Merle DiVita

Merle DiVita joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how women can make a difference in politics, regardless of political affiliation.

As women, we have an opportunity to do what we do best – solve problems!

Margaret Thatcher, the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, said “If you want something done, ask a woman”! In other words, a woman will get a job done, she won’t talk it to death!

Merle believes that every woman, regardless of political party, can contribute in some level – local, county, state, federal – to make a difference. She believes that every woman is concerned about the future for her children, aging parents, health care, and so much more.

Get out there and support the person who you believe in, the one who is doing what you believe is right. There are many ways to get involved, besides just writing a check (although money is important, too!). You can be part of a telephone bank, a mailing campaign, you can walk your neighborhood, put a sign in your yard – get involved!

Merle clarifies that all opinions expressed in this interview are her personal opinion only, and have no reflection at all on the stands, or opinions, of any business or corporation that she is involved with.

Check out these links Merle spoke of for more info on how you can get involved and make a difference:

Emily’s List:

The vision of Emily’s List:
Our vision is a government that reflects the people it serves, and decision makers who genuinely and enthusiastically fight for greater opportunity and better lives for the Americans they represent. We will work for larger leadership roles for pro-choice Democratic women in our legislative bodies and executive seats so that our families can benefit from the open-minded, productive contributions that women have consistently made in office.
“…Every day. Every election victory. We are helping to put women into office who have the power to put progressive change to work…” – Ellen R. Malcolm, Founder and Chair

The Ellevate network:

Ellevate Network believes in the positive impact of women in business.
Our mission is to help women advance in the workplace, both for themselves and the greater good. We strive to change the culture of business from the inside out – by investing in women.
Ellevate Network is a global professional women’s network, made up of women who are committed to elevating each other through education, inspiration, and opportunity. Our mission is to close the gender gap in business by providing women with a community to lean on and learn from. Ellevate also works with companies in the corporate world that are committed to gender diversity, and has a proven track record of changing business culture from the inside out.

The League of Women Voters:

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.
The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.
The League of Women Voters of the United States encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Wikipedia list of Women’s political advocacy groups in the United States:

Contact Merle DiVita at (805) 643-7600 or E-mail:

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