This Legislative Year
2023 marked yet another exciting and dynamic year for the League of Women Voters of California. We led many important legislative efforts, arm in arm with our statewide and community partners, commissioned two redistricting reports, participated in numerous coalitions and task forces, and supported federal climate policy efforts. A host of new districts and open seats paved the way for a historically diverse California legislature in 2023. While there have been notable improvements in representation – including a record 50 women in office up from 32 in 2022 – there continues to be a gap in representation among women, Latino/a/x and Asian Americans as compared with their share of the state’s population. Despite budget issues, the influx of new members also heralded the introduction of 2,632 bills – the highest number in over a decade. Of those, the League took positions on 77 bills, a 13 percent increase from the same period in the previous legislative session.
In this year’s Wrap-Up, you can read highlights of our hard-earned victories and a preview of some of our advocacy goals for next year. As always, detailed letters related to all the bills on which we took positions may be found in our Bill Status Report.