The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, the California Secretary of State, and California Women Lead have joined together to increase voter registration and turnout. Your Vote Is Your Voice is a campaign created to remind women of their personal power to co-create our collective future by casting a ballot in every election. We are proud to work with the California Secretary of State’s Office to amplify the resources available designed to make voting easy for every California resident. 

The Commission is working with California Women Lead to host several panel discussion events examine the importance of women’s votes this fall and to produce a Public Service campaign highlighting women across California encouraging everyone to make themselves heard at the ballot box in 2020.

YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE PANEL DISCUSSION #2

 The “Your Vote is Your Voice” PSA campaign showcases women across California who remind us that our power is in our collective contributions at the ballot box. Thank you to Commissioner Senator Connie M. Leyva for encouraging us to use our voices and VOTE on November 3rd!

Listen in as panelists Commissioner Alisha Wilkins (Chair, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls), Tamara Rasberry (Assistant Deputy Director Secretary of State), Margita Thompson (Board Member, California Women Lead) moderated by LaKenya Jordan, Executive Director, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls discuss what is at stake for women in November.  

The discussion covers topics such as:

  • How your vote will impact several key issues facing women today
  • Personal empowerment and the importance of supporting other women
  • Key issues in demographics and voting
  • And the power of women women’s votes and voices in elections

  Thank you to all of our participants for your your leadership. #YourVoteIsYourVoice

Your Vote Is Your Voice PSA Campaign

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Center For American Women in Politics: Resources

The CAWP Women Elected Officials Database represents the most complete collection of information anywhere in the world about women elected officials in the United States. The database includes full historical listings for women who have held office at the congressional, statewide elected executive, and state legislative levels nationwide. This tool contains entries for more than eleven thousand women officeholders dating back to 1893 when a woman was first elected to a statewide executive position. Click the graphic below to explore and learn more!

CAWP Women Elected Officials Database. New Brunswick, NJ: Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, https://cawpdata.rutgers.edu/

Click the image below to visit a map created by the nonpartisan Center for American Women and Politics that will allow you to locate state-based and national resources for women interested in elected or appointed office or work on political campaigns. Click on a state to find leadership development and campaign training programs, political action committees, and organizations and programs committed to supporting and encouraging women in politics.