Assemblywoman Garcia and Senator Skinner Elected to Lead California Legislative Women’s Caucus

Dec 01, 2020
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New Women’s Caucus Leaders Assume Roles Effective Immediately
SACRAMENTO – The bipartisan and bicameral California Legislative Women’s Caucus elected Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) as its Chair and Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) as Vice Chair, effective immediately. Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) and Assemblywoman Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Women’s Caucus, respectively, from December 2018 until this election of new leaders.
“I would like to start by thanking past Chair Senator Connie Leyva and Vice Chair Assemblymember Monique Limón for their great leadership. I also want to extend my deepest appreciation to the women in the Legislature for their confidence and support,” Garcia said. “My top priority as Chair of the Women’s Caucus is to work collectively to lift up and maximize opportunities for all women and to ensure the needs of our most vulnerable and disenfranchised women are at the forefront of the discussion. I also want to ensure our collective work increases the number of women in positions of power across all fields.”
Assemblywoman Garcia was first elected to the California State Assembly in 2012 and previously served as Chair of the Women’s Caucus.
“I’m honored to be elected Vice Chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and I look forward to collaborating with Chair Garcia and all of our women legislators to champion key issues for women and families and to lift women into leadership roles in the state,” said Senator Skinner. “The COVID-19 crisis has been particularly challenging as job loss has hit women the hardest, and those fortunate to still have jobs are balancing work, caring for children and elders,
and managing distance learning needs. I will bring my decade of experience in the Legislature to advance equity for all women and facilitate legislation and other measures that improve the well-being of women, children, and families.”
Elected to the California State Senate in 2016, Senator Skinner previously served three terms in the California State Assembly.
Formed in 1985, the bipartisan California Legislative Women’s Caucus now includes 38 legislators of both parties, including 15 Senators and 23 Assemblymembers, comprising 31 percent of the California State Legislature. The Legislative Women’s Caucus represents and advocates on behalf of the diverse interests of women, children and families throughout California. It seeks to increase participation and representation of women in state government. Women’s Caucus members seek to promote sound legislative policies and budget priorities that will improve the well-being of women, children and families and to work cooperatively with local, state and national women’s organizations interested in advancing policies to achieve these same objectives.

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