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County of Santa Clara to Commend Commission on the Status of Women during Women’s History Month

WHAT:
The Board of Supervisors will present a ceremonial Resolution this Tuesday proclaiming March
as Women’s History Month, and commending the Commission on the Status of Women on
the significant policy work it has brought to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on
comprehensive immigration reform.
 
WHO:
County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women
County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy
Community leaders
 
WHEN
Tuesday, March 25, 9:00 A.M.
 
WHERE:
County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors Board Chambers
70 West Hedding Street.
 
WHY:
The Board of Supervisors acknowledges the commitment of the Commission on the Status of Women to advocate for an immigration reform that prioritizes worker protections and recognizes the contributions of women’s work.  While it is estimated that immigrant women from developing countries represent 68 to 90 percent of the active labor force in Silicon Valley, they earn substantially less than immigrant men.
 
Representatives of the Commission are also part of a nationwide month of action that will end with
a 48 hour fast of 100 women in Washington, DC from April 7-9, 2014.
 
On the Commission on the Status of Women
For over 40 years, the County of Santa Clara Commission on the Status of Women has advised the Board of Supervisors on equal participation and treatment, and other issues that affect the lives of women and girls in Santa Clara County. The Commission works with the Office of Women’s Policy and women’s organizations on joint strategic initiatives and advocate for women at all levels.
 
Media Contact:
Gwendolyn Mitchell/ Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119;
Carla Collins, Policy Analyst Office of Women’s Policy, (408) 299-5152