Climate Change and Labor: Report on Recent Meeting

Posted on April 22, 2018 in League News | comments

Union members and climate activists gathered for a discussion on Climate Change and Labor: Challenges and Opportunities March 12 in San Francisco. Moderated by Blue Green Alliance West Coast Director JB Tengco with audie...

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Our Prop 13 Reform Team Leads with 951 signatures

Posted on April 20, 2018 in League News | comments

League volunteers are leading the way! LWV Berkeley, Albany, and Emeryville–coordinated by Ruby McDonald and Pat Tostenson–now leads in total signatures gathered – with 951 signatures reported as of April 1...

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Election Study Update–April 2018

Posted on April 20, 2018 in League News | comments

The Study Committee has made substantial progress. It has settled on criteria for judging the methods under study–single seat ranked choice, single seat plurality, ranked choice at large, and plurality at large.  ...

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Alameda Cnty Bd of Ed, Trustee Area 1, Forum Fri, April 27, 6pm

Posted on April 19, 2018 in League News | comments

A Forum for candidates for Alameda County Board of Education, Trustee Area 1(Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, and portions of Oakland that include North Oakland,   Temescal, Rockridge, and the northern portion of West Oak...

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Soil Health for Carbon Sequestration Webinar May 16 noon

Posted on April 17, 2018 in League News | comments

The LWVC Climate Change Task Force and the LWV San Jose/Santa Clara host Elizabeth Guimarin, Consultant and Educator, speaking on Soil Health for Carbon Sequestration in the Face of Climate Change on May 16 at noon at Sa...

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Schools & Communities First–Deadline Extended to June 30–For Nov 2020 Ballot

Posted on April 15, 2018 in League News | comments

Game changer! The state Steering Committee of the historic “Schools and Communities First!” Campaign to fix part of Proposition 13 announced Apr. 6 that its signature gathering will be extended from Apr. 24 to June 3...

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June 5 Primary Election Update: Ballot Measures

Posted on April 13, 2018 in League News | comments

Want a preview of the ballot measures you’ll be voting on June 5?  Here are  links to the official filings of the  5 state measures, the one regional measure, the one Alameda County Measure and the Emeryville me...

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Sign Petition Against Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

Posted on April 11, 2018 in League News | comments

Click  to sign petition saying Including a citizenship question on the Census undermines the rights of eligible voters and threatens a process vital to our democracy. I stand with the League of Women Voters and call on ...

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Lisa Garcia Bedolla: How to Convert Sometimes Voters to Regular Voters

Posted on April 11, 2018 in League News | comments

Remarkable gains in turning sometimes voters in to regular voters were achieved by some community groups in get-out-the-vote campaigns, reported Dr. Lisa Garcia Bedolla of the University of California Berkeley in her tal...

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Utility User Taxes, or How to Bring Carbon Pricing to Your City Tues, Apr 24, 11am-noon

Posted on April 4, 2018 in League News | comments

Putting a price on carbon can happen even at the municipal or local level. Why not add a tax on fossil fuels delivered by utilities?  That’s being proposed in some Bay Area California cities. Learn about “Utility Us...

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