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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.

January 2014 

The holiday lag is over and everyone is back in action.  We have written before about the LWVUS Agriculture
Policy Study.  The committee will have it's first meeting on Monday, January 27 at 6:30p.m.  If you would like to join the committee contact Madeleine Moore.

The study is divided into five parts,  The Economic Health of the Agriculture Sector of our National Economy; Animal Management; Research and Development; Food Safety; and Food Labeling.  If you find any of these of interest, contact Madeleine.  A general meeting and consensus meeting will be scheduled soon.  For your further information, the complete questions are available here.
Save the Date!  Our most popular event, Women Who Shape Santa Monica, is scheduled for Thursday, March 27 at 7:00p.m.  Watch for your invitation!
Rose Kaufman

Rose's 100th birthday was celebrated on January 12th and several League members were able to join the celebration, including four members of the board.  Rose has been a League member for over 60 years.  The yellow roses are from the board, representing all of LWVSM. 

Photo courtesy of Ann Hammond



BREAKING NEWS: Voting Rights Act Fix Introduced in Congress!


Recently Representatives James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), John Conyers (D-MI), Bobby Scott (D-VA), John Lewis (D-GA), and Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced common sense legislation that would repair and restore the Voting Rights Act. This bipartisan effort to fix the damage done by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision inShelby v. Holder is necessary to restore and protect the rights of voters across the country. Please urge your elected officials to support this important legislation and encourage them to act swiftly to move toward final passage. You can read the LWVUS press statement on the new bill here.


Support EPA's Limits on Carbon Pollution 

Last week, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a first-ever federal carbon pollution standard for every new power plant built in America. This is a game changer for the climate - especially because power plants are our single largest source of carbon pollution. Submit a public comment to the EPA in support of the standard and your voice will be part of the official record. 


As the state legislature is back in session, we will be reactivating our Action Alert emails.  These will go to members, as needed, when requested.  To be placed on this list email league@lwvsantamonica.org.


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


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