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

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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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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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Don't just share your opinions on the internet - vote on June 5!

View and share our Get Out the Vote video and our Follow the Money Video PSAs reminding you to use your voice at the ballot box on election day!

What's on my ballot?

Visit our unbiased online voter guide, Voter's Edge California, and enter your address to view your ballot and find your polling place.

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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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The June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election is just days away and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and LWVC President Helen Hutchison are urging voters to know their rights. The California Voter Bill of Rights can be found in the Voter Information Guide sent to every voting household.  It is also available online in 10 different languages.

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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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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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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

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Settlement in “Motor Voter” Case in Time for 2018 Elections

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

The LWVC board took final positions on the measures scheduled for the June ballot. Print and share our The League Recommends flyer. Here’s a quick summary of the League position on each measure:

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This week the U.S. House will vote on immigration legislation that is not in our national interest. Take action and tell your representative to vote NO on the Ryan Compromise legislation.

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The great news about the controversy-filled Nov. 8 election is that it is almost here. The scary news is that before we can be done with it, we have to prepare for it. And with 17 statewide ballot propositions and a slew of city and countywide measures awaiting our decisions, what we are looking at is less a civic sprint than a municipal marathon. Cue the blood, sweat and fears.

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