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Gather the Women, "Women in Politics Nevada County

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Gather-the-Women” to hold this month’s Creating the Gazelle*, Town Hall meeting on WOMEN IN POLITICS in NEVADA COUNTY.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 23, 6:30 – 9pm
WHERE: Valentina’s Bistro, 1041 Sutton Way, Grass Valley
RSVP: [please contact me for website address]
FOR INFORMATION CALL: 530-477-7883
$5 donation

For the past four months Gather the Women has been holding Creating the Gazelle town hall meetings to discuss ways to incorporate feminine values into our social, economic, political, educational, environmental, cultural and spiritual domains.

Last month’s Creating the Gazelle meeting which reported on a conference in LA on “women in politics” struck a powerful “nerve” in all attending. This month the intention is to broaden the conversation. We want to hear participants thoughts on the questions below, and explore ways to put that conversation into action so as to ensure a stronger presence for women on both the local and national scene.

1.) How can women from all political parties unite to create more effective solutions?
2.) What are some of the positions currently open in Nevada County?
3.) How can we support women running for local and national leadership positions?

Many people are discouraged with politics and politicians. Many find it uninteresting and, would prefer to look the other way. Others feel helpless to make a change to the system. Yet, politics is one of the ways things get done in this country. It is one way we decide how we live together. As of November, women hold 98 of the 535 seats in the 113th US Congress and 20 of the 100 seats in the Senate. In other words, laws and policies concerning women's lives are being determined by a ratio of 4 men/1 women in Congress and 3men/1 woman in the Senate. In the 50 state Executive Offices, only 78 women, including only 6 governors, are representing 51% of the population.

This gathering invites women of diverse opinions and philosophies to discuss the spirit of politics, and explore what the current state of women in politics in Nevada County is and then to build relationships from which we can create together the changes and solutions not yet considered.

Gather the Women is an affiliate of Gather the Women Global Matrix and one of 40 regions nationally and internationally. Gather the Women believes that women do have a special value to offer the world and hopes by inspiring, encouraging, and supporting women that these women will become empowered and find their voices. As Marilyn Nyborg, a co-founder of Gather the Women, has said, “When women rise, all of humanity is lifted.”

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Marilyn Nyborg 530-477-7883

* * Creating the gazelle refers to a quote by E.F. Schumaker, author of Small is Beautiful.
“Do not be preoccupied with killing the dinosaur. Invent the gazelle.”
In other words, don’t struggle with an obsolete paradigm, create a better one. Like the gazelle, long a symbol for feminine beauty, Gather the Women feels the new paradigm needs to be “light on its feet” able to adapt swiftly to changing situations, involve elegant solutions, and be based on feminine
values which honor the interconnectedness and sacredness of all life.
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