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|One Step At A Time - May 2017|
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I am sometimes asked why the work of California Women Lead is important and, honestly, I sometimes find myself asking the same question. California Women Lead has been around for over forty years, yes FORTY years (previously as CEWAER) and we are still focused on the fundamental reason we were founded – to increase the number of women in elected and appointed office.
You would have thought, by now – 2017, we would have reached that goal, but here we are, still working to inspire, to recruit, to train women to either run for political office or apply for political appointment. Sometimes it makes me wonder – are we making a difference? Is our work that important? Are we having any impact at all? Should we just admit that we will never really reach parity? And then it happens:
These are just a few of the reasons why the California Women Lead network and mission is as important today as it was forty years ago. While at times it can become discouraging and it seems like we are taking two steps back instead of three steps forward, I know the work we are doing, together, IS making a difference, even if we do not see immediate results.
Thank you for your interest and support of California Women Lead, and if you are a member, thank you for your support – we would not be successful without you and YOU are making a difference. If you are not a member, I hope you will consider joining. It is because of our members – who support us financially, and inspire us mentally – that we continue our good work. I know one day we will meet our goal – taking one step forward at a time and celebrating all of our success along the way.