Political Council

Women's

Ventura County

Equal Rights Begins with Equal Representation

Vision

The equal protection, well-being and opportunity to prosper for all women in society.

Goal

Women’s equitable representation in elected and appointive office.

Values

  • Fair Representation: Women will be represented equally in elected and appointive office locally, nationally and globally.
  • Women’s Equality: All women are inherently capable of making decisions about their own reproductive health.
  • Representation that is Inclusive and Just: Women of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds collaborate on all issues to eliminate divisions and inequality.

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The Ventura County Women’s Political Council (VCWPC) is a multi-partisan organization whose objective is to achieve equality for all women.

We encourage, recruit, train and support

diverse women candidates who support the goals of VCWPC and will bring a woman’s perspective to every issue, foremost including:

  • reproductive health
  • social, educational and economic justice

Our goal is to create a culture in which elected women are the norm.

Electing Women

to bring women’s perspectives to every issue

Membership

Be a part of a local organization which promotes women’s issues and the candidates who support them.

Donate

Donate to the Ventura County Women’s Political Council using our easy online donation form.

Endorsments

VCWPC PAC and Board members work to ratify candidates for our upcoming elections.

Equal Rights Begins with Equal Representation

We support women who will advance public policy that provides for equal protection, well being and opportunity to prosper for all women.

General Membership Meeting

August 20, 2020 | 5:30PM

The following amendments to the VCWPC Bylaws are being proposed to allow the VCWPC to conduct business when meeting in person is not possible, such as during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Delete the current ARTICLE V Section 3 (Electronic and Telephonic Business Transactions) in its entirety:
Section 3 – Electronic and Telephonic Business Transactions.
The Board of Directors may engage in a business transaction using email or telephone if a
situation occurs requiring action for a time-sensitive or urgent matter

  1. The President or Secretary notifies board members by email as soon as the
    subject matter is defined, detailing the topic/motion and stating a time limit for debate.
    A quorum is defined. These actions may be modified as necessary for phone meetings.
  2. Participants use “Reply all.”
  3. The President restates the motion prior to the vote, states the number of votes required
    for approval, and assigns a tine limit for voting “in favor of” or “opposed.”
  4. The President states the results of the vote.
  5. . The Secretary (or Secretary pro-tem appointed by the President) emails the minutes of
    the proceedings to Board members in a timely manner. The minutes shall include the
    beginning time, the participants, the motion, results of the voting, and the closing time.
  6. The minutes are presented for approval at the next Board of Directors meeting

Replace ARTICLE V Section 3 with the following:
Section 3 – Electronic Meetings

  1. General Membership, Special or Board Meetings may be held by electronic means (emeetings) or by telephone. These meetings shall be set up to provide all participants
    with the ability to see and/or hear, and to communicate with each other
    simultaneously.
  2. Following the Call to Order, roll call shall be taken at Board Meetings.
  3. The President shall announce the presence of a quorum.
  4. Members shall refrain from speaking while another has the floor.
  5. To assure the accuracy of a vote count, it may be necessary to hold a roll call vote.

Insert ARTICLE V Section 4:
Section 4 – Special Emergency Meetings
The Board of Directors may authorize a transaction using email, only if an emergency
situation occurs that requires immediate action.

  1. The President or a Secretary pro-tem (appointed by the President) notifies board
    members by email as soon as the subject matter is defined, detailing the
    topic/motion and stating a time limit for debate. A quorum is defined.
  2. Participants use “Reply all.”
  3. The President restates the motion prior to the vote, states the number of votes
    required for approval and assigns a time limit for voting “in favor” or “opposed.”
  4. The President states the results.
  5. The Secretary or Secretary pro-tem emails the minutes to Board members prior to
    the next regular Board Meeting. The minutes shall include the time the meeting was
    called to order, the participants, the motion, results of the vote and the closing time.
  6. The minutes are presented for approval at the next regular Board of Directors
    meeting.

Mark Your Calendar!

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Doors Open at 11AM
Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura CA

VCWPC Annual Membership & Election of Officers Meeting

 

Honorable Hannah-Beth Jackson

We are excited to have the Honorable Hannah-Beth Jackson as our special guest for our 2020 Annual Membership & Election of Officers meeting. Join us in recognizing and celebrating her legacy in the fight for women’s rights and equality. As we celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed the right to vote for some women, how fitting to celebrate our progress toward equality by honoring a champion of the women’s movement, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. Seating is limited so be sure to click here to purchase your tickets today!

Members $35; Non-Members $55 
*Please note, tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.*

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