League of Women Voters of Mendocino County

League of Women Voters of Mendocino County The LWV of Mendocino County, a non-partisan political organization, encourages public participation

The League of Women Voters of Mendocino County, CA, is a group of women and men who participate in monthly meetings from September-May. It is based in Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, CA and chapter meetings are held at the Caspar, CA Community Center. The 501(c)(4)organization conducts candidate forums and engages in education and advocacy on local positions involving county government, natural reso

urces, libraries, special districts, the coast healthcare district and other interests. The group is allied with the state and national League of Women Voters.


Willits Branch Library is offering: So You Want to Go to College.
A series of classes that will help high school age people understand the terminology and process of applying for college. All high school students and their parents are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Classes will be held in the Willits Branch Library meeting room.

Friday, September 8, 2023
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm



From January – August 2023, state legislatures nationwide passed various bills into law. While following these developments, the League noticed several important trends around voting rights and election administration.


September is Nation Library Card Sign-Up Month
Get in Your Element this September—sign up for a library card! From borrowing books, ebooks, and museum passes to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending story time, a library card helps you do more of what you enjoy.



A big thanks to everyone who supported our campaign this month!

⏳It's not too late to add your name to the petition urging Congress to protect women’s rights to vote, ensure that the ERA is added to the Constitution, and restore reproductive freedom for all.


Your time is now!

Your time is now!

Your time is now. If you're 16 or 17 and meet all other eligibility requirements, you can pre-register to vote in California. Visit RegisterToVote.ca.gov to ...


The League of Women Voters of California (LWVC) strongly opposes Governor Newsom's recent decision to seek an Article V constitutional convention.


A politically savvy podcast for intersectional feminists; politics for and by smart, progressive women. No simple-minded punditry here. Just political conversations that make you think, learn and laugh!


60 years since the & we’re still facing an uphill battle to protect our rights. Our demands for change must be heard.

Today, women across the country are demanding a real life-saving agenda. Join us tonight at 6 pm ET for .


Today we cannot celebrate Women’s Equality Day because we are far from equal in our democracy.

Let Congress know your women’s equality wish list includes:

1️⃣Pass voting rights legislation
2️⃣ Add the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution
3️⃣ Restore reproductive rights

Sign LWV’s petition: LWV.org/WID23


OJO - Por si perdieron el programa de lunes, 28 agosto, aquí está el programa en YouTube para que escuchen y vean.... ¿Porque es importante guardar la memoría de nuestras familias, ancestros y ancestras y conocer nuestra historia? Hablamos con 3 mujeres Salvadoreñas-Americanas, expertas en el tema. Claudia Portillo, Ester Hernández y Cindy Mata conversan sobre el valor de contar nuestras historias y cómo eso ayuda a reafirmar nuestras identidades. Entre sus proyectos, entrenan a maestros para visibilizar estos testimonios como parte de la historia de nuestros países y educar a los y las jóvenes y a toda la sociedad.


There is only one way we can ensure that the promise of democracy is kept: by fervently participating in our nation’s political processes, ensuring our voices are heard.


Barbie’s world may seem like a dream but someday it can be a reality. For that to happen, WE must fight for it now. By harnessing our collective power and striving for a Barbie world where empowered women are the norm, we can make a profound impact on our society.


Mendocino County is hosting community resilience and public outreach listening sessions. These meetings will be held in census tracks that the state of California deems as high-hazard and highly socially vulnerable communities. Please join us so that we can get your input on what your community needs/goals are. These meetings will give the county direction on what future grant opportunities we should pursue. Please join us at this place date and time for the next meeting.

Consider being a part of the important work of student education:

Consider being a part of the important work of student education:


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Check it out….

Have you heard about this app? It is called 247help. It is available in the Apple store and the playstore. It has thousands of resources for everyone in Mendocino and Lake County. These resources are available at your fingertips either by accessing it through the app or the website: www.247help.org
You are able to send resources to friends, family, or clients from the app or website and it comes from a cloud phone number. You are able to create a log in and save your favorite resources or the ones you use the most to have quick access to them.


