New Year Letter from the LWVBAE President

Posted on January 5, 2021 in League News | comments

Dear LWVBAE Members, We welcome 2021, buoyed by hopeful signs that our country has learned from events of the past 5 years how endangered our democracy has become but also what we need to do to defend it. When voters wer...


Using AB 2542 to fight racism & discrimination in the court system

Posted on January 4, 2021 in League News | comments

The Racial Justice Act (RJA) AB 2542 was signed by Governor Newsom on September 30, 2020.  As it impacts our courts beginning January 1, 2021, the Coalition for Women Prisoners held a zoom training on how to use the...


Valuing Our LWVBAE Members

Posted on December 29, 2020 in League News | comments

As the New Year and a New Decade approach, the League is reinstating on this website on a yearly basis a previously longstanding custom of warmly welcoming New/Returning Members and sadly noting the passing away of Forme...


The Electoral College: What is it good for?

Posted on December 28, 2020 in League News | comments

Virginia Kase, CEO League of Women Voters, 12/11/2020 BREAKING DOWN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE — its origins and issues Next week, the Electoral College will convene as is required by the ...


Albany Reviews How to Reach Carbon Neutrality

Posted on December 22, 2020 in League News | comments

The Albany Climate Action Committee (CAC) discussed Albany’s Carbon Neutrality Goal, the progress of the Solar Panel Upgrade Quiz soon to be available on the city website, and electric construction ordinances when the ...


20 Ways LWV Empowered Voters and Protected Democracy in 2020

Posted on December 15, 2020 in League News | comments

Deborah Turner 12/10/2020 This year was challenging on many fronts, but 2020 saw many important expansions for our democracy. Never has our work as defenders of democracy been more important. More voters than ever before...


LWVBAE Holiday Gathering

Posted on December 15, 2020 in League News | comments

LWVBAE members gathered for “Pursuing Excellence in Uncharted Territory”  to hear from new school board members on the subject of public education during COVID-19 on Friday evening, December 11, 2020.  For ...


Interns Meet with Rigel Robinson

Posted on December 7, 2020 in League News | comments

Last fall, Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson joined a LWVBAE internship program meeting to share his experiences representing Berkeley District 7 and his legislative areas of focus. Councilmember Robinson was fi...


City of Albany Social & Economic Justice Commission

Posted on December 1, 2020 in League News | comments

Over the past few months, the City of Albany Social and Economic Justice Commission (SEJC) has been developing the city’s Equity Impact Plan in order to influence systemic change and address institutional racism within...


Fall Meeting & LWVBAE Holiday Panel

Posted on November 28, 2020 in League News | comments

Spark your festive Holiday Mood at our Celebration of Educators’ Panel/Fall Meeting on Friday, Dec. 11, 7:00 – 8:30 pm by ZOOM! We will be welcoming as panelists newly elected school board members, including Veronica...


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