It’s time again for everyone to join together and set our League’s agenda through the Program Planning process. This is a truly grassroots organization and our yearly program planning meeting is the opportunity that each League member has to help choose the focus of our local and state League for the next two years. We will discuss League policy and positions at the state level. Where should the League focus its energy over the next two years?
For a review of the work the state League’s advocacy work you click on this link: https://lwvc.org/news/hard-fought-victories-california-our-legislative-wrap. Issues included campaign finance reform, vote-by-mail (VBM), bail reform, climate change, water, hazardous materials, criminal justice reform, protecting the rights of immigrant families, alleviating California’s housing crisis, quality,
affordable childcare and education.
There will also be an opportunity to consider issues of concern to us in Benicia, Vallejo and throughout Solano County. Where is there a need for legislative activity and other advocacy, both in Sacramento and in our city and county?
Advocacy is a key League activity year-round. For example, we supported or opposed 7 of the 11 statewide ballot measures in November and in addition, many bills we supported from climate change to voting rights-were signed into law. What will we do to participate in the LWVUS Campaign to Make Democracy Work? Should we focus on community education? Where does the census fit in to our priorities? Was there an issue on the ballot this year on which you wished the League had been able to take a stand – so that we should have a new or updated study?
This is your opportunity to make your voice heard. Join us!! Everyone is welcome. To
actually vote you must be a member.