Point Arena Mayor Burkey getting trained in Naloxone use at the Fort Bragg Farmer’s Market! Leading from the front and able to better protect her community.
FBPD is partnering with Community Overdose Prevention Efforts with free training and Narcan distribution. Come see us and be prepared!

Join the League in celebrating   Sat August 26th is set aside to honor the 1920 ratification of the 19th amendment grant...

Join the League in celebrating
Sat August 26th is set aside to honor the 1920 ratification of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. Yet equality depended on where you lived in a nation divided by Jim Crow laws. Critical decisions over voting rights, reproductive rights, affordable housing, and other issues lie ahead during the 2024 elections. Voting is your fundamental right. Prepare yourself to vote in 2024!

Visit NationalWomensHistoryAlliance.org for the story of true voting equality and Black American women's work to override states' Jim Crow laws that disenfranchised them from voting.

“Writing Women Back into History!” Did you know Dr. Patricia Bath, recognized as the first Black woman physician to receive a medical patent, invented the laser phaco revolutionizing all aspects of cataract surgery? Did you know that teenager Barbara Johns led a high school walkout to protest co...


Today is Poll Worker Recruitment Day! Working the polls is one of the most effective ways to support democracy. Sign up to be a poll worker and help our elections run smoothly at PowerThePolls.org/LWV

It’s never too early to help democracy! This year, League of Women Voters of the US is partnering with Power the Polls t...

It’s never too early to help democracy! This year, League of Women Voters of the US is partnering with Power the Polls to encourage people like YOU to become poll workers.

By signing up to be a poll worker, you can ensure that all voters—including voters with disabilities, voters who need language assistance, and voters who want to cast their ballot in person—have a positive experience at the polls. Learn more by visiting

Poll workers power democracy. We help recruit them! Sign up now to make sure we have safe, fair, efficient elections for all!


Poll workers power democracy. We help recruit them! Sign up now to make sure we have safe, fair, efficient elections for all!



👉The League of Women Voters of South Carolina filed an amicus brief in the racial gerrymandering case Alexander v. SC NAACP, which will be heard by the US Supreme Court in the Fall. Full statement ➡ https://bit.ly/3P0Adr8

LWVUS also joined the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law's brief ➡ https://bit.ly/44i2ptW

👉Last week, the League of Women Voters of North Dakota filed a motion seeking to intervene on behalf of voters and LWVND members to defend against a challenge to the state's mail-in voting processes. Full statement with legal partner, Campaign Legal Center ➡️ https://bit.ly/44hvPIR


From the National League of Women Voters email:
“On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, ending the long and hard-fought campaign to win women the right to vote. Today, we celebrate 100 years of women powering the vote. The ratification was the largest enfranchisement of voters in our nation’s history, and while today we are clear-eyed about its shortcomings—in particular, women of color were largely excluded from the movement that brought about the amendment—we commemorate this day and the foundation it has built for our modern democracy, where women not only cast ballots but see their names on the top of them.”


As parents, we're always looking for a little help to make our parenting better (and easier). Your local library can be the key.

Democracy Matters

Democracy Matters

FAIRFIELD — Shirley Weber came from Hope, Arkansas.

Support student leadership!

Support student leadership!

Come get your car washed by the leadership crew before the weekend!


88 years ago today, the 74th United States Congress passed and President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the 1935 Social Security Act into law, creating a federal safety net for elderly, unemployed and disadvantaged Americans. Over the years there have been many amendments and legislation related to the Social Security Act, and it remains today as a crucial support to millions of Americans.


Meeting Place--Caspar Community Center
Caspar, CA


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Don't miss the next Candidates Forum on May 15th in Willits!

