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

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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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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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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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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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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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Pre-register at 16. Vote at 18.

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

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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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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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  • 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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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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Please take a moment to sign up for National Voter Registration Day 2016 now: bit.ly/MyNVRD2016. If you sign up now, you'll be mailed a packet of posters, stickers, and a toolkit explaining how you can participate.
When: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. In 2017, we want to make sure no one is left out. On September 26, 2017, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day.
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Get ready to vote on the November 8 ballot measures! You can download our Pros & Cons PDF or read about the November ballot measures online.

 

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Voter's Choice California increasing voter turnout through vote centers

Learn about our collaborative efforts to make voting easy and accessible for all Californians!

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Partnership to bring citizens in-depth, nonpartisan voting information that's easy to understand, all in one place

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Online Guide Provides Unbiased Information That's Easy to Understand for 2016 Election

Op-Ed

Voting is a fundamental right, enshrined in the Constitution and buttressed by historic state and federal laws after civil rights battles that continue today. Anyone concerned about voting rights must be heartened by recent court decisions overturning restrictive, discriminatory voting laws in other states. But we shouldn't ignore a threat to voting rights here at home -- a threat that is remedied by a bill currently in the legislature.

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

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

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California teaches Ohio about redistricting

Ohio might look to California for a solution to its gerrymandering problem. The Golden State has succeeded in removing politicians from the drawing of congressional district boundaries, something Ohio lawmakers have refused to do.

So, Californians end up with districts designed to reflect the common interests of their communities, unlike many Ohioans whose districts only reflect the re-election interests of politicians and their parties.

Which process sounds better to you?

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Get ready to vote with our 3 tips!
 

1. View your ballot & find your polling place:

Get the facts before you vote! View your entire ballot using our online voter guide: Voter’s Edge California.

Voter’s Edge California is also in Spanish!

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Here is information about the November Ballot Measures that goes deeper than our summary information. Look for More In Depth content at the end of each Ballot Measure Pro and Con. Not only do our League researchers rely on proposition analysis from the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO), but look further into the ballot issues by using other resources, including the Official Voter Information Guide, legislative hearings, policy experts, government officials, newspapers, and ballot measure campaigns.

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Today is Election Day! Get out and vote! View your ballot and find your polling place using Voter's Edge California.

Remember:

1. Polls are open 7am until 8pm. If you are in line before 8 you get to vote!

2. Bring your notes and your kids into the polling place

3. Make a mistake on your ballot - ask for a new one!

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We partnered with the Pat Brown Institute and KABC7 on the ONLY debate between the two California candidates for the U.S. Senate, Loretta Sanchez and Kamala Harris, held on Wednesday, October 5 from 7:00-8:00 pm. Panelists included former League President Janis R. Hirohama.

Read more about the event.

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