Did you miss our October board meeting? Here’s what was discussed:
We are gearing up for the coming year! We expect to be conducting many endorsement interviews after the start of the new year. A few candidates have reached out already; we love the proactiveness! If you plan to run, or know of someone who is planning to run in 2022, email our VP Political Action, Faye Hezar at [email protected] for the candidate questionnaire.Read more
Marlena Truong donated 2021-07-08 22:01:03 -0700
From NWPCOC to you, happy late Mother's Day! We are thinking of those who are mothers, those who have lost mothers, mothers who have lost children, and those who are yearning to be mothers! In fact, Mother's Day has a deep and interesting history.Read more
Marlena Truong published April: Recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Home 2021-04-09 16:16:21 -0700
April 2021 marks the official 20th anniversary of SAAM. The need to recognize this movement is imperative. As the National Sexual Violence Research Center writes, "It's impossible to prevent an issue no one knows about, and it’s difficult to make people aware of a problem without providing a solution." As an organization dedicated to supporting women of all backgrounds, we want to join in raising awareness, and being a part of the solution.Read more
Marlena Truong published Hate is a Virus: A Discussion with Tammy Cho in Home 2021-03-30 17:49:35 -0700
The recent murders of API (Asian and Pacific Islander) women in Atlanta has shocked us to the core. The subsequent violence towards API elders has been additionally terrifying and eye-opening. With the racially charged language towards the pandemic used by Donald Trump, violence against APIs have risen over 1900%. This is nothing new, but it definitely is a problem.
The phrase “Hate is a Virus” has grown in popularity since the start of the pandemic. So much so that it started an initiative. Tammy Cho and Michelle K. Hanabusa founded Hate Is A Virus, a nonprofit community of mobilizers and amplifiers to dismantle racism and hate. They continue to mobilize the community to participate in local and national campaigns, create space for dialogue and education, and provide actionable steps and funding in partnership with trusted community leaders.
NWPC OC stands with the API community locally and nationally. We are committed to protecting womxn and making sure they have rights and protections.
Join us on April 8th for a discussion with Hate Is A Virus Co-Founder Tammy Cho, NWPC OC President Marlena Truong, and NWPC OC Events Chair Branda Lin. After the discussion, we’ll open it up to the audience for a check-in session. The evening will be an opportunity to learn how to be better allies and give APIs a chance to cope and heal.
This is a free event, but donations are appreciated. All donations go towards the efforts to identify, train, and elect progressive, pro-choice womxn in Orange County. You can donate here.
RSVP for the event HERE.
Marlena Truong published Join us in Celebrating Black Women in History in Home 2021-02-09 19:15:02 -0800
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg
It was January 26, 2020 when Kobe Bryant passed away and my boyfriend was devastated. He told me it seemed weird to be so sad and upset over someone he had never met in person, but had so admired. Kobe Bryant was my boyfriend’s idol.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was mine.
I remember seeing “On the Basis of Sex” in theaters. I was super excited to see it, but I couldn’t have guessed the impact it would have on me.
The last scene is what sticks with me to this day.Read more
NWPC OC is looking for volunteers to phone bank for Allyson Damikolas this upcoming Tuesday, September 22nd 5-8pm.
If you've never phone banked before, not a worry. Training is provided at 5pm by Allyson Damikolas' campaign manager.
Sign up here to help NWPC OC support Allyson Damikolas.
If you aren't free Tuesday but still want to help, make sure to sign up for a different date. Every little bit helps!
I hope to see you Tuesday night!
~Marlena Truong, President of NWPC OC
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