Looking forward to meeting all future women leaders this Saturday at Emerge California training in Oakland. If you’re a woman interested in running for office visit www.emergeca.org for future training sessions.

Did you see the Donate Life America float in the Rose Bowl Parade? One of the volunteers for it was a friend of mine.

1. Hear that family’s touching and important story below. 
2. Ask yourself why California has one of the lowest donor registration rates in the country, forcing this family to leave the state to save Pat’s life: http://donatelife.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/DLA_ReportCardFinal_2013.pdf

3. Take action: http://donatelifecalifornia.org/ 

1, 2, 3. That simple.

Tomorrow I’ll be spending my day at GRACE ”California’s Crisis: Ending Child Poverty” Conference which is co-conviened with The California Endowment. The conference will be live streamed at www.grace-inc.org for those who are unable to attend.

Save the date for California Center for Research on Women and Families 2014 Women’s Policy Summit January 16, 2014 at the Sacramento Convention Center. I will be speaking and some of the topics the program will discuss are: Women and Health Care Reform; Health Disparities and Gender; and Women, Poverty & Economic Empowerment.

close the gap CA has launched their first online fundraising drive to recruit competitive women candidates to California legislature. As a supporter of close the gap CA efforts, I will provide a signed copy of Ms. Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 issue when you donate at the Speaker of the House level.

Three of Emerge California alumnae were on the ballot yesterday and not only did they all win, but they were all the highest vote getters in their respective races! Congratulations Diana Conti, Shelly Scott, and Lori Liu!

  • Scariest of all….there are open Assembly and Senate seats here in California where progressive women could win in 2014 but no candidate has stepped forward….yet!

Sara Campos Boardmember of Mujeres Unidas & Activas applauds a new state law extending workplace rights to domestic workers.

http://www.kqed.org/a/perspectives/R201310140735

As a recent board member of Emerge California, I will be speaking on Sunday October 27 about the importance of electing more women to public office. For anyone in California, hope you can join us.
Click here to buy your tickets http://www.emergeca.org/events/fall-house-party

As a recent board member of Emerge California, I will be speaking on Sunday October 27 about the importance of electing more women to public office. For anyone in California, hope you can join us.

Click here to buy your tickets http://www.emergeca.org/events/fall-house-party

Join EMILY’s List for their Political Opportunity Program Training on Saturday, October 19 in Los Angeles from 8am to 5:30pm. To RSVP, click on the link below. For more information on other trainings in California including one in Oakland on Saturday, October 26 and in San Diego on Saturday, November 9, please contact Kate Stoner at 202-419-3096 or kstoner@emilyslist.org.