Summer Interns Hit the Ground Running! 

Posted on July 14, 2020 in League News | comments

Recently our League welcomed two summer interns, Janaki Gogulamudi and Simelia Rogers. Janaki and Simelia are both entering their third year of college this fall, with Janaki transferring to UC Davis and Simelia returnin...

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Census2020 Volunteer Phone Banking Successful!

Posted on July 13, 2020 in League News | comments

The first phase of Alameda County Census 2020 has ended with 60,000+ phone calls made by volunteers to remind residents of hard-to-count neighborhoods to fill in their census forms. An LWVBAE member who volunteered to ma...

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Countdown to Election with Voter Services! 

Posted on July 13, 2020 in League News | comments

Check our calendar to join the next Voter Services meeting. The week of July 6, the Voter Services Team, led by Board Director, Adena Ishii, met to discuss efforts to engage voters in the lead up to the election. The gro...

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YES on 15!

Posted on July 13, 2020 in League News | comments

“YES on Prop. 15!” is now the cheer energizing supporters of the Schools and Communities First! state ballot proposition for VICTORY on Nov. 3! The heroic SCF! campaign to close the loophole exploited by owners of la...

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Police Review Commission And Use of Force Policy – 2nd in a series

Posted on July 7, 2020 in League News | comments

Since the Berkeley City Council’s June 9th Special Meeting, the Police Review Commission (PRC) has been working tirelessly to finish its new Use of Force policy by the end of June in hope of submitting it to Berkeley C...

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ACA 5 passes the State Senate

Posted on July 7, 2020 in League News | comments

On June 24, affirmative action bill ACA 5 passed the senate vote. The bill, authored by Assemblymembers Weber, Gipson, and Santiago and co-authored by Assemblymembers Burke, Cooper, Gonzalez, Holden, Jones-Sawyer, Kamlag...

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The New Board 2020-2021

Posted on July 5, 2020 in League News | comments

Welcome the New Board. Elected at the Annual Meeting June 4, 2020, our first virtual Annual Meeting. We have two new directors this year Eric Arens for Climate Change and Christine Wenrich for Criminal Justice. President...

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Stop Redirection of Homeless funds

Posted on June 29, 2020 in League News | comments

Mayor Arreguín and City Council By email and hand Re: Use of Measure P funds Dear Mayor and Members of the City Council, On June 10, 2020, at a Special Meeting of the Homeless Services Panel of Experts (HSPE), Deputy Ci...

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National League Convention Report

Posted on June 29, 2020 in League News | comments

The resounding slogan “Women Power the Vote for 100 Years” of the 54th Biennial and first virtual LWVUS Convention energized Leaguers present at a peak attendance of 1,749 at the Plenary Session June 25 – 27, 2020!...

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League Action Overview

Posted on June 22, 2020 in League News | comments

Homelessness and Affordable Housing: Charlotte Wheeler and intern Kai Kai Spencer continue to track the implementation of Berkeley Measures O & P. City of Berkeley commissions have started to meet again online. On Ma...

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