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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.

September 2, 2014 


Even with the extra warm days, summer is fading into fall and League is getting ready for a busy season.

We kick off the program year with our Fall Membership Luncheon on Saturday, September 13 at 11:30a.m.  This is your opportunity to meet Maria Carpenter, Director of Libraries for the city, and visit the new Pico Branch Library as we will be meeting in The Annex, the Library's community room.  Virginia Avenue Park is located at the corner of Pico and Cloverfield, the Annex entry is on the north (Virginia Avenue) side of the building.  Ms. Carpenter's topic is Meeting Community Needs: Libraries Today and Envisioning SMPL's Future.  A flyer with details is here.

Lunch is pot luck, there is no charge, so take advantage of a free event to introduce a friend to the League.  RSVP is not necessary but we would appreciate an email to league@lwvsantamonica.org just to have an idea on handouts, etc.


If you are a member, you should be receiving a USPS mailing from the League soon, maybe today.  All memberships expire September 30th, so it is time to renew.  If none of your information has changed you can either put a check in the self addressed envelope or click on the Join link to the left and pay by Paypal.  This doesn't require a Paypal account, just a credit or debit card.  You don't need to send in the form, your membership will be automatically renewed.

If you are not yet a member, this is the ideal time to join.  You can print out the form and join on line or join when you attend our Fall Membership Lunch (see above) or another of our fall events.


These are events currently scheduled.

Keep watching for updates or check our website for the latest information. 

Wednesday, September 3, is our monthly board meeting.  Any member is welcome to attend, email Ann Williams for location and parking info.

Other events in chronological order:

September 9, voter registration at back to school night at SAMOHI with the PTSA.  We will also have absentee ballot request parents can send to students away at college.

We will also be doing voter registration before all local forums.

September 17, candidate forum for State Superintendent of Public Instruction at County Education Offices in Downey. See flyer for details.

September 22, City Council Candidates Forum with Santa Monica Next at Main Library Auditorium.  All details here

October 1, Candidate Forum for School Board and Board of Trustees at SMMUSD Board Room.  Flyer to follow.

October 20 and 27, live CityTV forums with City Council Candidates, 7-9p.m.  More on this and other CityTV programming in upcoming weeks.

And don't forget to register to vote--or re-register if you have moved, changed your name, or want to change party registration.  It's easy, on line, at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm


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


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