League of Women Voters of Santa Monica
League of Women Voters of Santa Monica

May 2013  
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Our Mission
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
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The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica in both its values and practices, affirms its belief and commitment to diversity and pluralism, which means there shall be no barriers to participation in any activity of the LWV on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

May 2013

Three of us have just returned from our state convention, full of enthusiasm for a new League year.  But first we want to remind you--Our LWVSM annual meeting is June 1, 11:00A.M. in the Main Library Multi-purpose room, second floor.  This should be a League like day: informative, convivial, and participatory.  Voting members have the convention kit and we ask you to bring it with you.  We will be electing new officers, adopting a budget, and conducting the official business of the League.   


Those of you who are not members are welcome to join us then or for lunch and the program.  We are excitied to be able to share the new, city wide Cradle to Career initiative with you.  We have three outstanding speakers, all associated with the project.  Julie Rusk, Assistant Director, Community and Cultural Affairs will be representing the city, Sandra Lyon, Superintendent of Education will be talking about SMMUSD's role, and Jonathan Mooney is the special consultant for the project.  


Feel free to invite friends and associates for the lunchtime program. Flyers and RSVP forms are on line @ http://www.lwvsantamonica.org/calendar or you can call 310-692-1494 or email league@lwvsantamonica.org.  You may pay by Paypal on line, cash or checks at the door.


Besides elections, budget adoption and other business, the state convention set program priorities for the next two years.

At convention members chose these four issues for education and advocacy in 2013-15:

Money in Politics: http://ca.lwv.org/issues/money-and-politics

Education Pre-K thru 12: http://ca.lwv.org/issues/education

Health Care: http://ca.lwv.org/issues/health-care

Water: http://ca.lwv.org/position/california-water-resources


Expect to hear more about these in days ahead, both as calls to action and local discussion programs. We will start the conversation at the annual meeting.  

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TAKE ACTION NOW - Contact your state Senator to demand a YES vote on four important Money in Politics bills -- SB 2, SB 3, SB 27 and SB 52.

Follow the link below to find your state Senator and a sample message for personalization.



League of Women Voters of Santa Monica
P. O. Box 1265
Santa Monica, CA 90406
Phone: 310-692-1494


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