Annual Meeting June 21 – Get Your News

The annual meeting of 2014 was attended by about 40 members. Mary Hughes our lunch speaker spoke about the desirability of getting more women into elected office.  According to Mary only 20% of legislative positions are held by women. Participation seems to be stuck at the level. Shouldn’t it be more like 50%? Mary believes such a body politic would be more collaborative, more productive, more civil and less polarized than the one we have now.

We’ve written more about the meeting in these posts:

Mary Hughes Talk on the importance of electing women to government offices

President Cathy Lazarus’s remarks about the themes at the LWV national convention in Dallas

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1) the form for online RSVP Yes, lunch entree selection and online payment via Paypal or credit card. Taking online orders through and including June 19.
2) instructions for offline RSVP Yes and payment by check. Payment by mailed check is now closed.
3) a link for downloading the 20 page annual meeting kit document
3) instructions for sending an email to RSVP Yes for the meeting only without lunch

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YES, I’LL ATTEND THE MEETING AND LUNCH WITH MARY HUGHES AND PAY ONLINE.

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You can get your meeting kit inside this article. In order to reduce costs and be greener, we will *If you have any problems with this online form please email [email protected].

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If you don’t want to pay online, please print out this last page of the meeting kit, fill out the paper form at the bottom of that page, and then mail it with a check payment per the instructions. If you do not have a home printer, you can simply write a note with the information requested in the form above  and mail your check.

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CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR MEETING KIT.

pink cover page of Annual Meeting Kit 2014In order to reduce costs and be greener, we will NOT be mailing the printed Annual Meeting Kits to all members. Instead please download it. We are sending members email asking members to download the Annual Meeting Kit from our website by clicking on this convenient weblink or the pink image. We anticipate members will read the kit at home and optionally print it on their home or office printer.  (If you sign-up to attend the meeting, you may request that we provide you with a printed kit at the meeting.)  About a dozen members without email will receive the kits by U.S. mail.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING THE MEETING KIT WITH YOU ON JUNE 21!

 

ATTEND ONLY THE MEETING

If you want to attend ONLY the business meeting and aren’t staying for the lunch and the speaker, please email [email protected]. And tell us if you can’t print the meeting kit yourself and need a meeting kit provided at the meeting

 

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Mary Hughes seated with her laptop computer

Our speaker this year is Mary Hughes of close the gap CA. Mary aims to help progressive women run for elected office in California.

Saturday June 21 is Our Annual Meeting.

Our Schedule:

10:00  am Registration
10:20 am Meeting Called to Order
11:45 am Break and Conversation
NOON LUNCH
12:45 pm SPEAKER: Mary Hughes, close the Gap CA
TOPIC: Helping more progressive women run for elected office
1:30 pm Adjourn

Location:

Michaels at Shoreline
2960 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA (in Shoreline Park)

Menu: An entree salad with iced tea.  Choices are chopped cobb salad, pasta primavera salad, chinese chicken salad

Mary Hughes – Recruiting Women to run for elected office

We have an exceptionally interesting and timely speaker this year – Mary Hughes. Mary’s organization, close the gap CA, was formed “to increase the number of progressive women in the California legislature by recruiting talented, community-based, policy-focused women to run for open seats in 2014 and 2016.”

Mary V. Hughes is the President of Hughes & Company a political strategy and communications firm.  She is the architect of close the gap CA, a four-year (2013 – 2016) campaign to recruit talented, progressive women to run for the California legislature and of The 2012 Project, a national, non-partisan campaign to increase the number of women in Congress and state legislatures.

Hughes has advised candidates for President, Congress, state and legislative office.  Her work has contributed to several historic “firsts” for women: the first woman to lead her Party in Congress, the first woman Superintendent of California schools and the first out-lesbian judge elected in the nation.  Her writing on American politics has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Huffington Post.    In 2013, Hughes was named “woman of the year” by California Women Lead and in 2012 Women’s e-News named her one of “21 leaders for the 21st Century.”

Hughes is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Mt. Holyoke College and lives with her husband in Palo Alto, California.

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