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March 11, 2021

SBWPB L&A Committee Interview with Sen. Monique Limón

Conducted on January 15, 2021 by Molly Morrison and Anna DiStefano “There’s a lot to do.” – Senator Limón Despite having 2020 now behind us, new challenges and opportunities await elected officials globally. The California Senate session already began turbulently with FBI security warnings at the time of the presidential transition, but California State Senator Monique Limón is hitting the ground running. Despite being elected in a year unlike any other, Senator Limón relayed that open communication and clean handoffs, coupled with a majority of Limón’s State Assembly team transitioning with her, resulted in a smooth transition into her Senate seat, formerly held by Hannah-Beth Jackson. Digging in “One of the things that I’ve learned is that you respond to […]
March 8, 2021

International Women’s Day

SBWPC Members, This month we celebrate Women’s History and today we celebrate International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is powered by the collective efforts of all From the International Women’s Day website: Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes International Women’s Day impactful. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” So make International Women’s Day your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women. The theme for this years International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge. “Individually, we’re all responsible […]
February 17, 2021

Celebrate Black History Month! Exciting Events Coming Up!

I invite you to celebrate Black History Month this February by furthering your learning, strengthening your support for racial justice, and supporting local events. There is still time to tune in for many upcoming virtual events in our local community in celebration of Black History Month. Additionally, we are thrilled to welcome Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell as our keynote speaker for this year’s Presidents’ Circle Event. Mark your calendars to join us virtually on March 11th at 5:30 PM. Our candidate development committee has planned a workshop regarding appointed Boards and Commissions. Join us for “Connecting your Passions to Politics” on April 10th. More information and registration information coming soon. Thank you for your continued support of […]
February 4, 2021

Interview with Hannah Beth Jackson

December 16, 2020 (Via ZOOM) Interviewers: Jeany Elson, Leslie McGorman, and Leslie Brtek, Legislation & Advocacy Committee SBWPC interviewers conducted this interview after Sen. Hannah Beth Jackson had retired, so we began our conversation by extending gratitude for her years of service and her distinguished legacy. (Senate staffer Lysa Markey helped facilitate the scheduling.) Mentoring and Staff Diversity: As in years past, Sen. Jackson prioritized achieving a staff that reflects the diversity of our community – not only in terms of gender, but racial and ethnic diversity, as well as diversity of sexual orientation and identity. Sen. Jackson expressed a strong belief that diversity in experience brings richness to legislative and in-district work. This year, she continued to have women and […]