Should LWVBAE Adopt Proportional Representation by Concurrence?

Posted on June 22, 2017 in League News | comments

Should the majority rule? Should the (political) minority be represented? Should LWVBAE adopt a position in favor of proportional representation by concurrence with Washington State League’s position? Proportional repr...

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Urge Congress to Support Automatic Voter Registration Act

Posted on June 14, 2017 in League News | comments

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Robert Brady (D-PA) introduced the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017 on June 14, 2017. The League  is proud to support legislation that enhances  access for eligi...

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Annual Meeting Actions: Budget, Bylaws, Policy Priorities for 2017-18

Posted on June 14, 2017 in League News | comments

The League’s 2017 Annual Business Meeting on May 11 opened with some very pleasant moments and various necessary actions. Ora Huth, a 50 Year League member, was honored as a lifetime member and presented with a bou...

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Volunteer for This Sunday, June 18, Juneteenth Celebration

Posted on June 14, 2017 in League News | comments

Please volunteer today to spend 2 hours as a host at the League’s table at the  Juneteenth Sunday, June 18th. The local celebration of African American culture and diversity in Berkeley is always fun–with gr...

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Thurs, June 15, Third Thurs Happy Hour 4:30-6p

Posted on June 14, 2017 in League News | comments

Come party with us!! Yes, Leaguers know how to party! Thurs, June 15, 4:30-6 pm the League continues our Third Thursday Happy Hour at Revival Bar and Kitchen, 2102 Shattuck Ave.  Members and non-members, folks of all ag...

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Calling all Knitters and Crocheters!! Join a Pussy Hat Project

Posted on June 12, 2017 in League News | comments

We need your help to make pink pussy hats and brooches for sale at upcoming events and meetings. The League of San Diego was kind enough to pass along their patterns and we want to start stitching. These little guys flew...

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Climate Change: Taking It Local

Posted on June 12, 2017 in League News | comments

Climate change is a global issue, but that doesn’t mean we’re helpless.  In fact, much of the solution will be what may seem like just small changes. And most of the changes are local. Local actions to combat climat...

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2018 CA Budget: More Revenue, Great Uncertainty

Posted on June 12, 2017 in League News | comments

2018 will be a big year for the CA budget!  California Budget and Policy Center Executive Director Chris Hoene reported to the Ca State League Convention on noteworthy changes in the state’s fiscal landscape: more rev...

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Leaguers Lobby CA Legislators–Update on Key Legislation

Posted on June 12, 2017 in League News | comments

League members had a chance to lobby legislative staff directly and learn about some current proposed legislation that fits well with League policy positions. Lobby Day this year was the day before the start of the Bienn...

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LWVC CONVENTION 2017 Talks by Sec of State Alex Padilla & others Here

Posted on June 12, 2017 in League News | comments

Missed LWVC Convention? Want to review Sec of State Alex Padilla’s talk or Climate Change presentations? Take a look at the Videos shot by Ken Bukowski during the four days of the convention, June 1st through the 4...

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