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Let’s Do Brunch: Women in Early Film

If you are ready to “get away” to a subject that is more joyful than our recent election, please join with other DWC members at our program for a look back at Women in Early Hollywood with special guest Sally Stamp, professor of film and digital media at UC Santa Cruz.

10 a.m. to noon
Saturday, Nov. 19
El Palomar Restaurant
1336 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
$20 includes non-alcoholic beverage

Reservations Required:
RSVP on Eventbrite
Call Carol Fuller at 423-2356
Or send check payable to DWC, P.O. Box 394, Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Include menu selection:
Huevos Rancheros: Vegetarian
Huevos Rancheros: Chile verde
Machaca, with scrambled eggs, shredded beef, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, cheese
Breakfast Burrito: Vegetarian, eggs, avocado, potatoes, cheese
Breakfast Burrito: Bacon, eggs, avocado, potatoes, cheese

DWC makes endorsements for November ballot

At its electoral forum on August 27, the Democratic Women’s Club of Santa Cruz County endorsed the following local ballot measure and candidates for the November 2016 election:

Measure D (Transportation Measure): Yes

Santa Cruz City Council: (pictured above) Cynthia Mathews, J.M. Brown, Martine Watkins, and Robert Singleton

Scotts Valley City Council: Jack Dilles and Rosanna Herrera

Capitola City Council: Kristen Peterson

Watsonville City Council: District 2: Oscar Rios; District 6: Doreen Martine

Santa Cruz Port District Commission: Darren Gertler, Stephen Reed, and Denny Smith

The Yes on Transportation Measure D Campaign and the endorsed candidates will receive financial support and volunteer campaign workers from the DWC.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming presentations:

Saturday, September 17
John Laird, California Secretary of Natural Resources
Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz
10 a.m. social, 10:30 a.m. program
What’s It About: An Overview of the 17 California Ballot Measures on the November 8 Ballot

Saturday, October 15
Getting To Green: Community Choice Energy Explained
Police Community Room, 155 Center Street, Santa Cruz
10 a.m. social, 10:30 a.m. program
What’s It About: Monterey Bay Community Power, a CCE project, is under consideration by jurisdictions in Santa Cruz County. Come hear about this exciting opportunity to offer local choice about our energy portfolio and increase our purchase of renewable power.


DWC Co-Hosts Talk, Book-Signing with Sen. Barbara Boxer

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.

DWC endorsements for June 7 Primary Election

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 LeopoldDemocratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County logo
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.