Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ready For Hillary 2016

Are you a supporter of Hillary Clinton for President? Would you like to get together with other supporters and show that the grassroots supports Hillary Clinton for President?
Please join hundreds of other Hillary Clinton for President supporters in Los Angeles on November 6th for a low-dollar fundraiser ($20.16!) to support the SuperPAC that's building a grassroots network to support Hillary Clinton for President in 2016 (Note this is for supporters, this is a SuperPAC, not Hillary Clinton herself, but some great special guests will be attending!)
November 6, 2013
The Exchange
618 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Breaking The Glass Ceiling: November 15 in OC

Breaking The Glass Ceiling: November 15

Join our sisters in Orange County as they host a "Breaking the Ceiling" event, spotlighting women who have broken through the glass ceiling to succeed in the world of business and politics. Honorees include:

Honorable Ellen Corbett, Senate Majority Leader, State of California
Karen Cebreros, Founder & CEO of Elan Organic Coffees
Honorable Martha Escutia, Former California State Senator
Honorable Ursula Ellen Kennedy, Former Mayor of Tustin
Allyson Sonenshine, Founding Project Director of OC Women's Health Project

DATE: Friday, November 15th
TIME: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Private Residence (Address provided upon RSVP)
PRICE: $50 ($25 for students and $30 for seniors)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Nov. 5 Event: Where are all the women at City Hall?

Just a few months ago, Angelenos were on the cusp of electing the city’s first female mayor. Instead, it’s one step forward, two steps back for women in Los Angeles city government.

With the election of Nury Martinez, there is just one woman in the 18 elected positions within City Hall. 

When Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa left office, fewer than half of the city commissioners appointed were female and just four council members had a female chief of staff.

With few women in the frontlines of Los Angeles politics, people ask:
  • When women don’t have a seat at the table, what changes in the halls of power?
  • What issues that are otherwise ignored do they bring to the table?
  • Do women approach policy differently than their male counterparts?
  • Why are fewer women running for office?
  • What can be done to encourage them to step forward and take leadership positions in politics?
As councilwomen and candidates, Wendy Greuel, Nury Martinez and Joy Picus have met these challenges head on. Ms. Greuel fought a hard battle for L.A.’s top job of mayor, ending with a disappointing loss. A former member of the board of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Ms. Martinez was elected to the city council in July of this year after a tough campaign. Ms. Picus was a council member for sixteen years, from 1977 to 1993, when she took on some of City Hall’s “sacred cows,” and supported open space for parks, recycling, and policies benefiting working parents and their children. The three women share their experiences and concerns about women in government, or the lack there-of, as they sit down in the Crawford Family Forum with KPCC’s political reporter, Alice Walton.

You are welcome to be part of the discussion – just RSVP and we’ll save you a seat!

Alice Walton, KPCC reporter covering politics; she writes the Maven’s Morning Coffee blog at

Wendy Greuel, former Los Angeles City Controller and former President Pro Tempore of the Los Angeles City Council representing the 2nd District; she was a mayoral candidate in the 2013 election.
Nury Martinez, Los Angeles City Council Member, District 6, elected in July, 2013; she is a former member of the board of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Joy Picus, Los Angeles City Council member for sixteen years, from 1977 to 1993; she was Ms. magazine Woman of the Year in 1985.

6:30pm - Doors Open
7:00pm - Program
Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.

More Information:

Monday, October 21, 2013

Join Us Thursday October 24, 2013

Shari Davis
Community for Excellent Public Schools, Chairwoman
Francine Diamond
Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board
Sandra Fluke
Attorney & National Social Justice Advocate
Cristina Garcia
California State Assemblywoman
Wendy Greuel
Former Los Angeles City Controller
Andrea L. Hevener
Doctor of Sports Medicine
Lisa Ling
TV Journalist & Producer
Capri W. Maddox
Los Angeles City Attorney
Kaya Masler
Women’s Student Assembly, Executive Director
Jan Perry
Former Los Angeles City Councilwoman
Angela M. Sousa
Attorney, Hunton & Williams LLP
Cathy Unger
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Board

Champagne & Light Buffet Meal Valet Parking

Ticket Information
NWPC Members $85
Non-Members $95

Please mail RSVP card with payment enclosed, or pay online by October 10, 2013:

Make checks payable to NWPC LA Westside and mail to:
9190 W Olympic Blvd., #236, Beverly Hills, CA 90212


Contact Robyn Ritter Simon at: or 310.710.3112

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