Thursday, February 20, 2014

Stop the Slide Tour - March 8

March 8 – Los Angeles 
Hyatt Regency LA Downtown 4:00-6:00 PM 

  • Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva
  • Rebecca Sive, author of “Every Day is Election Day”
  • Moderator Karriann Farrell Hinds, attorney & community activist, NWPC Board of Directors

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Partners:  Run Women Run, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA, HOPE-PAC, The Woman’s Club of Palo Alto, LAAAWPPI, LAAAWPAC, California List, and NWPC LA Westside, Metro, South Bay, San Fernando Valley & Greater Pasadena

Sponsorships availableContact 

For more information about “Every Day is Election Day” visit

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Garcetti's Chief of Staff to speak at Los Angeles Women In Green Power Breakfast

Please join


Ana Guerrero, Mayor Eric Garcetti's Chief of Staff
 for a conversation with sustainability leader, Heather Rosenberg. Ana will share her experience, career path and what's in store for the administration with regard to sustainability. 

7:00 am - 9:00am
Los Angeles Athletic Club ~ Centennial Ballroom
431 West 7th Street
Downtown Los Angeles
Click for Directions

$30.00 per person
$350 for Table of 10 (includes table signage and designation of table leader)
$300 Event Sponsorship (includes 2 tickets, logo recognition in future correspondence and at event)
Discounted parking available onsite for $4.50

6:45 AM Doors Open, Registration7:00 AM Networking & Coffee Service7:30 AM Welcome & Breakfast Served7:35 AM A Conversation with Ana Guerrero
9:00 AM Closing
Ana Guerrero | Chief of Staff
Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti 
Ana Guerrero serves as Mayor Eric Garcetti's Chief of Staff. In this capacity, she is the primary driver of his agenda to improve neighborhoods, create jobs and make City Hall work better, and directs all aspects of the Office of the Mayor.

Guerrero has worked with Garcetti since he was first elected to the City Council in 2001. She was appointed as his Council Office Chief of Staff in 2008, after serving as his District Director and Deputy Chief of Staff. As Garcetti's top aide during his Council Presidency she worked closely with the City's leadership to negotiate unprecedented budget and pension reforms. Garcetti's Council District underwent a dramatic transformation with the help of Guerrero's leadership, including being ranked number one in job growth. Guerrero helped develop and implement key initiatives such as Garcetti's Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Uniting Neighborhoods to Abolish Graffiti, and tripling the number of parks from 16 to 48.

Guerrero brings extensive community organizing experience to her role as the Mayor's chief strategist. She began her organizing career in 1990 with the Sonoma County Faith Based Community Organizing Project where she organized low and middle income families around issues such as job creation and affordable housing. She came to Los Angeles in 1995 to become the lead organizer of the United Neighborhoods Organization (UNO). There, she led a campaign that helped more than 5,000 immigrants become naturalized, politically active citizens. She has also provided technical assistance to community-based organizations through the Center for Community Change.

Guerrero is an elected member of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (AD43) and is Second Vice President of the Latino Democrats of Los Angeles County. She remains active in community organizing through her service on the board of the Needmor Family Fund. Guerrero is an immigrant from Mexico and is the daughter of farm workers. She is married to Neal Goldstein and is the mother of three children ages 23, 10, and 8.

Heather Rosenberg   

For more than a decade, Heather has worked on the leading edge of sustainability,guiding projects "beyond the checklist" and into an integrated systems-based approach. Her training as an ecologist allows her to bring a unique perspective to her her work on the built environment, which ranges from individual buildings - including a number of LEED Gold and Platinum-certified showcases - to 40,000-acre master plans. It has allowed her to shape policy at the city, state and national level, including work on strategic plans, Climate Action Plans, and the development of the USGBC's impact categories and the analytical weighting used in the LEED 2012 Rating System.

Heather's current work asks questions about inclusion, community and health that go to the philosophical core of the green building movement. She was recently awarded the USGBC Ginsberg Sustainability Fellowship to provide thought leadership on issues of social equity in the built environment. She advocates for practices that create community, enhance well-being, and address environmental justice. Her work has continually been shaped by asking what voices have been left out, and bringing them in.

