From left to right: Amy Shrago, Co-President, NWPC-AN; Keith Carson, Alameda County Supervisor; Loni Hancock, State Senator; Annie Flores, Co-President, NPWC-AN.
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 fundraiser of the National Women’s Political Caucus-Alameda North.
The event was held Sunday, March 18 at the Greek Cathedral in the Oakland hills.
Hancock received the award for her 40 years in public service and her leadership in Sacramento fighting for the rights of women, children and the underserved. Supervisor Carson’s award was based on his long history of support for women’s rights issues, particularly in the area of health care services.
The reception, attended by nearly 200 people, included a silent auction and wine raffle. 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.