During each legislative session, CWLC monitors bills on a range of issues. Leveraging our efforts with other stakeholders and coalitions, we co-sponsor legislation, testify before policymakers, issue policy briefs, and submit letters in support and opposition to legislation. We also participate in federal government rule making efforts by providing official public comment to government agencies in response to proposed regulations that will impact the rights of women and girls.

CWLC’s policy initiatives have included enforcing Title IX, protecting the civil rights of pregnant and parenting students, passing stronger equal pay laws, and securing justice for survivors of intimate partner violence. We focus on supporting the most vulnerable populations in California.

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Federal Public Comments

As part of our advocacy strategy, CWLC often shares our expertise through official public comments to government agencies. By...

State Legislative Accomplishments by Year

Every year, CWLC advocates for the passage of numerous state bills and budget items. We are proud to have helped advance laws...

Sponsored Legislation: Justice for Victims Act (2016)

CWLC was a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 813, the Justice for Victims Act. Authored by Senator Connie Leyva, this landmark bipartisan...