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  Only 32 of 120 California legislators are women.

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May 18, 2015 CA Democratic Convention: Women Seek to “Close the Gap” in California Politics

January 23, 2015
The Fresno Bee: Amanda Renteria considers Sacramento, not D.C., for her political future

January 13, 2015
Capitol Public Radio: Women Preparing To Run In 2016

January 2, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle: 10 women who could be senator — or governor

November 7, 2014
See our media statement: Announcing joint effort to recruit, train & fund progressive women candidates for 2016

October 21, 2014
Capital Public Radio: Up Against the Ceiling: Meet the Women Serving in Office

September 22, 2014
LA Times: Survey finds women are underrepresented across California governments

June 5, 2014
Daily Beast: The Gubernatorial Glass Ceiling & What It Means for Hillary Clinton

May 22, 2014
Time Warner Cable: [Video] Deborah Ortiz, close the gap CA steering committee member, on women & politics

May 18, 2014
MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry Show: [Video] Shoutout to close the gap CA for building infrastructure for progressive women in CA (2:50 mark)

May 15, 2014
Working InSync: How to Attract and Retain Top Women Leaders

May 12, 2014
Vitamin W: Don’t Just Run for Office—Win: Five Leadership Lessons

April 16, 2014
Huffington Post: Winning Women Candidates Know These 5 Truths

April 8, 2014
KABC: [Video] Women still make less than men

April 7, 2014
KGNU: [Audio] What Women Politicians Bring to the Table: Interview with Mary Hughes

April 7, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg might ‘Lean In’ to political office

March 29, 2014
Huffington Post: California’s ‘Close the Gap’ Tour is Demanding Gender Equality in Politics

March 18, 2014
Women’s ENews: ‘Close the Gap’ Tours California to Stop the Slide

March 5, 2014
San Diego Free Press: For California Women Who Dream of Political Leadership and Power: Some Rules of the Road

February 28, 2014
See media release on the Stop the Slide Tour

February 14, 2014
The Press-Enterprise: INLAND: Gender imbalance grows among elected leaders

February 2, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle: Wanted – women with vision to seek office

January 7, 2014
Huffington Post: A 2014 To-Do List for Women Who Would Like to See More Women in Charge

December 23, 2013
The Sacramento Bee: To improve California, just elect more women

December 18, 2013
The Nooner: offers resources for candidates

September 28, 2013
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Forum at Cabrillo College encourages women to run for public office

August 30, 2013
Vitamin W: Looking for a Few, or More, Good Candidates to Run for Office

August 23, 2013
Santa Cruz Sentinel: A gender gap in local offices? Symposium to push for more women in politics

August 20, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle: Veteran Dem strategist Mary Hughes — still breaking glass ceilings in politics — honored as “Woman of the Year”

August 11, 2013
New York Times: In California and Elsewhere, Too Few Women in Office

August 2, 2013
Peninsula TV: [Video]  Mary Hughes on Women & Politics

July 17, 2013
Momocrats: Podcast – On the Road to Parity

June 14, 2013
Women’s Foundation of CA: Why California Needs More Women Legislators

May 10, 2013
Vitamin W: California Enlisting a Few(More) Good Woman Politicians 

May 8, 2013
Smart Brief: Campaign aims to “close the gap” in the California legislature