Press Releases

CALIFORNIA WOMEN RELEASE VIDEO AHEAD OF JUDGE NEIL GORSUCH APPOINTMENT HEARINGS

Mar 17, 2017

(Sacramento)—Members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus (CLWC) today released a video ahead of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s upcoming appointment hearings to the Supreme Court appealing not to be let down by President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court.

WOMEN'S CAUCUS JOINS WITH SPEAKER, PRO TEM AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD FOR CAPITOL PINK OUT DAY 2017

Jan 17, 2017

For Immediate Release
 

WOMEN’S CAUCUS JOINS WITH SPEAKER, PRO TEM AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD FOR CAPITOL PINK OUT DAY 2017

 

Members of the Legislature, as well as Lena Dunham and Wilson Cruz, to speak out against House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan to defund Planned Parenthood.

 

WOMEN'S CAUCUS LEADERS ON GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED BUDGET: CHILD CARE KEEPS CALIFORNIA WORKING AND CHILDREN LEARNING

Jan 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Today, Governor Jerry Brown released his Proposed Budget for 2017-18, based on the latest revenue estimates. Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), Chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), Vice Chair of the Caucus, released the following statements to renew their support for additional funding for state child care programs in this year’s budget.

 

WOMEN’S CAUCUS LEADERS ON THREAT TO ABORTION RIGHTS AND WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE UNDER TRUMP PRESIDENCY

Nov 15, 2016

SACRAMENTOState Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), vice-chair, released the following statement today on behalf of the Democratic members of the Women’s Caucus in response to President-elect Trump’s policies and recent statements on overturning abortion rights.

 

WOMEN'S CAUCUS LEADERS ON MAY REVISE: CHILD CARE KEEPS CA WORKING, ECONOMY STRONG #StrongerCa

May 13, 2016

SACRAMENTO -- Today, Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revise, his revised budget proposal based on the latest revenue estimates. Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), vice-chair, released the following statement in continued support of $800 million in additional funding for state child care programs in this year’s budget.

FROM BOARD ROOMS TO LOCKER ROOMS, ON #EQUALPAYDAY, WORK TO ADDRESS THE GENDER WAGE GAP MUST CONTINUE

Apr 12, 2016

For Immediate Release

 

SACRAMENTO – Today is Equal Pay Day, the day that represents how far into the next year women must work to earn what men did in the previous year. In recognition of this day, the leaders of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair, and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), vice-chair, released the following statement:

LWC Leaders Send Letter to UC

Mar 10, 2016

For Immediate Release
 

WOMEN’S CAUCUS LEADERS SEND LETTER TO NAPOLITANO REGARDING RECENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS AT UC CAMPUSES

 

SACRAMENTO – The leaders of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus sent a letter today to University of California President Janet Napolitano expressing deep concern about recent allegations of sexual harassment at a number of UC campuses, calling the responses from the institutions where the alleged behavior has occurred “consistently abysmal.”  

LWC Releases 2016 Budget and Policy Priorities

Feb 11, 2016

For Immediate Release

WOMEN’S CAUCUS ANNOUNCES PRIORITY LEGISLATION AND BUDGET ACTION TO FIX OUTDATED INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORTING CALIFORNIA’S WOMEN, WORKFORCE AND ECONOMY #StrongerCA

SACRAMENTO – Last year, the Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus helped advance the nation’s strongest equal pay law for women, positioning California as a leader in the fight to improve the economic lives of women and families.

Women's Caucus Celebrates "Woman of the Year" at State Capitol

Mar 09, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Women’s Caucus will celebrate Women’s History Month today by honoring women from around the state in the Assembly chambers. Each Assemblymember in all 80 districts will honor a woman who has contributed greatly to her community.

The Woman of the Year event was started in 1987 by then-Assemblywoman Bev Hansen (R) and then-Assemblywoman Sally Tanner (D), who noticed that the California Legislature had no events planned for the month of March, Women's History Month.