NAWBO-OC is the largest NAWBO chapter in California. We have an important role to play in the shaping of legislation and policy made in Sacramento. Legislation that affects all of us in our daily business life on such issues as Workman’s Compensation, taxation, healthcare and corporate regulation and employment laws.
NAWBO California will be hosting the “Propel Your Business“ Conference and Public Policy Summit on March 18 & 19, 2013 in Sacramento, California. You won’t want to miss this great event.
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- Learn how to Propel Your Business from Business Experts
- Hear from Keynote Speaker Loral Langemeier
- Receive the State of the State Update from the Governor’s Office
- Hear from our State Legislators
- Take part in Straight Talk and the “What’s Important to Small Business” Poll
- Meet our NAWBO-CA Woman Business Owner of the Year Award – 2013 Honorees, with Patty DeDominic and prior NAWBO CA WBOs Award Winners telling their stories of success.
- Take part in Power Networking
- And, if you act quickly, we have a few Exhibitor Tables remaining for NAWBO members only
- And, much more!
For further details please contact:
Shaila Rao Mistry
NAWBO CA Business Policy Advisor
2012 Presidential Elections Around the Corner
Democracy at work: November 6 General Election.
NAWBO-OC Public Policy in collaboration with Secretary of State Debra Bowen and the statewide, nonpartisan effort to inspire and prepare more Californians to vote invites you to support MyVote Democracy at Work Project
Please join us once again in our Public Policy efforts in this election:
The MyVote Democracy At Work Project invites businesses, state and local government and nonprofit groups to strengthen our democracy by engaging in nonpartisan outreach to encourage employees, customers and members to participate in elections. The project offers ideas designed to spark creativity for spreading the word about voting, and recognizes the civic spirit of everyone who takes part by listing them on the Secretary of State’s website
We hope our members will join in spreading the word about voting. Down load Election Information website button onto your home page and enable your visitors to see how easy it is to take part in elections.
Let us use tools of technology, to access the forms and information it takes to be an active voter. Whether you communicate via email, web page, Face book or tweet,” just a reminder” poster in your organization’s reception area. You can make a valuable difference on voter turnout this year.
For more ideas on how to spread the word or encourage voting, or to view the growing list of Democracy At Work Project participants, please visit the Secretary’s web page.
DEMOCRACY AT WORK PROJECT
Following are some ways we can boost voter turnout for the November 6.
§ Newsletter, Intranet, Email
October 22: Last day to register to vote. Registration is easy at www.registertovote.ca.gov.
October 30: Registered California voter can vote by mail? Just fill in and print an application at www.sos.ca.gov/elections_m.htm, then mail it in time to arrive at your county’s elections office by Oct 30
For more information call the Secretary of State’s voter hotline at (800) 345-VOTE or visit www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-in-california.
Nov 6: Make sure you vote and take others with you. Polls open Election Day from 7:00 am- 8:00 p.m.
§ Website, Facebook, Tweet, Text Message
Add the “MyVote Election Information” or “Register to Vote” button, to a website or Face book page. The buttons and instructions for linking them to the Secretary of State’s Voting in California or Register to Vote web page are at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/bug/bug.htm. Sample tweet by Oct 25, 2012
§ Inspire Employees to Be Poll Workers
- Help strengthen our democracy and serve your community as a poll worker on Election Day. Contact or visit Secretary of State at (800) 345-VOTE or visit www.sos.ca.gov/elections/pollworker.htm.
- Or team up in twos and threes and “adopt” a polling place. Contact your county’s elections office at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_d.htm.
For more info contact: Voter Education & Outreach Services, 1500 11th Street, 6th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814, DemocracyAtWork@sos.ca.gov Tel 916.651.3070
Shaila Rao Mistry
Public Policy Director
NAWBO – OC continued partnership with Sacramento
Message from California Secretary of State Debra Bowen
In coordination with the Secretary of State’s office, NAWBO-OC is encouraging you, your family and friends to register to vote! The June 5, 2012, Presidential Primary Election is just around the corner
Find your polling place by calling the Secretary of State at (800) 345-VOTE or visiting www.sos.ca.gov.
The Election Information website button graphic can be found at California page, at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-in-california/.
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What We Do
The Public Policy Director for our chapter is active on our behalf in the following:
- Closely following upcoming legislation in Sacramento
- Providing our input and recommendations to politicians and law makers
- Lobbying our legislators in Sacramento and in our districts
- Attending key events to present the perspectives of women business owners
- Pioneering new legislation such as Universal Certification, designed to make it easier for women business owners to do business
- NAWBO California and its chapters take strategic stands on the latest legislative issues affecting women business owners. The annual Public Policy Summit is a two day education conference in Sacramento each spring. For more information visit: http://www.nawbo-ca.org/html/public_policy.asp. The 2011 conference entitled Public Policy on a State Level will be held March 7 & 8, 2011 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento
- Representation in Washington through NAWBO National (www.nawbo.org). To learn more about public policy at the national NAWBO level visit the Legislative Action Center
- International representation through numerous global platforms
What You Can Do
On a daily basis, decisions are made in Sacramento and Washington which have a direct impact on our businesses. Without a voice, these decisions are made without taking into account the needs and wants of women business owners throughout the state. We need to stand together to educate and lead decision-making so that our representatives in Sacramento help, not hinder, our businesses.
Please join us so that we may be heard. We need your involvement to strengthen our chapter’s efforts. As a business owner you play a key role, and you can participate in all of the above.
Please scroll down to see the variety of ways in which NAWBO-OC Public Policy has been active on your behalf. For more information please contact:
Shaila Rao Mistry
Public Policy Director NAWBO – Orange County
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