Bills + Legislative Updates Archives - Women's Foundation California

AB 2759: Transforming Gun Policies, Safety for Survivors

We are thrilled to announce that AB 2759, the SPI-Trauma Services & Prevention Cohort’s bill, has successfully passed out of […]

Our 2024 Feminist California Bills

We are proud to announce this year’s slate of 4 feminist bills making their way through the Legislature, each designed […]

Our 2023 California Feminist Policy Wins!

  We’re all winners when California laws are deeply rooted in our intersectional feminist values. This legislative cycle, we are […]

Opinion: Predatory price gouging on basic needs like soap, tampons must end in California prisons

UPDATE: SB 474, BASICs Act, Passes Assembly Public Safety Committee to Reduce Markups in Prison Canteen. Read Press Release here. […]

Dear Philanthropy: Step Up for Reproductive Justice by Backing Black Women and Black-Led Nonprofits

By: Surina Khan and Janette Robinson Flint, Guest Contributors This year marks 50 years since the right to choose was […]

Celebrating 20 Years of the Solís Policy Institute

When I close my eyes, I can still see the California Museum courtyard aglow with the beautiful faces of Solís […]

Support SPI Bills: Cross the Finish Line Together!

Our Solís Policy Institute fellows have worked tirelessly during the legislative season to advocate for two bills that have now […]

Take Action: Support Feminist California Bills

As the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Women’s Foundation California Solís Policy Institute (SPI) gets underway, we are proud to […]

Winning Proposition 1 and Writing the Next Chapter of CA’s Story

We are celebrating the victory of Proposition 1 with our fullest joy as we write abortion access into our California […]

What You Need to Know About Prop 1

With ballots making their way to mailboxes all across California, we want to put two simple actions front and center […]

Our 2022 Feminist Policy Wins

When intersectional feminist policy becomes law, we’re all winners. And we won big this legislative cycle.  This year’s Solís Policy […]

Gov. Newsom Vetoes AB 2320 & Feminist Policy Making as a Continuous Conversation

Art by Micah Bazant for the fabulous crew at Forward Together We are in that brief moment of time in […]

It’s Time to Sign! Keep the Pressure on These 5 Feminist Bills

We’re so close to FIVE new pieces of intersectional feminist legislation becoming law. Our Solís Policy Institute fellows across California  […]

These SPI Bills Need Your Help NOW!

We’re not letting anyone stand in the way of advancing a policy agenda deeply rooted in our intersectional feminist values. Today […]

5 Reasons You Need to Know about SB 1017

We are living through the greatest housing crisis of our time. The potential of eviction and worries about next month’s […]

Why California is in a “ready stance”

photo via @ameliamaris California is in a ready stance.* This is not an accident or some stroke of luck. We […]

Policy Has Power

Policy has power. At schools, grocery stores, or churches, we can’t allow our loved ones to continue to die as […]

You + Our Feminist Policy Agenda

Photo caption: SPI State Team Class of 2021-2022 Feminist Policy is the best kind of group project. This year’s Solís […]

Feminist Laws Signed in CA ✅

Photo of Governor Newsom signing the Momnibus Act with partners Forget #sweaterweather or return of the PSL, it’s bill signing […]

Bills, Bills, Bills

Representation matters whether it’s on the silver screen, in the halls of congress, or in our state legislature. And our […]

AB 124 – Justice for Survivors: Breaking the Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline

Content Warning – the post contains descriptions of sexual abuse and physical violence.  Keiana Aldrich was sexually abused by her […]

Moving Money, Making History

We are moving money. We are shifting priorities. We are creating a California where the laws and budgets reflect who […]

Election 2020: Feminist Propositions & Leaders

We are celebrating some significant victories this election cycle in the push towards racial, economic, and gender justice. From the […]

Our Feminist Guide to CA Propositions 2020

To help you navigate California’s ballot this season we are weighing in on four propositions that are inextricably linked to […]

Let’s Get to Work!

