Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Fifth Annual Report on the Status of Women and Girls in CA - Released Today (3/30/16)

On March 30, 2016, Mount Saint Mary’s University released its fifth annual Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California, and commemorated Women’s History Month with a day of inspiration and reflection as part of a public event at the Skirball Cultural Center. More than 1,000 people attended, answering the Mount’s call to action to help improve the lives of women and girls everywhere.

Mount Saint Mary’s is committed to ensuring that women are afforded equal opportunities to engage in society. As a women’s university, we are uniquely positioned to create this type of publication, which is compiled annually by our faculty. We are honored that this research is used by community advocates, educators and legislators to effect change across California and beyond.

To read the 2016 research, click on the download buttons, or view the content by topic below.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

"We're With Her" - More Action For Hillary

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A cursory search of presidential candidate Donald Trump's quotes produces a litany of profane and offensive rhetoric - especially against women. Check out this ad created by a conservative SuperPAC - yes, we're shocked too - of just a sampling of misogynistic things Donald Trump has said - publicly and unapologetically.
(If it doesn't start automatically, click here.) #UnitedAgainstTrump

June 7th is rapidly approaching.

All over the country, NWPC chapters are pitching in to help elect Hillary; in fact, shout out to our sister state caucuses, Florida, Missouri, and Ohio for the March 15th primaries. As you may know, Secretary Clinton swept her opponent in the Democratic primaries on Tuesday, and we couldn't be prouder -- but we cannot slow down or take anything for granted. To do so will create a higher likelihood that Donald Trump will be moving into the White House next January.  To that end, we are excited to announce that we are in the process of setting up caucus wide phone banks in support of our endorsed candidate, fmr. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The next big dates for Primary states are March 22nd in Arizona and March 26th in Washington State. Then it's on to New York on April 19th and Maryland and Pennsylvania on April 26th followed by California and New Jersey in June. It is NWPC's intent to continue all our efforts in every state to win as MANY DELEGATES as possible and we hope many of you pursue being a delegate! That said, all eyes are rumored to be looking at our great state of California, as well as, New York. Stay tuned on how you can help us GOTV (get out the vote) for HRC (Hillary Rodham Clinton).

Donate through NWPC's "Hillraiser Link" || Volunteer  and make some calls to other states (training provided at link) || Enhance any upcoming travel by joining fellow supporters at events nearby || Educate others about our issues and priorities || And stand strong against the internet trolls by checking out Correct the Record

Want to join our Statewide committee? Email NWPCCA President, Sherri Loveland:

Thank you for all you do - let's continue making HERstory together - Onward to Victory!

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Details for Hillary Clinton Event in Los Angeles on March 24

What a great win for Hillary Clinton last night - we need to keep the momentum going! As part of that effort, we know that every vote counts, every phone call and door knocked counts, and every dollar counts too.

I am excited to share that Hillary will be headlining a fundraising event in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 24th and hope you will join me in supporting her! 
Evening with Hillary Rodham Clinton at Avalon Hollywood 
with special performances by Estelle and Ben Harper
MC’d by Russell Simmons
Los Angeles, California
Thursday, March 24th 
$250 - Guest
$500 - Attendee
$1,000 - Friend (Includes Preferred Viewing) 
Co-host: Raise $10,000 (Includes photo and host reception with Hillary)
Please contact Nate Shutman with questions at or (626) 755-5637

During the last year, Thomas, Dean and I have seen how hard she works, how qualified she is to be the President of the United States and how committed she is to creating a brighter future for our country. Let's make this happen!

Looking forward to seeing you on the 24th!

Evening with Hillary with special performances by Ben Harper and Estelle

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Reminder: Hillary in Los Angeles on March 24

Conversation with Hillary Clinton at the Home of Julia Franz and Chris Silbermann
Date:  Thursday, March 24th
Location:  Santa Monica CA at the Home of Julia Franz and Chris Silbermann (exact address given upon RSVP)
Time:  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price:  $2,700 Champion; raise $10,000 (Cohost Reception includes a photo with Secretary Hillary Clinton) 
Evening with Hillary Clinton, with special performances by Ben Harper and Estelle
Date:  Thursday, March 24th
Location:  Los Angeles CA (exact address given upon RSVP)
Time:  Early evening (Timing TBD)
Price:  $500/Attendee; $1000/Friend (includes preferred viewing) and; raise $10,000 (Co-hosts will receive a photo with Secretary Clinton)  

Sunday, March 13, 2016

How will you help make HERstory? - From NWPC CA

Our Time is NOW.

