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League of Women Voters Bay Area

League of Women Voters Bay Area LWVBA includes nine Bay Area Counties.

The League of Women Voters of the Bay Area believes that government at the regional level can effectively and responsibly solve problems that transcend political boundaries.

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01/21/2023

This Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision, overturned by the Dobbs decision last year. The League continues to fight to restore full reproductive rights in our country. With the vast majority of Americas in favor of a women's right to choose, we are grateful Illinois stands as a safe haven for reproductive rights. Let's not take that for granted and continue to vote for choice. Let's also support our sisters across the country to restore the fundamental right to privacy to be able to make these very personal decisions free from government interference.

11/29/2022

Let’s go!  Vote
11/08/2022

Let’s go! Vote

Leagues Representing 50 states and DC Join Brief Focused on Negative Implications of Independent State Legislature Theor...
11/04/2022
League of Women Voters Files Amicus Brief in Moore v. Harper | League of Women Voters

Leagues Representing 50 states and DC Join Brief Focused on Negative Implications of Independent State Legislature Theory.

LWV of the United States and League chapters from all 50 states and DC filed an amicus brief in the Moore v. Harper case before the Supreme Court. The case concerns the so-called “independent state legislature theory” (ISLT), which, if adopted, would have far-reaching implications for the future...

Today is the last day to register to vote by mail but don't worry, you can continue to register to vote in person.  Conf...
10/25/2022

Today is the last day to register to vote by mail but don't worry, you can continue to register to vote in person. Confused by all the ballot measures?
We've done the research, here are the voting recommendations. https://lwvc.org/VOTEwiththeLeague

Debate dodging: The latest threat to our democracy
10/18/2022
Debate dodging: The latest threat to our democracy

Debate dodging: The latest threat to our democracy

In this age of hyper-partisanship and polarization, there is a dangerous trend in politics this election cycle: candidates refusing to face their opponents in debates. These candidates expect to wi…

Hello Democracy?  We have a problem.  Read and article from the leaders of LWV US on debate dodging.https://thehill.com/...
10/17/2022
Debate dodging: The latest threat to our democracy

Hello Democracy? We have a problem. Read and article from the leaders of LWV US on debate dodging.

https://thehill.com/opinion/congress-blog/3690007-debate-dodging-the-latest-threat-to-our-democracy/?fbclid=IwAR26Nj58DAD3VUoKU6VvHFZASDArrj_VaY8te5-nsqr-DO_FC_HS4SbpB90

In this age of hyper-partisanship and polarization, there is a dangerous trend in politics this election cycle: candidates refusing to face their opponents in debates. These candidates ex…

In case you missed the wonderful Community Conversation: Engaging the Youth Voter please take some time to watch this vi...
09/23/2022
Community Conversations: Engaging the Youth Voter

In case you missed the wonderful Community Conversation: Engaging the Youth Voter please take some time to watch this video! There are great ideas and examples of ways to engage high school age kids.

Leagues are stuck in the simple and sometimes effective mode of tabling at schools and entering classrooms to register students to vote. We have not done eno...

09/20/2022

 is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the...
09/16/2022

is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

This month, and throughout the year, LWV of Bay Area celebrates Hispanic Americans who have enriched our society and culture.

Across the Bay Area, generations of Hispanic and Latino Americans have influenced and enriched our region. This month is the perfect time to seek out art, shops, and restaurants that support our Hispanic and Latino neighbors.

Visit bartable.bart.gov or latinbayarea.com for some great events throughout the Bay Area to support and celebrate!

Bay Planning Coalition's 2022 Energy & Water Nexus Event
09/10/2022
Bay Planning Coalition's 2022 Energy & Water Nexus Event

Bay Planning Coalition's 2022 Energy & Water Nexus Event

Thank you for joining the Bay Planning Coalition for our 10th annual Energy & Water Nexus Event. We hope that you enjoyed this timely review of California’s ...

