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Schwarzenegger Appoints Geena Davis to Women's Equality Panel

Actress named to the California's Commission on the Status of Women

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday appointed actress Geena Davis to a state commission set up to promote women’s equality.

Pending state-senate confirmation, the 54-year-old actress will join the Commission on the Status of Women, a non-partisan panel that advocates for such things as improved education and healthcare access for women and girls.

The Oscar-winning Davis, a Democrat, is founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media an is a partner in the United Nations Development Fund for Women.

The 17 commissioners on the panel– who serve four-year terms – each receive a $100 per diem.