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The Status of Women Need Your Help TODAY!

Posted by on Apr 11th, 2012 and filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

 

The Glendale Commission on the Status of Women is asking for your help. We need to flood the Governor’s office with calls today, Wednesday, April 11th!

 

APRIL 11th is CCSW CALL-IN DAY!! Call Governor Brown To Support The California Commission On The Status Of Women.

 

The California Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) is in serious jeopardy. The Governor’s 2012/2013 Budget Proposal completely eliminates the Commission. The Glendale CSW has already passed a resolution opposing the Governor’s proposed elimination of the CCSW, but we need your support, and the women of California need the Commission now more than ever.

 

On Wednesday, April 11th, please call the Governor’s office with the following message:

I oppose the Governor’s proposal to eliminate the California Commission on the Status of Women.”

Phone Number: 916-445-2841 The office opens at 9 a.m.

  

The Commission has advocated for California women and girls for 47 years. Women have made tremendous progress in the years since the Commission was created but full equality has not yet been achieved.

  • ·        Women make only 84 cents for every dollar earned by men; African-Americans earn only 68 cents and Latinas only 59 cents.
  • ·        Women fill only 28% of the seats in California’s State Legislature. 
  • ·        40% of women experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime. 
  • ·        In California’s 400 largest companies, women comprise only 3.3% of CEOs.
  • ·        The current budget crisis and economic recession are having a disproportionate negative impact on women and children. 
  • ·        More than one third of households headed by women with children have income that falls below the poverty level.

 

The California Commission on the Status of Women is a nonpartisan state agency that works in a culturally inclusive manner to promote equality and justice for all women and girls in California. The Commission is the only independent voice within state government for women and girls. Don’t let that voice be silenced!

 

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