California Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal named chair of women’s legislative caucus

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal speaking for the California Women's Health Alliance on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. (Photo courtesy of 70th Assembly District Office Website)

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal speaking for the California Women’s Health Alliance on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. (Photo courtesy of 70th Assembly District Office Website)

Democrat Bonnie Lowenthal was named chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus last month, a leadership position that supports women in the state legislature who advocate for our interests and rights.

Assemblymember Lowenthal, who is also chair of the assembly’s transportation committee, select committee on ports and vice chair of the joint committee on emergency management, said in a statement that she is honored to serve as chair of the legislative women’s caucus.

“We’re reminded every day of the need to advocate for women and girls, whether it’s through court cases, world events, or the inequality of our paychecks,” Lowenthal said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to build a better, brighter future for all California women and their families.”

Lowenthal represents the Golden State’s 70th district encompassing Catalina Island, Long Beach, San Pedro and Signal Hill. Her vice chair is Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, a Democrat representing Santa Barbara.

The legislative women’s caucus was formed in 1985 by nine Democrats and six Republicans and is open to all women members of the state legislature. Thirty-one women senators and assemblymembers are part of the caucus today. The chair of the caucus switches between an assemblymember and senator with each new legislative session.

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