19th Amendment Speaker Series

Aug 11, 2020 @ 3:00PM - Aug 11, 2020 @ 4:00PM

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, National Association of Women Judges & Los Angeles County Bar Association Presents

19th Amendment Speaker Series - Women making their mark on the capitol: lessons from the road

One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, women represent over half the nation’s population, yet they comprise a little over 30% of the nation’s state legislatures, and just 25% of female legislators are women of color. How can the promise of the 19th Amendment be fulfilled if women continue to be underrepresented in state government? 

Join us as we hear from two women who are making their voices heard in Sacramento:  Controller Betty Yee and Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager. The program will be moderated by Valerie McGinty, Founder and President of FundHer, a political action committee dedicated to reaching gender parity throughout our nation’s capitols, and the Honorable Nicole Bershon, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge. Ms. McGinty will explore with our panelists the unique challenges female candidates of color face when running for office.  Judge Bershon will lead a discussion with the panelists about their efforts to make women’s voices heard in Sacramento. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from our state’s leaders as they navigate the halls of the Capitol.  



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