'Paving The Way' For Women's Political Equality Chris Remington Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. The California State Capitol on September 12, 2017.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio Women in California politics are experiencing a moment in history. As their voices are amplified by the #WeSaidEnough campaign about sexual harassment in government, Toni Atkins takes over as the state’s first female State Senate President pro Tempore. But it’s been a long, arduous road for women to achieve progress in California government. Steve and Suzie Swatt, longtime political communication professionals in Sacramento, are out with a new book called "Paving the Way: Women's Struggle for Political Equality in California" on their story.