Women’s Caucus Addresses Priorities and Issues Affecting California

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Launches Inaugural Reading Contest

Prizes include an ipad

(Downey) - Assemblymember Cristina Garcia is launching her inaugural Summer Reading Challenge to stimulate students' brains, just in time for a new school year. Students are encouraged to participate in this four-week challenge and they will qualify for a raffle to win an iPad, gift cards and other great prizes.

Garcia Legislation Calls on Mexico to Address Human Rights Violations

Passes State Assembly on 76-0 vote

(Sacramento) – The California Assembly today, on a strong bipartisan vote, passed House Resolution 5, authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) calling on the government of Mexico to address persistent human rights violations in their country.

“It's no secret Mexico's government has long been plagued with corruption,” Assemblymember Garcia said. “California needs to send a strong message that their most recent and atrocious violations are unacceptable.”

Measure to teach the Mexican Repatriation in schools Passes Assembly

(Sacramento) – A bill authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) but the brainchild of a classroom of strong willed elementary school children, has passed the State Assembly with strong bi-partisan support.

Assembly Bill 146 encourages that the “Mexican Repatriation,” the unconstitutional deportation in the 1930’s of over 1 million U.S. citizens and lawful residents of Mexican descent in California, be included in student history textbooks and studies.

Join Assemblymember Cristina Garcia for her Next “Walk n’ Talk” in Norwalk

(Downey) -- Assemblymember Cristina Garcia invites everyone to join her for monthly community “Walk and Talk” to be held on Saturday, June 6, 9:00am, at Gerdes Park, 14700 Gridley Road, in Norwalk.

Instead of waiting for people to come to government, Assemblymember Garcia is pleased to bring government service to people’s doors during her monthly “Walk and Talk”. Community volunteers will be paired with a trained community leader to walk their neighborhood, knock on doors and share information about services offered through Garcia’s Downey District Office and her partner community groups. This is a great way for neighbors to catch up, share ideas, and build and expand community circles. 

Assemblymember Garcia’s May Saturday “Walk & Talk” Cancelled

(Downey) -- Assemblymember Cristina Garcia has announced that her “Walk and Talk” scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 9:00am, at Rosewood Park in Commerce, has been cancelled.

The next “Walk and Talk” will be on Saturday, June 6 at 9:00am at Gerdes Park, 14700 Gridley Road in Norwalk.

This community walk is part of series of Saturday walks that are being held monthly in cities throughout the 58th Assembly District.

California Assembly Agrees Rear-Facing Car Seats Saves Lives

Garcia bill will make California the leader in child car seat safety

(Sacramento) – In a major move to improve child passenger safety, the state Assembly has passed, on a bipartisan basis, Assembly Bill 53 authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell-Gardens).

AB 53 would require children, up to two years old, to remain in rear facing car seats. Currently, children are required to ride rear facing until 1 year of age.

Garcia said she was encouraged by the momentum building behind AB 53 and the support her bill has received to make California the first in the nation to mandate this critical child safety improvement. “With this simple adjustment of flipping the car seat around, California will lead the way in averting needless tragedy and saving the lives of countless children,” Garcia said.

Car Seat Safety Measure by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Heads to Assembly Floor

(Sacramento) –Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell-Gardens) announces that with the support of medical groups and insurance organizations, her child care seat safety bill, Assembly Bill 53 has passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee with bi-partisan support.

AB 53 would require children, up to two years old, to remain in rear facing car seats. Currently, children are required to ride rear facing until 1 year of age.

Garcia Legislation to Ban all E-Cigs for Children Passes in Assembly

Measure would make it illegal for vendors to sell any type of vaping devices to minors

(Sacramento) The California Assembly today passed Assembly Bill 216, authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) to take a stand against new smoking technologies meant to entice children. Measure passed with strong bi-partisan support 77-0.

AB 216 would ban stores and smoke shops from selling any vaping or electronic cigarette device to anyone under the age of 18 years of age.  

Assembly Committee Unanimously Passes Legislation to Ban all E-Cigs for Children

Garcia measure would make it illegal for vendors to sell any type of vaping devices to minors

(Sacramento) The Assembly Governmental Organization committee today passed Assembly Bill 216, authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) to take a stance against new smoking technologies meant to entice children.

AB 216 would ban stores and smoke shops from selling any vaping or electronic cigarette device to anyone under the age of 18 years of age.