Barbara Lee Speaks About Voting Rights

Posted on December 4, 2016 in League News | comments

Before the 2016 elections when we were holding forums for local candidates for office, we invited Barbara Lee and her Republican opponent, Sue Caro, to answer League and audience questions. Unfortunately Ms. Caro did not...

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Alameda County Citizens Academy 2016: A Chance to Learn About County Government

Posted on December 2, 2016 in League News | comments

For six evenings in October and November 2016, enthusiastic citizens attended the 16th Annual Alameda County Citizens Academy. At each meeting county elected and appointed officials talked about their departments’ ...

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Earth Justice in Latin America–Environmental Concerns: Mon, Dec 12, 7 pm

Posted on November 30, 2016 in League News | comments

The Environmental Concerns’ Annual Holiday Potluck with finger food starts at 7 pm. Dr. Anna Cederstav, Staff Scientist for Earthjustice’s International program will speak on Earth Justice in Latin America at...

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Holiday Party Dec 2 6-9 pm

Posted on November 30, 2016 in League News | comments

Join us for our Holiday Party Fri, Dec 2 , 6 pm – 9 pm at 2530 San Pablo Ave. Meet our Board and active members. Talk with them about your concerns and learn about opportunities to protect and expand our democracy,...

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President Obama Responded: Protected Arctic and Atlantic Seacoasts

Posted on November 16, 2016 in League News | comments

LWVUS is delighted to report that  President Obama permanently protect ed the Arctic and Atlantic Coasts from offshore drilling on December 20, 2016, reported Jessica Jones, Grassroots Advocacy Manager of the League of ...

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The League Weighs in on Constitutional Climate Change Lawsuit

Posted on November 14, 2016 in League News | comments

After more than a year of challenges, a constitutional climate change lawsuit brought by a group of 21 youths vs the federal government is going to trial. The LWV of Oregon and the LWVUS have filed an amicus brief in sup...

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Local and Regional Measures: Results

Posted on November 11, 2016 in League News | comments

Local voters weighed in on a number of local and regional measures on November 8, giving a resounding “yes” to education, more open campaigns, improving infrastructure, and affordable housing. Education:  The Berkel...

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Environmental Concerns:Green Chemistry Mon, Nov 14

Posted on November 10, 2016 in League News | comments

Heather Buckley, Associate Director, International Partnerships, UCB Center for Green Chemistry will speak about: From Asbestos in Ahmedabad to Parabens in Palmolive: Green Chemistry as a Path to Safer, Healthier Commun...

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LWV CA Wins on Legislative Transparency and Most Other Props

Posted on November 9, 2016 in League News | comments

On Tuesday millions of Californians finally had their say on 17 state ballot measures. The voters stood up for transparency in government, better schools, safer communities, and environmental protection. “Voters spoke ...

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CA General Election Results – November 8, 2016

Posted on November 9, 2016 in League News | comments

California Propositions YES                       Prop 51 – K-12 and Community College Facilities YES                       Prop 52 – Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program NO    ...

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