Category Archives: California Legislature

Our next meeting – Friday, March 8 – Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day!  Come celebrate with us, 7-9pm at Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler St., Suite 114.

2020: Women Stepping Up in Benicia

  • Celebrate International Women’s Day
  • Women’s leadership forum – learn about leadership opportunities for women of all ages and life stages from local leaders.
  • Opening remarks by Mayor Elizabeth Patterson
  • Moderated by Kari Birdseye

Panelists confirmed so far:

  • Betty Yee, California State Controller since 2015
  • Susannah Delano, Executive Director, Close the Gap California
  • Linda Escalante, So. CA Legislative Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Cora Young, Legislative Aide, Congressman Mike Thompson

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
PLAN TO ATTEND OUR NEXT MEETING!

Getting smart about upcoming CA State legislative session

From 350 Bay Area – EVENTS
[Message from PDB Chair Ralph Dennis: “Anyone interested in going to the meeting with me, Sat. Jan. 26, 2:00 to 4:00?”  Reply to Ralph at redennis5156 at att dot net.]

2019 MEETING  –  350 BAY AREA ACTION LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
JANUARY 26 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

350 Bay Area is convening its first Legislative Action Committee meeting for 2019, and is inviting climate activists interested in working on state climate legislation to attend. Legislative issues expected to be discussed include electrifying transportation, pushing smart growth while preserving low income housing, protecting community choice energy, stopping fracking, and closing down California’s existing oil production.

In addition, the meeting will also focus on lobbying bills, working with our legislators, and partnering with allies.

Where:
Sierra Club Bay Chapter Office

2530 San Pablo Ave., Unit 1
Berkeley

350 Bay Area works to stop climate chaos by supporting clean energy and eliminating fossil fuels. Its mission is building a grassroots climate movement in the Bay Area and beyond that achieves deep reductions in carbon pollution and presses for socially equitable solutions and a just transition to clean energy. Its vision is that all who live in the Bay Area equitably share clean air, water and soil in a healthy, thriving and stable post-carbon future, benefiting all life.

Close the Gap: Big win for women in 2018, keep up the good work in 2019!

From an email by Susannah Delano, Executive Director at Close the Gap CA

Keep up the good work in 2019

They’re sworn in and at their desks. You helped them get there and you’ve had an impact. Women are now 30% of the CA Legislature, up from 21% at the start of 2018. In state rankings, CA has jumped from 30th to 22nd for our proportion of women legislators.

An unexpected moment of parity, California-style: As the 2019-2020 session begins, four new Latina Senators from CTGCA target districts bring the number of Democratic women in the Senate even with the total number of Republicans, at 10.

California Legislature

State Senate:
State House/Assembly:
Total Senators: 40          Total Women: 13
Total Members: 80          Total Women: 23
Percentage of Women: 30%
Ranking among state legislatures for the proportion of women: 22

Congratulations! We sent flowers, too!  Filing for 2020 opens in 8 months. Not a moment to waste.  Click here to find out how you can pitch in.

Board President Sonya Logman and volunteer Barri Babow delivered CTGCA bouquets to 9 new women legislators (Asm. Christy Smith, pictured in the center)