Why We’re Here

close the gap CA is a campaign to increase the number of progressive women in the California Legislature by recruiting talented progressive women to run for targeted winnable seats in 2016. Changes to California’s term limit law in 2012 mean another opportunity like this will not occur again until 2022. With women accounting for only 25% of the California legislature and seven more progressive women terming out in 2016, we can’t afford to wait. In 2016, there are 16 seats that progressive women can win. Help us elect 16 in ’16!