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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.
 

June 23, 2015  

Ann Williams presiding, Barbara Inatsugu as Parliamentarian and Karen Carrey, Secretary at Annual Meeting


A small, but engaged, group conducted the business of the League at the Annual Meeting on Saturday morning. A new board was elected with Ann Williams serving as President for one more year. Budget, by-laws changes (with a small modification to committee structure) and other business passed as proposed in the meeting kit. The office of Administrative Vice President is still open.  This is an excellent opening for someone who really wants to understand the workings of the League.

Of interest to both members and non members is the adopted study of Community Choice Aggregation of electrical power.  You will be hearing much more about this idea during the next few months.

After lunch David Martin, Director of Planning and Community Development for Santa Monica, presented a summary of the current status of the LUCE, area plans, zoning, etc. and answered many questions.  The slides from the presentation will be made available to our members and those others attending soon.
  LWVC NEWS
Make It Fair

The LWVC is pleased to be a member of this group working to modify Proposition 13 to correct some unfair tax breaks that have been available to commercial and industrial properties.  Our members will be notified of a webinar on July 9th both at 1:00p.m. and again at 7:00p.m.  Watch your email closer to the date for call in information.  More information to a wider public will be available soon after that.
LWVUS NEWS

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.

 

Money in Politics  is one of two national studies that LWVSM will be conducting this fall.  A suggested reading list for those who would like to actively participate in this study is available.  Don't think anyone is expected to read everything!  

UPCOMING EVENTS
June 25, 12:00-1:00p.m.
Make it Fair Training
Los Angeles City League Office
3303 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. Ste. 310
For more information and reservations.

June 29, 9:00 a.m.-4:00p.m
The Promise of Higher Education
Downtown Central Library
630 W. 5th St. Los Angeles
For more information and registration

July 18, 10:00a.m.  
Popovers in Pasadena   Pasadena Women's City Club 
The traditional Summer County League Day 
Guest speaker, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Check the flyer and reserve early. This will be a sellout!

July 26, 10:00a.m. Board Retreat 
Call or email for more information

August 23, 12:00 noon  
New Member Orientation
For new or prospective members
Save the date/watch for flyer 
DID YOU KNOW?
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Your Library is going to the beach!
 
Grab your towel and sunscreen, we'll bring the books; Santa Monica Public Library is heading to the beach! Summer and reading belong together like surf and sun, so we're setting up shop on the shore and signing out books to literature hungry beachgoers at a series of five 'pop up' libraries between June 26th and August 28th. For dates and locations check here. 

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

 

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