Women’s Caucus Addresses Priorities and Issues Affecting California

Assemblymember Garcia Appointed to the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

(Sacramento) –Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez announced the appointment of Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) to the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. 

“I am delighted to appoint Assemblymember Garcia to serve on the Commission. Assemblymember Garcia is a thoughtful and talented legislator, and I am confident she will be a valuable addition to the Commission,” Pérez said.

Start Saturday with a Walk & Talk with Assemblymember Cristina Garcia

(Downey) -- Assemblymember Cristina Garcia invites all residents in her Assembly district to get off of the couch, leave the holidays behind and join her for an invigorating community walk, Saturday, January 4th, 8:00am, at Ford Park, 8000 Park Lane, in Bell Gardens.

Start the new year off right while taking a leisurely stroll and take the opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues of importance with Assemblymember Garcia.

Assemblymember Garcia’s First “There Ought to Be a Law” Contest

(Artesia) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia will be launching her first “There Ought to Be a Law” contest for residents of the 58th Assembly District. Constituents are invited to submit ideas and proposals for a new state law.

Entries can cover a wide range of issues that can be addressed by legislation and will improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods throughout the state of California.

Assemblymember Garcia Announces Opening of New District Office in Downey

(Downey) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) today announced the opening of her new district office, located at 8255 Firestone Boulevard, Suite 203, Downey.  (Adjacent to Porto’s Bakery & Café)

The new office is re-locating from offices at the Artesia City Hall.

Assemblymember Garcia Invites Public to Learn about the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)

(Artesia) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) will be convening a Healthcare Town Hall Meeting, with Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, the Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce and the Montebello Chamber of Commerce in Pico Rivera, to discuss the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) under the state’s new healthcare exchange, Covered California.

Californians no longer have to wait to enroll in Covered California. Health insurance coverage will be offered to everyone -- even if they have a pre-existing condition or can't afford coverage. Many low-income and middle class families will qualify for discounted premiums with federal subsidies to help pay for the insurance. The program will provide 10 essential healthcare benefits, including emergency care, hospitalization, prescription drugs, mental health, maternity and newborn care.

Walk & Talk with Assemblymember Cristina Garcia

(Artesia) -- Assemblymember Cristina Garcia invites everyone in her Assembly district to join her for a community walk on Saturday, December 7, 8:00am, at A.J. Padelford Park, 11870 169th Street, Artesia.

While taking a leisurely stroll, all walkers will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues of importance with their new state representative, Assemblymember Garcia.

Assemblymember Garcia Invites Public to Facebook Safety & Privacy Workshop on November 19

(Artesia) – Tomorrow, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) will be convening a safety and privacy workshop, in her Assembly District, to discuss Facebook resources that are available to users.  Included, will be information on Facebook’s basic guiding principles, the use of privacy and security settings and safety resources for teens and parents in regards to bullying on Facebook.

“I am hosting this workshop with Facebook to help people better understand how to use social media safely and maximize the available privacy features.” said Garcia. “While many of us enjoy being connected, it is up to each of us to be proactive to protect ourselves and our families.”

Statement: Assemblymember Garcia Applauds Senator Steinberg's actions, but again asks Senator Calderon to Resign

(Sacramento) – “I applaud Senator President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg for taking action to remove Senator Calderon from his chairmanship and other committee assignments. I hope he finds the will to join me in requesting for Senator Calderon's resignation as over the last week his constituents, activists and colleagues have shared that they have lost faith in his ability to govern with integrity.

I fully realize that we must respect the presumed innocence of Senator Calderon, but the distraction caused by this case, in my own backyard and its long term implications are detrimental to the fabric of government and to the citizens that the Senator represents.

Statement: Assemblymember Garcia Requests Senator Calderon to Step Down From Office

(Sacramento) – “As the unsealed FBI affidavit and subsequent news reports have revealed a legal whirlwind surrounding Senator Ron Calderon, I must speak out.  It is with mixed feelings, but with strong conviction that today I ask Senator Calderon to step down from his office to allow this black cloud to be removed from over the Capitol and over the State of California.

I fully realize that we must respect the presumed innocence of Senator Calderon, but the distraction caused by this case, in my own backyard and its long term implications are detrimental to the fabric of government and to the citizens that the Senator represents.

Assemblymember Garcia Invites Public to Facebook Safety & Privacy Workshop

(Artesia) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) will be convening a safety and privacy workshop, in her Assembly District, to discuss Facebook resources that are available to users.  Included, will be information on Facebook’s basic guiding principles, the use of privacy and security settings and safety resources for teens and parents in regards to bullying on Facebook .

“I am hosting this workshop with Facebook to help people better understand how to use social media safely and maximize the available privacy features.” said Garcia. “While many of us enjoy being connected, it is up to each of us to be proactive to protect ourselves and our families.”