Women Making News

Bills to help veterans and domestic violence victims pass policy reviews

Apr 12, 2010

Measures approved on bipartisan votes

SACRAMENTO – Measures to help returning veterans and domestic violence victims sailed through first policy tests today, with both proposed laws receiving strong bipartisan support.

The measures by Sen. Jenny Oropeza, D-Long Beach, are:

Senate Bill 1127, Training for Veteran Families. Approved by the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, this measure would help families of veterans support their transition from active service to civilian life. 

Oropeza’s SB 148 Improves Mammogram Safety

Jan 03, 2010

Senator Oropeza’s SB 148 was signed by the Governor and became law January, 2010. It requires medical providers to post Notices of Violation relating to mammography machine inspections to be placed somewhere that is visible to patients and staff. Such violations may reflect malfunctioning mammography machines or poorly trained or uncertified personnel operating machines and interpreting results.

Oropeza introduces bill to protect state program on breast cancer diagnosis

Jan 03, 2010

SACRAMENTO –The end of 2009 brought unfortunate news to women across the state, and Sen. Jenny Oropeza hopes to reverse that trend in 2010 with her first bill of the year.

First, the Preventive Services Task Force sparked a national uproar when it recommended early last month that women at low risk for breast cancer undergo regular mammograms beginning at age 50. The previous recommendation was age 40.

Saldaña and Women’s Caucus bring attention to Women and Heart Health

Feb 04, 2009

In Conjunction with the American Heart Association’s Go Red Campaign. 

Caucus is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to raise awareness about heart disease, the leading cause of death for women in America.

WHO: Assemblywoman Lori Saldana along with members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus sponsored the AHA’s GO RED FOR WOMEN campaign.

Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod named Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus

Jan 14, 2008

In a “passing the torch” ceremony the California Legislative Women's Caucus selected new leadership Wednesday evening, naming Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod as its Chair.

“I am pleased to serve as chair of the Women’s Caucus, I will work to ensure women and families are recognized in the legislature,” said Senator Negrete McLeod. Senator Negrete McLeod represents the Inland Empire.

Women’s Caucus Releases Platform Bills

May 07, 2007

SACRAMENTO — The 34-member, bipartisan Legislative Women’s Caucus today announced its list of priority bills for the legislative year.

In years past, the Women’s Caucus has taken positions on budget issues and has advocated on policy matters. But this marks the first time the caucus has created a legislative platform.
“It’s a natural step to begin endorsing bills and framing our issues,” said Assemblywoman Patty Berg, D-Eureka, who chairs the Women’s Caucus.

Berg goes to Congress with Assembly delegation

Mar 15, 2007

She plans to tackle women’s issues in Washington

SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Patty Berg begins a three-day lobbying trip to Washington D.C. Monday, where she will meet with Congressional leaders on a range of issues affecting California.

Berg, D-Eureka, will join a legislative team headed by Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez. The Assembly delegation is expected to meet with U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Ted Kennedy, as well as a range of congressional committee chairs.

Women’s Caucus announces Chair and Vice-Chair

Jan 24, 2007

SACRAMENTO — The Legislative Women, the largest caucus in the state Legislature, installed its new leadership Wednesday evening, naming Assemblywoman Patty Berg as chair and Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod as vice chair.

“I am deeply honored to be the chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus,” said Berg. “California is fortunate to have so many talented and dedicated women in the Legislature, and I am very fortunate that these women have chosen me for a position of leadership.”

Legislative Women’s Caucus Commemorates Pelosi’s Swearing-In

Jan 03, 2007

California Women lawmakers congratulate new Speaker of the House, and hail event as a landmark achievement.

SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Patty Berg, incoming Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, and Senator Christine Kehoe, Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement on Speaker-Elect Nancy Pelosi’s swearing-in: