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Suite 301
Salinas, CA 93901

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The Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women was established by the Board of Supervisors in 1974, to eliminate sex discrimination and prejudice.

The Commission represents the women of Monterey County by:

bullet Informing and advising supervisors of the needs and problems of women in Monterey County.
bullet Investigating problems and conditions which adversely affect women.
bullet Recommending programs which offer women greater opportunities and choices.
bullet Proposing methods for alleviating inequities in pay and job opportunities.
bullet Providing information to the public about the accomplishments, problems and concerns of women in our county.
bullet Maintaining an active liaison with community groups concerned with identifying and removing obstacles to women.
bullet Working to raise awareness of the importance of using nonsexist language.

Statement of Purpose:

The Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women was created in 1974 by Resolution of the Board of Supervisors.

The Resolution charged the Commission to assume a leadership role in promoting the County's policy of affirmative action by eliminating discrimination and prejudice on account of sex, age, parental or marital status in employment, education, housing, community services and related areas.

To this end, the Commission is an advocate for County women on matters that particularly affect women, including affordable and quality child care, education, housing, health, equal pay, sexual harassment and other workplace issues.

The Commission on the Status of Women facilitates communication among women's organizations throughout the County, and maintains a working relationship with other commissions throughout the United States, as well as the National Association of Commissions on Women. The Commission publishes a directory of women's organizations, and distributes information on issues of continuing importance to women in all walks of life.