MELROSE—On Sunday, January 26, the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) L.A. Westside and the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles discussed the lack of female representation in politics. The discussion titled “Endangered Species: Why are the Numbers of Women Representing LA County in Elected Office Dropping?” concerned itself with the lack of balance in female representation. The caucus took place at the NCJW/LA’s headquarters on543 N. Fairfax Ave. in Melrose.

According to a press release from the National Women’s Political Caucus L.A. Westside, the purpose of the discussion was ‘to examine the obstacles and challenges women face in political leadership and how we can build a pipeline to elect more women in our county.’

The conversation was led by Social Justice Attorney, Sandra Fluke. The event started at 11:00 a.m. and ended at 5:00 p.m. and tackled four topics: Women as Political Leaders, Building the Pipeline, Let’s Talk Obstacles and Looking Ahead.