Our League of Women Voters Benicia (soon-to-be League of Women Voters of Solano County!) fall events include:
Night Out on the Rocky Hill Trail: Sept. 25, our league will have a table for voter registration and member recruitment at Night Out on the Rocky Hill Trail, from 5-7 pm at the intersection of Markham & Rocky Hill Rd. in Vacaville.
Join League of Women Voters for lunch and hear Beatriz Mendoza, Victim Assistance Civil Specialist of Zero Abuse Project talk about the goals and work of the organization.
Reservation required by September 16: LWVCOCA [at] gmail.com or call Maggie at 714-289-1125. $27 paid in advance, either online or check to LWV COCA and mailed to PO Box 10621, Santa Ana CA 92711 or $30 at the door.
Come join the LWVO Board Meeting! Hear plans for events, committee work, and budget decisions.
New LWVO Office location!
Located in the Sacred Heart Parish Center. Entrance accessible from parking lot, gate on 41st Street. During school hours, LWVO visitors must check in at Yu Ming Charter School office at 675 41st Street, then walk across playground to LWVO office.
If it’s important and has anything to do with Jerry Brown’s administration and major California public policy issues, Diana Dooley was in the middle of it. As chief of staff and executive secretary in the governor’s office, longtime Brown loyalist Dooley played a major role in shaping the administration’s actions on legislation, appointments, staff and pretty much everything else. She’s no stranger to high-level positions: She served as legislative secretary and special assistant to Brown during his first two terms in 1975-83 and moved into the chief of staff slot in March 2018.
Our board members Sharon Alexander and Terry Furey will be joining the students of El Camino College to help celebrate Constitution Day. We will have a booth set up in the quad with interactive games and prizes to get students talking about the Constitution as well as encouraging them to register to vote and to vote at this upcoming election.
As our community begins to rebuild after the most devastating wildfire in California’s history, we face challenges around lack of housing, overcrowding, and creating sustainable, economic development. In order to tackle these challenges, we must ask ourselves:
What are the practical steps that communities need to take to rebuild, but are often overlooked as communities take swift action?
What can we learn from other communities who have experienced trauma and managed to rebuild?