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Women’s Health - Who Decides?

Don’t miss two timely short documentaries about the crucial importance of protecting women’s health choices.

Dr. Glennah Trochet
(fmr. Sac Co. Public Health Officer)
Ana Sandoval Planned Parenthood
Christi H. Ketchum Our Rightful Place, LLC

Sun April 22nd 7PM

“Movies On A Big Screen” at
The Guild Theatre
2828 35th St (between 3rd & 4th Ave)
Admission Free • Donations Appreciated

Sunday: California Women Suffrage Centennial: a 2-day Celebration in Sacramento

Sunday, October 9, 2011 : Crest Theater 1013 K street, 12 noon - 4 pm

Lights! Camera! Action!

Film screenings and the live performance are shown one time each and are free and open to the public.

12 p.m. "Seneca Falls" - This award-winning documentary film takes viewers on a life-changing journey with nine high school girls bound for the birthplace of women's rights in America. This film breathes life and relevance into a revolutionary act barely mentioned in the history books: America's first women's right convention which was a public protest meeting held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848.
Winner, Honorable Mention, Documentary Short Los Angeles Reel Film Festival 2010
Winner, Best Score/Soundtrack, Los Angeles Reel Film Festival 2010
Nominee, Best International Documentary, Okanogan Film Festival 2009
The Director, Louise Vance, will introduce the film and be available for brief questions after the screening.

Monday: California Women Suffrage Centennial: a 2-day Celebration in Sacramento


Monday, October 10, 2011 - experience the victory!
(Voters registration all day at the California Museum and 12-3 pm outside Capitol)

9:30 am Gather at the California Museum – 1020 “O” Street
Site to assemble for the stroll and craft corner.
Sign making and storytelling for all ages.
“American, the Beautiful” with alternative lyrics song by Rev. Janice Steele

10:30 am Celebration Stroll – Stroll in a lively procession on the sidewalks down 10th Street to the North Steps of the Capitol (L Street side) with banners, signs and lusty voice.

11:00 am Capitol Steps program –
Welcome – Centennial Co-Chairs
“Star Spangled Banner “ song by Belinda Liu
Elected officials and invited guests and California Suffrage Singers

12 Noon All Activities inside the Capitol must enter “L” Street security doors

Kucinich Defends Women, Infant Children Food Program

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today took to the House floor to defend the food program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in need, citing our history of a compassionate nation.

"When I was hungry, you gave me food. You didn't give me war. You didn't give me a tax break; you didn't give me an oil depletion allowance. When I was hungry, you gave me food."

"Not Yet Rain" screening

Women’s rights are human rights – on screen!

In honor of International Women's Day

College Democrats and Planned Parenthood Mar Monte invite you to a free screening of the documentary
Not Yet Rain

Thursday, March 10, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Unsafe abortion causes 13 percent of maternal deaths worldwide. In Ethiopia, safe, legal abortion is saving women’s lives, and changing the future for millions of women.

Not Yet Rain, a short film by Emmy-winner Lisa Russell, produced in association with Ipas, explores abortion in Ethiopia through the experiences of women faced with the challenge of unwanted pregnancy. While a new abortion law marked great progress toward reproductive freedom, Not Yet Rain shows that changing the law is just the first step.

Kirsten Sherk, the film's co-producer, and representatives of Ipas and Planned Parenthood will lead a discussion following the screening.

The Power of Choice on Access Sacramento Channel 18

Access Sacramento Channel 18 will replay The Power of Choice, D. Fadiman's documentary on the struggle to secure safe and legal reproductive health services for women in the U.S. Access to abortion and critical reproductive health care continue to be in peril, now more than ever in post Roe v Wade years. Please tune in and reacquaint to recommit. Please work to protect a women's right to determine her future. And stream radio program Tipping Point (C. Jones & M. Metzler) Thursdays at noon

Tuesday, January 25th @ 10:00pm

Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

A Celebration of Women’s Suffrage
and a Protest of Meg Whitman
Whose Voting Record Dishonors that Tradition

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Gather for March
3:00 pm
Convention Center, Sacramento

March and Rally
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Capitol West Steps, Sacramento

Join our special celebration of Women’s Right to Vote and protest billionaire CEO Meg Whitman’s record of rarely voting for nearly three decades — except now that she is on the ballot.

Hop on board to join us for a very special celebration of the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment legalizing the right of women to vote in the U.S.

Thousands of women, and men, fought for decades to secure this basic democratic right.

On August 26, we will honor the achievements of the suffrage movement, and the women who were imprisoned and abused in the fight.

Ca. Court Rules in Favor of Racist Slumlord Donald Sterling?!?

