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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.

Announcement

Sacramento, CA – The League of Women Voters of California recognizes Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2018, in celebration of the advancements that have been made towards achieving full political, economic, and social equality. The date commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which granted voting rights for American Women.

We are happy to share a new part of our Secretary of State's website honoring the legacy of women fighting for equality in California.

Public Statement
Schools and communities first petition drive

First commercial property tax reform initiative to qualify in 40 years since Prop 13 passed in 1978

Announcement
Get out the vote, vote June 5, last minute voting tips, elections, california

Get involved in our new campaign to register 2000 high school students across California

Public Statement
No on AB 84

Senate should stop AB 84 before it allows legislative leaders to raise and direct unlimited amounts of special interest money

Announcement
Fredha Joses Irex Fellow, Community Solutions, Papua New Guinea, elections, democracy

Welcome to Fredah Joses, our new IREX Community Solutions Program Leader from Papua New Guinea!

Announcement
Easy Voter Guide, cavotes, voter guide, elections, California

Are you a county registrar or community group?

 Order Easy Voter Guides for purchase in bundles of 50 copies for $11.00 plus shipping and handling

Announcement
California DMV, motor voter, AB 1461, voting rights, voter registration, League of women voters of california lawsuit, aclu

VICTORY! California Motor Voter – which automatically registers eligible voters when they complete a driver’s license, ID, or change of address transaction at the DMV – completed almost 800,000 voter registration transactions since launching. That includes almost 260,000 new registrations and more than 120,000 updated addresses that wouldn’t have otherwise happened.

Registration is the first step to participation in our democracy. Register now!

Shout out to our amazing coalition partners - defenders of democracy!

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voter turnout, League of Women Voters of California, Dora Rose, Helen Huthcison, voters choice act, voting, elections

In a sign of how modest expectations have become of Californians actually casting ballots, elections officials and advocates alike found relief Monday in the final tally showing 37% of voters cast ballots in June — small compared with total registration but the highest for a nonpresidential primary since 1998.

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rev up, disability vote, voting rights, elections, voter registration

REV UP! It's National Disability Voter Registration Week July 16-20! REV UP stands 4 Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! Launched by the American Association of People with Disabilities, AAPD is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. REV UP is a nonpartisan initiative focused on voter registration, ed, access, & engagement.  

Announcement
LWVC Staff at Trudy Schafer's retirement party

It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Trudy Schafer, our beloved Senior Director for Program, lobbyist, and friend. For the past 25 years, Trudy made a lasting and transformative impact on California public policy and on the lives of all those she worked with. She was an extraordinary woman, and she leaves behind a remarkable legacy. Our heartfelt condolences to her husband John, her children Anne and Bob, and the entire Schafer family.

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