Landmark Department of Toxic Substances Control Reform Passed

Almost $1 Billion in Cleanup for Hazardous sites

"(Sacramento) –Today Lawmakers passed SB 158, which reforms the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). SB 158 starts high-level actions to reset DTSC into a department that is more transparent, accountable, and more protective of public health.

Assemblymembers Garcia & Low, Lt. Governor Kounalakis, Women’s Justice Advocates & Reform Minded Prosecutors Celebrate Overwhelming Passage of AB 1171 “Spousal Rape” on the Assembly Floor

After a fierce fight to get “Spousal Rape” bill heard on the Assembly Floor, the vote is overwhelming 74-0. The modernization of California’s archaic spousal rape code is one step closer to passage.

(Sacramento)–Yesterday, California State Assemblymembers voted overwhelmingly in favor of modernizing and equalizing California’s spousal rape law.

Southeast Los Angeles Assemblymembers Respond to Proposed Exide Cleanup Funds in Budget Revision

SACRAMENTO— Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), and Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) released the following statements today regarding the proposed funding in Governor Newsom’s 2021-22 revised budget to clean the former Exide battery plant in Vernon.

Southeast Los Angeles - Universal Basic Income, Budget Request

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia requests $60 million for a UBI pilot program.

"On behalf of the communities I serve in Southeast Los Angeles County (SELA), I respectfully submit this request for $60 million over two years for a Southeast Los Angeles universal basic income pilot program to give direct financial relief to working people in one of the most underserved, underfunded, and impacted communities.

Asm. Garcia, Asm. Low, Women’s Advocates, and Progressive Prosecutors Urge an Immediate Hearing for AB 812 to Modernize California’s Archaic “Spousal Rape” Designation

Coalition declares “Rape is Rape” regardless of marital status, demands AB 812 be immediately heard

(Sacramento) — Today, Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Kolieka Seigle of California NOW and a coalition of reform-minded California prosecutors — District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar (San Joaquin County), DA George Gascón (Los Angeles County), DA Chesa Boudin (County and City of San Francisco), and DA Jeff Rosen (Santa Clara County) — are callin