National Women’s Political Caucus, California Endorses Angelique Ashby for State Senate

Sacramento Women Leaders Also Endorse While Sacramento Bee Highlights Ashby in ‘Why More CA Women Are Running for Office’

SACRAMENTO – The National Women’s Political Caucus, California (NWPC CA) has announced their support of Angelique Ashby for the District Six State Senate seat.

“We are proud to support extraordinary women candidates like Angelique, with her considerable experience, grasp of important issues, and passionate commitment to the advancement of women and underrepresented communities,” said Tori Chica, NWPC CA’s Vice President for Political Action in their endorsement of Ashby.

The National Women’s Political Caucus is a multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process. NWPC recruits, trains and supports pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed offices at all levels of government. State and local chapters provide support to candidates running at state and local levels by helping raise money and providing crucial hands-on volunteer assistance.

Also this week, two regional women leaders, Lauren Hammond and Karen Humphrey, announced their endorsements of Ashby.

Hammond was the first African-American woman to be elected to the Sacramento City Council representing District 5 which includes amongst other neighborhoods, Curtis Park and Oak Park.

“Angelique Ashby is the right woman for the job. Her intelligence, compassion for people and dogged determination to find the right outcome is just what we need in the State Senate,” noted Hammond. “Following in the footsteps of her predecessor, Senator Dr. Richard Pan, she will bring a unique perspective to the seat.”

Karen Humphrey also announced she is backing Ashby. She was elected as Fresno’s first woman mayor and has a 45-year career in communications, public service and education in the Central Valley.

In addition, Ashby was featured last weekend in a Sacramento Bee article on women candidates titled “Why More California Women Are Running for Office – and Winning”: “If you, in your heart feel called to the service of being an elected official, whether it’s on a school board, or in Congress … you should go for it,” she said. “And if you really like red pants, maybe wear red pants. If you also really want to have kids, then have kids.” “There’s nothing in this world that’s stopping you from doing all of the things that you want to do.”

District Six includes the City of Sacramento, Elk Grove, West Sacramento, and most of Sacramento County.