State Senator Loni Hancock received the “Woman of the Year” award and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson was honored with a “Good Guy” award at the annual Susan B. Anthony event, a fundraiser for the National Women’s Political Caucus-Alameda North (NWPC-AN) Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Greek Cathedral in Oakland.
Senator Hancock was honored for her 40 years in public service and for her leadership in Sacramento fighting for the rights of women, children and the underserved. Supervisor Carson’s long history of support for women’s rights issues, particularly in the area of health care services, earned him praise from NWPC.
Proceeds from the event will support female candidates running for office in Alameda County.
The National Women’s Political Caucus is a national, multi-partisan organization committed to increasing women’s participation in the political process by increasing the number of pro-choice women in elected and appointed positions, by recruiting, training, and supporting women seeking those offices. NWPC-Alameda North is the largest caucus in California, and is working proactively to reach the national organization’s goal of 50/50 participation by 2020.