Oct. 12, 2017: Gov. Brown signs legislation supporting California Legislative Women’s Caucus priorities

October 12, 2017


SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown joined the California Legislative Women's Caucus today to sign legislation that improves services and support for women, children and families in California. The bills signed today included seven of the eight bills the Caucus had legislative priorities as part of their Stronger California agenda.

"The Legislative Women's Caucus is the crossroads where all perspectives unite to represent California," said Cristina Garcia, Chair of the California Legislative Women's Caucus, of which Sen. Holly J. Mitchell is a member. "Our priorities uplift all women--half of the population in California and the Nation-- through equal opportunity, access to childcare, family friendly workplaces and protecting vulnerable communities. What's good for women is good for California and the economy."

The Caucus announced their ongoing commitment to advancing childcare needs for Californians in the next legislative session beginning January 3, 2018 when all bills signed today will go into effect. Two additional Women’s Caucus member bills were also signed Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia’s AB 10 and Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio’s AB 557.

“The Legislative Women's Caucus is once again paving the way toward a better California, and today's actions will make a positive difference for women, children and families across the state,” Brown said.

For a list of bills signed, click on the attachment below.