Press Releases


Aug 19, 2013

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, August 21, the California Legislative Women’s Caucus will be launching a speakers series called Women’s Voices, and is pleased to announce that Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, will be the inaugural guest speaker.

Sandberg, the author of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, will speak at a luncheon being held from noon to 1:15 at 1201 K Street, 15th floor, Sacramento. Attendance at the event is by invitation only, but credentialed media are invited to cover the talk.

Lowenthal Elected Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus

Jan 15, 2013

Elected by her peers, Lowenthal will lead the 31-member group.

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, was elected to serve as Chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.  Senator Hannah Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, was elected the Vice Chair.

Jackson Elected Vice-Chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus

Jan 14, 2013

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just been elected vice-chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.

Summary of Legislative Women's Caucus - 2012

Jan 06, 2013

Legislative Women's Caucus

Summary of Events ~ 2012


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.

Former Assemblymember Barbara Alby passes away

Dec 09, 2012

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.


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.