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NWPC-Alameda North endorsed candidates and measures won big on election night! All seven endorsed ballot measures passed, including the nation’s first ever tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Berkeley and the nation’s highest minimum wage in Oakland, which also mandates paid sick days. Our endorsed candidates ran great campaigns and were also incredibly successful.

Amy Shrago and Annie Flores are Co-Presidents of NWPC-AN, a 40-year-old organization with 300+ local members serving Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Piedmont and San Leandro committed to increasing women’s participation in the political process and creating a true women’s political power-base to achieve equality for all women.

The National Women’s Political Caucus, Alameda North Chapter strongly supports the efforts to establish a local minimum wage in Berkeley that is higher than the state minimum wage. As an organization that supports growing both the political and economic power of women, we know that a higher minimum wage is critically important to women’s economic security.

It's here - the NWPC-AN 2014 Susan B. Anthony Woman of the Year Awards! Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm at The Port, Oakland’s newest co-working space in Jack London Square.

Each year, NWPC-AN recognizes political and community leaders for voicing and demonstrating exemplary action in support of our core mission: supporting pro-choice women leadership throughout the political trajectory.

In 2014, we are honoring:

To advance the equality of women and girls in California the state Commission on the Status of Women and Girls partnered with Mount St. Mary's College to release an update to it's 2012 findings. A year after this first study, five years after the recession, things are starting to look up. Having said that, there are still a number of areas women and girls fall behind in the golden state. 

Key finds of the study include: