Women Making News

Evans Introduces Bill to Protect Victim Services Funding - Programs Serve Victims of Domestic, Sexual Violence

Mar 05, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) today announced the introduction of Senate Joint Resolution 20.  The bill will call upon the U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and ensure sustainability of vital state and federal programs designed to keep women and families safe from violence and abuse.


Evans to Receive “Defender of Justice Award” - Will Be the First Woman Bestowed the Award by the Judicial Council of California

Dec 11, 2011

Sacramento - State Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) will receive the Stanley Mosk Defender of Justice Award from the Judicial Council of California for her strong support of the California judicial branch of government. She is the first woman ever to be honored with the award.   Evans will accept the award at a 4 p.m. ceremony Monday in San Francisco at the Ronald M. George State Office Complex.

Assemblymember Yamada Holds Joint Informational Hearing to Examine Economic Challenges Affecting Older Women -- Fiscal Forecast for Older Women: Poor

Dec 09, 2011

Assemblymember Mariko Yamada, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, and Assemblymember Jim Beall, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Human Services, held a joint hearing in Los Angeles to examine the economic challenges facing older women. The December 9th hearing covered various topics including the life-long gender wage gap, historical gender discrimination, and longer life-spans that can threaten older women's fiscal well-being and retirement.

Assemblywoman Beth Gaines Held First Northern California Women's Conference

Oct 09, 2011

ROSEVILLE - Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Roseville, held her first Northern California Women's Conference on Saturday, October 8 at the Sunset Center in Rocklin.  More than 300 women from across Northern California attended this free event. 

Governor Brown Acts to Protect Pregnant Women and New Mothers

Oct 05, 2011


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed four bills to protect pregnant women and new mothers. The bills ensure maternity services are covered by health insurers and new mothers can no longer lose their health insurance as a result of taking maternity leave.

Sacramento Bee Editorial about Evans bill on IHSS fingerprintins

Jun 26, 2011

The Conversation: The fingerprint fraud - Regs run amok: An occasional series

From the very start, the sales pitch promised too much.

Flanked by prosecutors, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared that fraud was rampant in California's home health program for low-income elderly and disabled – and that requiring caregivers and clients to put their fingerprints on time sheets would help stop the abuse.

Senator Noreen Evans introduces bill requiring health coverage during pregnancy leave

Feb 20, 2011

SACRAMENTO, CA —Senator Noreen Evans has introduced Senate Bill 299, legislation that closes the gap in health insurance coverage for working women on pregnancy leave. Current law guarantees a woman up to four months of unpaid pregnancy-related disability leave when deemed medically necessary by her physician. The law concerning health coverage during this leave, however, is murky and contains significant gaps. These gaps often result in new mothers losing coverage or risking their health by returning to work prematurely to prevent losing coverage.

Senator Noreen Evans introduces legislation ensuring health insurance access for pregnant women

Feb 01, 2011

Release: Senator Noreen Evans introduces legislation ensuring health insurance access for pregnant women.

SACRAMENTO – Senator Noreen Evans, Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, has introduced Senate Bill 155, legislation that will ensure access to comprehensive maternity health coverage in California.

Legislative Women’s Caucus Chair Senator Noreen Evans Praises Plan to Preserve Child Care Subsidies

Jan 13, 2011

Legislative Women’s Caucus Chair Senator Noreen Evans Praises Plan to Preserve Child Care Subsidies

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker John A. Perez unveiled a plan today to preserve child care subsidies for low-income parents that were formally receiving cash-assistance but are now working. The Legislature adopted a 2010-2011 budget that preserved the funding, but then-Governor Schwarzenegger line-item vetoed the funds.