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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 30, 2014 

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

A lively and fast moving forum featuring all of the city council candidates was held at the main library on September 22.  This forum, co-sponsored by LWV Santa Monica and Santa Monica next is now available for viewing on Youtube.

Due to technical difficulties some of the closing statements didn't transfer, but complete statements are available here

Don't forget the video of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Forum is still available at http://calchannel.com/recent-archive/

A LWVC co-sponsored debate between the candidates for Secretary of State will be held in Berkeley Oct. 9 but live streamed.  Full information is available at the CA Votes Website
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. Hard copies, including information on the county issues will be available at all of our events, or contact us if you have an outlet.

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:

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.

The following events are not League sponsored, moderated or advised, but events we think will be of interest to our members and friends.

October 19, Candidate Forum sponsored by and at the Church in Ocean Park with the Committee for Racial Justice.  4:00p.m., SMC Board of Trustees; 5:00p.m., SMMUSD Board of Education; 6:30p.m.,Santa Monica City Council.  Moderated by Dr. Karen Gunn

October 26, Candidates for the 33rd District U.S. Congressional seat being vacated by Henry Waxman. Sinai Temple at 6:30pm.  Moderated by Rabbi David Wolpe. Attendance is free but RSVP is required. Please see our calendar for more information.


October 29, Candidates for 3rd District, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, various sponsors, at Valley Beth Shalom at 7:00p.m., arrive by  6:30p.m.  Registration and more information here. When registering indicate you learned of the event from LWVSM. 



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


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