Planned 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.
Orange County NWPC is hosting a candidate forum on September 8th with special guest speaker, Betty Yee.
It's the perfect opportunity to connect with other female leaders in Orange County and to hear from local candidates hoping to get the NWPC endorsement. This event is also an important fundraiser for our local endorsed candidates as well as -- the fabulous Betty Yee!
To become a Host or Co-Host, please contact Teray Stephens at or call her at (310) 488-7945
Here are the Details:
DATE: Monday, September 8th
TIME: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Loveland Residence
PRICE: NWPC $20 ($30 at the door) and Non-members $30 ($40 at the door)
For more information on this event and to purchase tickets, click here.
According to the Los Angeles Times, six weeks after the primary election, Democrat Betty Yee has officially finished 484 votes ahead of John A. Pérez for second-place in the state controller's race.
The close results spurred a recount by the former State Assembly Speaker but he has now called off those efforts and is supporting Betty as the Democratic candidate heading into Fall.
This race should be a reminder to everyone that EVERY vote matters because in this race, EVERY vote mattered.
Click here to read the Los Angeles Times article.
The results of the June Primary show that only 20 percent of registered voters bothered casting a ballot. As a result, seven of our endorsed candidates didn't make it through to the General Election in November.
Women make up almost 52 percent of our state's registered voters which means it is within our power to elect progressive female candidates at every level in every district in every election -- if we just show up and vote!
To ensure we have a better turnout in the fall, we're urging you to spend this summer talking with your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues to make sure they are registered and planning on voting in November.
Between now and November, we're hoping that you will donate and/or volunteer to the NWPC endorsed candidates in your area. If you're not sure who the endorsed candidates are, click here for the full list.