Ms. Rosenberg has led many green building and green community projects, and has worked extensively with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on educational resources and rating system development. For example, she led the effort to support USGBC's development of impact categories and an analytical weighting system for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) 2012 Rating System. And she is a co-author of the core curriculum for USGBC's Core Concepts of Green Building Guide, which supports the 200-level education series that is the primary resource of the LEED Green Associate's examination. Ms. Rosenberg is a trained facilitator, a certified permaculture designer, and serves on the USGBC Social Equity Task Force.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

How to Be An Ace Recruiter - February 18

What: “How to Be An Ace Recruiter” 


Deborah Ortiz, former state senator
Jim Moore, pollster
Kathy Bowler, campaign strategist and public policy advisor
Moderated by Mary Hughes
When: Noon to 1 pm PT, Tuesday, February 18*

Where: Online, from your home or office computer

*Can't attend? Register today & you'll get a link to the recording.  
In search of the perfect candidate? Our Webinar will give you the tools to identify and recruit winning women candidates. We’ll talk geography, demographics, vote history and trends. Plus:
  • What kind of experience do voters value most in a candidate? 
  • What makes a good ballot title?
  • Does the legislative leadership recruit candidates?
  • What are the political parties looking for and where do they find the best prospects? 
  • What online resources are available for prospects and recruiters? 
  • Q&A
Are there other topics you'd like the speakers to address? Email
More information: 

Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, the women's political organization "Emily's List" will be highlighting favorite female African-American leaders every day on Facebook. 

Since its founding, EMILY's List helped elect 97% of the Democratic women of color in Congress.

In 1992, Carol Moseley Braun became the first woman of color to be elected to the U.S. Senate. She was also the first African American woman to win a major party Senate nomination. She remains the only African American woman to ever hold a seat in the Senate.
Former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun

First elected to Congress in 1968, Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman to win a congressional seat, and in 1972, she became the first African American presidential candidate for a major political party. She was also the first woman to run for the Democratic nomination. Chisholm shattered the racial barrier, but saw the need for continued progress toward equality, saying, "I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential."
Rep. Shirley Chisholm

In 1992 -- the Year of the Woman -- eight African American women were elected to the U.S. House: Corrine Brown, Eva Clayton, Barbara-Rose Collins, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Carrie Meek, and Maxine Waters.

1992, the Year of the Woman

In 2004 state Senator Gwen Moore was elected to Congress and Assemblywoman Lena Taylor stepped up to fill Gwen's seat. Then Tamara Grigsby filledLena's assembly seat -- elevating pro-choice women into all three seats!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia Fundraiser, Feb. 26

Join Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (58th Assembly District) for an evening reception to help kick off her 2014 re-election campaign on 

Wednesday, February 26th from 6-8 pm 
at the Next Door Lounge in Hollywood.

Host Committee for this event includes:
State Senator Holly Mitchell, Sandra Fluke, The Honorable Cindy Montanez, CALIFORNIA List, Scott Budnick, Kariann Farrell Hinds, Councilmember Nury Martinez, Howard Welinsky, Wendy Mitchell, Melissa Fox, Ferris Wehbe

Prices Listed Below:
$100 Deal Broker (1 Ticket + 1 Drink Ticket)
$150 Your Friend is My Friend (2 Tickets + 2 Drink Tickets)
$500 Bronze Sponsor
$1,000 Silver Sponsor
$2,500 Gold Sponsor
$4,100 Platinum Sponsor

For more information on this event, contact Denise Peralta 
at or call her at 714.673.0005

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Campaign Training Saturday, February 22 & March 29

  Saturday, February 22nd  9:30am-3:30pm "Ziplining to Victory" with Cathy Allen.  ILWU Local 63 (Conference Room), 350 W. 5th Street, Ste 200, San Pedro 90731. $75.  Register by 2/15 at, for info call Dr. Schaye at 310/863-5358. (see flyer above)

Saturday, March 29th, 12:30-4:30pm, Low Budget Campaign Training.  Rosewood Park Community Center, 5600 Harbor Street, City of Commerce, 90040.  Free parking.  For info or to register, contact Desiree Portillo-Rabinov at or 818/601-1514.

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