We may not be equal under the laws of our nation, but together our power is undeniable.August 26, otherwise known as Wom...
08/26/2022

We may not be equal under the laws of our nation, but together our power is undeniable.

August 26, otherwise known as Women's Equality Day, marks the anniversary of the certification of the 19th amendment, which granted some women the right to vote.

Yet in 2022, women have fewer rights than they've had in decades. This year, we're acknowledging Women's Inequality Day, uniting to demand that lawmakers restore and protect our rights by:

Passing voting rights legislation;
Adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution; and
Restoring reproductive rights to women and those who can become pregnant.

We may not be equal under the laws of our nation, but together our power is undeniable.August 26, otherwise known as Wom...
08/26/2022
Women's Inequality Day | League of Women Voters

We may not be equal under the laws of our nation, but together our power is undeniable.

August 26, otherwise known as Women's Equality Day, marks the anniversary of the certification of the 19th amendment, which granted some women the right to vote.

Yet in 2022, women have fewer rights than they've had in decades. This year, we're acknowledging Women's Inequality Day, uniting to demand that lawmakers restore and protect our rights by:

Passing voting rights legislation;
Adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution; and
Restoring reproductive rights to women and those who can become pregnant.

August 26, otherwise known as Women's Equality Day, marks the anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. Yet in 2022, women have fewer rights than they've had in decades. This year, we're…

Join us tomorrow, Aug 26, for  to demand our government not only represent us but include us as equals. Now is not the t...
08/25/2022
Women's Inequality Day | League of Women Voters

Join us tomorrow, Aug 26, for to demand our government not only represent us but include us as equals. Now is not the time to be silent. Learn more ➡️ https://bit.ly/3AfXHBr

August 26, otherwise known as Women's Equality Day, marks the anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. Yet in 2022, women have fewer rights than they've had in decades. This year, we're acknowledging Women's Inequality Day, uniting to demand that lawmakers restore and protect our rights.

Happy Birthday BART!  An iconic regional transportation option for the Bay Area.   In celebration of BART’s upcoming 50t...
08/12/2022

Happy Birthday BART! An iconic regional transportation option for the Bay Area. In celebration of BART’s upcoming 50th anniversary on September 11, BART is offering a 50% discount for the entire month of September 2022.

Visit the BART website for articles on the 50 years of BART and other information. While you are there, read up on the month-long celebration discount. go to bart.gov/news for more.

Who will win?  Who’s participating?  Sounds like fun!
08/11/2022

Who will win? Who’s participating? Sounds like fun!

Students, get ready for the Competition ahead of the ! View our Ballot Bowl Outreach Toolkit here to learn more: https://bit.ly/3JWGeBj

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08/08/2022
Monitor Notes: Role Play, Howard Terminal, Diesel Generators. - Bay Area Monitor

Monitor Notes: Role Play, Howard Terminal, Diesel Generators. - Bay Area Monitor

7/14/2022 Welcome to Monitor Notes, a weekly roundup of news items, event announcements, and updates on past Bay Area Monitor articles. In Case You Missed It: Healing the Hood Growing up as the child of Filipino and Toisan immigrants near Los Angeles, Bernadette Lim never saw a doctor. “We didn’...

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08/07/2022

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Check out the newest section of the San Francisco Bay Trail at Ravenswood Open Space Preserve in East Palo Alto. ☀️https...
07/26/2022

Check out the newest section of the
San Francisco Bay Trail at Ravenswood Open Space Preserve in East Palo Alto. ☀️

https://youtu.be/fZgfDGMQNhw

Got some time? You could help with elections in your area.
07/21/2022

Got some time? You could help with elections in your area.

