NWPC CA November 2014 State Board Meeting

board_meeting.pngThe Registration page is now set up for the NWPC California Board Meeting, scheduled to take place in Fresno on November 14th - 16th.

Hopefully, we'll have lots to celebrate from the midterm election.

We'll also be discussing elections for the 2015 state board as well as several other important items.

Click here for details and to register.

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It's Campaign Season!

Election2014.jpgVoting has already begun!  And our NWPC endorsed candidates need our help now more than ever.

Women make up 53 percent of the registered voters in this country. Let's use that power to move women closer to equality when it comes to representation locally, on the state level and in Washington.

We have several terrific candidates running this cycle so please join us in making a commitment to help between now and Election Day to ensure their success. You can volunteer and/or donate directly to the campaign or join one of the local caucus events that are raising essential funding for our candidates.

Click here for a list of our endorsed candidates and links to their websites.

We can't just keep saying we'd like to see more women in elected office. We have to work together to make certain it happens!

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NWPC Hosts 2014 EMMA's

emmas2014.pngIt's that time of year again - the 2014 EMMAs are just around the corner! This year, the EMMAs Gala will take place on October 27, 2014 in the Metropolitan Club in New York City! Check out this year's nominees and to reserve your ticket today!

Register for our October Board Meeting!

Join us for our Board Meeting the weekend before the EMMAs! We will be meeting on Sunday, October 26th at the Newark Hilton Penn Station in Newark, New Jersey. At the meeting, our Board will convene with members from across the country to discuss the state of our organization, prepare for the elections this November, and plan future NWPC events. You can register for the meeting online and don't forget to book your room at the Hilton! Call NWPC's National Programs Director Paris Bienert at 202-785-1100 with any questions.

 

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OC Caucus Hosted Candidate Forum

Betty_Yee_Event.jpgOur Orange County chapter hosted a candidate forum on September 8th with special guest speaker, Betty Yee.

It was the perfect opportunity for guests to connect with other female leaders in Orange County and to hear from local candidates hoping to get the NWPC endorsement. This event also served as an important fundraiser for our local endorsed candidates as well as -- the fabulous Betty Yee!

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Pasadena Caucus Holds Women's Equality Celebration

NWPC_Pasadena_Event.jpgOur Greater Pasadena Caucus hosted a Women’s Equality Day celebration, featuring guest speaker Sheri Bonner, from Planned Parenthood, who spoke about the recent Supreme Court decisions and actions in some states that are adversely impacting women's reproductive health.

Ms. Bonner's speech emphasized how important it is for women to participate at every level of government to ensure our voices are heard and our rights are protected.

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Sacramento Press Conference

PP_Press_Conference.jpgPlanned Parenthoods across the state are ramping up advocacy and lobbying efforts for the hospital merger bill SB 1094 (Lara, D-Los Angeles).  This bill will give the Attorney General more authority in overseeing hospital merger activity.

The bill is facing stiff opposition from the CA Hospital Association (CHA), which has been working to defeat the passage of our bill so there was a news conference on the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento.

Our Orange County caucus (which was integral in forming the women's coalition when Hoag hospital merged with St. Joseph's) headed up this action for NWPC.

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