Women’s Caucus Addresses Priorities and Issues Affecting California

Assemblymember Garcia's "Keeping Seniors Safe" Bill Passes Assembly Committee

(Sacramento) – The Assembly Judiciary Committee, on a unanimous vote, passed Assembly Bill 849, legislation that will extend provisions in state law to protect victims of elder abuse from their abusers.

The measure, authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D) – Bell Gardens, will allow a victim of elder abuse or dependent adult abuse to enroll in California's address confidentiality program, "Safe at Home," to shield their home address from their abusers. Currently the same protection is available only to victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence and stalking.

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Honors her "Women of the Year"

(Artesia) - Assemblymember Cristina Garcia announced her 2013 Women of the Year awardees at a special Women's Month luncheon, held Monday at the Cerritos Library.

Nine women were honored for service to their communities - one from each city that comprises the 58th Assembly District. "While these women come from very different backgrounds they all have one important thing in common – giving back to their communities," Assemblymember Garcia said.

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Responds to City of Bell Verdicts

(Sacramento) -- In response to the multiple Guilty Verdicts found against former City of Bell Councilmembers, Oscar Hernández, Teresa Jocobo, George Cole, Victor Bello and George Mirabal, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has released the following statement: 

“After a long, painful ordeal that has taken its toll on the City of Bell and its residents, I am cautiously optimistic. I am happy that justice has prevailed and that these public officials must finally pay the price for their criminal activity.”

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Invites Nominations for “Woman of the Year”

(Artesia) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (Bell Gardens) announces that her office is now accepting nominations from the community for nominees as “Woman of the Year,” for the 58th Assembly District.

March has been designated as Women’s History Month and each year California State Legislature encourages Legislator’s to highlight and honor deserving women for service to their community.

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Introduces First Legislation; Bill to Punish “Cyber-Bullies”

(Sacramento) – In a move to update state law dealing with student bullying, on and off of the school campus, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has introduced as her first legislative proposal, Assembly Bill 256.

Current law defines bullying as harassment or threats that are used to intimidate students, disrupt the classroom, invade the right of the students and create a hostile educational environment.  Students in grades 4-12 who perpetrate such behavior can be suspended or expelled if the bullying occurs while traveling to and from school, on campus during school hours or during or traveling to a school sponsored activity.