Our Next DWMC Event

When: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Location TBD

In the decades since Roe v. Wade, the prochoice movement has responded to ceaseless attacks. On June 27, we scored a victory, as the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health struck down TRAP regulations designed to put clinics out of business and care out of reach. But the struggle continues.

You Should Know About...

Democratic Women of Monterey County Endorses Eight Candidates: Adams, Luis Alejo, Caballero, Ellis, Monning, Panetta, Parker, Stone earn support from March membership process.

The Democratic Women of Monterey County has announced its membership’s endorsements for local and statewide elections in 2016. In closely watched races, DWMC members voted to endorse the following:

U.S. House of Representatives
District 20: Jimmy Panetta California State Senate
District 17: Bill Monning California State Assembly
District 29: Mark Stone California State Assembly
District 30: Anna Caballero

Monterey County Board of Supervisors
District 1: Luis Alejo  
District 4: Jane Parker  
District 5: Mary Adams

Chair, California Democratic Party: Kimberly Ellis

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.


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