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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 71: Electing More Women

Tonight I hosted the National Women's Political Caucus - LA Westside Chapter Membership Meeting & Board Elections. It was a smashing success! We elected a new energized Board of Directors including many new members. We welcomed several new members to our group and we heard from two NWPC endorsed candidates who both won their primaries in June!

Holly J. Mitchell, (pictured above on the right) won in the 47th Assembly District and Betsy Butler was the Democratic winner in the 53rd Assembly District. Both women will have to win their General Elections in November, so the fight is not over! Pictured here with Holly is Kate Anderson, also a candidate in the 53rd Assembly District. While she was not victorious NWPC has great hopes that Kate will run again and win!

Long time NWPC leader both with the LA Westside Chapter and the State Board, Jane Hasler Henick, led our Board elections. Jane is pictured here to the right leading the elections. The slate of candidates was elected unanimously and I'm happy to be back on the Board in an official capacity. I will always be grateful to my NWPC sisters who supported me in both of my campaigns and who have remained loyal and committed supporters of our mission to elect more women to office. And I'm thrilled to have new Board members to work with!

Pictured here are some of our seasoned and new Board members. Pictured left to right are Jane Hasler Henick, Stephanie Molen, Barbara Greene Ruskin, Me, Betsy Johnson, our Chapter's co-president and Lindsay Bubar, Chapter co-president.

Pictured below is our new VP of Communications Karriann Farrell Hinds speaking to the group about why she wants to serve on the NWPC Board and her commitment to electing more women to office.

The energy was really terrific! I mean when you put 40 plus high energy, committed, passionate and active women in a room together with a little wine you know the volume is going to be pumping , and it was. The conversations were interesting and the roll out of plans for the coming year are exciting. The work is never done. There is always a woman candidate to groom, to fundraise for, to walk precincts for and to help elect. We all need to be committed to keeping the pipeline full of viable women candidates and doing whatever we can to help them be victorious.

I'd like to give a special shout out to my NWPC colleague Jill Prestup Eltrich for getting our chapter's website up and live! Thank you Jill for your tireless commitment to seeing this project through to completion! Please visit us at to learn more about our events and activities. And please consider joining with me to continue our great work in politics! In Sisterhood!


Anonymous said...

Robyn Ritter Simon is the most amazing woman! Cannot believe how she opens her home all the time for all these different causes and events that she cares about. She lives her passions and is truly an example of a deeply commitment and dynamic woman. We are all lucky to know her and work with her. Thank you Robyn!

Robyn Ritter Simon said...

Thank you Anonymous for your very generous & kind message! What a special treat to receive such a kind comment! Keep reading the Blog and sharing it with others! Thank you, thank you!

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