Women’s Policy Institute (WPI)

2019-2020 WPI-Local Fellows

The class of 2019-2020 Women’s Policy Institute-Local is composed of 19 grassroots community leaders. They come from six counties—Alameda, Fresno, Los Angeles, and Monterey counties—and are working in five teams. The Alameda County Criminal Justice Team is focused on policies that impact the current and formerly incarcerated in county jails. The Fresno County Health Justice Team is working on health policies at the county level of government. The Los Angeles County, Health Justice Team is advocating to expand doula services to Medi-Cal recipients in Los Angeles county, especially African American/Black women who are most impacted by infant and maternal mortality and morbidity. The Monterey County, Economic Justice Team will continue the work of a previous Monterey County local team advocating for policies that promote universal preschool in the city of Salinas. The Environmental Justice Inland Empire team is working to implement the Human Right to Water Act (HRWA) throughout San Bernardino and Riverside County. Learn more about the WPI-Local teams and check out their bios here!