Join the United State of Women Action Network

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.

Latinas Trounce Trump

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.



Clueless in Congress

US Capitol - Govt photo Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 6.38.15 PMKathleen 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”

10 CSU Campuses that have Never had a Woman President

My recent Op-Ed in the Sacramento Bee identified 10 CSU campuses that have never had a woman president.  Here’s the full list:

  1. Bakersfield
  2. Channel Islands
  3. Chico
  4. Fresno
  5. Los Angeles
  6. Sacramento
  7. San Bernardino
  8. San Diego
  9. San Francisco
  10. San Luis Obispo

The Chart Tells All: Women Presidents of Color Under-Represented at CSU

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.