Our Next DWMC Event

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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Join the Democratic Women of Monterey County for our Eighth Annual Feast for Sustainable Change, as we honor JANET BRENNAN, local leader for a sustainable environment.

You Should Know About...

Prior to the 2016 California primary, DWMC members endorsed eight candidates for federal, state and local offices. [Read those results here.] Those endorsements remain in effect. Since the primary, the following candidates seeking election or re-election for offices not included in the original endorsement vote have also requested DWMC endorsement. Accordingly, the DWMC will conduct a second endorsement ballot of its membership in early September.

Did you know that some women in Monterey County pay 60% of their income on rent? Or that child care can eat up 40% of their salary? These are some of the county-by- county findings from the California Women’s Well-Being Index, produced by the California Budget & Policy Center in partnership with the Women’s Foundation of California.

Surina Khan, CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California, wrote in a Monterey Herald guest commentary this month that the index includes both positive and negative results for Monterey. Our wage gap is one of the lowest in California, but we rank 49 out of 58 in economic security.

Read Khan’s article here. You can view the California Budget & Policy Center’s results by county here.


‪#‎TRAPPED‬, the Sundance award-winning documentary by Dawn Porter, is coming to Santa Cruz! This is a special opportunity to see the "riveting" film on anti-choice TRAP laws threatening to end legal abortion.


WHEN: Monday, June 27, 7pm

WHERE: Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz 

COST: Free. Donation of $5-$20 to cover cost requested.

WHAT REMAINS OF A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE? Not much, if we don't fight these TRAP laws. Spread the word.


First and foremost, I'm a feminist. And basically that stems from a strong belief that all people and creatures deserve equal opportunity, rights and respect.

- Kathy Najimy