Press Release

Thursday, December 20, 2018

(Bell Gardens, CA) - Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) celebrated the release of the children's book Bringing Back History, An Untold Story of the Mexican Repatriation  by college student Elsie Guerrero. In 2016, Guerrero was inspired by an  NPR story about Garcia's legislation (AB 146) brought forward by a  class of 5th graders at Bell Gardens Elementary School through Garcia's  'There Ought to be a Law Contest', that requires the teaching of the  Mexican Repatriation in California public schools.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia held a student assembly at Bell Gardens Elementary. In 2015, Ms. Hiatt’s 5th Grade Bell Gardens Elementary class submitted a bill idea which was chosen as a winner from Asm. Garcia’s There Ought to be a Law bill idea contest. Assembly Bill 146 was signed into law and went into effect on January 1st, 2016. It 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.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Battery Fee to Fund Lead Acid Battery Contamination Statewide

(Sacramento) - – Legislation to expand the existing lead acid battery clean-up fund was introduced by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens). The new legislation, AB 142, will increase the fee battery manufacturers pay from $1 to $2 and mandates clean-up take place prior to repayment of the $176.6 million loan from the general fund in 2016. The fund is managed by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) today released the following statement regarding the State Auditor’s High Risk Audit of the City of Montebello. The report can be found here.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Gender Neutral Tax Code Urged in California, Third Time                                    

(Sacramento) –A bill to repeal the tax charged on menstrual health products was reintroduced today shortly after Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia was sworn in for her fourth term representing the 58th Assembly District.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

(Los Angeles) – During an oversight hearing at Resurrection Church in Los Angeles, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) participated in a status update on the residential cleanup efforts by the Department of Toxic Substances Control and issues still faced by the community. “ We have to connect with our constituents and share the information that’s important in a community like this where so many areas are hot-spots and so many individuals are affected,” said Garcia. “This is a community that has been left behind, has been treated like a wasteland and who’s constituents feel they’re treated like they’re disposable. We are not going to be satisfied with so little when we know so much more needs to be done.” For more, watch this Assembly Access video.