Do You Know Who These Women Are and Why They Made History?

Can You Name These Women?
 DHeight.png She was head of National Council of Negro Women for 40 years, co-founder of the National Women's Political Caucus, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal for her work for social equality.
EHolmesNorton.jpg She currently serves in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Delegate for the District of Columbia, is a co-founder of the National Women's Political Caucus; appointed to the NYC Human Rights Commission in 1970, where she held the first hearings in the country on discrimination against women, and appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1977 as the first female chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
SChisolm.png She was the first black Congresswoman, in 1972 ran for President and won 151 delegates at the Democratic Convention, and is a co-founder of the National Women's Political Caucus.

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She was born a slave who became a fiery orator supporting anit-slavery and woman suffrage after gaining her freedom after escaping in 1826.  Her best-known extemporaneous speech on gender inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.
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Hillary Clinton to Speak at Lead On Watermark Event!

NWPC CA is a proud sponsor of the Lead On Watermark Silicon Valley event, featuring former First Lady and Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Keynote Speaker.

For more details, click here.

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NWPC LA Caucuses Issue Endorsements for LACCD

Los Angeles, CA: On Saturday, January 10, 2015, The Los Angeles County chapters of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) interviewed and made endorsements in the following seats for the Los Angeles Community College Board of Directors:

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Senate Hearing: How our Schools are Complying with Title IX

titleix.pngAttaining Equal Opportunity for Girls in California's Secondary Schools:  How our Schools are Complying with Title IX

A Hearing of the Senate Committee on Judiciary Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair

January 20, 2015

2:30 p.m. or upon adjournment of session

State Capitol, John L. Burton Hearing Room (Room 4203) Click here for the full agenda.

Many thanks to Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson for her leadership to bring attention to Title IX -- and how we can increase opportunities for girls

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NWPC Sacramento Reception

Join the NWPC Sacramento caucus for an evening reception on Saturday, January 17, 2015. 

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NWPC CA to Host January Board Meeting

images30VY8026.jpgNWPC CA Sacramento will host the January 2015 State Board Meeting and Retreat.  Click here to register and for details.

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NWPC CA Seeking Communications and Membership Chairs

NWPC CA is seeking candidates to fill two positions.  Qualified candidates must be current members, in good standing with NWPC CA.  Please email a brief resume with your qualifications to:  Sherri Loveland.

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Congratulations to Desiree Portillo Rabinov's election to the Town Council!

Congratulations to NWPC LA Metro's President, Desiree Portillo-Rabinov's, election to the Crescenta Valley Town Council! The Crescenta Valley Town Council’s 2014 election was held on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Click here to view the complete 2014 Crescenta Valley Town Council Election Report.

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Representative Linda Sanchez Named Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus!

linda_sanchez.jpgCongratulations go to Representative Linda Sanchez, who was recently named chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Her hard work on issues like comprehensive immigration reform, voting rights, economic opportunity, and education make her an exceptional fit for her new leadership role.

Congratulate Representative Sanchez by signing her card today!

 

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Election Overview from Rutgers University

election_results.jpgThe 2014 election is now behind us -- with mixed results. We have reason to cheer for the voters in Colorado and North Dakota who overwhelmingly voted down the personhood amendments.

Here in California, Betty Yee has become our state's Controller and Kamala Harris will continue to serve as Attorney General.

Nationally, Rutgers University Center for American Women in Politics has released an overview of the 2014 midterm election and its impact on women.

Click here to read it now.

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