League of Women Voters of Mendocino County
Mendocino Women's Political Coalition (MWPC)
Willits Economic LocaLization (WELL)
Little Lake Grange
Thanks to the League of Women Voters of Mendocino County and the Mendocino County Board of Education for pitching in to assemble youth voter information packets. This collaboration promotes civic engagement by increasing voter registration among high school seniors. Read more about the project here: http://ow.ly/Xvvs50IQppQ
Don't miss the Mendocino County Superintendent of Schools candidates forum May 6th at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom. Click on the link below to register for the forum or to submit questions for the candidates in advance. Thanks to the League of Women Voters of Mendocino County for organizing this forum.

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The League of Women Voters of Mendocino County is hosting a virtual County Superintendent of Schools candidate forum. Please come!
"We want to reach as many students as possible and do what we can to mitigate the widespread disparities in youth voting.” MCOE will continue our longstanding collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Mendocino County by compiling voter information packets for Mendocino County students ages 16+ to promote civic engagement. These beautiful student-designed buttons are included in packets. Read more here: http://ow.ly/Xvvs50IQppQ
Thank you League of Women Voters of Mendocino County for the informative session with Katrina Bartolome. In my campaigns for County Superintendent of Schools, I appreciate the vital role of the League of Women Voters. We must continue supporting and empowering one another to provide world-class education in every zip code.
The California Coastal Commission offers grants to educators who have projects to engage children or adults in projects, including field trips, that raise awareness regarding stewardship of the California coast and it's watershed. The link to the Whale Tail grant is below.

Thanks to the League of Women Voters of Mendocino County for hosting a meeting this evening to learn more about the role of the California Coastal Commission, including this grant opportunity.
Fiona Ma speaks at the August 21st Celebration of Women Winning the Vote at the Kelly House Museum lawn at 1 pm.
League of Women Voters of Mendocino County will be holding their monthly meeting, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm, online: https://my.lwv.org/california/mendocino-county/event/hubs-routes-presentation-community-resource-hubs-alternate-rescue-routes-throughout-mendocino
Forged in fire. Standing strong 100 years later.

I joined the League of Women Voters of California as Executive Director in November of last year. I came to the League for many reasons. Our foremothers were beaten, jailed, and tortured in their movement to give women the right to vote, to be enfranchised in shaping the laws and policies governing our lives. They did not back down. They did not shy away. They stood in the fire and forged the future. They had a lot of work to do.

I came to the League because I wanted my work to matter. I wanted to wake up every day knowing that the work I do is building a more equitable future in California. Reflecting on our society today, it is more important than ever that we double down on the fight for equity. That we double down on ensuring that people have the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate in our democracy.

Because on our 100th birthday, and the Centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment – the work is not done. It took 100 years from winning the right to vote to having enough states ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and Congress must still take action before it is added to the Constitution. It is not a foregone conclusion – we have work to do.

For more than 100 years, communities of color have fought for basic human rights, human dignity, and to undo systemic racism. On our 100th birthday, we look back to the roots of our movement, and where it fell short in fully supporting equal rights for these communities. We learn from the past and stand now and into the future fighting for equity for all people. Our fights against voter suppression, gerrymandering, inequitable policies and systems, and to raise and center the voices of those who need to be heard are more critical than ever. We have work to do.

We stand on the shoulders of giants as we look ahead to the next 100 years. We are the foremothers of the next generation. How will they look back upon us? We need your help to create a more equitable future – I am asking you to consider a generous contribution in honor of 100 years of work done – and 100 years more to do. For our 100th anniversary, we are looking for 100 people to become monthly donors at $100 each. Your donation will continue the work started by those who came before us and will build a more equitable world for those who will come after us.

The fire that started with our founders 100 years ago is still burning bright. We still have work to do. I am proud to stand strongly with you as we collectively continue the fight to defend democracy and empower voters.
In solidarity,

Stephanie Doute, CAE
Executive Director
League of Women Voters of California