Women’s Caucus Addresses Priorities and Issues Affecting California

Assemblymember Garcia Applauds the Senate for Joining her on Political, Ethical Reform

"I applaud the Senators for engaging in public discussion on needed changes to the Political Reform Act," Garcia said. "Political transparency and ethics reform are high priorities for me and in particular I am pleased that they are following the lead of my bill AB 1673 to ban lobbyists from sponsoring fundraising events for legislators in their homes."

“Moreover, I am supportive of having gifts be reported online within 72 hours of receiving them,” Garcia said. “These days we have smart phones perhaps an app can be developed where all members have to do is snap a picture of a bar code or even just manually input information quickly with their cell phones.”

Assemblymember Garcia Hosts Covered California Enrollment Event

(Downey) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) is pleased to announce that she is co-hosting a “Covered California” Enrollment event in partnership with U.S. Representative Linda Sanchez and Assemblymember Ian Calderon.

“Covered California” representatives and certified enrollment entities will be at the event to assist in explaining healthcare options and to enroll constituents and families at this all-day event.

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia will be Combining April’s Walk & Talk with the 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk

(Downey) -- Assemblymember Cristina Garcia invites everyone in her Assembly district to join her at the 2nd Annual 5K Run / Walk to benefit Downey Unified School District’s TLC Family Resource Center, in lieu of April’s community “Walk and Talk”.

This run/walk will be held on Saturday, April 5th, with race check in at 6:30am and the run beginning at 8:00am, at Rancho Los Amigos, 7601 E. Imperial Highway in Downey.

Assemblymember Garcia Cancels March Walk and Talk

(Downey) - Assemblymember Cristina Garcia will be cancelling this month's community "Walk and Talk" on Saturday, March 1, 8:00am, at Wilderness Park, 10999 Little Lake Road in Downey in response to anticipation of one of the heaviest storms this season scheduled for this weekend.

Walk and Talks will resume in April. Stay tuned for those details.

For further information, please call Assemblymember Garcia's office at (562) 861-5803.

Assemblymember Garcia Applauds US Attorney for Filing Criminal Charges Of Political Corruption and Fraud Against Sen. Ron Calderon and Former Assemblymember Tom Calderon; Again Calls For the Senator's Resignation

“When I decided to run for public office less than two years ago, I did so with a resolve to rebuild the public’s trust in government. In large part because I believe that the core reason why our Democracy works is trust and when that trust is broken, at any level the whole institution suffers.”

“I applaud today’s indictments by the US Attorney and once again ask for Senator Calderon's resignation. This case continues to casts a shadow of corruption and greed over our government and all who serve as elected officials. The scope of these misdeeds is stunning and will only act to further sever the public’s trust in their government. “

Assemblymember Garcia Announces Certified Covered CA Enroller Now Available in her District Office

(Downey) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) is pleased to announce that there will be a certified Covered California enroller, every Thursday through March 27, 2014, at her new District Office in Downey

Assemblymember Garcia has partnered with South Asian Network (SAN) in effort to help her constituents meet the looming deadline – enroll by March 15th for coverage beginning April 1st.  A certified Covered CA enroller is now available in her district office to provide free help to assist individuals and families in choosing affordable, quality health insurance coverage.

Assemblymember Garcia Introduces Bill to Ban In-Home Lobbyist Fundraisers

First of a 7 bill Package- “Political Conduct, Ethics & Public Trust Acts of 2014”

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell-Gardens) today introduced AB 1673 as part of her “Political Conduct, Ethics and Public Trust Acts of 2014” package, specifically written in response to the numerous recently uncovered FPPC violations surrounding lobbyists and the use of their homes for political fundraisers.

AB 1673 will ban lobbyists staging home fundraisers and eliminate the dual standard that allows lobbyists to host at their homes, non-reportable private affair fundraisers for lawmakers, valued under $500, while at the same time limiting direct gifts to lawmakers to only $10 per month.

Join Assemblymember Cristina Garcia for a Walk and Talk

(Downey) -- Assemblymember Cristina Garcia invites everyone in her Assembly district to join her for a community “Walk and Talk” on Saturday, March 1, 8:00am, at Wilderness Park, 10999 Little Lake Road in Downey.

While taking an invigorating stroll, all walkers will have an opportunity to ask questions about Assemblymember Garcia’s new legislative package, discuss issues local of importance and learn about services offered at her new Downey District Office.

Assemblymember Garcia Announces Winner of her First “There Ought to Be a Law” Contest

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia is pleased to announce that Bell Garden’s residents Sally and Ron Hoyt, are the winners of her 58th Assembly District “There Ought to Be a Law” contest.

The proposal submitted by the Hoyt’s has been introduced as Assembly Bill 1596. The bill will require all vote-by-mail applications, when completed, to be mailed directly to the county registrar’s office and not to middlemen or political campaign organizations.

Open House for Assemblymember Garcia’s New District Office

Special Guest, Assembly Speaker-in-waiting Toni Atkins

(Downey) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) pleased to announce that she is holding an open house at her new District Office.

The public is invited to stop by and visit with the Assemblymember and staff on Thursday, February 6th, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. The office is located at 8255 Firestone Boulevard, Suite 203, Downey.  (Adjacent to Porto’s Bakery & Café)