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February 18 Forum Second in DWMC's 2016 “Year of the Political Woman” Series
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At the DWMC's annual business meeting, held during our January 21 luncheon event, President Konny Murray updated the membership on the "State of the DWMC." Those of you were unable to attend can read her review of 2015 and projections for 2016 here.
The ACLU of California has released an important report on reproductive health abuses in California jails. Titled "Reproductive Health Behind Bars in California," the study documents such issues as lack of prenatal care, denial of treatment for sexual abuse and shackling during labor. You can find the ACLU's summary and a link to the full report here.
We wanted to share with you this gracious statement from California State Controller Betty Yee on her inability to attend our January 21 event. Her commitment to Democratic women’s clubs, and to efforts to involve women in politics and improve our society, are inspiring. Thank you, Controller Yee!
Statement of California State Controller Betty T. Yee
It is with deep regret that I will not be attending the Democratic Women of Monterey County luncheon on January 21st due to Governor Jerry Brown’s scheduling his delivery of the State of the State address at 10 o’clock that morning in Sacramento.
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.