Published : Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 5:35 AM
The Political Action Committee of the National Women’s Political Caucus, Greater Pasadena Area Chapter announced its endorsement of three candidates running for Pasadena City Council.
NWPC-GPA Chapter’s statement said it will support:
• Felicia Williams, Pasadena City Council District 2
• Charlotte “Char” Bland, Pasadena City Council District 4
• Tamerlin Godley, Pasadena City Council District 6
“We believe their experience and commitment to equality for women will significantly contribute to the betterment of their communities,” said PAC Chair Dianne Philibosian.
All candidates for endorsement must support the bottom line issues of the national organization which include support for pay equity, the Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive choice, ending discrimination, elimination of sexual harassment, and increased access to child and dependent care, according to NWPC-GPA.
Chapter President Jacque Robinson-Baisley said, “I am proud to lead this group of female community volunteers who are committed to increasing female representation across our communities. I know the obstacles female candidates for office face and am elated to use my experience to help elect these qualified women for office.”
The National Women’s Political Caucus is a multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process.
NWPC recruits, trains and supports pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed offices at all levels of government. In addition to financial donations, the Caucus offers campaign training for candidates and campaign managers, as well as technical assistance and advice.
The Greater Pasadena Area Caucus was originally founded in the 1970s and rechartered in 2019. GPA serves the cities of Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, La Canada, and Glendale.
Women interested in membership or assisting candidates are invited to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.