Press Releases

Friday, March 24, 2017

(Downey)--Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) is pleased to announce her 2017 “Women of the Year,” for the 58th Assembly District: Michele Diaz (Artesia), Chrissy Padilla-Birkey, (Bellflower), Reyna Reyes (Bell Gardens), Mary Jane Fujimura (Cerritos), Vanessa Perez (Commerce), Liliana Hernández (Downey), Sona Fundukian (Montebello), Mercedez Quintanilla (Norwalk), Bethania Perez (Pico Rivera).  (Biographies below)

“As part of Women’s History Month, it is such an honor to recognize these strong women, from my own backyard, who inspire, empower, and improve their neighbors’ lives and the communities they live in - they are the #Pride58,” Garcia said.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Tools for ARB to Detect Vehicles Gaming Emissions Tests

Friday, March 17, 2017

(Sacramento) – The California Legislative Women’s Caucus has penned an open letter to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Friday, March 17, 2017

#FearlessCAWomen Bring Fight to Washington

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bill To Provide Menstrual Products in Schools, Colleges and Homeless Shelters Again Gains Support

(Sacramento) –Assemblymember Cristina Garcia’s (D-Bell Gardens) legislation to provide free menstrual products in schools, universities and homeless shelters, AB 10, today was approved by the Assembly Education Committee with a 6-1 vote.

“Menstrual products are basic healthcare products,” said Garcia, Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. “No young girl should miss school because she does not have access to simple health items.  No homeless woman should need to use donated socks to absorb her womanhood.”

Thursday, March 9, 2017

AB 479 Saves Young Families, Women, Seniors Money on Health Necessities

SACRAMENTO —(Thursday, March 9, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) were joined by a group of everyday women, mothers, senior citizens and caretakers today to introduce the Common Cents Tax Reform Act, which will exempt diapers, tampons, pads and other basic necessities from California’s sales tax.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

(Sacramento) - Calling for women’s equality throughout the world, the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, led by its Chair Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), hosted an International Women’s Day Rally at the State Capitol. “Throughout history, women have been fearless advocates, intellectuals, athletes and sheroes, and they’ve done this without equal opportunity under the law,” said Assemblywoman Garcia.