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Please mark your calendar for our November luncheon on Friday, November 21, 2014. Unfortunately, Bill Monning will not be able to attend, but sends his best.
Written for our closing day to the women of Cuba. Each member of the delegation wrote a sentence about the strongest impression they had and Heidi Feldman turned it into a poem.
DWMC Members and Visitors,
We are proud to support Betty Yee, and ask for your participation in our Social Action Network. Please read the letter below, send it to your friends, and help elect Betty Yee to the Office of Controller!
In December 2012, Camille Maben began serving in her current role as Executive Director of First 5 California. In that role, she is responsible for staffing the California Children and Families Commission, in addition to directing the work of the agency and its staff. Through her leadership, First 5 California is implementing several evidence-based and results-driven Signature Programs targeted to children, parents, and teachers that focus on quality.
Background: Delaine Eastin, former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1995-2003, was the first and only woman in history to be elected to that position. She has a rich and extensive biography, with a life dedicated to the education of our youth, and through her work in the California State Assembly, advanced the values that all women share. Delaine was able to spend a few minutes with Ruth Rachel talking about Close the Gap, an organization dedicated to electing more women to the California State legislature. (For a more extensive biography of Delaine, please go to dw-mc.org)
Due to Governor Brown's late announcement that his "State of the State" address will take place on Thursday morning January 24th, Ms. Yee requests your understanding to change the date of the Democratic Women's Club luncheon to January 25th. It is necessary for all constitutional officers to be in attendance for the Governor's address on January 24th. Ms. Yee looks forward to joining fellow Democrats at the Monterey County Democratic Party fundraiser the evening of January 24th and at the Women's luncheon on January 25th. Thank you for your understanding.
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.