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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.
Diversity Policy
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.

April 14, 2015  

This week is National Volunteers Week, a week to honor the volunteers that keep our communities running.  There is no one graphic that can capture "volunteers." They come in all ages, genders, sizes and colors.  But they make things happen at every level of our communities.

The League is basically a volunteer organization. Our boards and committees are made up of volunteers.  Only the largest Leagues have offices and non-volunteer staff.

This means there is always room for one more.  Right now we are looking for a volunteer to keep our website updated and one that will take charge of our section of the national data base.  Two jobs that would only take a couple of hours a week, no meetings, just phone and/or email conversations.  Any volunteers?  

Water Policies Near and Far:

An informational update on state and regional water policies in a time of drought.  Saturday, April 25, 2-4p.m. in the multipurpose room at the main library, second floor.  Guest presenters are Roberta Borgonovo, chair of the LWVC Water Committee, and Luis Cetinia, principal government and regional affairs representative for the Metropolitan Water District.  This is a free community education event.  Served by BBB lines 1, 7, and 8.  Enter parking from 7th Street.  

League Volunteers - The People Who Make Democracy Happen


This week is National Volunteer Week - a program created by volunteer organization Points of Light in 1974 to honor the work of the millions who serve their communities to make the world a better place.


"National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change - discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference," says Points of Light.


Well, these words certainly apply to the League of Women Voters. And this is a good time to thank the many volunteers here in Santa Monica, and throughout our state and country, who make democracy happen.


Thanks to all of you - women and men - who keep our grassroots organization going. You are shining examples to our community!


Ann K. Williams


Legislative Priorities

The LWVC Board adopted Legislative Priorities for 2015 at the March Board meeting.  Legislative priorities take into consideration not only League priorities, but what is most probably to be on the legislative calendar in the current session, places where our voice can make a difference.
April 25, 2:00p.m.   
Water issues statewide and regionally
Multi-purpose room, Main Library, 601 Santa Monica.  Parking entrance from 7th St. No charge
April 27, 6:30p.m.   
Board Meeting  Board meetings are open to all members. check for location. 
May 15-17 
LWVC State Convention in San Diego
Much more information at the Convention blog
June 1, 6:30p.m. 
Board Meeting
June 20, 10:00a.m. 
Annual Meeting, Seasons 52   
Details and speaker to follow
April is also Earthquake Preparedness Month and Sunday night we got a sharp reminder.  How prepared are you?  Supervisor Kuehl's website has some good information for all of us. 

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


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