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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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Pre-registration, voting, elections, youth vote, California, cavotes, vote

Register now - vote at 18

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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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Racial Justice Act, AB2542, racism, California, criminal justice reform

The California Racial Justice Act will prohibit the use of race, ethnicity or national origin to seek or obtain convictions or sentences

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Pictures of Trudy Schafer Fellowship

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.

Public Statement
Extend redistricting deadlines, amicus brief filed

We must preserve California's independent redistricting process and extend current deadlines.

Press Mention
Bail bond photo by Eric Risberg from The Associated Press

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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advocacy, yes on Proposition 13, voting, elections, nonpartisan, League of Women Voters, California

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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volunteer, community, League of Women Voters of California Education Fund, civiced, activism, local, elections

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.

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CA Census, be counted, California, Census, Community

Be Counted! New resources for you!

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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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AB2466, voting rights, jim crow, discrimination, ACLU, grassroots advocacy

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

Public Statement
Sb 72 passed allowing same day voter registration

Registering and voting on the same day allows for our democracy to be more inclusive!

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Schools and communities first, split roll, League of Women Voters, California, November election, ballot measure, grassroots

Our coalition submits more than 1.7 million signatures of support and our initiative will now qualify for the November 2020 ballot

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free the vote press conference, Aminah Elster, voting rights, elections, aca 6

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

Public Statement
California, DMV, voter registration, department of motor vehicles, motor voter, HAVA

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:

Press Mention
Dora Rose, future of california elections, FOCE conference, elections, California, League of women voters

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.

Public Statement
Election Day Voter Registration, same day reg, voting, California SB72, ACLU CA, LWVC

SB 72 will ensure that all voters who wish to are able to register and cast a vote on Election Day

Press Mention
water bond defeated, prop 4, helen hutchison, League of women voters
November 7, 2018

Voters side with the League on rejection of Prop 3

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voting informatio, voter guides, elections, california, League of WOmen Voters, help, sample ballot, vote by mail

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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California Redistricting Commission lacks representation, gerrymadering, California, League of women voters

We joined many organizations and allies in calling on the first 8 commissioners to address this dramatic and unacceptable underrepresentation when they select the next 6 commissioners. All communities must see themselves in this Commission.

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Prop 54, tranparency, California Legislature, League of Women Voters, compliance

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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Secretary of State Alex padilla Preregistration for 16 and 17 year olds, voter registration, voting, youth, high school

Pre-register at 16. Vote at 18.

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Easy Voter Guide, California, elections, voting, cavotes, ballot measures, hoe to vote, elections, caelections, Prop 13, March 3 primary

New and busy voter? Check out our Easy Voter Guide to help you prepare to vote in the March 3, 2020 Primary Election!

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100th birthday League of Women Voters of California, voting, sheisme, women power the vote, elections, sentennial, suffrage

We stand on the shoulders of giants as we look ahead to the next 100 years.

Public Statement
ACA6, freethevote, voting rights, California, elections, formerly incarcerated

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!

Public Statement
Voting by mail in California, Covid19, voting rights, caelections, elections, voting

Voting rights advocates call on the state legislature to mandate safe, accessible in-person voting locations and to appropriate funds necessary to make California’s November 2020 election a success

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League of women voters of california, elections, voting, caelections, election2016

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

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political parties, regsiter to vote, elections, california, non party preference

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

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voter registration, jails, California, toolkit, let me vote, voting, elections, voter ed

Just released: Voting in California Jails, A Community Toolkit. This toolkit has several strategies for community advocates, county elections offices, and sheriffs to break down barriers to democracy for people in county jails

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voting, voting rights, California, elections, covid19, cornavirus, League of Women Voters

We are working on a set of recommendations to achieve a successful presidential election in California.

Public Statement
guns and ammo

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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Voting Moderization Act, Bond, Elections, California, AB 668, voting, league of women voters of california, helen hutchison

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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Stephanie Doute LWVC ED

California nonprofit hires energetic leader to propel the organization into the next centennial.

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redistricting deadlines extended in California

California is the first state to extend redistricting deadlines due to the Census Bureau delay.

Public Statement
Fred Rogers, look for the helpers

We know that League members and supporters are leaders in your communities and that you care deeply about the people in our state. You are helpers. We are helpers. We will continue to help empower voters and defend democracy, even in the face of adversity.

Op-Ed
Yes on Prop 55 Image of facts

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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voters edge, california, elections, local, ballot look up, voting CAelections, voter guides, los angeles

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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great nonprofits, grassroots, elections, voter guides, california, league of women voters, cavotes

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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Happy Birthday to the League of WOmen Voters, valentines day, grassroots, advocacy, california

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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Karen Jones, LWVC, Advocacy, fellowship, Trudy Schafer, grassroots, California

We are excited to invest in supporting a new era of advocates!

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League of Women Voters of California Board

Find out more about our work!

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public policy, California, Trudy Schafer, LWVC

Congratulations to Andrew! You can support this Fellowship! The Schafer family has generously committed a $15,000 fund, where they will match all donations towards Trudy’s legacy.

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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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municipal, democracy, index, government, california, common cause, Irvine foundation, elections

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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