Thursday, May 27th at 5:00PM
Sexism in California Politics:
Has it always been this bad? Will it ever get better?
Please join WIL for a discussion of sexism in California politics with very special guests Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris and Supervisor Katrina Foley!
Sexism remains a major obstacle on women's path to political office, including right here in forward-thinking California. Has it always been this bad? Will it get better or worse as more women run for office? What else can be done to address the problem?
We're incredibly lucky to be joined for a discussion of these questions and more by nationally-renowned political expert Sherry Bebitch Jeffe and Orange County trailblazers Cottie Petrie-Norris and Katrina Foley.
You won't want to miss this event! Admission is free, but donations are always welcome and will always to go supporting women who support reproductive freedom.
The role of Women in Leadership (WIL) today, as it was in 1993, is to elect dynamic women who are dedicated to keeping access to full reproductive rights. In 1993, we truly believed that by 2020(!), it would be more politically acceptable for a politician to support reproduction rights, education and healthcare. But we were wrong.
WIL is needed now more than ever. We support women running for office who will be strong advocates for reproductive freedom. They will speak up and stand up for reproductive rights.
WIL plays a critical role in getting more women candidates in the pipeline. We support candidates running for any office that Orange County residents vote on – from local city councils and school boards to California State Legislature and United States Congress. The candidates we support will improve the lives of women -- locally, statewide, and nationally.
WIL is completely run by volunteers so all of the money raised from membership fees goes directly to candidate campaigns providing our endorsed candidates the ability to win. We have a vigorous candidate endorsement process that includes a lengthy questionnaire and in-person interview. Candidates who value reproductive freedom seek out WIL for an important endorsement and contribution. In 2016 alone, WIL and its members provided approximately $100,000 to endorsed candidates.
Please join us as we continue to fight together for women’s reproductive freedom!
Who We Are
Women In Leadership is a bi-partisan Political Action Committee formed in 1993 for the purpose of electing women candidates to local, regional and state-wide office who are dedicated to keeping access to full reproductive rights. We provide funds to candidates who believe that ensuring access to reproductive education and healthcare is essential to safeguarding rights for all women.
- To provide early campaign funds directly to women candidates who share WIL’s commitment to reproductive choice and freedom.
- To provide a forum for these candidates to reach out to potential supporters through luncheons, forums and other WIL sponsored events.
Become a Member - Your membership dues go directly to supporting the campaigns where our financial support will have the most impact. Visit our Membership page for more information.