Policies Affecting California Women’s Well-Being are March Program Focus by Amy Rose and Cathy Locke

Women have made considerable progress since securing the vote 100 years ago, but they still face disparities on a range of issues including economic security, health and participation in political leadership.

Colleagues from the California Budget & Policy Center will update us on the status of women in Sacramento County and statewide during a March 25 presentation on the California Women’s Well Being Index.

The Wednesday evening meeting is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Arden-Dimick Library Community Room, 891 Watt Ave. (corner of Watt and Northrop avenues).

The Women’s Well Being Index, prepared by the California Budget & Policy Center, is a multifaceted composite measure looking at five dimensions of women’s well-being by county: health, personal safety, employment and earnings, economic security and political empowerment.

The California Budget & Policy Center (calbudgetcenter.org), formerly the California Budget Project, was founded in 1995 to provide an independent source of information on how budget and tax policies affect low- and middle-income Californians. The center provides analyses and commentary on issues including tax policy, economic trends, health and criminal justice.

Come learn about the issues affecting California women and how you can advocate for change.

The March 25 program is free of charge, but members and guests are asked to sign up online via Eventbrite or call or email Cathy Locke (contact information is available in the branch directory).