Martin Luther King Jr Day Breakfast Mon Jan 15, 8 am

Posted on January 8, 2018 in League News | comments

For the 8th year, the Berkeley community will hold a breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King Jr on Monday, January 15, at 8 am at Hs Lordships Restaurant at the Berkeley Marina. Purchase tickets on line through Eventbri...

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March with us Tomorrow, Sat Jan 20: Meet 9 am Oakland Museum Steps

Posted on January 8, 2018 in League News | comments

Tomorrow, Saturday, January 20th is the second Women’s March in Oakland. We have been invited to join Oakland and the other Bay Area Leagues, so that we can march as a contingent. See link below for rules and advic...

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National Issues Safety & Justice Forum

Posted on December 16, 2017 in League News | comments

How Should Communities Reduce Violence? Event co-sponsored by League of Women Voters, Berkeley Albany Emeryville “This Was So Enriching” I heard my phone ding before we’d even finished loading up my car after Decem...

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Voter Participation versus Turnout–A good measure of voter engagement in local elections

Posted on December 12, 2017 in League News | comments

We often focus on voter turnout, but as reported by throughout California this regards the percent of registered voters that submitted a ballot, whether or not they voted in a particular contest on the ballot. Our League...

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Happy Holidays to League Friends and Members From All of Us

Posted on December 11, 2017 in League News | comments

You can still catch our Environmental Concerns Holiday Event this Wednesday and hear distinguished scientist Daniel Kammen report on the Bonn Climate Conference this fall.  Then the League will be enjoying the holiday l...

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LWVCA Report–34 League-Supported Bills Now Law; LWVBAE’s Diz Swift & Preston Jordan on State Task Force

Posted on December 11, 2017 in League News | comments

The first year of this legislative session is finished, and many bills were signed by the governor. You can see all of the LWVC supported bills that made it here and see which ones have been enacted into law (chaptered)....

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Sign up for Speakers’ Bureau on Prop. 13 Reform!

Posted on December 9, 2017 in League News | comments

The Civics Ed/Prop. 13 Reform Team is welcoming recruits for its Speakers’ Bureau to spread the word to groups in Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville about Making the Commercial Property Tax More Fair!  Not only LWVBAE me...

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Thinking Clearly About Media Wed Dec 6 6pm

Posted on December 4, 2017 in League News | comments

Tired of Fake News? Come to “Clear Thinking About the Media”, a creative workshop by Arresting Knowledge on Wednesday December 6, 6pm to 8pm. Doors open at 5:30pm; light supper provided, at  West Branch Berk...

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Lively Busy Open House December 2nd

Posted on December 2, 2017 in League News | comments

The League, the Sierra Club, the Ecology Center and all our other neighbors shared the open house at 2530 San Pablo Friday December 1st, attracting big crowds. Members of each organization circulated around the other off...

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CALL YOUR SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVES TODAY TO SAVE HEALTH CARE!

Posted on November 30, 2017 in League News | comments

Take action to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The tax bill passed by the Senate on Friday includes an amendment to eliminate a provision of the ACA known as the individual mandate. Eliminating this provision will...

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