The Legislative Women's Caucus is consistently asked to bring awareness to great causes that affect women throughout our state. Through events and resolutions, the LWC is always happy to lend a helping hand.
It is with sadness we announce that a former member of the Legislative Women’s Caucus has passed away. Former Assemblymember Barbara Alby was the 57th woman elected to the State Legislature and we remember her with fondness. She was a tireless advocate for the safety of women and children and her legislative legacy is still felt and appreciated by families today. Below is an article from the Sacramento Bee that provides great insight into Ms. Alby’s political career.
We send our deepest condolences to the Alby family.
Senator Noreen Evans, Chair of the Democratic Chapter of the Legislative Women’s Caucus is proud to announce they have endorsed the following legislative measures moving through the legislative process. The Democratic Members believe these bills will improve the lives women and families.
Assemblymembers Halderman and Lowenthal and Senator Fuller co-authored Assembly Bill 15 (Swanson) - The Abolition of Child Commerce, Exploitation, and Sexual Slavery (ACCESS) Act of 2011. This measure increases the fine against an adult convicted for paying for the sexual services of a minor from $5,000 to $25,000. Those funds would be directed to provide sexually exploited minors access to education, counseling and shelter. This measure was signed by the Governor on July 12, 2011
Members of the Legislature came together on April 27, 2011, wearing their “dungarees” as Assemblyman Tom Amniano called them, to support sexual assault awareness month. Each year since 1999 the Legislative Women’s Caucus has commemorated Denim Day in April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
In meetings with both Senate President Pro Tem Steinberg and Assembly Speaker Pérez, Women’s Caucus members discussed policy priorities, including the budget, women in the workplace, paid family leave, military families, aging women, and women in the media.