Press Releases

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WOMEN’S CAUCUS ANNOUNCES PRIORITY LEGISLATION AND BUDGET ACTION TO FIX OUTDATED INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORTING CALIFORNIA’S WOMEN, WORKFORCE AND ECONOMY #StrongerCA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

WOMEN’S CAUCUS ANNOUNCES ACTION ON #EQUALPAY

Feb 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus today announced plans for legislation to address the wage gap that women face at work. Today, the chair of the Women’s Caucus, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay Act, which will strengthen California’s equal pay laws to ensure that women are paid equally for work that is comparable to their male colleagues and do not face retaliation if they discuss or ask about pay at work.

LEADERS OF CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S CAUCUS RESPOND TO TODAY’S AUDIT ON STERILIZATION OF FEMALE INMATES

Jun 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA -- Today, the California State Auditor released a report on the issue of coerced sterilizations in women’s state prisons, Sterilization of Female Inmates. The audit was requested last summer by members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.

In response, Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), vice-chair, released the following statements:

Legislative Women's Caucus: We Need a Budget that Keeps California Women Working and Children Learning

May 20, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus held a press conference to outline their budget priorities, and underscored the need for a budget that prioritizes the needs of working women and parents and the education of young children as a critical first step to closing the achievement gap. 

In letters sent to leaders of both houses of the Legislature and signed by 22 Democratic members of the Women’s Caucus, as well as in a similar letter sent to the Governor, they requested that the following be included in the 2014-15 budget and be prioritized in negotiations: