League members may take action on issues where we have studied the topic and have reached conclusions that allow us to take positions. The Action/Advocacy Committee meets monthly to discuss issues and recommend possible actions to the LWVDV Board. October discussion items: CCTA Tax Initiative, Schools and Communities First, Redistricting, Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Join us, and bring issues that are important to you.
VOTER GIRL is a half-day workshop (AM or PM session) for Girl Scouts from Daisies to Ambassadors. Scouts earn Citizen Badges through participation in age-level projects on civic responsibility, voting and leadership. the League is presenting the workshop in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Northern California.
VOTER GIRL is open to all Girl Scouts. REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH SEPT. 28. Sessions are filling up fast.
To register, contact your local Girl Scout leader for information.
The League of Women Voters of Oakland is excited to collaborate with the Dimond Improvement Association (DIA) to sponsor Oakland's first Meet Your Public Official (MYPO) event. We first learned about the popular MYPO and “speed dating” from the LWV of Alameda.
Discussion groups meet regularly every month. This month's Discussion Groups will follow up on our Creative Housing Solutions Forum and will be led by our expert on Housing and Homelessness, Emily Allen.
Oct. 1, 5:30 pm, Madam Lu's Restaurant Supper Group. RSVP to Karen Bunker at kfbunk [at] cox.net Oct. 7, 10 am, Carpinteria Discussion Group. This meeting is CANCELLED!
LWV North & Central San Mateo County will need many volunteers on Saturday, October 5, 2019 for our first Voter Girl event at Notre Dame High School, Belmont – would you like to help? This is a one-day event where League members will lead classroom activities for 200 Girl Scouts to earn their Civic Engagement badges.
Ryan Kegley, County Veterans Services Officer, will describe all the services offered by the Stanislaus Veterans Services Center in Modesto and answer questions from the audience. The public is invited to this free event. Lunch, chef's choice, is available at $16. Reservations not required. For more information, call the League at 209-324-3375.
Our League is joining a national action program to ban assault weapons. We will be sending out a blizzard of postcards to our state and federal representatives to “BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS”. The postcards will be sent out to legislative representatives on the anniversary of mass killings for: