Traveling Membership Meeting
Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00 am – Noon
Address given upon RSVP
Meet with VCWPC President Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios and other board members, get to know other members in your area, hear about VCWPC goals, share your thoughts and concerns and learn how you can become more involved.
Non-members welcome, too!
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leading From Wherever You Are
A Talk by Kathleen Schafer
Sunday, October 15, 2017
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Ojai, Art Center, 113. S. Montgomery St., Ojai
This event is for those eager to explore the depth of their power to create change in their lives, communities, and the world,and to understand how to start living their leadership now.
Tickets $15 General; $10 Students and Seniors (62+)
To pre-purchase tickets:
VCWPC, NOW Ojai Chapter, LWV Ventura Co.
Note: Date Change
General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1295 So. Victoria Ave., Ventura
This is a Members Only Meeting
(You can join/renew at the door)
1. Vote on early endorsement for Congresswoman Julia Brownley
and donation to her reelection campaign.
2. Discussion on VCWPC endorsement guideline updates that have been recommended by our political action committee. Final Endorsement Guideline draft will be presented to the membership for ratification at the November 8, 2017 general membership meeting.
As always, there is no cost to attend a General Membership Business Meeting.
Members are also welcome to sit in on the executive board meeting preceding the general member’s meeting.
Here is a video from Senator Holly Mitchell on Running for Public Office which she prepared for VCWPC’s Yes SHE Can: First Steps to Run for Public Office workshop on April 29, 2017
1) Know why you are running
2) Get your support group together
3) Be fearless!
It was a good night for incumbents
*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
Veronica Diaz, Oxnard School District, Area 4
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
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.