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Is Elected Office in YOUR Future? Workshop on First Steps to Run for Public Office

Yes SHE Can: First Steps to Run for Public Office

Space is Limited. Register Today!

 
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2017 Annual Membership Meeting

Register Today!

Sponsorships also available.

 
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Women’s March Update (as of Jan. 12, 2017)

 
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Holiday Party December 5, 2016

Please Join Us! Good Company, Good Food, Good Cheer!

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November 2016 Election Results

It was a good night for incumbents

VCWPC endorsed 24 fabulous women this election cycle. Each of them gave their all and we are equally proud of every one of them. Here’s the outcome as of November 9th. See Endorsements Page for final results.
WON
Kamala Harris, US Senate
*Julia Brownley, US Congress CA-26
*Hannah-Beth Jackson, CA State Senate, SD-19
Monique Limón, CA Assembly, AD-37
*Jacqui Irwin, CA Assembly, AD-44
*Betsy Connolly, Conejo Valley Unified School District
*Vianey Lopez, Hueneme Elementary School District
*Roseann Mikos, Moorpark City Council
*Christina Urias, Santa Paula Unified School District
*Cheryl Heitmann, Ventura City Council
Sabrena Rodriguez, Ventura Unified School District
TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Jackie Moran, Ventura Unified School District
Veronica Diaz, Oxnard School District, Area 4
LOST
Hillary Rodham Clinton, US President
Christy Smith, CA Assembly, AD-38
Carla Castilla, Ventura Co. Board of Sup, Dist 3
*Peggy Buckles, Conejo Valley Unified School
Tiffany Lopez, Oxnard City Clerk
Genevieve Flores-Haro, Oxnard City Council
Laura Gallardo, Oxnard Harbor Commission
Ruby Durias, Oxnard School District Area 1
Anne La Fianza, Thousand Oaks City Council
Lorrie Brown, Ventura City Council
Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios, Ventura City Council
* denotes incumbent
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Finding Our Resolve

With a President-elect, both houses of Congress and potentially the Supreme Court at odds with VCWPC core issues, we need to be more vigilant than ever in protecting our rights and our communities around the issues of Reproductive Rights and Social, Economic, Environmental and Educational Justice.

In the coming year, will also be redoubling our efforts to recruit, train and support women candidates to fill the political pipeline with women who share our mission.

 
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ENDORSEMENTS FOR LOCAL RACES IN THE NOVEMBER 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

Peggy Buckles, Conejo Valley Unified School District Board  http://www.peggybucklesforschoolboard.com/
Betsy Connolly, Conejo Valley Unified School District Board  http://www.electbetsyconnolly.com/
Vianey Lopez, Hueneme Elementary School District Board  https://lopezforhuenemeschooldistrict.com/
Tiffany Lopez, Oxnard City Clerk  http://lopezforclerk.com/
Genevieve Flores-Haro, Oxnard City Council  http://genevievefloresharo.com/
Laura Gallardo, Oxnard Harbor Commission  lygtlaloc7@yahoo.com
Ruby Durias, Oxnard School District Board, Area 1  https://www.facebook.com/drrubyelect
Veronica Diaz, Oxnard School District Board, Area 4  V.D.F@outlook.com
Roseann Mikos, Moorpark City Council  http://www.roseann-mikos.org/
Christina “Tina” Urias, Santa Paula Unified School District Board  http://www.vote-4-tina-urias.com/
Anne La Fianza, Thousand Oaks City Council  http://annelafianzafortocouncil.com/
Lorrie Brown, Ventura City Council  http://www.lorriebrownforventura.com/
Cheryl Heitmann, Ventura City Council  http://re-electcherylheitmann.com/
Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios, Ventura City Council  http://www.jsp4ventura.com/
Jackie Moran, Ventura Unified School District Board  http://jackiemoran.net/
Sabrena Rodriguez, Ventura Unified School District Board  http://www.sabrenarodriguez.com/home/
Paid for by the Ventura County Women’s Political Council (www.vcwpc.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
 
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General Election Endorsement Meeting

Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 6 p.m.
Tri Counties Central Labor Council meeting room
816 Camarillo Springs Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012

Listed below are the candidates who requested VCWPC’s endorsement. Candidates whose names are in bold are recommended for endorsement by the Political Action Committee based on written application and interviews. In races where there were more qualified candidates than seats available, recommendations were decided on additional factors including strength of campaign organization and record of advocacy on VCWPC issues.

Candidates will be allotted two minutes each to speak directly to the members and will have an opportunity to answer questions related to support of our issues, if necessary, prior to the vote.

Peggy Buckles, Conejo Valley Unified School District
Betsy Connolly*, Conejo Valley Unified School District
Angie Simpson, Conejo Valley Unified School District
Vianey Lopez*, Hueneme Elementary School District
Tiffany Lopez ,Oxnard City Clerk
Genevieve Flores-Haro, Oxnard City Council
Laura Gallardo, Oxnard Harbor Commission
Ruby Durias, Oxnard School District, Area 1
Veronica Diaz, Oxnard School District, Area 4
Monica Madrigal Lopez, Oxnard School District, Area 4
Roseann Mikos*, Moorpark City Council
Christina “Tina” Urias*, Santa Paula Unified School District
Victoria Catherine Wright, Simi Valley City Council
Anne La Fianza, Thousand Oaks City Council
Lorrie Brown, Ventura City Council
Cheryl Heitmann*, Ventura City Council
Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios, Ventura City Council
Christy Weir*, Ventura City Council
Jackie Moran, Ventura Unified School District
Sabrena Rodriguez, Ventura Unified School District
* denotes previously endorsed incumbent

You must be a current member prior to the meeting in order to cast a vote.
You can join or renew online at vcwpc.org
or send your check and membership application to: VCWPC, P.O. Box 6603, Ventura, CA 93006

 
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Summer Garden Party

Honoring Senator Fran Pavley
Stalwart Defender of Mother Earth

Saturday, August 20, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 pm

At the home of Peggy & Jim Tranovich
199 Avocado Place, Camarillo

Tickets:
$35 members; $45 non-members

Sponsors:
All Sponsorships include name in list of sponsors + your tribute to Senator Pavley in program
(up to 30 words – email to: vcwpcouncil@gmail.com subject line: Tribute), and:

Friend ($100) 1 ticket
Advocate ($200) 2 tickets
Champion ($300 or more) 3 tickets

To RSVP, by credit card here

Ventura County Women’s Political Council
www.vcwpc.org | vcwpcouncil@gmail.com | 805-216-8518 | P.O.Box 6603, Ventura, CA 93006

VCWPC ID #1338290 Contributions are not tax deductible.

 
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Fundraising Workshop

VCWPC Education & Training Committee presents
Fundraising Best Practices
Saturday, June 18, 2016
9:00 – 11:30 am
California Lutheran University-Oxnard Campus
2201 Outlet Center Drive #600, Oxnard

Special Price for Members: $15
Non-Members: $20

Space is limited
Register Online Today

9:00 Registration and Networking (Continental Breakfast)
9:30 Fundraising Best Practices with Netzel Grigsby Associates
11:00 Fundraising for a Political Campaign with Cheryl Heitmann

Whether you are fundraising for a political campaign or for your favorite charity, there are certain Best Practices that will help you become more successful. Steve Willmont, a Vice President with Netzel Grigsby Associates, will present the Best Practices that they have learned working with California non-profits for the last 32 years. This presentation will be interactive with storytelling as well as question and answer activities.

While many of the principles and strategies for fundraising for non-profits is the same with a political campaign, there are key differences. Cheryl Heitmann, Ventura City Councilmember, will share her personal experience and expertise of over 20 years in political campaign fundraising as co-owner of DC Group and nearly 10 years as an Executive Director of a non-profit.

Thanks to our sponsor:
California Lutheran University

Check out the VCWPC YouTube Channel for highlights of previous presentations
in the Leadership Workshop Series.

 
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June 2016 Election Results

Congratulations to VCWPC Candidates! Not only did eight of the nine VCWPC-endorsed candidates win in the June Primary June 7, but each of them received the most votes in their respective races! Although Helene Schneider did not make it to the top two district-wide, Ventura County voters showed her our love by making her first choice in our part of the district.


Hillary Rodham Clinton
United States President
www.hillaryclinton.com

 

 

 

 

Kamala Harris
US Senate
www.kamalaharris.org

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Brownley
US Congress CA-26
http://juliabrownley.com

 

 

 

 

 

Helene Schneider
US Congress CA-24
Lost Primary race

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah-Beth Jackson
California State Senate SD-19
hannahbethjackson2016@gmail.com
www.hannah-bethjackson.com

 

 

 

 

 

S. Monique Limón
California Assembly, AD-37
votelimon@gmail.com
www.limonforassembly.com

 

 

 

 

 

Christy Smith
California Assembly, AD-38
christy@christysmithforassembly.com
www.christysmithforassembly.com

 

 

 

 

 

Jacqui Irwin
California Assembly, AD-44
vote@jacquiirwin.com
www.JacquiIrwin.com

 

 

 

 

 

Carla Castilla
Ventura County Board of Supervisors, Dist. 3
info@carlacastilla.com
www.CarlaCastilla.com

 
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