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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.

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
legislation, bills, advocacy, grassroots, league of women voters, california

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

Announcement
Cap and Trade, Salon photo credit, climate change, environment, AB617

With strong support from Governor Brown, legislators from both parties joined together to pass AB 398 last week, extending California’s cap and trade program until 2030.

Announcement
California Local Redistricting Project

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.

Public Statement
We want our 72 hours to review Assembly Bills image, Prop 54, transparecy, League of OWMen Votesr of cAlifornia, Helen HUtchison

Warn that dozens of bills that passed out of Assembly without 72-hour notice risk invalidation

Public Statement

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.

Public Statement
Voting Moderization Act, Bond, Elections, California, AB 668, voting, league of women voters of california, helen hutchison

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.

Public Statement
department of motor vehicles, voting rights, Californai, league of women voters, voter registration, motor voter

Legal Action taken due to State’s Failure to Comply with "Motor Voter" Law

Press Mention
California Capitol, Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images, Prop 54, transparency, League fo women voters of california, watch dogs

The voters have spoken. The watchdogs are watching. Legislators have been duly warned that they flout the law at their peril.

Public Statement
Prop 54, tranparency, California Legislature, League of Women Voters, compliance

Our group warns failure to fully implement voter-approved measure could invalidate important legislation, restrict public and press recordings of proceedings

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