Women in Electoral Politics Lunch Program Feb. 25

On Saturday, February 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Democratic Women’s Club will host a lunchtime program on Women in Electoral Politics at Michael’s on Main, 2591 South Main Street, Soquel. The featured speaker will be political consultant Mary Hughes, founder and executive director of Close the Gap, an organization committed to getting more women elected to pubic office. The title of her talk will be: “Opportunities for Women to Regain Our Ground in 2018.”

Mary Hughes has played a pivotal role in the election of numerous women to public office in California and brings a wealth of practical electoral experience into her talks. Unfortunately, women lost seats in the California legislature in the most recent election. Ms. Hughes, who has earned a reputation as an inspiring public speaker, will make practical suggestions about ways to turn this surprising outcome around during the next two years. This work seems all the more important given the election of the misogynist-in-chief as our new president.

The program, which is open to the public, includes lunch for $25 and advanced reservations are required on Eventbrite. Attendees may select from a number of gourmet vegetarian and meat entrees. For more information, contact Carol Fuller at: fulkins@cruzio.com or 831-423-2356.