(Sacramento) –Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez announced the appointment of Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) to the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
“I am delighted to appoint Assemblymember Garcia to serve on the Commission. Assemblymember Garcia is a thoughtful and talented legislator, and I am confident she will be a valuable addition to the Commission,” Pérez said.
“The Assembly has worked closely with the Commission to ensure it continues to thrive as an important voice on policy concerns for the women and girls of California, and Ms. Garcia will help ensure that it continues to perform its important work as a voice in the policy process,” the Speaker concluded.
The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is a nonpartisan state agency that is committed to empowering women to enhance their contributions in their communities.
“It is one of my top priorities to see more women represented in positions of leadership,” Garcia said. “I extend my deepest appreciation to Speaker John A. Pérez, for his confidence and support,” she concluded.
Assemblymember Garcia is a strong voice in promoting gender equality and in empowering women and girls in California. She is currently the chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women of Color - Engagement, Opportunity and Progress.
Assemblymember Garcia is one of three Assemblymembers appointed by the Speaker to serve on the Commission.
The Commission on the Status of Women was established in 1965. It provides a statewide perspective to the legislature and other policymakers on issues that affect women and children including areas of gender equality, educational needs, health and safety, women in the military and women veterans.
The 58th Assembly District includes the cities of Montebello, Pico Rivera, Commerce, Bell Gardens, Downey, Norwalk, Bellflower, Cerritos and Artesia.