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Archives: 2013-14 Legislative Session

Committee Address:

State Capitol, Room 5080
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-4026


Nancy Strohl


Welcome to the Senate Select Committee: Women and Inequality - Strategies to Promote Opportunity

Select Committees offer the unique opportunity to study California policy issues and problems in order to develop longer range solutions. Women have not shared equally in the emerging recovery.  Recent budget actions have targeted programs that low-income women rely on to support their families and gain the education and skills they need to find and retain jobs. Alleviating inequality and creating opportunity for women and families is the best way to help children realize their potential and our society to make opportunity real. The Committee will focus on women and extreme inequality, women in poverty and women’s equity as it intersects with race and ethnicity.

The first Hearing on May 5th focused on hearing the voices of women directly experiencing the challenges of poverty, racial discrimination and inequity and their perspective on how California can advance equality and opportunity.  The Committee held a second Hearing and an in-depth Convening on June 17th and 18th to look comprehensively at the topic and develop a comprehensive agenda for the coming year.


Senator Holly J. Mitchell (Chair)
Senator Noreen Evans
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
Senator Carol Liu
Senator Norma J. Torres