NWPC CA Denounces Sexist Attack Mailer Against Endorsed Silicon Valley Candidate

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State chapter of national organization touts Vicki Veenker as ‘wholly’ qualified and the best choice for the open Assembly seat.


San Jose, CA, May 20, 2016: The National Women’s Political Caucus of California (NWPC-CA) denounces attack mailer against endorsed candidate, Vicki Veenker, as sexist, baseless, and offensive. Yesterday, NWPC-CA members living in California Assembly District 24 received a mailer from the Californians Allied for Patient Protection Independent Expenditure committee. The mailer claims that longtime advocate, attorney, and leader Vicki Veenker is not qualified because she hasn’t “learned the ropes”, has “never been seen at council meetings”, and “has no background in government”, even going as far as implying that her candidacy resembles that of the presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump.


 

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Equal Pay for Equal Work

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Pictured left to right: NWPC-SV board member Ellen Kamei, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA 1st Congressional District), NWPC-SV board members Ann Grabowski, Colleen Haley, and Angelica Ramos.
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National Women’s Political Caucus of Silicon Valley Calls Upon NFL to Stand for Women as Another San Francisco 49er Is Arrested for Domestic Violence

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San Jose, CA March 10, 2015 — The National Women’s Political Caucus of Silicon Valley (NWPC-SV) is saddened to hear that yet another NFL player, San Francisco 49er Bruce Miller, has been arrested for domestic battery and calls upon the NFL and the 49ers to take immediate action. The 49ers have had six players totaling 10 arrests since 2012, the most in the League, which seems indicative of an organization-wide problem. We call upon Jed York to set the tone from the top that this behavior is not acceptable.

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SCCDP Passes First Women's Resolution Committed to Gender Parity!

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Last month, the Santa Clara County Democratic Party Central Committee
unanimously voted to pass the Resolution on Equal Representation in Elected Office and the SCCDP’s
Commitment to Improving the Status of Women in Santa Clara County.

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June 2014 Endorsements

San Jose City Council candidate for District 1: Susan Gonsalves Marsland 

Susan said it best in a recent newsletter,

"All too often, good candidates — particularly women — are discouraged from running for office .... Worse yet, they're told . . . they can't win. When I started on this journey more than a year ago, I knew it wouldn't be easy." 

We are proud to support longtime District 1 resident, Susan Marsland, where she is a mother of four boys, a teacher in the Moreland School District, and has engaged with the community for the past 21 years.  We believe that Susan can bring a diverse group of voices from the constituents in that city council district because it has been her home.  She is knowledgeable about local government and thoughtful when making decisions.The only woman in the race, she has been discounted by special interests and is running a truly grassroots campaign. She has been fiscally savvy with her campaign money and twice as effective getting her message out there. We believe these skills should not be overlooked and, in fact, heralded. Please consider getting involved with the Marsland campaign!


San Jose City Council candidate for District 3: Kathy Yamada Sutherland 

Kathy Sutherland has earned our endorsement - not just because she's a woman - but because she is the most qualified of the pool of candidates.  Kathy has extensive experience working with City Hall, a deep connection to the community and passion for progressive change. Even her opponents see her as a qualified and formidable opponent.

District 3 residents would benefit from a council member like Kathy.   A proven leader, Kathy Sutherland has a track record of success both as a strong neighborhood advocate and as a staff member working inside City Hall. As a former Chief of Staff, Co-Chair of the Diridon/Arena Strategic Plan, member of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Open Space Authority, and a member of the Healthy Neighborhoods Venture Fund, her credentials are unmatched.  Kathy’s passion for improving neighborhoods and engaging community members in important decisions is why she is running for city council.

Working in local government has a steep learning curve. Kathy has the tools, resources, and experience to hit the ground running if elected to City Council. Out of all the candidates in this race, she is by far above and beyond qualified. Please consider getting out the vote with her today.


 

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office: Sheriff Laurie Smith (incumbent)

Sheriff Laurie Smith was wholeheartedly endorsed by the membership several months ago.  As California's first female sheriff, Laurie broke up one of valley's the oldest boys' clubs and professionalized an organization that had been not long before managed by a cowboy boot-wearing, "aw shucks"–type of sheriff of the type seen in Coen Brothers movies (minus the gravitas). Budget overruns and mismanagement prompted county supervisors to remove the jails from the sheriff's control and then appoint a replacement who was more of an administrator than a leader. The sheriff's office today is fiscally sound, accessible and outfitted with new technology. Although she faces heated competition in the upcoming election, Smith has already served three terms and shut plenty of mouths. We believe that Sheriff Laurie Smith is the best choice because she also has a proven track record and is an inspiration to us all on the poise of being an elected official - female or not. Please join us in supporting our sheriff and get her re-elected! (Source: Metro Weekly). 

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Newsletter #1

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A special message from Linda Young, National President of the National Women's Political Caucus

A special message from Linda Young, National President of the National Women's Political Caucus
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Bylaws of National Women's Political Caucus of Silicon Valley

NATIONAL WOMEN’S POLITICAL CAUCUS
SILICON VALLEY BYLAWS
(Adopted November 24, 2013)

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