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Wednesday, May 18 Community Forum
Why Did California Raise the Minimum Wage?
Louise Lowry Davis Center, 1232 De La Vina St., Noon-2 p.m.
There have recently been movements all over the country to raise the minimum wage. Last Labor Day, a large local rally sponsored by CAUSE and the Fund for Santa Barbara urged an increase to $15 on the South Coast. At the League's November Discussion Units, our members agreed that the minimum wage on the South Coast should be raised to $15. Then this spring the California legislature passed a law raising the state minimum wage to $15 over six years.

At our May Forum, we have invited the Lucas Zucker of CAUSE and Marcos Vargas of the Fund for Santa Barbara to discuss what this new state law will mean here. They will be joined by Fred Hofmann, a current events teacher from the SBCC Continued Lifelong Learning program, who will use current data to give a balanced view of the issues.

Bring your questions, as well as your lunch and friends. Beverages will be provided. Forums are free and open to the public. Parking is also free during the meeting.

Visit our website to learn about why the League supports Prop. 50, which would give the Legislature clear authority to discipline Senators or Assembly members by suspending them without pay.
For Members: LWVSB Annual Meeting
Saturday, June 11
All League members are invited to attend the annual meeting, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Episcopal Church, 909 La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara. You will soon be receiving an information and registration packet in the mail.

After the business meeting (which will include the treasurer's report, budget, election of officers and directors, adoption of the local program, co-presidents reports, and advice to the board), there will be a luncheon.Then
well-known local historian and author Neal Graffy will speak on "History of Water in Santa Barbara."
Election Information:
Voter's Edge
If you need information about the June 7 primary, visit the State League's new website. The League of Women Voters of California has made it easier than ever for voters to find their customized election data. Just enter your zip code!
We hope to see you soon!

Amanda Pelch and Lindsey Baker
League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara 

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