Political and Proud Launches


Encinal High School (EHS) junior Lily Conable and her friends Anisya Lustig-Ellison and Sarah Skaff have organized a new event in Alameda called Political and Proud. The political event aiming to empower women to be more politically active  will take place Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the EHS Gymnasium at 210 Central Ave. 

Political and Proud is a completely youth-run and led event that aims to encourage women and girls to get involved in politics, advocate for their rights and run for office. It does so by having a diverse group of local and national female politicians, influencers, activists and others come together for an evening of speeches, discussion, and inspiration. 

Political and Proud will host multiple speakers including keynote speaker, State Senator Nancy Skinner; Deputy Chief of Staff for Education and Equity for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office, Hydra Mendoza; Government Relations Coordinator Sameena Usman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations; Civil Rights Attorney, Pamela Price and Mosaic Project Executive Director and Co-founder, Lara Mendel, among others. The event will also include a special welcome video from Women’s March Treasurer, Carmen Perez.

The Alameda League of Women Voters operate a voter registration drive as well. 

Political and Proud produced in partnership with Girls Inc. of the Island City, the Women’s March of Oakland, March for Our Future, the Alameda League of Women Voters, IGNITE, Solidarity Sundays and more.

More information and registration details can be found at https://sites.google.com/alameda.k12.ca.us/political-and-proud/home.