Upcoming Event

Join Mary Hughes, Founder of Close the Gap CA, for a conversation about gender equity in governance and the challenges faced by women seeking elected office.

Hosted by the Democratic 21st Century Club

Location: San José Convention Center, Room 114, 150 W San Carlos Street, San José

Tickets: $30. You can pay online in advance or with cash, check, or credit card at the door. RSVP on Facebook.

Parking: The Convention Center offers parking at $1 for every 20 minutes ($3/hour).


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About Close the Gap CA

Close the gap CA is a campaign to increase the number of progressive women serving in the California Legislature by recruiting viable, progressive women to run for open seats in targeted, winnable districts. The campaign recruits accomplished women who are pro-choice, pro-public school funding and support paths out of poverty. By partnering with CA progressive organizations, close the gap CA aims to achieve gender parity in the CA legislature in 2028.

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Office Address

230 California Avenue #106 Palo Alto, CA 94306

Mailing Address

Close the Gap California
555 Bryant St #241
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650)326-2216 – Voice Mailbox #3
Email Us: alice (at) closethegapca (dot) org