It's official! Historic! Vice Mayor Juslyn Manalo (Global FWN100™ '15) was sworn in as the first Filipina woman elected to the Daly City Council on December 12, 2016. Juslyn was elected Vice Mayor of Daly City by her fellow council members the same evening she was sworn in. Yay! Pinays rule!
"We're communities that have pushed through struggle and stand together... now is the time, more than ever, that communities of color and immigrants who have paved the way and really built this nation can show that we are not afraid. We will continue to stand up for our families and communities."
Juslyn will be officially inaugurated as a Daly City councilwoman on December 12th.
Among the dignitaries who came and spoke lovingly of Alice at her funeral this past Monday were former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and US Rep. Anna Eshoo. They joined virtually every Filipino American elected official in the San Francisco Bay Area to pay their final respects to the one San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee called “the Grand Dame of Filipino American Politics”. News story from TheInquirer.net
Let's get more Filipina-Americans to run for office! CAWP, together with a steering committee of Asian American women leaders, sponsors Rising Stars: Educating Asian American Women for Politics, a preconference session of the Ready to Run® Campaign Training for Women. Participants learn about the nuts and bolts of working on a campaign. Topics covered include fundraising, navigating the political parties, working with the media, and developing a campaign plan. Register or learn more now.
"I am sad at the passing of Alice Bulos, our esteemed Filipino American leader. Alice, our community's Shero, an extraordinary citizen, led almost single-handedly the campaign to amplify the Filipino American voice encouraging more FilAms to run for elected office and hounding elected officials to appoint more FilAms to powerful boards and commissions..."
Former Rep. Velma Veloria (U.S. FWN100™ '07) will be one of the speakers at the national Women’s History Month event hosted by the Washington Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission on March 4. The theme this year is: “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.”
Way to go, Lucille! Climate Change Secretary lawyer Mary Ann Lucille L. Sering (Global FWN100™'13) is challenging Former Surigao del Norte governor and congressman Robert “Ace” S. Barbers (NP) in her bid for the 2nd Congressional District of the province. Lucille Sering stepped down from her post as Climate Change Commission Vice Chairman last October to run for Congress. Sering, a member of the Liberal Party, assumed the post of Climate Change Commission chief in 2010. Before entering government service, Sering was associate dean of the San Sebastian College of Law. News story from The Manila Bulletin and PhilStar.