Each week take action and build feminist political power. What is Gender Justice Wednesday? We know the next three months […]

9 Bills You Need to Know on the Governor’s Desk

With most bills stalled due to the Coronavirus, our WPI fellows quickly pivoted to advocate for WPI alum and WFC […]

WFC on Women’s Equality Day

Today is #WomensEqualityDay, the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment. Back in 1920, when the Nineteenth Amendment was […]

Senator Jackson and the Women’s Foundation of California Call for an End to the Pink Tax

SB 873 outlaws gender-based pricing for products SACRAMENTO –Today, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) was joined by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, business owners, and social […]

Solís Policy Institute LA County Team Wins Funding to Expand Doula Services

Recently, the Solís Policy Institute Los Angeles County Health Justice Team advocated for and won increased funding for high-quality doula […]

40 Bills and Counting

At the Women’s Foundation of California, culture change goes beyond changing behaviors and attitudes. Thank you for joining us at […]

40 Laws For Our 40th Anniversary!

The 2018-2019 legislative session came to a close last week and we’re excited to announce that Governor Newsom has signed into […]

Governor Newsom Signs Groundbreaking Abortion Access Bill

Abortion Pill Will Be Available at All Public University Health Centers.Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24 (Leyva), groundbreaking […]

Governor Brown Vetoes Campus Abortion Bill

September 30, 2018 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed first of its kind legislation that would have required […]

Add your name in thanking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

On September 27th, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In a 17 minute testimonial, Dr. Blasey […]

A Major Victory in California!

SACRAMENTO, Calif. January 29,2018 – Today the California State Senate made history by approving the College Student Right to Access Act! […]

Governor Brown Signs 3 #WomensPolicyInstitute Bills

Three bills aimed at strengthening the economic security and wellbeing of women and trans people across the state and championed […]

Proposition 47 Passes!

We waited with bated breath for the state election results to come in last night. And when they did, what great news. Proposition 47 passed and California took a giant step toward fixing our broken criminal justice system.

Prop 47 Supports Women and Families

Surina Khan, Huffington Post, October 3, 2014—If we can improve the lives of thousands of California's women and children, shouldn't […]

Learn about AB 1579 (WPI Domestic Violence Team)

(left to right, top to bottom) Nicole Marquez, Worksafe; Mariya Taher, W.O.M.A.N., Inc.; Maria-Elena Caprio, Shanti Project; Julia Parish, Legal Aid […]

Learn about AB 1516 (WPI Safety Net Policy Team)

(from left to right, top to bottom) Samantha Hodges, Sacramento Housing Alliance; Alysia Cox, LIFETIME; Gemma Donofrio, California Association of […]

Pass SB 1029: Stop punishing people who have completed their sentences

We have an opportunity to make two historic changes to the way we fund CalWORKs (welfare to work) recipients in California, and thereby begin to right some serious wrongs.

Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Finally Signed into Law

I would hope that a lot of the work that we do is rewarding. But we still have to get […]

Woman Fired for Being a Domestic Violence Survivor: Why California Needs SB 400

By Katie Egan, Program Assistant Second grade teacher Carie Charlesworth was terminated from her job at Holy Trinity School in […]

Bills We Are Supporting in 2013

In addition to the six bills our Women’s Policy Institute fellows are working on this year, the Foundation is supporting […]

Learn about AB 420: Limiting the Use of Willful Defiance

Healthy Youth Development Team Mentor: Alice Kessler Author: Assemblymember Dickenson, D- 7th District It’s simple: The greater the number of […]

Learn about AB 271: Repealing the Maximum Family Grant

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a vital welfare-to-work program created to help children and families lift […]

Learn about SB 61: Limiting Solitary Confinement for Young People Under 18

Imagine learning that your neighbor was keeping their child locked up in their room for 23 hours a day for […]

Learn about SB 39: Ensuring Safe Learning Environments

Team: Healthy Youth Development Mentor: Liz Guillen Authors: Senators Kevin De Leon and Darrell Steinberg Did you know that a […]

Learn about SB 612: Protecting Survivors of Violence

Domestic Violence Team Mentor: Jessie Ryan Author: Senator Mark Leno, D-San Francisco UPDATE: On August 19, 2013, Governor Brown signed […]

Learn about AB 422: Informing Parents about the Affordable Care Act

UPDATE: On October 1, 2013, Governor Brown signed AB 422 into law. At this very moment, millions of children in […]

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