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Women in California’s Legislature

Sutton Family Speaker Series
May 14, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
(registration 11:45 a.m.)

Sheraton Grand Sacramento
1230 J Street, Magnolia and Camellia rooms
Sacramento, CA

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About the Program

One hundred years ago, California elected the first female members to the state legislature. Today, women play a powerful role in shaping the political discourse, but they continue to be underrepresented in government. Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins will join PPIC President and CEO Mark Baldassare for a wide-ranging conversation about leadership in changing times. A panel of current and former legislators will then share experiences and discuss the dynamics of diversity in setting better policy for the state.

Please register in advance. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided. This event will also be webcast live.


12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome
María Blanco, executive director, University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center

12:10 p.m. One-on-One Conversation
Toni Atkins, president pro tem, California State Senate
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jennifer Medina, national correspondent, The New York Times
Susan Talamantes Eggman, member, California State Assembly
Rebecca Morgan, former member, California State Senate
Janet Nguyen, member, California State Senate
Diane Watson, former member, California State Senate and US House of Representatives

1:20 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


Susan Gluss
Media Contact
Kelly Holt
Event Contact


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