In honor of Women's History Month, please join us, National Women's Political Caucus, Los Angeles Westside, as we kick-off our Women's Breakfast Leadership Series on Wednesday, March 23 from 7:30am to 9:30am at FACTOR'S FAMOUS DELI. The breakfast will feature our current NWPC endorsed candidates seeking office in the 2016 elections (list below).
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The numbers of women holding elected office in California are at all time lows. Today, women comprise just under 30% of all elected officials at the city, county and state level. Of the 120 seats in the California Senate and Assembly, we hold less than 25% legislators, as only 1 in 4 seats is held by a woman. This year alone, four influential leaders will term out in the Senate -- Loni Hancock, Fran Pavley, Lois Wolk and Carol Liu -- and it is imperative that we hold those seats or risk an even further decline in representation. We will talk with some of the women who are at the forefront of the fight to hold the line on women's representation in elected office, including....
Megan Sahi-Wells (Confirmed attending March 23 breakfast)
Culver City Councilwoman (up for re-election)

The election will be held  on Tuesday, April 12th. She is the only woman presently serving on the city council and only the fifth woman elected to the council in the city's 99 year history. 
As Culver City's immediate past Mayor, Meghan Sahli-Wells is serving her fourth year as a member of the City Council in Culver City. She has championed initiatives to improve the lives of children in her community, and has led efforts to address water conservation, active transportation, affordable housing, homeless services, and comprehensive oil drilling regulations. She has a passion for analyzing complex issues and encouraging community engagement, with the ultimate goal of finding solutions that promote a resilient and sustainable city.
Janice Kamenir-Reznik
SD27 (Confirmed attending March 23 breakfast)

Janice is running for the State Senate to replace termed out incumbent Senator Fran Pavley. Janice is a lifelong advocate for women working as an attorney, community leader and founder of Jewish World Watch, an organization working to eradicate genocide in Africa and protecting women from being brutalized.  She has been endorsed by LA Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, former LA Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Assembly member Cristina Garcia, Los Angeles Councilwoman Nury Martinez and many others. 
Phlunte Riddle

Phlunte' Riddle's election is to succeed Senator Carol Liu and represent State Senate District 25. Phlunte' is an amazing community leader, who has fought through racial and gender barriers her whole life. She is a trailblazer who became the first African-American female Sergeant and then Lieutenant in the Pasadena Police Department. She has the following endorsements: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Senator Carol Liu, Senator Holly Mitchell Senator Connie Leyva, and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia. 
Laura Freidman
AD43 (Confirmed attending March 23 breakfast)

Laura Freidman is: Mom. Wife. Glendale City Councilmember. Environmental Champion. Business Owner. Leading The Fight To Raise The Minimum Wage. Neighborhood Advocate. Water Board Member. Pro Choice. Pro Affordable Housing. Proud Owner Of A Shelter Dog and Two Rescued Cats. 
Nanette Barragan
CD44 (Confirmed attending March 23 breakfast)

Nanette Barragán believes that regardless of age, income, zip code, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, we all want the same things: We want the opportunity to find a good-paying job, access to great schools, and safe, healthy communities where you can raise a family. As the youngest of eleven kids raised by parents who immigrated to this country from Mexico, she knows that you have to fight for those things. 
Kelly Kent
Culver City School Boardmember 
(Confirmed attending March 23 breakfast)

We will hear from recently elected, NWPC LA Westside endorsed Culver City School Boardmember Kelly Kent. After earning a neuroscience doctorate from USC, Dr Kent co-founded adaptED Consultants where she provides brain-based teacher professional development, parent education and student enrichment. Kelly is also a Professor of Psychology at Antioch University and Neuroscience at Moorpark College. Additionally, Kelly has served as a Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commissioner for the past year. She was elected to the School Board last year.
Wednesday, March 23
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
9420 W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles
(on the Factor's Famous Deli patio) 
Breakfast & Coffee Included  
Several of the above candidates will be joining us on March 23!
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