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Prop 13 reform coalition

A coalition of PICO California, California Calls, League of Women Voters California, Advancement Project California and Evolve California files ballot measure to close Prop 13 Corporate Tax Loophole, restoring over $11 billion every year for schools and vital local services.

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Voter's Edge California mobile view

Help voters get the info they need from Voter's Edge California to vote with confidence on Election Day!

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Today the League of Women Voters of California launches the Trudy Schafer Fellowship for Public Policy. Named for our powerhouse lobbyist, the Schafer Fellowship will train and support emerging policy leaders—creating a new cohort of advocates to follow in Trudy’s footsteps to win change and reforms in Sacramento!

To learn more and to support the Schafer Fellowship visit: lwvc.org/schaferfellowship

More about Trudy Schafer's retirement.

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California is better when we all work together

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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.

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Vote with the League! Here is our list of recommendations on the ballot measures for the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election. Share our flyer with your friends and family.

VOTE YES on 51 - School Bonds: K-12 and Community College

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Want to make a difference in your community? Volunteer today!

How can you volunteer with the League?

1. To help in your community, find your local League and ask today!

2. Contact us to volunteer on voter education and outreach projects like Voter's Edge California via email at lwvc [at] lwvc.org.

3. Sign up to receive our newsletters and find out about ongoing volunteer opportunities.

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Ensure that Californians get their fair share of federal resources and Congressional representation by encouraging the full participation of all Californians in Census 2020.

Get all the resources you need online now.

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The 2017 California legislative session is a wrap, and thanks to supporters like you, we have new laws addressing many of the critical issues we face in California. Because so many of you took action, we’re celebrating major legislative victories:

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As voter suppression laws are struck down throughout the country, California moves to clarify who can vote with a criminal conviction in the state

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The Free the Vote campaign follows similar successful measures in Nevada and Colorado

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Although problems persist, voter registration for 2016 elections will be easier for some

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) took the necessary first steps toward improving voter registration services offered online and at its 174 field offices across the state, though it still will need to address some major issues.

Beginning this month, people who are eligible and affirmatively choose to register when applying for or renewing a driver license or identification card at a DMV field office will:

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As election officials and reformers gathered for an annual event in Los Angeles, the goal of upgrading California's elections took on special significance this year in the face of a crisis of confidence in democracy itself.

At the Future of California Elections Conference yesterday, the focus remained on improving the mechanics of elections administration with an eye toward the threat of politics gumming up the works.

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November 7, 2018

Voters side with the League on rejection of Prop 3

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Our phones are ringing off the hook with questions about voting materials! Get everything in one place using our online voter guide, Voter's Edge California.

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Be a hero! Make your gift today.

We need your help. For months, we’ve witnessed growing anti-government rhetoric in the media and in our public discourse.  Accusations of “rigged elections” and “inherent corruption in our political process” have become commonplace. For many, memes have replaced journalism and threats and insults have replaced political debate.   

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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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Seeking diverse applicants to represent California

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Pre-register at 16. Vote at 18.

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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and The California Channel Join Forces to Help Californians Vote with Confidence

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California State Asm. McCarty introduces ACA 6 that would create a 2020 ballot measure to restore the right to vote for Californians on parole

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Find out the results of the election from Voter's Edge California. Enter your address and see all the reporting, hour by hour.

More can be found on the California Secretary of State's website.

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National Voter Registration Day

Check out our updated Fast Facts on the Political Parties to help you register to vote on 9/26!

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Take 2 minutes to review us for the GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards!

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Learn about our successful collaboration with Voter's Edge California and California Public Radio Stations from Kristen Lepore

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When you register to vote you can join a political party or choose No Party Preference

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An important but not widely-publicized local planning process reached a milestone with the July release of the draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the Eastern San Joaquin Subbasin. This is the public’s first chance to see how groundwater in this region may be managed for the next 20 years.

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League of Women Voters of California fights fake news and nasty campaign ads with facts

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We support divestment from companies that deal in weapons illegal to sell or own in California. Learn more about our appeal to CalSTRS.

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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.

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When discussing why we need to maintain the current income tax rates on the wealthiest, it’s important to talk about what is at stake.

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Do you live in any of these counties: Los Angeles, San Mateo, Alameda, Sonoma or Santa Clara? If you do, you have local elections this March, April, May or June!

Get your ballot from Voter's Edge California: www.votersedge.org/ca

How will you vote about the issues impacting your community every day?

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Help us get a GreatNonprofits 2017 Top-Rated Award, write a review of your experience with us! This helps us met our fundraising goals and empower more voters and future voters across California!

How else can you help?

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Ready to roll up your sleeves and do the education and organizing work to safeguard democracy?  Or maybe looking for a way to stay up to date on the issues and take the occasional online action? Either way we welcome you! Membership is open to men and women, citizens and non-citizens of all ages.

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League of Women Voters of California Board

Find out more about our work!

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rev up voter registration week differently abled

Use the toolkit and help register voters during this special week

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Multilingual election info that's easy to read - Check our our beloved Easy Voter Guide

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Back to school pre-registration to vote toolkit

ATTENTION TEACHERS: The California Secretary of State's office created an online toolkit to help you encourage your eligible 16- and 17-year-old students to pre-register to vote! You can download the new PSA, social media posts and other useful information.

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California Common Cause has published it's Municipal Democracy Index, a survey of the governance, election, and campaign practices of ALL 482 cities in California with info like:

· What form of government do most cities use;
· Which offices are elected;
· What voting system do cities use, including the number of cities using at-large, by-district, and from-district elections; and
· Which cities have campaign contribution limits and which cities post campaign disclosures online.

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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.

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Legislation Committee League of Women Voters of California

Our Legislation Committee is hard at work advocating on key issues in California

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Get unbiased, well-researched info on the ballot measures so you can vote with confidence on June 5.

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VCA makes voting easier along with this turnkey toolkit for local League outreach efforts.

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Prop 13 reform, school and communities first
November 12, 2018

Once thought of as a sacred cow, Proposition 13, the tax revolt measure passed in 1978, is now under attack. Schools and Communities First, a coalition of nearly 300 groups and leaders, has qualified an initiative for the Nov. 2020 ballot that would lift caps on property taxes for commercial and industrial properties.

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  • We oppose deportation of undocumented immigrants.
  • We reject discrimination based on religion, including orders or actions that target Muslims or immigrants from majority-Muslim nations.
  • We fight discrimination and any threats to civil and human rights.

Do you stand with us?  Make our Voice Louder - Join Us!

Learn more about our position.

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Vote with the League on the June 2018 ballot measures, ballot recommendations, elections, propositions

We can help you decide how to vote through careful study. Check out our ballot recs and vote with the League.

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Vote NO on Prop 5 - it's a sham!

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With 17 propositions on California’s general election ballot this year, voters are faced with many decisions, and some can be confusing. There is one ballot measure, however, that’s an easy “yes” vote. Proposition 54 will increase transparency in government, help ensure more thoughtful policy and allow all Californians to review, debate and contribute to the laws we live under.

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