Save the date!! 8/16 is Poll Worker Recruitment Day! Poll Workers are needed nationwide - visit https://www.powerthepolls.org/ to signup to serve your community at the polls this Fall 🗳

Why Gun Safety is an LGBTQIA+ Issue | League of Women Voters
07/12/2022
Why Gun Safety is an LGBTQIA+ Issue | League of Women Voters

Why Gun Safety is an LGBTQIA+ Issue | League of Women Voters

Gun violence has a relatively more devastating impact on certain groups of people, including the LGBTQIA+ community. The disproportionate impact of gun violence on the LGBTQIA+ community makes gun safety a vital protection for community members.

The US health care system should provide a basic level of quality health care at an affordable cost to all US residents....
07/04/2022

The US health care system should provide a basic level of quality health care at an affordable cost to all US residents. Basic care includes disease prevention, primary care (including prenatal and reproductive health), acute long-term care, mental health care, as well as health promotion and education. Health care policy goals should include the equitable distribution of services and delivery of care, advancement of medical research and technology, and a reasonable total national expenditure level.

06/29/2022

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT❗️Delegates at the national convention of the League of Women Voters of the US voted by overwhelming majority to add Certification and Publication of the to the LWVUS Program for 2022-24. ! !

06/25/2022
06/24/2022

IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

There is a Constitutional crisis in the United States of America.

As of today, the Biden Administration has still failed to follow the rule of law, by not publishing our most recent amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Equal Rights Amendment, in violation of the Executive Branch’s clear responsibility under 1 US Code 106b.

Today, a significant decision of the U.S. Supreme Court was published, which decision infringes on the rights of all Americans to be free from government-based s*x discrimination.

The Equal Rights Amendment is an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that prohibits government-based s*x discrimination and provides, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of s*x.”

The Equal Rights Amendment meets the strict requirements of Article V of the U.S. Constitution to be published by the Executive Branch as our 28th Amendment.

We the People have spoken through our U.S. Constitution.

Today's U.S. Supreme Court opinion, which allows government-based discrimination on the basis of s*x, is in direct violation of the yet-unpublished Equal Rights Amendment, our 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

As of today, the failure of the Executive Branch to certify and publish the Equal Rights Amendment is a violation of its primary duty to support the U.S. Constitution, irrespective of the opinions, actions or duties of other federal branches of government; a failure of the rule of law; and a Constitutional crisis in the United States of America.

We urge President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., head of the Executive Branch of our U.S. national government, to issue an immediate executive order directing that the Equal Rights Amendment be certified and published as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

RIP Mark Shields, "PBS Newshour" for 33 years.  A former campaign strategist, he became a fixture in American political ...
06/21/2022

RIP Mark Shields, "PBS Newshour" for 33 years. A former campaign strategist, he became a fixture in American political journalism and punditry. His philosophy and advice to all: "politics is about looking for converts, not punishing heretics."

"You pass bills and win campaigns by bending to accommodate those whose votes can be gotten."

This Sunday is Juneteenth–the day when, 157 years ago, news of emancipation reached enslaved Black Americans in Galvesto...
06/16/2022

This Sunday is Juneteenth–the day when, 157 years ago, news of emancipation reached enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas. Gradually, the holiday became a day to celebrate the end of chattel slavery. However, we cannot forget that oppression and racism persist. Even today people are punished more harshly in our courts based on the color of their skin. Commemorate Juneteenth by taking action to support the Racial Justice Act for All (AB 256, Kalra) and confront racism for Californians impacted by racist convictions and sentencing.

Commemorate Juneteenth by passing the Racial Justice Act for All

Discrimination, both past and present, cannot be tolerated in our criminal courts. The Racial Justice Act for All will extend the protections of the California Racial Justice Act of 2020 (AB 2542, Kalra) to those who have already been harmed by convictions or sentences tainted by bias related to race, ethnicity, or national origin.

