Zoom Cocktail Party–You’re invited!
Dear Members and Friends of MWPAC
We hope you are all well and that you and your family are staying safe in this unprecedented time. We also know that elections are going on and that our job is to help find and support pro-choice female candidates (and a few good men) for office this November.
Toward that end, we have planned some upcoming events, a Zoom Cocktail Gala in June, a very special candidate training in July, and of course, our endorsement night in September.
While we hope Endorsement Night can take place in person at the San Rafael City Council chambers as usual, we invite you to join the other events on Zoom, beginning with the Cocktail Gala, June 18, 5:30-6:30 PM. This is a time for members and friends to mingle, hear a very few words from some of our previously endorsed candidates, and help us raise some money for the new candidates we endorse this fall.
Our mission is to help elect pro-choice women to office. Your support helps us accomplish that, and provide some financial help to those candidates. Although there is no charge for any of these online events, we are asking all our members and friends to consider sponsoring the Gala, to keep the work of MWPAC going.
For your $100 or greater sponsorship of this Gala, membership dues of $40 for the fiscal year May 2020 – May 2021 will be included. Dues must be current at least 30 days in advance of endorsement night (September 10, 2020), to enable you to vote, whether the voting takes place in person on online.
You can pay dues or sign up as a Sponsor using the Pay Pal links. or send a check to PO Box 113, Kentfield 94914 by June 10th.
June 2020 Sponsorship PayPal link
If you are already a paid-up member you can simply RSVP BMatas8139@aol.com. You will receive the Zoom link.
Elected Women’s Lunch Cancelled This Year
Dear Members and Friends:
MWPAC’s annual and popular Elected Women’s Luncheon will not take place this year. Originally scheduled for March during Women’s History Month, we then moved it to May 1 and now that date does not seem feasible either. If you bought a ticket to the luncheon you will be contacted. When things get somewhat back to normal we will schedule another event, but it won’t be this luncheon. Hope you are all staying well. We will miss seeing you, but at some point let’s hope we can all get together.
Gina Brewer, president MWPAC
MWPAC Announces Endorsements
Members of the Marin Women’s Political Action Committee met January 15 at the San Rafael City Council Chambers and voted to endorse and recommend the following candidates running for public office:
Stephanie Moulton-Peters, District 3, Marin Board of Supervisors
Kathleen Defever, Tiburon Town Council
Elizabeth Brekhus, Ross Town Council
Sashi McEntee and Tricia Ossa, Mill Valley City Council
Dennis Rodoni, District 4, Marin Board of Supervisors
Charles Kircher, Ross Town Council
MWPAC supports qualified women who run for public office. The organization recommends male candidates who meet our bottom line issues and either are not running against a qualified woman, or there are more open seats in a race than there are qualified women candidates. All candidates have to fill out a questionnaire before they are invited to participate in the group’s Endorsement Night.
Video courtesy of Marin Community Media.
Run to Win!
A CANDIDATE’S WORKSHOP
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Time Management, Endorsements, Web Design, Social Media,
Basics of Fundraising and Basics of Running a Campaign
Laurie Earp of Earp Events and Fundraising
Lise Stampfli, Web Designer
Dotty LeMieux of GreenDog Campaigns
Pat Johnstone, Community Organizer and Campaign Field Director
Nancy Warren, Warren Enterprises
Diane Gasson, Novato Unified School District, Trustee
Brad Breithaupt, Editor Marin IJ
Ken Martin, Marin Professional Firefighters
Marin Womens” Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “Running To Win” with Gina Brewer and Nancy Warren. Nancy’s talk is on FPPC Compliance.
Marin Womens” Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “Running To Win” with Dotty LeMieux on Campaign Basics 101
Marin Womens” Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “Organizing Your Volunteers To Walk and Phone Bank” with Community Organizer and Campaign Field Director, Pat Johnstone.
Marin Womens” Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “Getting That All Important Endorsement” with Marin IJ Editor, Brad Breithaupt.
Marin Womens” Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “Getting That All Important Endorsement” with Marin Professional Firefighters, Ken Martin.
Marin Womens” Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “Making Your Website Work For You and Social Media” with Web Designer and Consultant, Lise Stampfli.
Marin Womens” Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “A Personal Experience of Campaigning” with Novato Unified School District Trustee, Diane Gasson.
Marin Womens’ Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “Fundamentals and Fun of Fundraising” with Earp Events and Fundraising’s Laurie Earp.