Category Archives: California Politics

Close the Gap California – new look, quarterly report

April 10, 2019See what Close the Gap California accomplished in the first quarter of 2019: Quarterly Report CTG-CA.

You will recall that Close the Gap California’s Executive Director, Susannah Delano, was part of the panel for PDB’s Women Forum on March 8 organized by our Women’s Caucus.  The quarterly report mentions Benicia, and pictures Susannah along with State Controller Betty Yee at the event with others during the evening.

Interesting and informative: Find your California Representative’s Courage Score

A PDB member recommended this from California’s Courage Campaign:

Courage Scores grade legislators on how well they stand up for constituents over corporations or special interest groups that seek to exploit Californians, particularly the poor, disadvantaged, or communities of color.

Find your California Representative’s
Courage Score HERE.


Read all about the Courage Scores here.

Meeting of March 8 – Celebrating International Women’s Day

We celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 with a great crowd at Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler St., Suite 114.

See the video of the event on Constance Beutel’s Youtube channel: full-length version or 20-minute edited version.  From our previous announcement:

2020: Women Stepping Up in Benicia

  • Celebrate International Women’s Day – Women making a difference!
  • Women’s leadership forum – learn about leadership opportunities for women of all ages and life stages from local leaders.

Panelists:

  • 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, Field Representative, Congressman Mike Thompson

Opening remarks by Mayor Elizabeth Patterson
Moderated by Kari Birdseye

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


Download the poster – distribute far and wide!