Tag Archives: Public Policy

California Not Ready to Relocate Inmates from State Prisons to Counties

By Emma Mayerson, Development Assistant Kim Carter, Founder and Executive Director of our grant partner the Time for Change Foundation, is passionate about reducing recidivism and crime in California through supportive services and rehabilitation. She has been working with California state government for ten years: educating, informing and advocating about issues related to incarceration. Most recently, Ms. Carter has taken a [...]

Despite Setbacks, the Passion for Policy Burns Bright

by Alba Mercado, WPI Coordinator As the 2011/12 Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) class teams wrapped up their policy projects we had a reminder that the work doesn’t end there. In fact, it’s not just about whether or not a bill becomes a law. The Economic Justice team’s bill was AB 828. Their goal was to [...]

Women Need More Than the Vote

By Judy Patrick, CEO & President, Women’s Foundation of California A couple weeks ago, I celebrated the 91st anniversary of US women getting the right to vote. I had the opportunity to celebrate this historic day in Wisconsin and joined the Wisconsin Women’s Network  launching the Wisconsin Women’s Policy Institute, which is modeled after our own [...]

Women’s Foundation of California: Get to Know Us

People often ask us who we are and what we do. Well, we do a lot. We strive to improve the lives of women and families in our state. We provide grants to community organizations and work towards policies that benefit women and families. We bring light to issues that are often overlooked and that [...]

Take Action to End Shackling of Pregnant Inmates

AB 1900 is up for signature by the Governor, and would end the practice of restrictive shackling of pregnant inmates. Currently, nearly two-thirds of California’s county jails shackle pregnant women in ways that could cause miscarriage or other injuries. Bill AB 1900 seeks to stop this inhumane treatment of pregnant women. Tell Schwarzenegger to support [...]

Measuring the Impact of Advocacy

By Hannah Hill, Program Associate, Women’s Foundation of California What is the rate of return for every dollar invested in advocacy work? You’ll never guess. Every dollar invested in advocacy work yields $91 in benefits according to a recent report by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Research was focused on 15 community organizations engaged [...]

The Power of Public Policy

Each year, the Women’s Foundation of California trains up to 30 women on how to impact change in California through public policy. Our Women’s Policy Institute fellows learn how to write a bill, influence legislators and organize community support to pass proposed legislation. Since 2003, we have trained more than 150 women on California’s legislative [...]

Making a Difference through Public Policy

“When you give a woman voice, and you give her the knowledge of her own power and [the knowledge] that she has control over her own life, her children’s lives, and in her community . . . that’s giving somebody freedom.” ~Kim Carter, Women’s Policy Institute fellow, ED of Time for Change Foundation Ten years [...]

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