The purpose of this page is to provide you with a variety of information relevant to women's issues. It will include lists of women related California state legislation, press releases and articles relating to women, the score cards of California state legislators on women related state legislation and other related material.
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Women's Legislation Addressed By CalComUI
To see a list of the women's issue bills in the California legislature, and addressed by CalComUI, click on the following link.
To see a list of the women legislators in the California legislature, click on the following link. The list will have links to the web sites of each of the legislators. And those web sites will give you full contact information on each of the legislators.
The purpose of the score cards below is to tell you the scores that California Communities United Institute (CalComUI) has given to the voting records of California's state legislators on Women's issues related legislation. To see the scores we have assigned to each legislator, click the links below.
The legislator's tables below will tell you how each legislator voted on each bill. In all cases, CalComUI supported the bill. So, a score of "1" for a bill means the legislator voted for the bill, a score of "0" means the legislator voted against the bill, and a score of "0.5" means the legislator was absent or abstained from voting on that bill.
The legislator's scores for each bill in the following tables is assigned on the basis of a legislator's vote on the floor of the Senate or Assembly. We did not score legislator's votes in committees.
You can look at the tables to see how your Senator and Assembly Member voted on the bills. If you don't remember who they are, links near the top of each table will enable you to find out who they are. (Note: this score card rates legislator's actions last year. Some legislators listed may have moved on to other positions and are no longer in the legislature.)
If you have Excel on your computer, you can download the score card and sort it in any way you like. For example, you might want to sort them by Party and then do an average score for the legislators in either or both parties. By contrast, you can sort them by score to see which legislators had the highest scores and which the lowest.
Legislators are fund raising for their next election. If a legislator comes to you for a donation, you may want to check his or her scores on the tables below to see if you want to support that legislator. The score cards may also help you to decide whom you want to vote for.
To see the score cards, click on the links below. (Note: Please be patient. Some of the Score Cards open slowly.)
National Women's Law Center Report On Women's Health
Women’s National Health Care Report Out
California Given Rate of Unsatisfactory
The National Women’s Law Center has released its 2010 report on Women’s Health. The Report assesses the state of women’s health nationally and state by state. It also rates the effectiveness of state programs designed to improve the health of women.
The report says that no state got a "satisfactory" grade on these issues in 2010. Two received a grade of "satisfactory minus" (Massachusetts and Vermont) , 12 received a grade of "unsatisfactory", and 36 states received "failing grades". California received an unsatisfactory grade but scored better than all but 11 other states.
09-26-12 A law signed by Governor Brown (SB 1193) would requires certain establishments to post notices with information related to slavery and human trafficking, including information related to nonprofit organizations that provide services to the victims of these crimes. The notices would be posted in bars, sex shops and other places likely to be visited by people in the sex trade. The notices must be in English and in other languages commonly spoken in the counties where the notices are posted. To see a copy of the bill, click
To promote the social, economic, and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals, couples and families; people affected by HIV/AIDS; People of Color; people on limited income; and women. We do this by urging elected officials to enact and support legislation that accomplishes this goal.