(Downey) -- Assemblymember Cristina Garcia invites everyone to join her for monthly community “Walk and Talk” Saturday, March 7, 9:00am, at Golden Park, Golden Avenue, in Downey.
Assemblymember Garcia is pleased to announce that her monthly “Walk and Talk” will entail a new format which will bring government to people’s doors and offer services, instead of waiting for people to come to government. Community volunteers will receive a legislative update and then be paired up with a trained community leader to walk their neighborhood, knock on their neighbor’s doors, to share information about services offered through Assemblymember 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.
(Downey) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) will be participating on a panel discussing the Origins & Chronology of “The City of Bell Scandal Revisited” conference. She will be discussing a chapter she wrote in the book regarding her involvement with the Bell Association to Stop the Abuse (BASTA) the group that led the recall effort in the City of Bell scandal.
Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, The City of Bell Scandal Revisited mentions that The City of Bell scandal is the largest local government scandal in the history of the state of California. The scandal raised critical questions about local government finances, law, citizen engagement, and media coverage. The lessons of the Bell scandal need to be understood by all if similar scandals are to be prevented.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has announced that her office is now accepting nominations for Women of the Year, in each of the nine cities she represents in the 58th Assembly District
Each March, in celebration of Women's History Month, the State Legislature honors women from across the state for their remarkable contributions to their communities.
Measure would make it illegal for vendors to sell any type of vaping devices to minors
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has introduced AB 216 that would make it illegal for stores to sell non-nicotine vaping/electronic cigarette devices to anyone under the age of 18.
Current law only prevents minors from purchasing vaping/electronic cigarette devices with nicotine cartridges. Even though these devices come without nicotine, it is still a filtration device that can be used for smoking cannabis, nicotine, or other herbal substances.
(Bell Gardens) -- Assemblymember Cristina Garcia invites everyone to join her for monthly community “Walk and Talk” Saturday, February 7, 9:00am, at Ford Park, 8000 Park Lane, in Bell Gardens.
Assemblymember Garcia is pleased to announce that her monthly “Walk and Talk” will entail a new format which will bring government to people’s doors and offers its services instead of waiting for people to come to government. Community members will get a legislative update and then be paired up with a trained community leader to walk their neighborhood, knock on their neighbor’s doors, and share information about services offered through Assemblymember 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.
Measure would encourage inclusion in school textbooks and curriculum
(Sacramento) – From the wisdom of a classroom of elementary children and their teacher, an idea has become legislation. Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has introduced Assembly Bill 146, encouraging that the unconstitutional deportation of over 1 million U.S. citizens and lawful residents of Mexican descent in California during the 1920’s, be included in student history textbooks and studies.
The Depression Era Mexican Repatriation Act, initiated by President Herbert Hoover, indiscriminately swept up Mexican American citizens and immigrants from dance halls, markets, theaters, hospitals and homes, loaded them into trucks and trains and deported them to Mexico - a gross violation of human rights and to date no apology has been offered by the federal government.
Yesterday, President Obama met with Mexican President Pena-Nieto to discuss how our two countries can work together to advance our common goals; security, economics and social/human rights issues. I’d argue that Pena-Nieto should be in Mexico, trying to initiate the reforms his people have been demanding in response to human rights abuses and that the President of the United States shouldn’t give him an audience until he does.
But since the meeting took place, President Obama should have taken the opportunity to press Pena-Nieto on human rights abuses in Mexico, the most recent being the massacre of 43 teacher trainees in Iguala. Pena-Nieto has promised to investigate these abuses, but has taken no action as of yet. He is in denial and ironically, the extent of any crackdown has been to stifle the voices of protesters, claiming them to be part of a movement to destabilize the government. Even now citizens of Mexico protest in outrage. Our country and our president are in a unique position to hold Pena-Nieto accountable. And there is no better time than now.
(Sacramento) –Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has been elected by her peers to serve as Vice-Chair to the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.
The Legislative Women's Caucus represents and advocates on behalf of the diverse interests of women, children and families throughout California. It also seeks to increase participation and representation of women in state government.
(Downey) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia will be launching her second “There Ought to Be a Law” contest for residents of the 58th Assembly District. Constituents from the cities of Montebello, Pico Rivera, Commerce, Bell Gardens, Downey, Norwalk, Bellflower, Cerritos and Artesia are invited to submit ideas or proposals for a new state law.
Entries can cover a wide range of issues that can be addressed by legislation, with the intent of improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods throughout the state of California.
(Sacramento) –Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell-Gardens) kicked off her new role as Assistant Majority Floor Leader by introducing two measures on the first day of the 2014-15 Legislative session.
As a firm believer in ethics and transparency in government and as an advocate for the protection of children, Garcia has introduced the following measures: