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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
LWVC Executive Director Melissa Breach speaks about the new voter registration form at the press event on April 5, 2018.

SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Alex Padilla has unveiled a newly redesigned voter registration card for use throughout California. This is the first major redesign of the voter registration card since 2008. The new voter registration cards are available at the Secretary of State’s office and have been shipped to county elections officials throughout the state. The California voter registration card is available in 10 languages--

Public Statement
guns and ammo

Last month we appeared before the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Investment Board to offer our support for California State Treasurer Mr. Chiang’s proposal to divest from companies that deal in weapons that are illegal to own or sell in California.

Watch staffer, Elizabeth Leslie's testimony.

Announcement
Pros and cons on the ballot measures, propositions, cavotes, caelections, voting, League of Women Voters of California Education Fund

Get unbiased, well-researched info on the ballot measures so you can vote with confidence on June 5.

Press Mention
Prop 13
March 13, 2018

Months after President Trump slashed corporations’ federal tax rate, a coalition of progressive California groups is hoping to raise their property taxes.

Public Statement
California, DMV, voter registration, department of motor vehicles, motor voter, HAVA

Settlement in “Motor Voter” Case in Time for 2018 Elections

Press Mention

Proponents of making a dramatic change to California’s landmark Proposition 13 property tax restrictions took their first step to getting a measure on the November 2018 statewide ballot Friday.

The change would allow the state to receive more tax dollars from commercial and industrial properties by assessing them at their current market value, an effort known as “split roll” because existing tax protections on homes would remain in place.

Press Mention

Any time traveler revisiting the California of 1978 would have an easy time understanding why Proposition 13 passed so handily that year, lowering property taxes throughout the state to 1 percent of the latest sale price or 1 percent of the 1975 assessed value.

Public Statement
Prop 13 reform coalition

A coalition of PICO California, California Calls, League of Women Voters California, Advancement Project California and Evolve California files ballot measure to close Prop 13 Corporate Tax Loophole, restoring over $11 billion every year for schools and vital local services.

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.

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