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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.

May 27, 2014 

Your Vote Counts! Election day is only a week away and many of you may have already voted.  If not, a few tips that may be of use.
  • Today is the very last day to order an absentee ballot.  If you don't feel confident that it can be returned on time by mail, you may drop it at any polling place in the county.
  • Smartvoter.org is your source for all election information, including background on the judges.  
  • LWVC and California PTA co-sponsored a forum for the candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction. A video is now available.  
  • LWV San Diego hosted a forum for the candidates for Secretary of State.  That video is available for the public.  
  • LWVSM and LAUP co-sponsored a forum for the Board of Supervisors, Third District.  This video is also available.  
  • The Easy Voter Guide is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean at www.easyvoterguide.org  

LWVSM will hold their Annual Meeting at Frito Misto on Saturday, June 14th at 11:30AM.  Lunch will be served at 12:30 following the business meeting.  The after lunch speaker is Sarah Letts, Executive Director of Community Corporation of Santa Monica (CCSM) talking about low income housing in our community.  Members have received an invitation  in their mailing.  Those wanting to learn more about the League or housing issues are welcome to join us at 12:30.  The flyer with more information and RSVP directions is linked.

Federal Agriculture Policy Position

For many weeks we talked about and read about the Federal Agriculture Policy Update.  A national consensus has been reached and a position adopted. This was a complex study with many parts that affected different areas in different ways. An excellent example of why Belle Sherwin, our second national president, once described the League as a "university without walls...whose members enter to learn and remain to shape the curriculum."


SB 27 Signed

The Governor signed Senate Bill 27 (Correa), which will help ensure that campaign contributors can no longer use "dark money" loopholes to avoid disclosure. California voters will be better able to follow the money in campaigns and make more informed decisions at the polls. Many thanks to the many League members and others who supported this important bill!

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It's been a while, but we will meet again Thursday evening, May 29th, 6:00p.m. at Bar Chloe, next door to the Hotel Carmel.  The address is 1449 2nd Street and we look forward to seeing some of you there.  Healthy, respectful discussion of issues state, local and federal.

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


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