MWPAC General Meeting and AB1666 and AB1287

Presentation by Sarah Goodman, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s Legislative Assistant on AB 1666 – “Legal Protections for Abortion Care” that will protect patients & Providers in California and AB 1287 eliminating gender-based price differences known as “The Pink Tax” Q&A to follow.

Elected Women’s Luncheon March 22

Elected women officials and young female student leaders enjoyed fellowship, excellent food, and inspiring presentations by Susannah Delano, executive director of Close the Gap, California, and keynote speaker, Dr. Mary B. Marcy, president of Dominican University of California at MWPAC’s Elected Women’s Luncheon, March 22, held at the Club at McInnis Park.

Susannah gave impressive statistics on the number of women holding elected office in the county and nationally, and said her organization was working to improve those numbers. Dr. Marcy told about her upbringing on a horse ranch in western Nebraska leading to obtaining a Master’s degree and Doctorate from Oxford University in the United Kingdom. At Dominican, students are encouraged to pursue excellence and look for ways to make a difference in their school and communities.

The Marin Women’s Political Action Committee’s Annual Election Wrap-up November 13.

Endorsement Meeting Results


The Marin Women’s Political Action Committee held its Endorsement meeting April 23 at the San Rafael City Council Chambers, and members voted to endorse and recommend the following candidates for the June 5 Primary election:

Candidate for Marin County Supervisor, district 5
Judy Arnold (endorsed)

Candidates for Corte Madera Town Council
Valeria Sasser (endorsed)
David Kunhardt (recommended)
Eli Beckman (recommended)

Candidate for County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk’s Officer
Shelly Scott (endorsed)

Candidate for Marin County District Attorney
Anna Pletcher (endorsed)

Candidate for Marin County Superintendent of Education
Mary Jane Burke (endorsed)

Candidates Training 2017

The Marin Womens’ Political Action Committee presents “The Basics of Running a Winning Campaign, Time Management when you Run and Once You’re Elected, Gaining Endorsements, Web Design and Social Media, Basics of Fundraising and More.”

Lise Stampfli, Graphic Designer, Web and Social Media Developer. August 23, 2017

Brad Breithaupt, Marin IJ. August 23, 2017

Jessica Sloan, Mayor of Mill Valley. August 23, 2017

Dotty leMieux, GreenDog Campaigns. August 23, 2017


Laurie Earp, Earp Events and Fundraising. August 23, 2017


Full House Hears About Equal Pay

The Marin Women’s Political Action Committee had a full house for our Monday, April 20, dinner and program covering the topic of equal pay for women. Speakers were State Assemblyman Marc Levine and Jennifer Reisch, Legal Director of SF Equal Rights Advocates.
Both speakers were very articulate on SB358, which addresses persisting inequities in women’s pay and the reasons why it has been a long time coming for women to receive equal pay for doing work comparable to that of their male colleagues. Also addressed were
several other bills pending in the California State Legislature on issues affecting women and their families including raising the minimum wage. Levine also noted that many of the top positions in the Legislature are held by women. The event was held at the
Redwoods Presbyterian Church in Larkspur. Dinner was provided by Barbara Matas.

Announcement of Endorsed Candidates

At an recent evening Candidates Forum well attended by members and the public, the Marin Women’s Political Action Committee endorsed several women candidates for the November 5 election.  We also recommended three male candidates.

MWPAC Candidate Training and Dinner, Monday, August 19th, 2013 5:30 – 8:30 pm

March 22 Elected Women’s Luncheon

The Keynote Speakers at this luncheon are, Betty Yee, Chairwoman of the California State Board of Equalization, Fiona Ma and Noreen Evans, introduced by MWPAC Vice President, Gina Brewer.

Thank you to Carol Zimmerman, Joan Lisetor, Dotty LeMieux, Lynn Bornstein, Gina Brewer, and Frieda Zolan-members of the Program Committee who put this event together.



MWPAC Endorses Katie Rice for Supervisor, Marin District 2

The Marin Women’s Political Action Committee has endorsed three candidates for the June 5 primary election:

Mary Sylla, a candidate for the Ross Valley Sanitary District board,

Katie Rice for County Supervisor District #2,

and Diane Furst for County Supervisor District #4.



California 2nd Congressional District MWPAC Endorsement Meeting

Video From Candidates’ Workshop: April 2, 2012-

Video From Candidates’ Workshop: April 2, 2012-


Video From Eleceted Women’s Luncheon: March 23, 2012- Katie Rice, Supervisor 2nd District Marin and

Keynote Speaker Fiona Ma, Speaker Pro Tempore of the California Assembly.


Ellen Brown Video: March 15, 2012- President of Public Banking Institute, on Saving California With a State Bank 

Part Two- Q and A: