Santa Ana – The non-profit political organization WELead OC kicks-off its 2016 Women’s Political Training Program this Saturday, March 12th at the Orange County Employees Association headquarters at 830 N. Ross Street.
“WELead OC is constructing a pipeline of progressive, Democratic women to run for elected office,” says founder and Executive Director Karen Hinks. “WELead OC is the only program in Orange County providing comprehensive support to women candidates.”
Saturday’s event includes a noon luncheon followed by a panel discussion with prominent Democratic women holding elected office in Orange County. The public is invited to attend the noon event featuring SAUSD Trustee Valerie Amezcua, Westminster City Councilwoman Diana Lee Carey, HBUSD Trustee, Bonnie Castrey, Coast Community College Trustee, Lorraine Prinsky, La Habra City Councilwoman Rose Espinoza and Tustin City Councilwoman Becki Gomez.
“There are 176 City Council seats in the County’s 34 cities,” says Hinks. “Women hold only 45 of those seats and barely one-third of those office holders are Democrats. That needs to change.” WELead OC’s goal is to add 16 new elected Democratic women to Orange County’s City Councils and School Boards in 2016.
Potential candidates successfully completing the six-week WELead OC course will receive assistance with phone banking and field/precinct/GOTV outreach.
Who: WELead OC;
What: Kick-off of the WELead OC 2016 Women’s Political Training Program;
When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 9:30 am. Noon lunch, 1:30 pm Panel, 3:30 pm close
Where: OCEA building, 830 N. Ross Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Why: Train & empower Democratic, culturally diverse women for political leadership;
RSVP: Contact Karen Hinks – firstname.lastname@example.org
About WELead OC:
WELead OC (“WE” is an acronym for “Women Empowered”) is a political non-profit dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering Orange County Democratic Women, through political training programs, speaker and leadership events. WELead OC’s 2015 program graduated four women all are candidates in upcoming city council and school board races.
For more information, visit www.weleadoc.com.