(Downey) - Assemblymember Cristina Garcia is launching her inaugural Summer
Reading Challenge to stimulate students' brains, just in time for a new school year. Students are
encouraged to participate in this four-week challenge and they will qualify for a raffle to win an
iPad, gift cards and other great prizes.
(Sacramento) – The California Assembly today, on a strong bipartisan vote, passed House Resolution 5, authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) calling on the government of Mexico to address persistent human rights violations in their country.
“It's no secret Mexico's government has long been plagued with corruption,” Assemblymember Garcia said. “California needs to send a strong message that their most recent and atrocious violations are unacceptable.”
Nine years ago, California made a decision to lead on climate change. AB 32, our state’s landmark climate change legislation, committed the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 through a combination of policies, including better efficiency standards for appliances, clean transportation fuel requirements, and investments in renewable energy generation and public transportation.
In many ways, these policies are succeeding. California has doubled its renewable energy generation in the last decade, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs. California’s pollution levels are decreasing year after year, even as our economy and population grows.
(Sacramento) – A bill authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) but the brainchild of a classroom of strong willed elementary school children, has passed the State Assembly with strong bi-partisan support.
Assembly Bill 146 encourages that the “Mexican Repatriation,” the unconstitutional deportation in the 1930’s of over 1 million U.S. citizens and lawful residents of Mexican descent in California, be included in student history textbooks and studies.
(Downey) -- Assemblymember Cristina Garcia invites everyone to join her for monthly community “Walk and Talk” to be held on Saturday, June 6, 9:00am, at Gerdes Park, 14700 Gridley Road, in Norwalk.
Instead of waiting for people to come to government, Assemblymember Garcia is pleased to bring government service to people’s doors during her monthly “Walk and Talk”. Community volunteers will be paired with a trained community leader to walk their neighborhood, knock on doors and share information about services offered through Garcia’s Downey District Office and her partner community groups. This is a great way for neighbors to catch up, share ideas, and build and expand community circles.
Garcia bill will make California the leader in child car seat safety
(Sacramento) – In a major move to improve child passenger safety, the state Assembly has passed, on a bipartisan basis, Assembly Bill 53 authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell-Gardens).
AB 53 would require children, up to two years old, to remain in rear facing car seats. Currently, children are required to ride rear facing until 1 year of age.
Garcia said she was encouraged by the momentum building behind AB 53 and the support her bill has received to make California the first in the nation to mandate this critical child safety improvement. “With this simple adjustment of flipping the car seat around, California will lead the way in averting needless tragedy and saving the lives of countless children,” Garcia said.
(Sacramento) –Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell-Gardens) announces that with the support of medical groups and insurance organizations, her child care seat safety bill, Assembly Bill 53 has passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee with bi-partisan support.
AB 53would require children, up to two years old, to remain in rear facing car seats. Currently, children are required to ride rear facing until 1 year of age.
Measure would make it illegal for vendors to sell any type of vaping devices to minors
(Sacramento) – The California Assembly today passed Assembly Bill 216, authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) to take a stand against new smoking technologies meant to entice children. Measure passed with strong bi-partisan support 77-0.
AB 216 would ban stores and smoke shops from selling any vaping or electronic cigarette device to anyone under the age of 18 years of age.
(Downey) -- Assemblymember Cristina Garcia
seeks to inform the public that her "Walk and Talk" scheduled for
Saturday, May 2, 9:00am, at Rosewood Park in Commerce, has changed
to Saturday, May 16, same time and location.