California Court Okays Discrimination Against Section 8 Tenants

by Dean Preston of Tenants Together‚ Apr. 13‚ 2010

    Remember Donald Sterling, the NBA team owner and Los Angeles mega-landlord who has been sued multiple times for outrageous housing discrimination, most recently by the U.S. Department of Justice? Sterling is back in the news this week, again for discrimination in his role as landlord. This time, however, Sterling convinced a California Court of Appeal that it was just fine for him to discriminate against a Section 8 tenant. At this point, anyone who still believes in the myth that judges are “liberal activists” needs to have his or her head examined.

Planned Parenthood Capitol Day

Capitol Day 2010

Register TODAY for Planned Parenthood Capitol Day!

Last year over 800 Planned Parenthood supporters, staff, parents and teens gathered in Sacramento to raise their voices in support of Planned Parenthood. Are you ready to join us this year?

Sign up now! Participation includes a free t-shirt, free lunch, and more importantly the opportunity to make a difference for reproductive health care in California. Make friends and meet people from across the state - participate in the education fair and fun workshops!

· When: All day on Wednesday, May 5, 2010

· Where: Sacramento, CA

· Contact: Raquel Simental, Public Affairs Director, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

(916) 325-1730 or via e-mail at

· Register Online:

Planned Parenthood Capitol Day is the perfect opportunity to talk with legislators about the many preventive health care services offered by Planned Parenthood and issues important to Californians.

Climate Change, Causes, Solutions: Will Copenhagen Give Hope?

Monday November 30, 2009
Open at 6:30pm; Program at 7 pm
Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park
3330 McKinley Blvd-Enter off Park Drive on south side
Free refreshments provided

Climate Change, Causes, Solutions: Will Copenhagen Give Hope?

Monday November 30, 2009
Open at 6:30pm; Program at 7 pm
Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park
3330 McKinley Blvd-Enter off Park Drive on south side
Free refreshments provided

Annual Ruth Holbrook Womanââ‚Ãâ€

Coalition of Labor Union Women
Presents the

Annual Ruth Holbrook Woman’s Day Award Celebration

“We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby”… Celebrating Our Past While Working Toward the Future

Saturday, September 19, 2009
11:00 a.m. (brunch will be served)

Painters Union District Council 16
7111 Governors Circle
Sacramento, California

Women's Equality Day Celebration and Reception

Celebrating the “Free Women” of the West on August 28th
... 98 and counting

This Equality Day, the California Suffrage Parade Coalition and the National Women's History Project will celebrate the 98th anniversary of women in California winning the right to vote with a free reception featuring refreshments, speakers and a presentation on the vital role western women played in the Woman Suffrage Movement. This celebration will take place August 28, 6 p.m. at the Trinity Cathedral Great Hall at 2620 Capitol Street in Sacramento.

Molly Murphy MacGregor, cofounder and executive director, of the National Women's History Project will present a brief overview of how the victories of women in the Western states established the ground work for women in the United States winning the vote. This audio visual presentation will feature historic photographs, posters, and images from the period that called on voters to “Give Your Girl An Equal Chance With Your Boy.”
A representative from the California Commission on the Women will give an overview on the “Current Challenges Facing California Women."

For the past three years, women in Northern California have been holding Equality Day parades that stretched for several blocks in downtown Sacramento. This year, instead of a parade, they will host the free reception to honor the political legacy of California women and to discuss plans for the upcoming Centennial in 2011.

Western women – and their male supporters – were at the forefront of the drive for equal rights. Women in the west played a vital role in the national drive for equal rights during the early 20th century. Suffragists in nearly a dozen western states, including California in 1911, convinced enough male voters to approve Votes for Women years before the 19th Amendment enfranchised women nationally.



Wednesday, June 10th

Fox & Goose Pub and Restaurant
1001 R Street, Sacramento

5:30 pm social/appetizers 6:00 Trivia Starts
$15 per person ($10 if you bring a prospective member)

Thanks to Our Wonderful Sponsors:

Co-host *Sacramento City Councilmember Lauren Hammond


Tragedy in Kansas: Abortion Provider Dr. Tiller Slain

From NARAL Pro-Choice America...

I’m writing you today to express my immeasurable shock and deep sadness over the murder of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas.

On behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America and our affiliates, our prayers and thoughts are with Dr. Tiller’s family and friends.

If you don’t know very much about his background, for almost two decades Dr. Tiller and those individuals who helped provide care to his patients have lived under intense harassment tinged with persistent threats of violence. Even under these adverse circumstances, Dr. Tiller never wavered in his commitment to providing abortion services and other reproductive health care to women and their families, often in the most difficult and heart-breaking circumstances.