2020 Women Stepping Up in Benicia – March 8 Panel of Distinguished Women Leaders
Couldn’t attend and wish you did? Here’s the video of the Progressive Dems program on March 8. See below for the full-length version or an edited 20-minute version. Many thanks to videographer Constance Beutel!
Full-length (1:30) version: [Note pause before audio begins]
Edited (20 minute) version: [Note pause before audio begins]
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
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.
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