herrera,
Today at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Assemblymember Cristina Garcia and members of the community discussed the importance of access to Menstrual Products and announced a pilot program for a menstrual product bank for those in need.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) commends Governor Newsom for his bold action on environmental justice. Today, Governor Newsom announced an Executive Order requiring setback zones for new oil and gas extraction sites in California. Along with setback requirements, the Executive Order also requires pollution mitigation at existing facilities.
"Nearly eight months ago, I introduced Assembly Bill 613, The Body Image Act. The law had a simple premise–to prioritize the short-and-long-term mental health of young people by requiring that all social media platforms display a distinguishable tag on retouched images posted on their platform when used for promotional or commercial purposes.
(Sacramento) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom singed Assembly Bill (AB) 367, the groundbreaking Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021. AB 367 will require all public schools serving students in grades 6 to 12, Community Colleges, & California State Universities (CSU’s) to stock restrooms with an adequate supply of free menstrual products, commencing in the 2022-23 school year.
(Sacramento)–Today, California Governor Newsom signed AB 1171 that modernizes California’s spousal rape law.