We answered the call.
CATALINA’S LIST was inspired by “Sister Giant,” a political event held after the 2012 election. Hosted by progressive spiritual leader, Marianne Williamson, a call to action was issued for women to participate in politics and address some of the U.S. “dirty little secrets” with UNAPOLOGETICALLY PROGRESSIVE solutions.
The event highlighted the moral imperative of addressing three key issues:
◊ pervasive poverty in the United States,
◊ the tremendous incarceration rate, and
◊ the influence of money in politics and therefore, policy
And, after the all-too-familiar events in Sandy Hook, Connecticut just before the holidays, Sister Giant added:
◊ the tragic consequences of gun violence in our communities
Finally, because we reside in the Inland Empire where the degradation of environmental quality is impacting our community, in particular with some of the worst air quality in the nation we included:
◊ environmental justice towards restoration and sustainability
Attendees Leticia Garcia, Jocelyn Sida, and Bobbi Jo Chavarria, established Catalina's List to find a new kind of political candidate and support team to answer that call in the Inland Empire. The mission of Catalina's List is clear: identify, recruit, train, and support progressive women to participate in politics: from learning citizen civic engagement to running for elected and appointed seats in the Inland Empire and beyond at all levels of politics.
We provide an opportunity for membership and sponsorship to those who see value in our mission and want to contribute how they can; in time, energy, wisdom, money or other resources.
Join us today.