Press Releases

Denim Day 2011

Apr 26, 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.

Why Denim?

Legislative Women’s Caucus meets with Legislative Leadership

Mar 09, 2011

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. 

Governor, Stop Targeting Women, Children and Students!

Sep 07, 2010

Women, children and students are the primary recipients of services the governor proposes to cut or eliminate.  And, since the majority of workers providing these services are women, hundreds of thousands of women stand to lose their jobs under the governor’s budget proposals.

The governor has proposed:

Women Lawmakers say “Enough is Enough”

Sep 07, 2010

SACRAMENTO, CA —Democratic women legislators rallied with impacted women and grassroots supporters at the State Capitol today, calling on the governor to stop targeting women, children, and students with the pain of cuts to balance the budget.  They also urged the governor to postpone his trip to China and stay in the state until a fair and responsible budget is enacted.

Assemblymember Yamada Takes the “Food Stamp Challenge” for the Third Year in a Row

Jun 27, 2010

Could you live on a $20 food stamp budget for a week?

SACRAMENTO, CA — In an effort to help raise hunger awareness in the face of a state budget crisis, Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) is taking on the “Food Stamp Challenge” for the 3rd year in a row – her second as a state legislator.  The Challenge asks participants to live for one week on the nation's average weekly food stamp benefit of $4 per day or $1.33 per meal.  Yamada will also blog about her experiences while taking the Challenge.

LEGISLATORS BREAK DRESS CODE ON BEHALF OF SEX ASSAULT SURVIVORS

Apr 20, 2010

Rally at the Capitol Finds Legislators and Advocates Speaking Out

Sacramento – Legislators from across the state joined sexual assault advocates in recognizing Denim Day California today, an event in which participants wear denim to “break the dress code and speak out against sexual violence.” The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault CALCASA) hosted the annual Denim Day rally held today on the West steps of the state Capitol.

March is Women’s History Month

Mar 02, 2010

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.