It's time for us to march again!  Join WIL this Saturday, January 20th for the 2nd Annual Women's March!

WIL participants will be meeting at 8:30 am in front of the Santa Ana Police Department (Boyd Way). The start of the march is at Flower and Civic Center. Look for WIL signs! 

Address for Santa Ana Police Department is 60 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701. 


For information on the Orange County march, go to:

For information on the Los Angeles march, go to: 



Please keep in mind we are a 100% volunteer run organization,  pre-paid reservations are essential to the success of our lunch events.

Beginning in 2018, we've made some changes to our lunch policies:

  • Sustaining Members lunch cost will be $20 instead of the Regular Member price of $30.
  • If you attend without prior payment, whether or not you have made a reservation, the cost at the door will be an additional $10.00
  • If you make your reservation past the event invite RSVP deadline, there will be an additional $10.00 cost. 
  • In order to raise more money for our endorsed candidates, we are no longer able to offer a free lunch for new members who pay their first time membership at our lunch events. 
  • We are unable to guarantee space for you if you have not reserved and paid in advance.


It's time for us to march again!  Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Women's March on January 20, 2018!  

For information on the Orange County march, go to:

For information on the Los Angeles march, go to: 



Oklahoma judge again overturns medical abortion restriction

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma judge has again overturned a state law restricting women’s access to drug-induced abortions, according to attorneys for the state and for the groups challenging the law.

Read full article here. 



Republican Majoriaty for Choice Applauds Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner



Contact: Kellie Ferguson

WASHINGTON, DC (September 29, 2017) – The leaders of the Republican Majority for Choice applaud Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner for his move to restore funding for abortion services for low income women.
Rauner, a pro-choice Republican, spent considerable time and attention on this decision.  After months working to find common ground with both sides of the abortion debate, he ultimately concluded that a woman must have the right to decide what goes on in her own body.
In speaking with low-income women and families across the state who are struggling to make ends meet, Governor Rauner saw that they did not have access to their constitutionally protected right to abortion because they could not afford it.
“We understand that the right to choose has become the most contentious issue within the Republican Party,” said Candy Straight, RMC National Co-Chair.  “However, like Governor Rauner recognized, when you talk to low income women, you can’t ignore the daily struggle they face to simply put food on the table for their existing families. We collectively need to do better for those less fortunate here in our own country.  Governor Rauner put families first and politics second with this decision.”
Funding for birth control, preventive care, family planning and even sex education have been on the budgetary chopping block in Congress and in many states across the nation.
“More Republican leaders need to realize that moves to cut basic social services are creating a scenario where access to prevention is more difficult for lower income families,” said Susan Bevan, RMC National Co-Chair. “It’s easy for well-paid, anti-choice, political strategists to cast stones and decry that this move to help low income women is akin to “declaring war on the pro-family movement. However, in doing so they demonstrate that the “pro-family” movement is more pro-fetus than pro-life or pro-family. They fail to understand the struggles and difficult decisions of existing American families.  We cannot as a people, or as a Government, care only about expanding families; we have to give a fighting chance to those children already born.”

Republican Majority for Choice

FALL 2017 Edition

Women in Leadership provides a quarterly report to WIL members and friends containing important news concerning women’s and reproductive issues as well as news about WIL and its members.  If you come across news you think appropriate for our newsletter, please forward it to Isabel Irvine at  We hope you will find The WIL Reporter interesting and educational.









Please join

Governor Jerry Brown

For a reception supporting the re-election of





Sharon Quirk-Silva

Tuesday October 17, 2017

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


132 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton

$4,400 Host  (2 VIP reception tickets and 10 reception tickets)

$2,500 Sponsor  (1 VIP reception ticket and 5 reception tickets)

$1,000 Co-Host  (1 VIP Reception ticket and 1 reception ticket)

100 Dollar Individual Ticket 

For tickets click HERE

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Nicole Ward (213) 605-5471 or

Please make checks payable to:

Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly 2018


Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes.   The California Political Reform Act limits contributions to candidates for State Assembly.  An individual, union, political action committee, association, committee, partnership, business or corporation may contribute a maximum of $4400 to Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly 2018 per election.  A Small Contributor Committee may contribute a maximum of $8800 per election.  Lobbyists registered to lobby the California State Legislature may not contribute.  

Paid for by Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly 2018, FPPC ID# 1392962 

For more information please contact Nicole Ward (213) 605-5471 or


For those who heard Michele Goodwin speak and wish to contribute to her Reproductive Justice Initiative:


To make a contribution to Michele Goodwin’s Reproductive Justice Initiative project, send your check to:

Gift Administration
100 Theory, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92617

Provide your name, address and email and any different name you may wish to have acknowledged as donor.

State on the check (or cover letter if sent) that the contribution is to go to: “Reproductive Justice Fund #3799 (Goodwin, M.)” 

Dutch initiative to support the women's clinics recently defunded by the US President

As many of you may know the US President recently blocked funding to overseas women’s health clinics if they even mention abortion options (already no US tax money can be provided for abortion counseling or services). Women and girls have a fundamental right to decide freely and for themselves whether, when and how many children they have. She Decides is a new global initiative on sexual health and family planning, that aims to support this fundamental right. She Decides is seeking financial and political support to ensure full access to sexual health and family planning worldwide.

A recent New York Times interview with the founder can be found here

To donate visit their web page:

Poll: Voters favor Roe, oppose cutting Planned Parenthood funds

01/27/17 12:47 PM EST

A large majority of voters support the 44-year-old Supreme Court decision that established women’s abortion rights — and oppose efforts to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood — according to a new poll released Friday.

Article from POLITICO and can be found here

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