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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.

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Prop 13 Reform Schools and Communities First

SACRAMENTO — A ballot measure that would overhaul the state’s tax-cutting Proposition 13 by charging companies in the state billions of dollars more in property taxes will go before voters in 2020.

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Schools and communities first petition drive

Schools and Communities First Initiative Qualifies for the 2020 Ballot!

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Melissa Breach,  KRON, Prop 4, Children's hospitals

SACRAMENTO (KRON) - A measure on the ballot would boost funding for California children's hospitals, but not everyone agrees with how the money would be distributed.

Proposition 4 would authorize $1.5 billion in bonds to fund grants for construction, renovation, expansion, and other upgrades to children's hospitals.

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I know from personal experience the importance of children’s hospitals. Six decades ago, I had heart surgery at the best one in Illinois. It saved me from an early death.

Yet I’m voting “no” on Proposition 4, the Nov. 6 measure to authorize $1.5 billion in bonds to support construction at the 11 officially designated children’s hospitals ion California – eight non-profit private hospitals and five University of California medical centers.

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Every Wednesday through Election Day on November 6th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.

This week, we’ll host a debate about Proposition 3, the California Water Infrastructure and Watershed Conservation Bond Initiative. The measure would issue $8.877 billion in general obligation bonds for water-related projects like wastewater recycling, restoring watersheds and rivers, and groundwater storage.

Announcement
SB 100, climate change, Kevin deLeon, California, League of Women Voters, zero carbon emissions

UPDATE: Governor Brown signed SB 100 (De León) "Enact 100 Percent Renewable and Zero-Carbon Electricity Policy"! Read more.

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May 25, 2018

California needs to better prepare for wildfires, drought, a changing snowpack, and extreme weather events. Proposition 68 will help. It will fund projects that reduce the risk of natural disasters, boost forest health, improve water quality, safeguard our water supplies and protect sensitive wildlife habitat. Prop 68 also provides new funding for parks and recreation – something my kids and I care about very much. Prop. 68 would enable local groups such as the Placer Land Trust to leverage charitable support to protect more land for current and future generations.

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.

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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.

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