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Please contact our Communications Manager, Elizabeth Leslie: eleslie [at] lwvc.org or (888) 870-8683

View our recent press releases and statements to the public.

Public Statement
guns and ammo

We support divestment from companies that deal in weapons illegal to sell or own in California. Learn more about our appeal to CalSTRS.

Announcement
Pictures of Trudy Schafer Fellowship

Today the League of Women Voters of California launches the Trudy Schafer Fellowship for Public Policy. Named for our powerhouse lobbyist, the Schafer Fellowship will train and support emerging policy leaders—creating a new cohort of advocates to follow in Trudy’s footsteps to win change and reforms in Sacramento!

To learn more and to support the Schafer Fellowship visit: lwvc.org/schaferfellowship

More about Trudy Schafer's retirement.

Announcement
Celebrate Trudy Schafer

It is with mixed emotions we are announcing the retirement of Trudy Schafer later this year.  Trudy has served as our LWVC Senior Director for Program and lobbyist for 25 transformative years. She is our voice in the Capitol and our most passionate advocate for the power of our grassroots membership to shape California’s future.   

Please help us thank and celebrate Trudy for her amazing contributions to California and wish her well as she trades in the daily grind for more time with family, friends, and fun.

Announcement

The 2017 California legislative session is a wrap, and thanks to supporters like you, we have new laws addressing many of the critical issues we face in California. Because so many of you took action, we’re celebrating major legislative victories:

Announcement
Voter's Choice California website launch

Voting just got easier in California thanks to the Voter's Choice Act!

Op-Ed
Save the delta stop the tunnels no waterfix

The League of Women Voters of California opposes the WaterFix—twin tunnels the Department of Water Resources proposes to bore under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to move water for urban and agricultural uses in other regions.

Better options exist to address California’s water needs. The Santa Clara Valley has the innovative capacity to develop those options.

Press Mention
California teaches Ohio about redistricting

Ohio might look to California for a solution to its gerrymandering problem. The Golden State has succeeded in removing politicians from the drawing of congressional district boundaries, something Ohio lawmakers have refused to do.

So, Californians end up with districts designed to reflect the common interests of their communities, unlike many Ohioans whose districts only reflect the re-election interests of politicians and their parties.

Which process sounds better to you?

Announcement
money in politics image of dollar bill at the capitol showing corruption

The League of Women Voters of California is pleased to support AB 249 (Mullin and Levine), the California Disclose Act, which provides comprehensive regulation of advertisement disclosure and of the reporting of earmarking of funds.

The League believes that the methods of financing political campaigns should:

Press Mention
Bail bond photo by Eric Risberg from The Associated Press

The League of Women Voters urges support for SB 10, which seeks to fix California’s broken bail system. Currently 46,000 Californians are in county jails because they cannot make bail. While wealthy defendants can secure their own release, poor defendants cannot. Poor Californians are sitting in jail for weeks, months, even years awaiting trial, all the while at risk of losing their jobs, their homes and even their children.

Announcement
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Review the bills we oppose and/or support in our Bill Status Report: http://bit.ly/lwvcbills17

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