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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 16, 2014 

It doesn't feel like mid-September, but Election Day is seven weeks from today and the last day to register or update your registration is two weeks earlier.  Don't put it off!

Before we get into that, last Saturday was our fall membership meeting with guest speaker Maria Carpenter, Director of Libraries for Santa Monica.  Libraries and League have a common mission of an informed community and it was good to learn all of the new services available through our libraries along with books and more books.  How blessed we are to have five public libraries in less than nine square miles.

One of the more intriguing thoughts was about "Third Places", not home, not work, but a third place to meet and talk and share ideas.  Libraries are one, parks, coffee shops, bars and a park bench on the Promenade are others. Ray Oldenburg has written about this and you can read more at Project for Public Spaces.
The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan, we never endorse candidates or parties.  However, we do support or oppose issues, in legislation or on the ballot, where we have studied and adopted positions

The League of Women Voters of California is supporting two propositions this fall, Propositions 2 and 47.  For more information go to our website.

LWV Los Angeles County is supporting Measure P

LWV Santa Monica is supporting Measures FS, H, HH and LC while opposing Measure D.  For more information on these issues, check our website

These are events currently scheduled.

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

Other events in chronological order:

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.  Board of Trustees at 6:00p.m., School Board at 7:45p.m.

October 17, League moderated town hall meeting for state senate candidates Ben Allen and Sandra Fluke sponsored by the YWCA, 2019 Fourteenth Street, at 7:30p.m.  Flyer here.

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


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


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