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.
For Immediate Release
September 7, 2014
Oakland, CA – Members of the National Women’s Political Caucus’ Alameda North Chapter met Saturday, September 6 to hear from candidates and ballot measure spokespeople before casting their ballots to determine endorsements for the 2014 General Election. In most races with more than one woman running, no candidate received the necessary number of votes, 60% of votes cast, to receive the endorsement. Endorsements were made, however, in three important races.
NWPC-AN is Hosting the Oakland Women Mayoral Forum and Reception on Women’s Equality Day
On the anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, NWPC-AN will commemorate this important milestone in equality by hosting a Oakland Women Mayoral Forum and reception. The Oakland Mayoral race is proving to be a packed and exciting race where several viable women candidates are campaigning for the mayoral seat. The forum will be moderated by LaNiece Jones and Council member Libby Schaaf, Council Member Rebecca Kaplan, City Auditor Courtney Ruby, and Mayor Jean Quan have confirmed attendance.
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.
National Women’s Political Caucus – Alameda North 2014 Susan B. Anthony “Women of the Year” Awards Sunday, March 16July 16, 2014Press Release
Oakland, CA – NWPC’s Alameda North Chapter will kick off the East Bay 2014 political season with its largest event of the year, the annual Susan B. Anthony “Women of the Year” Awards.
Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, lead plaintiffs in the challenge to Proposition 8, will be honored as Advocates of the Year, and Assembly Member Nancy Skinner will be honored as Elected Leader of the Year.
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: