April 20 Meeting discusses Equal Pay and Equal Rights
MWPAC’s next meeting on Monday, April 20th will present a discussion on “What is the Proposed Legislation for Equal Pay and Equal Rights for California Women”?
The speakers will be Marc Levine, California State Assemblyman, and Jennifer Reich, Legal Advisor, Equal Rights Advocates, SF.
Cost for dinner and the program is $10.00. Check-in at 5:45 p.m., dinner and social hour 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Program begins at 7:00 p.m. including Q&A and will conclude at 8:00 p.m.
Redwood Presbyterian Church
110 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, Ca. 94939
Upcoming Events: New Members Tea — May 18th. High Tea from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. at the Belrose Theater, San Rafael.Candidates Workshop — June 15th at Redwood Presbyterian Church
MWPAC’s Elected Women’s Luncheon
MWPAC’s annual Elected Women’s Luncheon honoring elected women officials and young women student leaders was a big success. The weather cooperated with a lovely, warm Spring-like day. Some 83 people filled the room at The Club at McInnis Park.
Guest speaker newly elected State Controller Betty Yee outlined the many duties of her office, which she has only been in for two months, and the many projects already underway. Speaking to the young women, she emphasized getting some education in finance, no matter what professional field they might enter.
Keynote Speaker Nancy Skinner, who was just termed out after three terms in the State Assembly, traced her career, from being the first and only UC Cal student to be elected to the Berkeley City Council, to her future plans to run for the State Senate. She advised the young students to keep in contact with people they meet throughout their academic career and into their early profession. These people can be invaluable contacts through life, she said.
The students each received a rose, and proclamations from Congressman Jared Huffman, State Senator Mike McGuire, and Assemblyman Marc Levine.
Election Night Wrap Up
Guest speakers Greg Brockbank, attorney and former San Rafael City councilman; Jeanne MacLeamy, architect and Novato City Council Member, and Brad Breithaupt, Opinion Page Editor of the Marin IJ, discuss the outcome of November 4th, 2014 election, locally and beyond.
Candidates Endorsement Night
Three endorsed for Marin Healthcare Board
The Marin Women’s Political Action Committee held its Endorsement Night Sept. 22 and members voted to endorse Evelyn Foster, Jennifer Hershon and Jennifer Rienks for the Marin Healthcare District board of directors. The group also voted to recommend Jonathan Leone for Sausalito City Council.
MWPAC members can recommend male candidates who support our issues if they are not directly running against a qualified woman, and receive 51 per cent of the votes. In the case of Sausalito, there were two seats open and only one woman running. In the case of the Marin Municipal Water District Board, Division 3, Candidate Larry Bragman received enough votes to block Incumbent Liza Crosse’s endorsement. Bragman was critical of the Board’s handling of several issues.