The National Women’s Political Caucus-LA Westside (NWPC-LA Westside) has endorsed Susan Hartley, a candidate for the Santa Monica City Council.
A community activist, Hartley has been an employment law attorney for nearly three decade. She has also been a teacher.
On learning of her endorsement, Hartley said, “I feel extremely honored to be endorsed by an organization of such high caliber as the NWPC-LA Westside. Coming of age in the early days of the women’s movement, I’m proud that my life’s work, including running for city council, parallels the causes of the NWPC-LA Westside. Santa Monica needs more women on the council.”
The purpose of the National Women’s Political Caucus is to increase women’s participation in the political process and to identify, recruit, train and support women for election and appointment to public office. While in pursuit of this goal, NWPC strives to win equality for all women; to ensure reproductive freedom; to achieve quality dependent care; to eradicate violence and poverty; and to eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, physical limitations or sexual orientation.
As an employment law attorney representing employees, Hartley fights for equal treatment in the workplace of women, minorities, seniors, gays, lesbians, and the disabled. She has devoted her professional life not only to equality in the workplace but also to combating sexual harassment and other forms of workplace harassment. Her work has included forming professional organizations for employment lawyers. She is the founder of LEFTJAW, a Los Angeles based employment lawyer group, and a founding board member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA).
Hartley has also been endorsed by the Sierra Club, the Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City (SMCLC), Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution (CRAAP), Treesavers, the Santa Monica Dispatch and the Santa Monica Mirror.