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General Meeting & Holiday Party

SAVE THE DATE
Dec. 17, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Marie Callender’s
1295 Victoria Ave, Ventura
RSVP: vcwpcouncil@gmail.com

 
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Election Results for VCWPC Endorsed Candidates

We are happy to report that most of the VCWPC endorsed candidates were elected. All of these women worked hard and are to be congratulated on their efforts.

Thank you for all of your support! We know that our group and individual efforts made a difference!

U.S. Congress
Lois Capps, 24th District – Won
Julia Brownley, 26th District – Won

CA State Assembly
Jacqui Irwin, 44th District – Won

Oxnard Harbor District
Mary Anne Rooney – Won

City Council Races
Carmen Ramirez, Oxnard – Won
Ginger Gherardi, Santa Paula – Won
Barbra Williamson, Simi Valley – Lost

School Boards
Rachel Ulrich, Ventura County District – Won
Pat Phelps, Conejo Valley Unified – Won
Donna Branstrom, Hueneme Elementary – Lost
Darlene Bruno, Hueneme Elementary – Lost
Ana Del Rio Barba, Oxnard Elementary – Lost
Debra Cordes, Oxnard Elementary – Won
Veronica Robles Solis, Oxnard Elementary – Won
Beatriz Herrera, Oxnard Union High – Won
Karen Sher, Oxnard Union High – Won
Socorro Lopez-Hanson, Oxnard Union High – Lost

 
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Announcing our endorsed slate for the November 4 election

Each candidate completed our detailed endorsement application and was interviewed by members of the Political Action Committee before being recommended for endorsement. All of the endorsed candidates stated their agreement with our key issues – Social, Economic, Educational and Environmental Justice and Reproductive Health – as defined in our position papers.

Julia Brownley, Congressional District 26
Lois Capps, Congressional District 24
Jacqui Irwin, California State Assembly District 44
Carmen Ramirez, Oxnard City Council
Barbra Williamson, Simi Valley City Council
Ginger Gherardi, Santa Paula City Council
Mary Anne Rooney, Oxnard Harbor District
Rachel Ulrich, Ventura County Board of Education, District 1
Pat Phelps, Conejo Valley Unified School District Board
Donna Branstrom and Darlene Bruno, Hueneme Elementary School
District Board
Ana Del Rio Barba, Debra Cordes and Veronica Robles Solis, Oxnard Elementary School District Board
Beatriz Herrera, Karen Sher and Socorro Lopez-Hanson, Oxnard Union
High School District Board

 
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Join us for a special VCWPC Political Action Committee & General Meeting

Thursday, September 18, 2014
6:00 p.m.

Café on A
438 South A Street, Oxnard CA 93030

We will be voting to endorse women in all the county races. Please join us for this important event. Note that only current members are allowed to vote.

SAVE THE DATE:
On Tuesday, September 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. we will be having a special meeting for our endorsed candidates at Marie Callender’s, 1295 Victoria Ave, Ventura CA 93003 in the Garden Room.

Small appetizers will be served, but no-host bar.

 
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Transferring your Passion and Leadership Skills into the Public Sector

Second in a series of forums to grow more dynamic women leaders in Ventura County

Thursday, September 4, 2014
5:30-8 p.m.
VCCF Nonprofit Center Board Room
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010

Keynote Speaker: State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
We need more women’s voices and values* guiding decisions about life in our communities. Whether you are considering running for office or taking your first steps into public life, this is for YOU!

• Make and deepen connections with other women leaders.
• Assess your personal leadership strengths and areas for growth.
• Become inspired and informed about avenues for involvement.
• Discuss next steps with women like you in break-out groups representing three pathways forward.

RSVP early to vcwpcouncil@gmail.com. No cost, but space is limited.

* VCWPC seeks to achieve equality for all women, and values reproductive self-determination, and social, economic and environmental justice.

 
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Join us for VCWPC’s Summer
Garden Party Fundraiser

Sunday, August 3, 2014
1 to 4 p.m.
At the home of Dr. Manuel and Mrs. Irma J. Lopez
1911 Cascades Court, Oxnard

Honoring Celeste Weingardt, a leader in promoting and advocating on behalf of women’s issues

At our annual fundraiser, we will honor Celeste and celebrate the recent successes of VCWPC at a festive garden party.

Tickets: $25 members; $30 non-members
Sponsors: $100 (includes 1 free ticket)
$200 (includes 2 free tickets)
Will be recognized on the program, at the event and on VCWPC’s website.

Pay for your tickets at the door or make a secure online payment by going here.

If you plan to pay at the door, please e-mail your RSVP to vcwpcouncil@gmail.com.  Questions may be directed to vcwpcouncil@gmail.com or (805) 983-4096.

 
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Special PAC Meeting

Join us for a VCWPC Political Action Committee
and General Meeting

Monday, April 7, 2014
6 p.m.
Tomas Cafe in Downtown Oxnard
622 S. A St., Oxnard 93030

We will be voting on our endorsed candidates for the upcoming June primary. Please join us for this important event. Note that only current members are allowed to vote.

Refreshments served.

RSVP to vcwpcouncil@gmail.com.

 
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“When Women Succeed, America Succeeds”

First in a series of forums to grow more dynamic women leaders in Ventura County

April 24, 2014
5:30-8 p.m.
VCCF Nonprofit Center Board Room
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010

Keynote Speaker: Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long
“What inspires women to get involved in their communities?” and “Why women make a difference!”

We need more women who support reproductive self-determination and social, economic, educational and environmental justice on commissions and boards, on election teams and in office. Come and participate!

• Learn more about opportunities to bring your voice and values to guide decisions about life in our communities.
• Hear a panel of women like you tell their stories about getting involved.
• Make connections with other women leaders and be inspired.

RSVP early to vcwpcouncil@gmail.com. No cost, but space is limited.

“When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” — President Barack Obama in the State of the Union, January 28, 2014

 
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Join Us for Our Annual Luncheon

And insight into the upcoming 2014 elections

Saturday, March 15, 2014
1 p.m.
The Tower Club
300 East Esplanade Drive, Oxnard

Special Guest Speaker
Congresswoman Julia Brownley (CD-26)

VCWPC 2014 Board Elections will be held during a brief membership meeting.

$25 members / $30 non-members
Includes program & lunch
New members joining the VCWPC at the pro-rated $20 fee (annual renewal date is July 1) may take advantage of the $25 luncheon price.

RSVP to vcwpcouncil@gmail.com.
(Please note if you want a vegetarian option.)
To pay by credit card go here.

 
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VCWPC endorses Lorrie Brown
for Ventura City Council

During the September 18 General Endorsement Meeting at Downtown Sol, VCWPC members unanimously endorsed Lorrie Brown for Ventura City Council. Several commented that she is the type of woman candidate that VCWPC was created to support. To endorse Lorrie, find out about her scheduled events, sign up as a volunteer or donate to her campaign, visit her website at http://www.brownforventura.com.

Lorrie expressed strong support for VCWPC’s bottom-line issues: reproductive rights; the environment; social, educational and economic justice for women. She has also stressed how important it is to her to mentor and support other women who show an interest in public policy and public office.

Born and raised in Ventura County, Lorrie has spent most of her life in the city of Ventura and is committed to making it a more open government for women and minorities. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration from CLU. She is currently employed by the City of Oxnard. She is a single working mom with three teenage sons. She has not held elective office before, but she has been active in and served on several local non-profit boards.

 
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