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Never before has our country needed more women in Congress. 2021 saw our country in peril of losing our Democracy. 2022 is a must year to ensure Women take the lead in protecting and restoring our Republic. 2020 was a great year for Women but we must elect more women going forward.
Women make up 27% of Congress with 24 Women Senators and 144 Congresswomen now serving in the 117th Congress, although 51% of the US population are Women! We have made great strides but we have a long way to go to reach parity. 2022 is our chance to significantly increase our numbers with a record number of women running for office.
California Women now represent only 27% of our state legislature and that is not good enough given 51% of likely voters in California are Women! We rank 18th in the country in this category. 2022 gives us yet another opportunity to increase women’s representation in state and local government.
Women hold 9 Governor seats which must change. It is imperative for Women to occupy more Governor seats as they wield significant power over issues such as abortion and gerrymandering. The same goes for State legislatures.
We believe in the power of the purse. Men have historically donated to political candidates in greater numbers and in higher amounts than women. While we are over half the population we account for less than a third of all candidate donations. In order to increase our representation, we need to do a better job funding women candidates.
The Women’s Political Committee (WPC) is the oldest Political Action Committee in the United States formed solely to endorse and fund women candidates seeking elected office.
The WPC collectively, and all of our members individually, are passionately committed to using our voices and resources to elect women candidates at all levels of government who support reproductive rights, pay equity, and human and civil rights.
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