Press Releases

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.

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:

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.


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.