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Public Statement
April 22, 2010

Candidates Forum

See and hear those vying to be the next
State Superintendent of Public Instruction  

 

WHAT:   A candidates forum featuring three candidates running to replace Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell. The forum, to be held during the California State PTA's 111th Annual Convention, is co-sponsored by the state PTA and the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund. League President Janis R. Hirohama will serve as moderator.

Announcement

Voters receive great nonpartisan resources from the League: SmartVoter.org, the Easy Voter Guide and the new FAST FACTS series, Pros & Cons and

Announcement

SmartVoter.orgRemember critical local elections in your community!  Go to the League's comprehensive SmartVoter.org site for current information on your city council contests, school bond measures and other upcoming elections.  And make sure you are registered t

Public Statement
June 1, 2009

The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund was honored with the Medallion Award from the National Association of Secretaries of State. The award recognizes outstanding efforts in nonpartisan voter education and outreach for the 2008 election year.

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Secretary of State Debra Bowen Honors League of Women Voters for Voter Education and Outreach

Public Statement
January 21, 2010

We agree that a diverse pool of applicants is critical to the success of the redistricting commission. That is why the League of Women Voters of California and many other organizations and individuals are doing extensive outreach to inform Californians of all backgrounds about the opportunity to apply to the Citizens Redistricting Commission created under Proposition 11.

Public Statement
November 24, 2009

Dear Secretaty Thomas, Superintendent O'Connell and Chairperson Munso:

The Child Care Law Center looks forward to working closely with the California State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care (Council). Enclosed is a letter signed by numerous California organizations calling on you to form two work groups, one focused on expanding access to under-served populations and the other on cultural/linguistic inclusion, both of which are topics that fall within the charge of the Council.

Public Statement
November 24, 2009

Dear Secretaty Thomas, Superintendent O'Connell and Chairperson Munso:

The Child Care Law Center looks forward to working closely with the California State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care (Council). Enclosed is a letter signed by numerous California organizations calling on you to form two work groups, one focused on expanding access to under-served populations and the other on cultural/linguistic inclusion, both of which are topics that fall within the charge of the Council.

Public Statement
October 1, 2009

Good afternoon. My name is Lola Acosta, President of the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County. Today, I am representing the League of Women Voters of California in support of Assembly Bill 30, allowing 17 year olds to preregister to vote.

With impending candidate races and ballot issues focused on repairing California’s fiscal and governance condition, decisions will be made by a largely senior electorate, impacting policies for years to come. Meanwhile, almost half of California's eligible voters in the critical 18-24 age bracket are not even registered to vote.

Public Statement
July 15, 2009

Dear Chairman Parsky and Commission Members:

The League of Women Voters of California, including 65 local Leagues, has a long-established position on state and local finances that calls for revenues that are both sufficient and flexible enough to meet changing needs for state and local government services, and a system of public finance that emphasizes equity and fair sharing of the tax burden, including ability to pay. This position was first adopted in 1969 and has been updated with membership review and agreement five times since then.

Public Statement
February 10, 2009

Dear Senator Steinberg:

As you seek a solution to California's budget crisis, the League of Women Voters of California strongly urges you not to propose a "hard spending cap" to the voters. Imposing such a limit on future state budgets would do nothing to solve the current situation, but it would mean that future budgets could not repair the damage now being done to needed state services, let alone meet future needs.

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