Barbara Boxer has made her mark combining compassionate advocacy with scrappiness in a political career spanning four decades. When Boxer won her Senate seat in 1992, after 10 years in the House of Representatives, she was one of only six women senators. After 34 admirable and productive years in Congress she is retiring from the Senate, but not from her fierce advocacy and tireless dedication to making a difference in the world.
In her highly anticipated memoir, The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, Senator Boxer shares her provocative and touching recollections of service and cements her commitment to the fight for women, families, healthcare, and environmental protection. The Art of Tough draws back the curtain on how Congress works, the gut issues that sometimes bring both sides to a standstill, the personal and temperamental qualities that affect outcomes, and the absolute imperative to keep going, no matter the odds.
The Art of Tough is both a memoir of a remarkable life and career and an inspirational call to action, both challenging and encouraging people everywhere to overcome odds they may face and to live their best, most meaningful lives.
Join us for a celebration of Senator Boxer’s remarkable career and legacy with the publication of her memoir. The DWC will co-host a talk and book-signing featuring Sen. Boxer at 7 p.m. June 17 at Peace United Church, 900 High St., Santa Cruz. Get tickets.
The DWC membership met March 19 to make endorsements of local candidates and measures on the June 7 Primary Election Ballot. The endorsements are:
Santa Cruz County Supervisor 1st District: John Leopold
Santa Cruz County Supervisor 2nd District: Zach Friend
California Assembly 29th District: Karina Cervantez Alejo
California Assembly 30th District: Mark Stone
California Senate 17th District: Bill Monning
U.S. House of Representatives, CA 20th District: Jimmy Panetta
Measure S (Library Facilities Parcel Tax): Yes
Measure Q (Cabrillo College Parcel Tax): Yes
Santa Cruz County District Attorney: Jeff Rosell
Congratulations to the endorsed candidates. Learn more about the June 7 election by visiting the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.
The DWC membership will meet March 19 to make endorsements for the June 7 Primary Election. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room, 155 Center St. This is the anticipated order for candidates and measures:
Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 1
Santa Cruz County Supervisor, District 2
U.S. House of Representatives, California District 20
Santa Cruz Public Libraries Bond Measure (Measure S)
Cabrillo College Bond Measure (Measure Q)
Regional Transportation Commission Transportation Improvement Plan
More items may be added later. All members must be present to vote in the endorsement process. Visit the Santa Cruz County Elections Department website to read more about the offices and measures on the June 7 ballot.
It is with much sadness that we report that long-time Democrat Mary West died recently in Santa Cruz. She and her husband Dirk came here in 1980 and became active in Democratic politics and campaigns. They were named co-democrats of the year for 1997. Mary also served as a president of the Democratic Women’s Club of Santa Cruz County and remained active with the organization for many years.