The South Bay chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus hosted a campaign training on Saturday Feb 22nd titled "Ziplining to Victory" with internationally acclaimed political strategist, Cathy Allen, founder of the Center for Women and Democracy and author of Taking Back Politics. Her book is used at many colleges and universities as a Political Science text book.
Women from around Los Angeles County attended the all day program learning the dos and don’ts of going on the campaign trail. Present and future candidates learned valuable skills from fundraising, to time management, social media management and web design.
The Orange County NWPC Caucus will be hosting a half-day candidate training in Orange on Saturday, March 15th. Topics will include planning & organizing your campaign, fundraising fundamentals, and promoting your campaign through the use of PR and social media strategies.
DATE: Saturday, March 15th
TIME: 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM
LOCATION: IBEW 441 (309 N Rampart Street, Suite M, Orange, CA 92868)
PRICE: $40 (NWPC members), $50 (paid before event), $65 (at the door)
Candidates and their staff are encouraged to attend.
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If you're interested in helping a woman run a successful campaign or if you're running and need to know how to run a campaign on a shoestring budget, sign up now for the LA Metro candidate training scheduled for Saturday, March 29th.
Renowned trainer, Diana Peterson-More, will walk you through the ingredients of success, highlighting the do's, the don’ts and the resources to make it possible.
Click here to view the flyer for this training.
Ever wonder what our female elected officials in Washington think about pay equity and what they're doing to help us achieve it? Below is a note from our amazing California Congresswoman Judy Chu on this important issue:
"Today, there are just as many women as there are men in the workforce, and women are bringing home a salary in two-thirds of all American families. Yet women still earn only about 77% of what men earn, a disparity that exists at all levels of education and occupation. But it's even worse for women of color. African American women only make 68% compared to their male counterparts, and for Latinas its only 58%. At this rate, women and men won't earn equal pay until 2057!"
Great news out of Sacramento! Emerging from a closed-door meeting of Assembly Democrats, Speaker John A. Pérez, said his caucus unanimously supports making Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, the next Speaker.
The announcement ends months of speculation about who would take over the leadership post once Pérez leaves office at the end of 2014. Speaker Pérez emphasized the fact that not a single member of the 55-member Democratic caucus dissented from the selection of Assemblywoman Atkins.
Having Assemblywoman Atkins serving as Speaker of the Assembly is terrific news for the women of California as she has a strong record of introducing and supporting legislation that helps move women throughout our state forward.