Women in Politics (WIP) is a three-day summer institute for young women from the Sacramento region. Participants get a first-hand look at the workings of state politics, focusing on issues affecting women and their communities.
Our presence in Sacramento and our lasting relationships with the players in state politics allow us to offer a unique experience to young women. We have access to a rich pool of supporters who lend their expertise to our programs – more than forty women, including liberals, moderates, and conservatives, volunteer their time to share information and perspectives. WIP provides an opportunity for young women to meet the people who represent them at the state capitol, and to witness first-hand the importance of women’s participation in the political process.
Youth Made Resources | Program Materials | Publications & Articles | Roast Art
We pride ourselves on our work with youth and the value we bring to their communities. We believe that the information we embrace should be shared with everyone to enjoy in order to help tackle the issues of today, and be used as tools to help develop long-term change.
Take a moment to glance at our Resources, and download those that interest you. You never know what you might discover!
Our most recent program, Avenues to Civic Action, invited our youth to put into practice their passion, interests, and skills to address an issue they care about through a Social Action Project. The projects are youth led and executed with the support of a trusted Program Instructor. Below are resources that were researched and created by youth for the benefit of our communities! Please enjoy these free resources and share with others!
2019 Women in Politics Agenda
Our Women in Politics (WIP) conference will be conducted from July 24, 2019 to July 26, 2019 at the California Museum. It’s an informative and innovative program that will allow participants to learn more about empowerment, our political environment, influential female figures, and much more. Download the agenda to learn about how we engaged our students during this summer event.
She shares dec.2018 program
On December 13, 2018 we held our final She Shares conversation of the year with the authors of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics at the California Museum. She Shares is a great program for elevating the female voice, while providing opportunities for young professionals to gain advice and guidance from seasoned female professionals in the Sacramento area.
Women in Politics
This comprehensive packet from an early Women in Politics conference provides a great snapshot of this groundbreaking program. Participants get a first-hand look at the workings of state politics, focusing on issues affecting women and their communities.
Publications & Articles
Empowering Communities at the Ballot Box: How to Increase Voter Participation
In this article by Online MSW Programs, we learn about what prevents people from voting and how community groups and individuals can empower others to vote. It also provides eight sample questions to answer when creating a voter information guide.
four ways to detect media bias and step outside the partisan bubble
An article published by ChangeRoots identifies four ways the public can detect media bias and step outside of the partisan bubble. As a non-partisan organization we encourage everyone to learn more about ways to get news that's as close to the facts as possible. Go to www.changeroots.org for more info.
What Can We Do About Climate Change?
This one-pager created by students from the 2018/2019 Green Focus program spreads awareness about things we can do everyday to address climate change.
Youth Voices in Community Design
This comprehensive how-to guide on getting youth involved in local policymaking and community planning is a response to hundreds of requests from adults nationwide who want youth involved in shaping their communities. The handbook provides a step-by-step guide to youth engagement and is supported by an extensive online library of articles and activities.
California Roast Posters
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates, Assemblywoman Anna Caballero, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, Senator Janet Nguyen, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Secretary Mona Pasquil Rogers Artwork: Sandra Hoover
CA Democratic Party Chair John Burton & CA Republican Party Chair Jim Brulte Artwork: Sandra Hoover