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.
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.