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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day 61: Do You Follow Local Politics?

If you have always had a desire to be more involved in local politics, but just didn't know how to go about it, well then I've got a suggestion for you! Attend the National Women's Political Caucus General Membership meeting on Tuesday, June 29th at my house and learn about how our group is fostering political women leaders!

NWPC is committed to recruiting, training and helping to elect pro choice women into all branches of government. We are a national organization and I am actively involved in the local West Los Angeles chapter. I've been on the Board and or a member for a dozen years now and have made some remarkable friendships and worked with some terrific women leaders along the way.

Electing more women to office is a passion of mine. While I may have been unsuccessful in my run for City Council I have never wavered from my commitment to see more women in decision making posts. The goal of NWPC is to achieve 50/50 by 2020: meaning 50% representation by women, 50% by men, by the year 2020.

I am currently working on a book about women in politics and the unique challenges we face when running for office, including raising substantial money to be a formidable candidate to juggling families while also campaigning. And if you believe that no double standard exists for women candidates versus men, you are dead wrong. I have an entire list of how we are treated and received differently.

Please join me on Tuesday, June 29th at 6:30 p.m. for our Board Elections & Membership meeting where you can meet & mingle with elected officials, and other like minded women who believe we need more women in office. You don't need to work in politics or have ever worked on a campaign, we welcome anyone who cares about seeing more qualified women drafting policy that we care about.

We will also be hosting a special guest - NWPC endorsed candidate Holly J. Mitchell -- who I profiled several times on my Blog. Holly won the democratic nomination for the 47th Assembly District (the district I live in) and will have an election in November against the republican candidate. Come hear Holly share why she believes she can make a difference with the mess we have in Sacramento and why NWPC endorsed this powerful woman leader.

If you have questions about NWPC or want more details about the event on June 29th, please comment on my Blog and I will respond! My goal is to increase our membership and involvement because in numbers we can be a stronger voice!


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Thank you so much for your interest in my 49th year! I appreciate your support! -Robyn