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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.

June 2, 2015  

Seasonal change is subtle here in Santa Monica, but it happens, often identified by events as much as the weather.  This is the time of annual meetings and transitions from one board to the next one for Leagues.

Our Annual Meeting is June 20th.  For League members, your Convention Kit is somewhere in the mail you received mid-May.  Take time to read through it, look at the past year's activities and consider what you would like to see next year.

This year's meeting will be at the Ken Edwards Center, June 20th at 10:00a.m.  Following the business meeting there is a sandwich and salad buffet and a presentation by David Martin, Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Santa Monica.  Reservations are needed and the lunch is only $20.00.  Guests are welcome, but they will not be allowed to vote.  Metered parking is available beneath the Center.  All members are encouraged to come and help us plan for a new League Year. 

Included in your mailing was a new League roster.  Think of a friend who should be a League member and check for his or her name.  If it is not there, reach out and invite them to the meeting.  One to one, that is how we grow.
Action Alert

Take Action on climate change in California! Help us make sure that an important climate change bill is passed by the California State Senate. Urge your state Senator to vote YES on SB 32.


SB 32 by Senator Fran Pavley has cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee and will be voted on by the full Senate, probably early this week.

Get more information and take action now!


If you read this too late for this action but would like notice of other action alerts register here.

Tell Your Representative to Redefine Coordination

It's time to close the loopholes in our campaign contribution system and strengthen the rules prohibiting coordination between candidates and outside spending groups. Tell your Representative to cosponsor and support HR 425, the "Stop Super PAC -- Candidate Coordination Act" introduced by Representatives David Price and Chris Van Hollen.
June 20, 10:00a.m. 
Annual Meeting,     
Ken Edwards Center
1527 4th St. Santa Monica
June 29, 9:00 a.m.-4:00p.m
The Promise of Higher Education
Downtown Central Library
630 W. 5th St. Los Angeles
Save the date-much more to come
July 18, 10:00a.m.  
Popovers in Pasadena   Pasadena Women's City Club 
The traditional Summer County League Day 
Guest speaker, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Save the date and reserve early.  This will be a sellout! 
 What's Next for the Civic Auditorium?

Community Workshop #3: Bringing It All Together on Saturday, June 13

In this third and final community workshop, we will bring together all information, ideas, and findings from the visioning process to-date. The workshop will start at 9:30 am at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, East Wing.
More information on the website


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


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