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2014 PRIMARY ELECTION WINNERS

EXECUTIVE BRANCH CANDIDATES

BETTY YEE
Executive Branch Candidate
State Controller
Endorsed by CaLIST

FIONA MA
Executive Branch Candidate
Board of Equalization Dist. 2

KAMALA HARRIS
Re-Election Candidate
Attorney General

STATE SENATE

CONNIE LEYVA
State Senate Candidate
District 20, Ontario
Endorsed by CaLIST

SANDRA FLUKE
State Senate Candidate
District 26, Coastal Los Angeles
Endorsed by CaLIST

HOLLY MITCHELL
Re-Election Candidate
District 30
Los Angeles

STATE ASSEMBLY

ELIZABETH ECHOLS
State Assembly Candidate
District 15, Berkeley
Endorsed by CaLIST

JACQUI IRWIN
State Assembly Candidate
District 44, Ventura County
Endorsed by CaLIST

KARALEE HARGROVE
State Assembly Candidate
District 42
Yucaipa

SANDRA MENDOZA
State Assembly Candidate
District 53
Los Angeles

AUTUMN BURKE
State Assembly Candidate
District 62, Inglewood
Endorsed by CaLIST

ANNE CAMERON
State Assembly Candidate
District 68
Tustin

WENDY GABRIELLA
State Assembly Candidate
District 73
Orange County

SUSAN EGGMAN
Re-Election Candidate
District 13
Stockton

SUSAN BONILLA
Re-Election Candidate
District 14
Concord

NORA CAMPOS
Re-Election Candidate
District 27
San Jose

CRISTINA GARCIA
Re-Election Candidate
District 58
Downey

SHARON QUIRK-SILVA
Re-Election Candidate
District 65, Fullerton
Endorsed by CaLIST

TONI ATKINS
Re-Election Candidate
District 78
Coastal San Diego

DR. SHIRLEY WEBER
Re-Election Candidate
District 79
East San Diego

LORENA GONZALEZ
Re-Election Candidate
District 80
South San Diego

2016 STATE SENATE CANDIDATE

NANCY SKINNER
State Senate Candidate
District 9
Oakland

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Now Is The Time To Elect More Women

A few weeks ago I traveled with the Center for Democracy in the Americas to Cuba on a fact finding trip to learn about current events in Cuba with a special focus on women and the challenges they face. As Cuba addresses its complex and immense economic issues facing their country, women are part of the dialogue.

In Cuba, the statistics tell compelling stories in several areas on gender equality. There are 612 Members of Cuba’s National Assembly, and 299 of them (48.8%) are women. Women also chair four of the body’s ten committees. Sitting in a room with all the women who serve in the Cuban Assembly was profoundly moving. When I listened to the women outline their priorities, it became clear that having women in power does matter.

US envoy on the status of women meets with Cuban legislators

US envoy on the status of women meets with Cuban legislators

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CALIFORNIA LIST Endorsement of Sandra Fluke Makes News

Today the candidate announced that she picked up the endorsement of CALIFORNIA LIST, a political network to elect Democratic women in California.

See more at: http://www.wehonews.com/z/wehonews/fluke-wehoan-gaining-momentum-after-primary

One Race, One Day

It’s been a busy race schedule! Last weekend my daughter was competing in the NCAA rowing championship for UC Berkeley and she won the gold medal in the Women’s 4! Her hard work paid off just as many of the CALIFORNIALIST candidates won their races Tuesday. Assembly candidate Jacqui Irwin not only won her primary, but her daughter won a NCAA silver medal in the 2V rowing for Princeton! Whether rowing for a national championship, or running for political office, it all comes down to one race, one day.

There is work to be done in the next five months and we can’t take anything for granted if we want to see Democratic women serving in our state legislature. This primary election was an important one for the future of women representatives in California. We continue to face a declining number of elected women, and so supporting those who have advanced to the general election on November 4 is vital to our mission.
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Off to the Races

My daughter rows on the CAL crew team, and this weekend is the NCAA National Competition in Indianapolis, Go Bears!

Being chosen for such an elite team is quite an accomplishment considering last year at this time she just had hip surgery. It’s been a long, difficult journey, and I am of course very proud of her, her teammates, coaches and everyone who has supported them along the way.

Like rowing, running for political office is a team sport. And for California political candidates, next week is a critical step in their championship journey to political office.

Tuesday, June 3, Californians will head to the polls for the primary election.

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Meet the 2014 Candidates

You would think that a woman’s right to birth control would be safe.  With the pending Supreme Court decision on birth control, this case shows that our rights as women are never safe. The best way to protect our rights is to elect pro-choice Democratic women!

Since 2010 when the GOP took full control of 25 legislatures and 29 governor’s offices, Republicans have advanced a right-wing agenda in those states and taken aim at women and minorities. In state after state, they have used their majorities and control to challenge federal legislative authority, to severely limit women’s access to reproductive care, to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act and to suppress voter turnout with new laws designed to harass and intimidate voters.

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Winning in Sochi and Sacramento

Watching the Olympics I am reminded that running for office is like being a professional athlete. It takes training, financial support and dedication to run, but in the end it all comes down to one race, one day.

CALILFORNIALIST is dedicated to giving pro-choice, Democratic women the training and support to run a competitive race and finish first on Election Day.

We have endorsed four excellent candidates in their 2014 bid for Assembly:

  • Elizabeth Echols is the leading contender for the Assembly in District 15 (Berkeley, Oakland). This seat is currently held by Nancy Skinner, who will be termed out this year. Elizabeth trained with EMERGE, and she is well prepared to win.
    www.echolsforassembly.com

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Resolutions for 2014

The New Year always feels like a fresh start – new goals, new ideas, and a desire to aim higher and achieve more. You may have made a New Year’s resolution. We’ve made four:

1. Grow our political fundraising network to support Democratic women running for State legislature in California.
2. Partner with other women’s organizations to recruit women candidates for 2016.
3. Connect a network of male and female leaders and political organizations to support qualified female candidates.
4. Ask every woman in California to look at herself and her network, identify a potential leader and ask her to run.

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