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View our recent press releases and statements to the public.
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.
Our partners, Common Cause and McGeorge School of Law have put together an online resource for local governments interested in establishing local commissions: www.localredistricting.org. The site includes guidance on creating commissions, a database of every local redistricting ordinance passed in the state, research, and other resources. As part of the project, Common Cause has also committed to helping local organizations or jurisdictions interested in creating a commission with education, research, and drafting.
Warn that dozens of bills that passed out of Assembly without 72-hour notice risk invalidation
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 http://lwvc.wordpress.com.
The Voting Modernization Bond Act of 2018, seeks $450 million to improve California’s voting systems. The funding would update aging equipment and modernize how the state conducts elections to improve the voting experience.
Legal Action taken due to State’s Failure to Comply with "Motor Voter" Law
The voters have spoken. The watchdogs are watching. Legislators have been duly warned that they flout the law at their peril.
Our group warns failure to fully implement voter-approved measure could invalidate important legislation, restrict public and press recordings of proceedings