Welcome to Soroptimist International of Auburn
Soroptimist International, a world-wide organization for women in management and the professions, is a global voice for women through Awareness, Advocacy, and Action, and its objects shall be to strive for: the advancement of the status of women, high ethical standards, human rights for all, equality, development and peace- through International Goodwill and Understanding, and Friendship.
Our mission is to help improve the lives of women and girls in our community and around the world. Indeed, we strive to make a huge difference through scholarships, monetary awards, donations to organizations such as Peace for Families, The Forgotten Soldier Program, Auburn Community Events, and much more. We bring aid and awareness to the topics of sex trafficking, domestic violence, and community issues.
Prop 35 Passes!!
A Resounding Victory-Prop 35 Passes
This week, after years of hard work, we made history. California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 35, making our state a nationwide leader in the fight against human trafficking.
Until last night, the highest recorded "Yes" vote for a California initiative was 79% -- a record which was set back in 1934.
But with 81.1% support and most of the ballots counted, Prop 35 will very likely set the new record as the most successful ballot proposition in California's history!
While we're proud that all our hard work has paid off, it's important to remember what this campaign was really about: protecting California's women and children, and helping the survivors of this terrible crime.
In the coming months and years, the changes brought by Proposition 35 will send a clear message that California will not tolerate this tragedy. The human traffickers -- the perpetrators of this most heinous crime -- will be stopped, and survivors will be given the services and support that they deserve.
This week's results prove that we live in the kind of California that we dreamed about: a California that will stand up to injustice and protect those we love and care about. The survivors, the parents, and everyone across our state who has been touched by human trafficking can take solace in the knowledge that California voters are on their side, and have now shown that we simply won't tolerate this crime any longer.