Urge your state senator to support AB256

California is one of the worst states in the U.S. for racial disparities in mass incarceration. In California, a Black man is over eight times more likely to be incarcerated than a white man. This is worse than former confederate states like Mississippi, which has a disparity of three to one, or Louisiana, which has a disparity of four to one. This is no accident. Since the end of slavery, our criminal legal system has evolved into systemic over-policing and over-incarceration of Black people. Now we must confront our racist history by passing the Racial Justice Act for All - tell your state senator to vote YES on the Racial Justice Act for All!

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🚨 Right-wing Extremist School Board Candidate Alert🚨 Virginia “Ginni” Thomas (the wife of US Supreme Court Justice ) is donating money to the ☠️ & ☠️ slate who are running for the in , California.

This information is publicly available at https://public.netfile.com/Pub2/RequestPDF.aspx?id=205064792

Join today’s League of Women Voters Bay Area Acalanes Union High School District forum (Thursday, October 13th at 7pm. 1963 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595 at the Del Valle Education Center, Room 401) to learn more about the better school board slate! ❤️ & ❤️
A specific question for the California First District Chapter of the League:

Ladies, what is the status of debates between the Districts Congressional candidates. Have you contacted the candidates to set a time and date? What responses have you received from them? When do you foresee the debates being held? Thank you for answering this inquiry. Others, please forward.
Join us tomorrow, Aug 26, for to demand our government not only represent us but include us as equals.
Now is not the time to be silent. Learn more ➡️ https://bit.ly/3AfXHBr
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Can’t wait!! Vote Early Day National Voter Registration Day Marin County Elections Department League of Women Voters Bay Area
Are you passionate about democracy? Voting? Do you want to Make Democracy Work in 2022? Join your local League of Women Voters today!
We’re working on educating voters for the upcoming Nov.8 General Election NOW! Join us today!
residents can go to Marinlwv.org or the link in our bio
Use LWV.org to find the League near you!
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Local election officials are your trusted source of nonpartisan election information.
The registrars of voters around the Bay Area have created a coalition - BAY AREA VOTES - to deliver accurate, current, and transparent election information to our nearly five million voters. Read about the Coalition and their work here: BayAreaVotes.org
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March is National Women's History Month-The Library of Congress created a research guide. The guide gathers together a collection of topical guides and essays that tell the stories of women in America. Find the Guide at https://guides.loc.gov/american-women-The

-Read more at
https://womenshistorymonth.gov/

Read about Women's Rights at
https://www.hrw.org/topic/womens-rights?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4dLWreG09gIVihbUAR1zCg54EAAYASAAEgKONvD_BwE
Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
Great event with knowledgeable and experienced speakers on such a critical topic! Thank you League of Women Voters Bay Area , for another valuable Bay Area League Day.👏
The League of Women Voters Bay Area LEAGUE DAY is always interesting and informative. We’ll be there, will you?
Join us on Feb 19th to learn about housing issues. It’s virtual, so no driving needed! See below for registration link.
November 10 - 7pm
Do you want to learn more about Ranked Choice Voting and how to get involved in the movement? Come join our statewide meeting tomorrow (Nov 10) at 7pm.
RSVP here for the zoom link, and check out our calendar of events! We can't wait for you to get involved!
, an opportunity to urge the President to protect the Freedom to Vote for ALL Americans.🗳🇺🇸

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We're sharing the recent recording of the Recall Webinar which our Bay Area Leagues hosted and co-sponsored.

View Here:
https://youtu.be/jSNsgX7dD_E

Thank you to all the local Leagues!

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The League of Women Voters has been fighting for voters for 101 years! Take a look at their most recent legal cases.⚖️
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We are energized by our leadership in our work to empower voters & defend democracy. Looking forward to the program led by these amazing women.🇺🇸🤝
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Very informative website! Take a look to learn about California’s independent redistricting commission & their process for drawing maps with for you.
We are one of only a few states with a district map process independent from the elected officials who represent the state level districts. Find out why this is important & how you can make it work.👍
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Are you ? Register to vote and if you’re registered, check that all of your information is up to date. 🗳👍
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