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September 26, 2020

Feminist Voter Guide

SBWPC Members, There is quite a lot to share with you this month. But I must start by saying the words that are heavy on my heart today: Breonna Taylor Breonna Taylor deserved justice, she did not get it. She deserved better. Black women deserve better. We must do better to seek justice and reaffirm that Black Lives Matter. Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg I was so proud to have SBWPC join other women’s organizations in our community to organize a Vigil to honor the life and work of Justice Ginsburg and speak out on the precarious moment we find ourselves in to retain the rights and freedoms that are essential to our feminist values. To watch a video of […]
August 12, 2020

84 Days to Go…

SBWPC Members, As of August 11, there are 84 days to go until election day. We’ve heard over and over that this election will be the most important election of our lives. We know what is at stake. So the question must be – what are we going to do to ensure that on November 4th, the day after the election, we have secured victories for our feminist candidates up and down the ballot? There is a great deal of attention on National elections and on key Senate races in other States. I thank our members that are actively involved in efforts to take back the White House and the Senate. In addition, I ask that you not forget about […]
April 7, 2020

Stay-At-Home to the Work Continues

SBWPC Members, I had hoped to get this newsletter out to our members sooner – but if there is anything COVID-19 has shown us it is that all our carefully laid plans are out the window! It’s hard to imagine that just a few short weeks ago, we were full speed ahead planning for upcoming events and ongoing electoral work. All of that has come to a screeching halt and we find ourselves in a completely new world. We are all faced with a diverse range of experiences and responses. In my case, I find myself having to keep up with a demanding, full-time job, a fulfilling elected role, and full-time caregiver and educator for my two children. My spouse […]
March 23, 2020

Interview with Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson January 2020

Interviewers: Yvonne DeGraw, Kenia Guinto, Leslie Brtek, Legislation & Advocacy Committee The interview started with SBWPC interviewers expressing gratitude for Sen. Jackson’s many years of advocacy for women. Mentoring and staff diversity: Sen. Jackson has always had a female chief of staff and her legislative director is a woman. Her staff has always had racial, ethnic, and LGBTQ diversity. She looks for the best person, but also for people who have “that different experience,” because California is a state with a lot of diversity and “…it’s important to have all those voices heard.” Sen. Jackson has little opportunity to make appointments to boards or commissions. She serves on the state Commission on the Status of Women and has mentored several […]