3000 local activists from throughout the nation were encouraged to connect and organize on a December 3 conference call featuring White House officials and women’s rights leaders.
The #UnitedDayofWomen Strategy Kickoff Call, a follow-up to the United State of Women Summit held in June 2016, launched a grassroots effort to protect and extend the policies and services – equal pay, Title IX, child care, and more – achieved during the Obama Administration.
The goal? White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett put it this way: “Create a network and keep engaging new women and allies to create equity for all women and girls.”
You can read a succinct recap of the call, or listen to the 40-minute SoundCloud recording.
Wondering how to turn your post-election depression into productive activism? Check out strategies recommended on the United State of Women Action Network.
Latino voters overwhelmingly support Hillary Clinton (66%) to Donald Trump (20%), according to a Fox News poll conducted August 7-10.
But take a close look: There’s a whopping gender gap.
A majority (56%) of Latino men favor Clinton, and give her a 30% advantage over Trump.
But an astounding 75% of Latinas favor Clinton, giving her a 61% advantage over He-Who-Would-Build-A-Wall.
When Bill Clinton ran in 1992, his theme song was a Fleetwood Mac standard, Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow).
Hillary Clinton should be negotiating the rights to another Fleetwood Mac super hit: Landslide.
Fox News Poll
2016 Presidential Vote Preference
Among Latino Registered Voters
. Men Women
Clinton 56% 75%
Trump 26% 14%
Clinton Lead 30% 61%
August 7-10, 2016 Men + or – 5% Pts., Women + or – 4.5% Pts.
Kathleen Parker’s September 29 column offers unintended insight into the bizarre mind of at least one Republican congressman.
Complaining about the sophistication of the Freedom Caucus – the group that played a role in pushing out Speaker John Boehner – this unidentified House members says:
“These are the guys who couldn’t get a prom date. . . . They’d rather rape and pillage than do the hard work. They can’t get to first base much less hit a home run.”
Seriously? Continue reading “Clueless in Congress”
My recent Op-Ed in the Sacramento Bee identified 10 CSU campuses that have never had a woman president. Here’s the full list:
- Channel Islands
- Los Angeles
- San Bernardino
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Luis Obispo
Are you a statistics nerd?
My recent Sacramento Bee op-ed — Cal State system has a major gender diversity problem — took a careful look at gender and race/ethnicity.
Below is a chart I put together that shows the representation of male and female CSU presidents — white, African-American, Latino, Asian — compared to their representation in California’s adult population.
The major take-aways? Men from all backgrounds are over-represented. Women of color are under-represented. White women are at parity – but only because of the one-year interim appointment of Susan Martin as president of San Jose State University.