Assemblymember Garcia’s Second “There Ought to Be a Law” Contest

For immediate release:

(Downey) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia will be launching her second “There Ought to Be a Law” contest for residents of the 58th Assembly District. Constituents from the cities of Montebello, Pico Rivera, Commerce, Bell Gardens, Downey, Norwalk, Bellflower, Cerritos and Artesia are invited to submit ideas or proposals for a new state law.

Entries can cover a wide range of issues that can be addressed by legislation, with the intent of improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods throughout the state of California.

The contest is open to people of all ages and school aged children and college students are especially encouraged to participate.

“I want my constituents to be my partners in setting my legislative agenda, “Garcia said.  “I encourage my constituents to share with me their bill ideas, inspired by their daily experiences - ideas that will make all of California better.”

Last year’s proposal submitted by Sally and Ron Hoyt from Bell Gardens was introduced as Assembly Bill 1596. The bill required all vote-by-mail applications, when completed, to be mailed directly to the county registrar’s office and not to middlemen or political campaign organizations. This measure was passed through the legislature, signed by the Governor and will become law on January 1, 2015.

Assemblymember Garcia will choose at least one winner from the contest. The winner will have the opportunity to travel to Sacramento, testify before an Assembly Committee on the merits of the bill, and have lunch with Assemblymember Garcia.

Remember, the deadline for entries is Friday, JANUARY 16, 2015.

Submissions will be accepted by mail, e-mail, or fax.  Applications can be submitted online at:, faxed to (562) 861-5158 or mailed to: Office of Assemblymember Garcia, 8255 Firestone Blvd. Suite 203, Downey, CA 90241

If you have any questions, please see Assemblymember Garcia’s website or call her district office at (562) 861-5803.