League Trainings to Gather Signatures for Prop 13 Reform Measure Sat Jan 27 & Sat Feb 10

Posted on January 16, 2018 in League News | comments

The Prop. 13 Reform/Civics Ed Team will present 2 training sessions for signature gatherers on Sat. Jan. 27 and again on Sat. Feb. 10 at the LWVBAE office, 2530 San Pablo Ave, Suite F. This Prop 13 Reform Initiative Meas...

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League Supports 3, Opposes 1 June 2018 Ballot Measure

Posted on January 16, 2018 in League News | comments

Here’s a quick summary of the League position on each measure that will be on the June 5, 2018 ballot. : Greenhouse Gas Reduction Reserve Fund (ACA 1)–NO This measure would add a requirement that two thirds of le...

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Bay Area League Day–Sat Feb 3–Merger of ABAG & MTC

Posted on January 12, 2018 in League News | comments

Regional Government: Winds of Change will discuss the Merger of ABAG & MTC and more, on Bay Area League Day,  Sat, Feb 3, 8am-3pm at Laney College. Bay Area League Days always have the best informed and most eloquen...

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LWVUS Pres Denounces President’s Racist Statement; Urges Passage Dream Act

Posted on January 12, 2018 in League News | comments

LWVUS President Chris Carson writes: We are appalled and disgusted by President Trump’s racist statement made during a bipartisan meeting about immigration yesterday. Language and ideals like this have no place in our ...

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Martin Luther King Jr Day Breakfast Mon Jan 15, 8 am

Posted on January 8, 2018 in League News | comments

For the 8th year, the Berkeley community will hold a breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King Jr on Monday, January 15, at 8 am at Hs Lordships Restaurant at the Berkeley Marina. Purchase tickets on line through Eventbri...

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Women’s March Sat Jan 20 Oakland–Join Us!

Posted on January 8, 2018 in League News | comments

Yes, Women are marching again on Sat., Jan 20, in Oakland. The Lake Merritt Amphitheater at 10 am is the starting point. If you plan to go, allow ample time–perhaps 2 hours or more–to reach the starting point...

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National Issues Safety & Justice Forum

Posted on December 16, 2017 in League News | comments

How Should Communities Reduce Violence? Event co-sponsored by League of Women Voters, Berkeley Albany Emeryville “This Was So Enriching” I heard my phone ding before we’d even finished loading up my car after Decem...

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League Leads Campaign to Reform Prop 13 Initiative

Posted on December 16, 2017 in League News | comments

Big News! After almost 40 years, the LWVC is seizing the moment to close the corporate loophole in Proposition 13 that keeps too many companies from paying their fair share. [Ed: See story on Training to Circulate Petiti...

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Posted on December 15, 2017 in League News | comments

Nancy is doing a test....

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Voter Participation versus Turnout–A good measure of voter engagement in local elections

Posted on December 12, 2017 in League News | comments

We often focus on voter turnout, but as reported by throughout California this regards the percent of registered voters that submitted a ballot, whether or not they voted in a particular contest on the ballot. Our League...

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