Knowledge is Power
Education and Preservation
Learn about the history of Women In California politics. We are preserving our history by creating an oral history and an archive by making video recordings of elected women telling their stories.
Empower and Encourage
One of our goals is to dispel the myths that surround politics and by doing so, encourage public service by getting more women and others involved within their communities.
Valuable Stories of the Women In California Politics – “Her Words”
Women In California Politics produces videotaped oral histories of women that have helped shape California politics. “Her Words”, is the women’s oral history project that captures the personality, enthusiasm, passion and commitment of the women who blazed new trails in our state. This collection of videos will serve as a valuable tool and resource to empower, educate and inspire present and future generations. The videos will focus on the alumni state legislators that are still with us and will preserve each woman’s story, in her own words. Each woman elected to the Legislature has a number in order of their election (just like the Presidents). Can you identify each woman by their number? “Leona’s List” is the link to help you.
A Valuable Resource
This collection of videos will serve as a valuable tool and resource to empower, educate and inspire present and future generations. The initial videos will focus on the alumni state legislators that are still with us and will preserve each woman’s story, in her own words.
A Teaching Tool
Our videos will document how and why these women came to be involved in politics and a glimpse into each woman’s level of commitment, service, dedication and wit. We will preserve these stories in an archive so that this history will not ever be lost. The videos will also be available on the coming WICP YouTube Channel as a source of inspiration and information to serve as a valuable teaching tool in women’s studies programs, public policy courses and political science classes in universities and other educational institutes.