PRESS RELEASE from Hillary Clinton for President
October 19, 2007

Clinton Campaign Launches California Women for Hillary Council

The Clinton campaign announced today the formation of the California Women for Hillary Council. The Council is made up of women from across the state who will be active leaders in California, speaking to their friends, family and associates about this election, and helping to grow the network of women across America supporting Hillary Clinton's campaign.

This announcement is part of the campaign’s week long focus on Women Changing America. During the week, the campaign is highlighting the decisive role women can play in this election, discussing issues important to women, and celebrating the ways that women are changing America everyday.

“In 35 years as an advocate for women, children and families, I know that women can make a powerful difference,” Hillary said. “Women are changing America and I am so proud to welcome the California Women for Hillary Council to our campaign. Working together, we will address the issues of concern to women and families, and how we can make the changes America needs.”

Members of the California Women for Hillary Council will join Hillary for a conference call this week. They are encouraged to be ambassadors for Hillary by reaching out to their networks on Hillary’s behalf while also educating and empowering others to make history by making Hillary our 44th President.

Hillary kicked off the week with an appearance on The View and spoke at the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee’s Annual Fall Campaign Luncheon in New York. On Tuesday, she traveled to New Hampshire to announce a new policy proposal to help parents balance work and family life. On Wednesday, nearly 1,000 women contributors from 47 states around the country will convene for a women’s summit in support of the Clinton campaign – a full-day event that will raise well over $1 million. And on Thursday, Hillary will discuss the importance of health care for women when she participates in the Presidential Candidate Forums organized by the Federation of American Hospitals and Families USA and hosts a conference call with health care professionals from the American Medical Women’s Association.

The week’s events underscore why Hillary enjoys such deep support among women voters by emphasizing how her strength and experience make her the candidate best able to deliver change on the issues most important to them.

"In the 1970s, when I entered elected office, there were very few women in executive elected office – just a handful. Today, women are serving at every level of government – as Mayors, Governors, and Senators, in the President’s Cabinet and the Supreme Court, said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the first woman mayor of San Francisco and a member of Hillary’s Council of Champions. "One great barrier remains. And Hillary Clinton is the woman to shatter that barrier. She is my candidate, and I proudly endorse Hillary Clinton to be the next President of the United States."

The members of the California Women for Hillary Council reflect Hillary’s vast and diverse supporters, spanning all occupations and communities.

Hillary’s California Women’s Leadership Council includes:

Hillary’s California Women for Hillary Council includes: