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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.

July 28, 2015  


Campus shots?  Graduation caps?  It's the middle of summer, what is this all about?

The LWVC current study is about Public Higher Education: Access, Affordability and Barriers.  What are the issues students face in finding success in college?  What can be done to help more students not only have access, but achieve success in reaching their goals.

The state study team has almost finished the first part of their task.  The consensus questions and study guide are in their final phases and will be posted in early September.  In the mean time four sets of background reading are posted here.  If you loose the link just go to LWVC.org and click on Higher Ed in the top right corner.

We will be appointing a study committee in the near future to present this material to our members and our community.  If you are interested in joining this committee contact Sharon Hart

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.  This has been a long standing interest and goal of the League.

The successful webinar LWVC hosted earlier this month was recorded. This and other related informationis available here. If you would like to be more involved in the campaign locally email us.  Use the same contact if you would like to have someone speak about the effort.
We have two national studies with consensus meetings before the end of the year.

Key Structures of Democracy: Constitutional Amendment Study: Consensus Questions and Deadline!


The LWVUS Board approved the Constitutional Amendment study questions so that Leagues can begin to meet and discuss this all important issue. The consensus questions are accompanied by short PRO and CON statements that will help League members consider their responses. Educational materials can be found at the Constitutional Amendment Study page and others will be posted in the coming weeks. This will be an interesting, exciting and important way to kick off fall activities for the League!  To join this local study committee contact Thea Brodkin. Consensus meeting will be in October.


Key Structures of Democracy: Money in Politics Review Google Group


The Money in Politics Google Group is Up and Running!  Sign up to join the MIP Google Group today! If you would like to join the new group, click on this link and follow the instructions. Background rReadings for the study are on line here. This consensus meeting will be in early November. To discuss joining the study committee contact Ann Williams. 

August 23, 12:00 noon  
New Member Orientation Brunch
For new or prospective members
RSVP and directions @ Pres

August 29, 9:30a.m. 
What is being done to prevent HUMAN TRAFFICKING and what you can do to help
Sponsored by LWVLA 
Full information on flyer  
September 19, 11:00a.m.
Fall Membership Luncheon
Guest Speaker: City Manager Rick Cole
Private home, directions with RSVP to Pres
This is a special opportunity to bring a prospective member and introduce them to the League as well as meet our new city manager in a small group setting.  

 National Night Out Tuesday, August 4
 Civic Center Parking Lot         6-8p.m.

 Family friendly food, entertainment,     games, and prizes.  K-9, Mounted and more special units.  Free parking in Civic Center Structure.  


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


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