In the News

February 12, 2019

Dozens of young people gathered outside the State Capitol, some shared scenes of family or partner domestic violence, where some legislators showed their support to promote laws in favor of victims and survivors.

February 8, 2019

They spent their childhood on both sides of the Mexican border, on both sides of U.S. immigration laws. Dad was a factory worker, mom a housekeeper. The family spoke little English. They overcame discrimination, poverty and violence to become legislators.

In high school, in the 1980s, when Blanca and Susan Rubio expressed interest in college, a high school counselor suggested they look instead at home-economics classes to get ready for marriage and children.

February 6, 2019

Susan and Blanca Rubio go every day to work at the Capitol of Sacramento and are part of the group of women who managed to make a space in the historic midterm elections of 2018 in the US.

January 7, 2019

Communications expert Dr. Lillian Glass talks about the gender bias facing women today, including high-profile female politicians, plus how the Rubio sisters hope their journey to Sacramento will inspire women and girls.

January 7, 2019

How the Rubio sisters rose above being discouraged from going to college to make history as elected officials in the state legislature.

January 7, 2019

Meet Assemblywoman Blanca​ Rubio and State Senator Susan Rubio – the first sisters to serve in the California legislature. Follow their incredible journey from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, overcoming poverty and deportation to win positions of influence in state government.

January 3, 2019

Around 10 members representing different areas of the California Senate in the United States visited a shelter in the Mexican city of Tijuana that hosts a hundred Central Americans of the migrant caravan.

November 25, 2018

For the first time in the history of California, there will be two sisters in the state legislature, Blanca and Susan Rubio. They are Latinas, Mexican immigrants , residents of Baldwin Park in Los Angeles County, and teachers by profession.