Discussions You Can Join via Facebook, Yahoo Groups, and Google Groups
California Advocacy Google Group
Moderators: Joanne Leavitt, LWVC Vice President for Advocacy and Program, and Trudy Schafer, Sr. Director for Program. The lwvc-advocacy group is a forum for discussion of League action. It's available for sharing action activities, both statewide and local, and asking for information or advice from other League members. Read more about the lwvc-advocacy Google group.
California Budget Reform Yahoo Group
Moderator: Helen Hutchison, LWV California President. The budget reform group discusses California state-wide budget issues for members of the League of Women Voters of California. Read more about the lwvc-budget-reform Yahoo group.
California Children and Family Issues Google Group
Moderators: Joanne Leavitt, LWVC Vice President for Advocacy and Program, and Trudy Schafer, Sr. Director for Program. The issues discussed by the children and family issues group include early care and education, juvenile courts, foster care, and other related topics. All members of the League of Women Voters of California are welcome to join. Read more about the lwvc-children-and-family-issues Google group.
California Communications Facebook and Yahoo Groups
If you want to promote communications best practices, provide training and support, and build your skills, volunteer! The communications Facebook group is more informal, and a great way to get to know us, ask questions, and socialize. Members can ask to join the state Communications Committee, which is more formal. It does its work via this LWVC Communications Committee Yahoo group.
California Education Pre-K thru 12 Yahoo Group
Moderator: Barbara Inatsugu, LWVC off-board Director for Education. The Education group discusses of PK-12 education issues for members of the League of Women Voters of California. Read more about the lwvc-education Yahoo group.
California Energy Yahoo Group
California Healthcare Reform Yahoo Group
Moderator Helen Hutchison,, LWVC President. A discussion group for LWV California members who are interested in health care reform, both the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the ultimate goal of a single payer healthcare system. Read more about the lwvc-healthcare-reform Yahoo group.
California Higher Education Yahoo Group
Moderator: Helen Hutchison, LWV California President. This discussion focuses on the study of public higher education in California as approved at our 2013 Convention. Read more about the lwvc-higher-ed Yahoo group.
California Schools & Communities First Google Group
Moderator: Helen Hutchison, LWVC President. This discussion focuses on the Schools & Communities First (SCF) campaign and how League members can be active in the campaign. The campaign was formerly known as Make It Fair. SCF is dedicated to closing the commercial property tax loopholes created by Proposition 13 with a measure on the November 2020 ballot. For more on the campaign, go to schoolsandcommunitiesfirst.org. Read more about the LWVC Schools & Communitie First Google group.
California Money in Politics Yahoo Group
Moderator: Helen Hutchison, LWVC President. The Money in Politics listserv is for discussion of money in poltics, also known as campaign finance reform, in California. Read more about the lwvc_MIP Yahoo group.
California Policing Practices Google Group
Moderator: Sarah Diefendorf, LWV California Director. At our 2017 Convention the LWV Los Angeles hosted a caucus about policing practices. A number of delegates attended and also showed their support during plenary. In response to this interest, the new Policing Practices Google Group is intended to be a peer-to-peer forum for Leagues to discuss relevant League positions, education opportunities, and possible concurrence or study at all levels of League. Read more about the LWVC Policing Practices Google Group.
California Program Planning Google Group
Moderator: Helen Hutchison, LWVC President. The California Program Planning listserv is for discussion of potential program planning ideas with other League members. All League members are invited to join. It’s a place to encourage others to join your cause, try out an idea, discuss various proposals, find help to refine a rough idea. Bring your ideas— we’ll have a great League discussion! Read more about the LWVC Program Planning Google Group.
California SpeakerSource Yahoo Group
Moderator: Carol Moon Goldberg, LWVCEF Board 2nd Vice President for Voter Service. The SpeakerSource group provides a forum for League Pros & Cons speakers (and other voter service volunteers and leaders) to share information, ideas, and resources. Read more about the lwvc-speakersource Yahoo group.
California Sustainability Yahoo Group
Moderator: Linda Phillips Former LWVC project coordinator for Sustainability. The sustainability Yahoo group focuses on activities local Leagues are engaged in, and news, events, and issues related to sustainability and the environment. This is an opportunity for local Leagues to share ideas about what works and what doesn't work, successful or unsuccessful forums or workshops, speaker or reading recommendations, legislative action, finding matching funds--you name it!
California Water Group
Moderator: Linda Soliven, LWV Diablo Valley. This group provides a forum for all Californians (League members and the public) to discuss regional and inter-regional water issues. Read more about the lwvcwater list.
Discussions Created By Members
League Topics Group
Some members subscribe to LWVTopics, a somewhat controversial discussion group created by and for members, dedicated to discussion of issues concerning LWV policies, programs and procedures. This is not an official group of the national League.
National Communications for League Members
LWVUS offers many ways to communicate like Facebook, Twitter, and their email newsletter. To get to the national site for members, click on "League Management" in the upper right of every page of their site.