Moms in Politics: Breaking Down Barriers
30mar5:00 pm6:00 pmMoms in Politics: Breaking Down Barriers5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Join Simona Grace, Executive Director of Moms in Office, in conversation with Christy Holstege, Sabrina Cervantes and Jocelyn Yow about smashing the maternal bias and breaking down barriers that keep so many women out of elected office.
Women comprise just 27 percent of Congress members, only one-third of whom are women of color. On the state level across the country, a mere 31 percent of state legislators are women.
Motherhood has a lot to do with this.
Hear from three women who have challenged the status quo, campaigned while raising a family and were elected to office despite the barriers that keep so many qualified candidates out of office.
Christy Holstege is a social justice attorney, community organizer, candidate for State Assembly, who currently serves as the Outgoing Mayor of Palm Springs.
Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes was elected in November 2016 to represent California’s 60th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Norco, a portion of Riverside, and unincorporated communities of Home Gardens, El Cerrito, and Coronita. She currently serves as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy.
Jocelyn Yow is the youngest woman of color to serve as a mayor in California. She was elected to the Eastvale City Council in 2018 and served as mayor pro tem before becoming mayor in 2020.
(Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Palm Springs 92263