NWPC CA Celebrates the Work of Senator Barbara Boxer
On Saturday, Nov. 12th, NWPC CA brought together women leaders from throughout the state to celebrate the career of retiring Senator Barbara Boxer. In the aftermath of the election results, Sen. Boxer talked about her newly released book, "The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life" and shared motivational words on staying dedicated to fighting for equality and celebrating the great work of many women during this election cycle. The celebration concluded with a panel discussing the importance of women serving in appointments at the local, state and national level. NWPC CA plans to conduct another conference in the Spring to convene women leaders around important topics of political and grassroots engagement. Our very own Director of Operations, Karriann Farrell Hinds, spoke on the panel (pictured right).
More than 60 members of National Women’s Political Caucus from all over California gathered the Saturday after the 2016 General Election in San Jose to attend a “Celebration and Conversation.” Members of the Silicon Valley caucus hosted the event, with members attending from Orange County, Fresno, Monterey, Sacramento, and several local caucuses in Los Angeles County.
Although it seemed that the “celebration” part was not to be, the speakers and members turned what might have been a wake into a wake-up call to turn defeat into future victory. Speakers shared their deep sense of loss over the defeat of Secretary Hillary Clinton for President. But they also sounded calls to carry the work forward and to increase our efforts for women to be full partners in America’s democracy. Read more here