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Women’s History Month is all about celebrating the impact and contributions of the incredible women in our communities — throughout history and today.

During March, we are shining the spotlight on California women who are leading the grassroots resistance to Trump and fighting for the rights of women and all Americans.

Today, I’d like to shine a light on Laphonza Butler.

Laphonza Butler is president of SEIU Local 2015, which represents 325,000 in-home caregivers and nursing home workers across California. She also serves as the President of the SEIU California State Council which fights for the more than 700,000 collective SEIU members in the state. Laphonza Butler’s leadership and passion for advocacy has empowered SEIU members to lead and build a powerful, transformational worker organization that has celebrated historic victories — including winning the fight to raise the California minimum wage to $15 by 2022.


“Each day women across this country improve our lives and fight for the future we all deserve. Whether as an elected official, community leader, or a mother caring for her children, theimpact of women on our nation and its future is undeniable and must be respected — we will never settle for less.”

— Laphonza Butler


I am honored to fight alongside strong California women like Laphonza every day, and I know there are countless more women across our state whose work deserves to be lifted up.

Will you help us celebrate Women’s History Month by sharing the names and stories of California women who inspire you?

Click here to fill out a form recognizing a woman doing important work in your community, and we’ll highlight them too.

We also encourage you to share the names and stories of women making a difference directly on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #WinLikeAGirl.

Women are at the forefront of California’s work to lead the nation. Thank you for helping us celebrate our impact this Women’s History Month!


Shawnda Westly
Senior Strategist
California Democratic Party