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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.

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


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 state legislators will then share experiences and discuss the dynamics of diversity in setting better policy for the state.

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
Becky Morgan, member, California State Senate (1985–1993)
Janet Nguyen, member, California State Senate
Nancy Skinner, member, California State Senate

1:20 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


Steven Bliss
Media Contact
Kelly Holt
Event Contact


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