NWPC CA Board Meeting April 25-27

Registration is now open for the April 25-27 NWPC CA Board meeting.  All CA Caucus members are invited to attend. However, please note that only board members may vote.  

Registration Fee:  $65

Click Here to register for the board meeting.

The Sacrament Caucus will host a Jeanette Rankin Fundraiser, following Saturday's Board meeting.  Click Here for details.



LA Metro: How to Run a Successful Low Budget Campaign

Our LA Metro chapter held a campaign training event and brought in renowned trainer, Diana Peterson-More, who walked participants through the ingredients of success, highlighting the do's, the don’ts and the resources to make it possible to run a successful political campaign. She discussed what you need to know to run a campaign on a shoestring budget. Congratulations to all who were involved in this amazing day of training and empowerment.


Toni Atkins: Our Next State Assembly Speaker

Toni_Atkins.jpgGreat news out of Sacramento! Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) now has a new title: Madame Speaker-elect.

In a voice vote on the Assembly floor, lawmakers deemed Atkins their next leader with warm, bipartisan praise and support for the incoming speaker.

Atkins was lauded by colleagues from both sides of the aisle, many of whom mentioned Atkins' impoverished childhood in southwestern Virginia. The daughter of a miner and a seamstress, Atkins grew up in a home that had no running water and has been an advocate for the working poor.

Atkins' win marks a number of "firsts" for the job: she's the first out lesbian to hold the spot, as well as the first lawmaker from San Diego. She will be the state's third female speaker.

Click here to read the Los Angeles Times story.


OC Candidate Training

The Orange County NWPC Caucus hosted a successful half-day candidate training in Orange. Topics included planning & organizing your campaign, fundraising fundamentals, and promoting your campaign through the use of PR and social media strategies.

Thanks to the candidates and staff members who attended this event. In case you missed it, there will be another training in Orange County on Saturday, August 2nd.


Ziplining Training a Success

Ziplining_Training.jpgThe 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.


Useful Resource Links

Links.pngAre you thinking of running in 2014 or 2016 or do you know someone who is?

Over half of the state legislative seats will be open in 2014/2016. These two election cycles will be our best chance to equal the playing field in Sacramento. Make sure that any woman you know who may want to run has access to these links (they are provided from our partners at Close the Gap California):

State legislative seats that are open in 2014

State legislative seats that are open in 2016

State District Maps

Dates and deadlines for the 2014 Primary

Upcoming candidate trainings throughout the state

List of political consultants

PACs that support progressive female candidates

Organizations committed to gender parity

Calendar of events aimed at women in politics