Press Releases

Democratic Chapter of the Legislative Women's Caucus Endorses Legislation

Jun 28, 2012

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.

Women Members Co-Author Anti-Trafficking Measure

Oct 02, 2011

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


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.