The Korean American Democratic Committee Fall Networking Mixer: Celebrating Women in Politics

Monday, November 07, 2011

When: Thursday, November 10, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Where: Izakaya and Bar Fu-Ga
111 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles CA 90012

Admission: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $25 for membership and admission. Free parking with validation.

Appetizers will be provided.

Special Guests: LA City Controller Wendy Greuel, CA State Senator Carol Liu, former CA State Assemblymember Cindy Montanez, and LA Community College District Board Trustee Tina Park

Despite great inroads made by women, U.S. politics remains overwhelmingly male-dominated. Women currently hold 16% percent of the 535 seats in Congress and less than 25% percent of the seats in state legislatures. There are 6 female governors; and of the 100 big-city mayors, all but eight are men. Under-representation of women in American politics raises grave concerns over the quality of democratic governance and political legitimacy. Studies reveal women are less likely to run for office and less likely to be recruited, despite having the same professional and educational qualifications as men.

With that in mind, KADC believes that in order to move towards representational parity, women must be inspired at an early age to take an interest in public service and develop leadership potential.

KADC formally extends its warmest invitation to you to attend our Fall Networking Mixer. Our hope is that you will join us as we take the opportunity to honor and recognize the achievements of female elected officials who have overcome the odds. Be inspired as you hear these dynamic female role models share their experiences, challenges and accomplishments.