Assembly District 15 Candidate Forum Tue, Oct 2, 7-8:30 pm

Posted on August 14, 2018 in League News | comments

Jovanka Beckles and Buffy Wicks, candidates for Assembly District 15, will respond to questions  at the Candidate Forum on Tues, Oct 2, 7-8:30 pm. Please sign up right away for a free ticket here. The event is scheduled...

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Schools & Communities First–Come Celebrate Our Success Tue, Aug 14, S.Berk.Sr.Cent.

Posted on August 8, 2018 in League News | comments

Schools & Communities First – the Prop 13 reform coalition — has collected enough signatures to qualify our initiative for the 2020 ballot! On Tuesday, August 14th at 10 am, five simultaneous press conferenc...

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Which Ballot Measures Should LWVBAE Support? Members made recommendations for Board

Posted on August 7, 2018 in League News | comments

At the Action Meeting This Thurs, Aug 9, 7pm, members considered the 7 local ballot measures in Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville. Report on the recommendations of the 20 members who attended will be posted soon. Berkeley&...

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July 2018 LWVUS, LWVC & LWVBAE: Renewed Emphasis on Racial and other Diversity

Posted on August 3, 2018 in League News | comments

On Sunday, The New York Times ran an op-ed titled, How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women. The League is not mentioned by name in this piece, but we should have been. Our founders and early leaders were not inclu...

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School Violence and the Community Response: Does it include Policing?

Posted on August 3, 2018 in League News | comments

The new Federal Commission on School Safety, formed March 2018 as a response to the recent deadly school violence, held its first public meeting on June 6th.  Called the Federal Commission on School Safety Listening Ses...

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Census Question on Citizenship–Deadline Aug. 7 for Comments

Posted on August 2, 2018 in League News | comments

Comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the inclusion of a citizenship question are due by 11:59 PM Eastern on Tuesday August 7th. League members should use the LWVUS action alert to submit comments as indi...

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NEW! Wellstone Webinar: Basebuilding and Elections on August 15

Posted on August 2, 2018 in League News | comments

The LWVUS is proud to present the first webinar in the Wellstone training series starting in August on Basebuilding and Elections! The session will be from 12 pm to 1:15 pm and teaches participants how to run campaigns t...

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Days Ticking Down to Elections & 19 or 20 Ballot Measures to cover!

Posted on August 2, 2018 in League News | comments

The days are ticking down to the November election.  Nationally, those who vote will determine which political party controls the House and Senate. In California, voters will be selecting a new Governor. Regionally, we&...

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Election Work Sessions Tonight, Tues; Wed & Thurs at League Office 6-9 pm

Posted on July 31, 2018 in League News | comments

For three evenings this week, we’ll work together on making plans and signing up for election-related jobs.  Come when you can for as long as you are able. We need all hands to make good on our central tasks of re...

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League-supported Measures Win Big in June 5, 2018 Election

Posted on July 31, 2018 in League News | comments

Low income housing, environmental funding and transportation were big winners in the June election–all but one of the votes followed League recommendations. The Emeryville Housing Bond enabling $50 Million for low ...

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