Reps. Garcia and Friedman sign on as joint authors File PhotoState Rep. Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore). ■ Chronicle News Service State Rep. Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) announced that Rep. Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and Rep. Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), chair of the Joint Committee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response, have both signed on as joint authors to Melendez’s whistleblower legislation, AB 403. “I am honored Assemblywomen Garcia and Friedman have joined me in my effort to empower victims and to provide much needed transparency in our state’s capitol,” said Melendez. “Together we can end this culture of corruption and sexual harassment in
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