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A Celebration in Honor of Women’s History Month

March 13, 2024 | 4:30 to 6 pm

at the Women in Politics Museum

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  • Presentation of the prestigious Grace Doris, Esto Broughton, Anna Saylor, and Elizabeth Hughes Awards
  • Honorees and women legislators sharing insights on their journeys to leadership and elected office.
  • Release of the audiobook Women in Politics: Breaking Down Barriers to Achieve True Representation, a powerful compilation of stories and insights from influential women in California Politics. Printed books will be available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting the Women in California Politics Foundation and Museum.
  • Networking opportunities with the California Women’s Legislative Caucus leaders

In 1918, history was made when the first four women were elected to serve in the California State Legislature: Esto Broughton, Grace Dorris, Elizabeth Hughes, and Anna Saylor. Their pioneering spirit and dedication paved the way for generations of women leaders to come. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we proudly present the awards named in honor of these trailblazing pioneers.

Come be a part of this historic occasion as we honor the past, celebrate the present, and inspire the future together. Space is limited, so RSVP today to secure your spot! For inquiries, please contact: iwilliams.cds@gmail.com


WICP is preserving the history of over 100 years of women elected to serve in the California Legislature and other important women that have shaped the ever-changing political landscape of California. “Her Words”, the women’s oral history project, of Women In California Politics Foundation is producing high-quality videotapes of oral history interviews in intimate, personal settings with those we are still blessed to have with us. Time is of the essence as some of these amazing women are in their 80’s & 90’s. With the support of our Founders we are well on our way. The fundraising has begun and great start with some contributors having already secured their title as Centennial Founders. We really need your support now. You too can become a part of history by making a tax-deductible contribution today.

Women In California Politics Foundation is proud of successful colaborations with the Center for CaliforniaStudies and grant awards that have resulted in protecting and preserving the history of the women that have made so many positive advances for the betterment of the people of the state of California.

I sincerely hope that you are as excited about our continued success as I am, and that you will join us in creating this legacy and making history as we approach our 100 year celebration of women serving in the California Legislature!

With your support, I know that WOMEN IN CALIFORNIA POLITICS FOUNDATION will also endure the test of time.

Thank you,

Sunny Mojonnier #30 State Assembly (Ret.)
Founder, Women In California Politics Foundation & Museum

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The museum is located at 1415 L Street, Suite 120 in Sacramento, CA.

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Women in California Politics is a 501.c.3 non-profit, non-partisan organization #46-3568092