California Secretary of State and Stockton Mayor Address Hundreds of Grassroots Leaders for the League of Women Voters of California Convention, “A Capitol Connection” in Sacramento


Hundreds of delegates representing local Leagues of Women Voters throughout the state will gather for their biennial convention, themed “A Capitol Connection,” on June 1-4 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, and California Budget and Policy Center Executive Director Chris Hoene are a few of the speakers who will address attendees. Find event details at

"This weekend, hundreds of our grassroots members are showing up in full force to lobby our state government and collaborate on increasing Californians’ participation in civic life,” said League of Women Voters of California President Helen Hutchison. “This exciting event serves as a reminder that the League won't stop fighting to make sure Californians’ voting rights are protected and their elections are open and fair."

During the convention, grassroots leaders will plan for future advocacy and education efforts across California. League members will adopt the League’s biennial program, elect officers and the board of directors, approve the budget and bylaw changes, participate in educational workshops, and lobby state officials. Follow the events on Twitter @LWVC or using the hashtag #LWVC2017.

Convention events will take place at the Sheraton Grand Hotel at 1230 J Street in Sacramento:

  • Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State – June 1, “Innovating for Democracy” dinner at 6:30 pm
  • Celinda Lake, Strategist, Lake Research Partners – June 2 at 10:30 am
  • Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget and Policy Center – June 2 at 2 pm
  • Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs – June 3 at 6:30 pm
  • Brooke Binkowski, Journalist, – June 4 at 12 noon

About the League of Women Voters of California:
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages. With more than 90 years of experience, the League is one of America’s most trusted grassroots organizations. Read more about the League of Women Voters of California at

For press credentials, contact the League of Women Voters of California Communications Manager, Elizabeth Leslie, at eleslie(at)lwvc(dot)org.

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