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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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September 23, 2014 

This week's update is from our Education Fund with a focus on background information to help you make a more informed decision at the polls.

Last Wednesday evening LWVC was a co-host of a candidate forum for the office of California Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Los Angeles County Office of Education.  The event was broadcast live by the California Channel and streamed on their website.  It is currently available for replay thru Nov. 4 at both http://calchannel.com/recent-archive/ and http://lacoe.edu (the link is on the homepage).

This is a close race between two very different candidates and this is your opportunity to  
see them answer a wide range of questions.
One of the missions of our Education Fund is to prepare a balanced analysis of each ballot measure.  The traditional Pros and Cons publication covering the six state measures are now available on line. We will have hard copies next week, so please contact us at league@lwvsantamonica.org if you would like copies.

The Easy Voter Guide for new and busy voters also covers the six measures and is available in several languages.  We will have copies available in both Spanish and English.  Again, contact us if you can use these.

LWVSM has prepared a Pros and Cons publication of the five local measures on your ballot.  This is available at our events and on our website.

A public presentation of all the ballot measures including county measure P will be Sunday afternoon, October 12.  Check the flyer for more information.

These are events currently scheduled.

Keep watching for updates and check our website or like us on Facebook for the latest information. 

Other events in chronological order:

September 22, City Council Candidates Forum with Santa Monica Next at Main Library Auditorium.  All details here
If you missed this check here next week for a link to the replay. 

October 1, Candidate Forum for School Board and Board of Trustees at SMMUSD Board Room, 1651 16th St., second floor.  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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