"Daleiden told one volunteer that it 'would be really good to talk tonight' with one doctor 'now that she’s been drinking.. . .Daleiden told his associates that their ‘goal’ was to trap people into ‘saying something really messed up.'  Daleiden urged them to offer massive financial profits for fetal tissue and to try to get abortion providers to use the phrase 'fully intact baby'"
- Judge William Orrick III, in a 42-page order, granting a preliminary injunction to prohibit defendants David Daleiden, Troy Newman, and the Center for Medical Progress from publishing recordings illegally taken at National Abortion Federation meetings.

Time and time again, our members, allies, and supporters are asked "why women"? This is why.

As you know, the July 2015 online posting of surreptitiously made several videos purporting to show employees of Planned Parenthood clinics illegally selling aborted fatal for profit had a devastating impact on Planned Parenthood's efforts to deliver affordable reproductive health care to women across the land. Day after day, year after year, there are a multitude of lawsuits from the conservative right wing constituencies to take away a woman's right to choose. The order from Judge Orrick outlines and calls out every deceptive tool those at the Center for Medical Progress have used in their campaign to shut Planned Parenthood down with false narratives.

We need more pro-choice women elected, regardless of party preference, because they will fight for women's reproductive rights rather than trying to defund Planned Parenthood. They will defend our right to choose, rather than inciting anti-choice protesters to cause irreparable harm to the nation's largest women's health provider.

2016 will be a groundbreaking year for women across the country as we work to elect Hillary Clinton as President and support the multitude of progressive, pro-choice women candidates running for office.
As we stand in solidarity with Planned Parenthood to protect access reproductive health services and affirm reproductive choice as a fundamental right for women, we must continue to make our collective voices heard.

The National Women's Political Caucus represents a critical constituency and an emerging voter bloc that is the margin of victory. And YOU are the strength of our organization. We cannot do what we do to reach pro-choice voters, elect progressive women, and stand up for important issues that impact our community without you.

That's why we need you to be active and stay active with our Caucus. If you haven't renewed your membership, do so today.  If you're already a member, share the love and ask a friend to join you. If you want to help get pro-choice, progressive women elected, donate to our Political Action Committee. 

Thank you for being a part of our HERstory. 
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Here’s to hoping that by International Women’s Day 2017 women the world over won’t have to fight for their human right to reproductive health and justice. To having more than only 25 sitting female Heads of State. To a world where gender-based violence in all its brutal, grotesque forms—including FGM, human trafficking, sexual assault, honor-based crimes, rape as a weapon in war—has been nearly eliminated. Where girls can get an education equal to boys without threat and fear of violence. Where women are able to dress as they wish and not be forced to cover up in order not to ‘seduce men’. Where women don’t need male guardians to leave their homes or gain financial capital.

Big goals for the next #IWD, but maybe for this year we can stop asking “can women REALLY have it all?!?!” because we would never ask the same as a man.

Maybe we can stop focusing on a woman’s cadence (she’s too shrill!) and more on the substance of her speech. 

We can stop seeing “FEMINISM” as the F-word. We can work a little harder to curb rape culture. Maybe this year, we can all get involved with community-based or international organizations that help to empower women locally or globally.

To the women and allies who are working to break down the glass ceiling in STEM, in business, in law; struggling against oppressive regimes; finding their way as survivors; fighting for reproductive rights—thank you.

We know the journey is long and we might not personally see the fruits of our labor but you are building a legacy and foundation. Your work is valued and important. One day we might not need an anthem of empowerment telling us that girls run the world, we might not need a special day that honors us.

But until then, we have to continue to fight for ourselves, and for our sisters the world over.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Call To Action for Hillary Clinton from NWPC Task Force Chair

Our efforts are making a difference!

Super Tuesday showed the strength of Hillary's grassroots support across a diverse spectrum of voters with massive wins Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Virginia and American Samoa and by beating the odds and winning Massachusetts.   We also did great in Louisiana yesterday, and our delegate advantage continues to grow.  BUT we still have more work to do!   Even  members in states whose primaries or caucuses are past, you can still help! 


Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Home of Julia Franz and Chris Silbermann
Santa Monica, California
Thursday, March 24th
3:00 - 5:00 PM
$2,700 - Champion
Co-host: Raise $10,000 (Includes photo and host reception with Hillary) 
CONTACT: Sean Kiernan, at 818-817-9555 or

Evening with Hillary Rodham Clinton at Avalon Hollywood

Los Angeles, California
Thursday, March 24th
$500 - Attendee
$1,000 - Friend (Includes Preferred Viewing)
Co-host: Raise $10,000 (Includes photo and host reception with Hillary)  
CONTACT: Sean Kiernan, at 818-817-9555 or


Tuesday March 15th
Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, Missouri Primaries  
We have chapters in Florida and Missouri and Cincinnati, so please continue your grassroots efforts there!    Others can also help by making calls into any of the above states and those below.

Tuesday, March 22

Saturday, March 26
Washington State



to any of the above states:  go to page and you will find information about events, office locations etc., so you can plan your trip.

It is our intent to continue all our efforts in every state to win as MANY DELEGATES as possible and we hope many of you pursue being a delegate! Should Hillary become the presumptive nominee - we must not stop working hard to win those delegates!  Please pay particular attention to
New York and California as well as the remaining caucus states. If you have caucus experience form Iowa, Nevada, Colorado or Minnesota we hope you help some of your neighbors in the neighboring caucus states with theirs! Your experience will be most welcome! Let's put Hillary in the strongest position possible at the Philadelphia Convention!

Please get in the habit of checking in at to see what's happening in your state especially as your primary or caucus approaches. Staff and offices truly will be in every state and things get moving very quickly!

Continue making those recurring donations to both Hillary's Campaign here:

Or you can buy merchandise here (with a new BULK ORDER feature) by clicking here: proceeds go to the VICTORY FUND

SOCIAL MEDIA:- throughout March - please use the following hashtags: #ImWithHer #MarchMatters

Additional useful links:

Thank you for all you do - let's continue this amazing journey together - making a win for our endorsed candidate Hillary possible!

Onward to Victory!

Lulu Flores
NWPC Hillary For America
Task Force Chair

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Invitation to join Secretary Hillary Clinton in Los Angeles on Thursday March 24th evening

Invitation to join Secretary Hillary Clinton in Los Angeles on Thursday March 24th evening 
Hello and Happy April!  I hope this note finds you exceptionally well.  I am absolutely elated to invite you to reception with Secretary Hillary Clinton in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 24th.  

We would genuinely be so grateful if you might consider joining us for this fantastic experience.  Prices for attendance:  $250/Guest (limited availability); $500/Attendee; $1000/Friends (includes preferred viewing) and; raise $10,000 (Co-hosts will receive a photo with Secretary Clinton). 
Please find all details for this inspiring event within the RSVP link (when you do RSVP, I would very much appreciate if you would indicate that I, Shefali Razdan Duggal, am the host who invited you to this experience). 
Please feel free to pass this invitation along to others whom you believe may be interested in joining us for a thoughtful and informative evening with Secretary Hillary Clinton. 
Should you have any thoughts, questions, concerns or would like to RSVP, please feel free to contact me directly at  Or, if you are unable to attend this event for any reason, Secretary Hillary Clinton, the campaign and I personally would so deeply appreciate if you might consider a donation (of any comfortable amount) to support Hillary for America. 
Any quantity which you can invest into the campaign would be absolutely beneficial to help facilitate Hillary Clinton in continuing to share her vision within and throughout the United States.  Thank you so much, in advance!
Should you like to be removed from this email distribution, please feel free, at your convenience, to click "unsubscribe" (at the bottom of this page), and I would be delighted to accommodate your request immediately. 
Have a radiant day and wonderful week! Sending many hugs, much love, infinite light and abundant positive energy --
Sending My Warmest Wishes, 

Hillary For America, National Finance Committee "Hillblazer"
Emily's List, National Board of Directors (Hillary Clinton endorsed candidate, April 2015) 
twitter: @ShefaliRazdan
to experience authentic joy to the heart & soul:
optimistic personal life philosophy: The Glass is Always Full
honor your precious uniqueness: Being Genuine

"Look to this day for it is life. In its brief course lie all the realities and truths of existence. The joy of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of well-lived makes every yesterday a memory of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day."
-Ancient Sanskrit proverb


Shefali Razdan Duggal, P.O.   BOX   210518, San Francisco, CA 94121

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