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Monterey Peninsula journalist and DWMC member Susan Meister has written a powerful guest commentary for the Monterey Herald on coping with, and moving beyond, the disastrous presidential election. “I have been asked how I intend to deal with living in a country where the newly elected president personifies the very opposite of the values we cherish,” she writes. “My answer: I intend to fight for them.”

We mourn, and then we act.

Read the entire commentary, with its suggestions for activism, here.

Sara Rubin, interim editor of the Monterey County Weekly, has collected reactions to Trump's rise from 22 local women, including many women leaders and the DWMC's own president-elect, Regina Gage. Together, these responses reflect our shock and our commitment to fight our way forward. Read the full article here

SAVE THE DATE: January 17, 2017, 11am – 1:30pm

“The Art of Tough”

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s annual Roe v. Wade Luncheon will feature our esteemed four-term US Senator Barbara Boxer, discussing a career spent fighting for change.

Individual tickets go on sale December 1. The event is expected to sell out.

Sponsorships are on sale now at

This year, more than ever, we will stand together with Planned Parenthood.



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Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not.

- Andrea Dworkin