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11/19/2021
Monitor Notes: Mindful Thanksgiving - Bay Area Monitor

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11/19/2021 Welcome to Monitor Notes, a weekly roundup of news items, event announcements, and updates on past Bay Area Monitor articles.   Mindful Thanksgiving Since it’s the last Notes before Thanksgiving, the Bay Area Monitor wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving, and wants to remind you that pa...

Come and hear our Contra Costa County leagues' webinar this Thursday -- HOMELESSNESS: Our County's Challenges and Soluti...
11/16/2021
Homelessness--Our County's Challenges & Solutions

Come and hear our Contra Costa County leagues' webinar this Thursday -- HOMELESSNESS: Our County's Challenges and Solutions - registration is open:
https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events/617c5b329ffdc32f00c35a33

Join this webinar to learn how Contra Costa County and various agencies are addressing the issue of homelessness. What are government, public and private organizations doing to find effective solutions? Experts will share the gaps between the growing need and available resources. The webinar will al...

11/05/2021

“The Senate must relinquish its allegiance to the Jim Crow filibuster and reform Senate rules to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.”

Full statement from LWVUS board president Dr. Deborah Ann Turner: https://bit.ly/3BHVxIi

San Mateo Redistricting;https://smcdistrictlines.org/
11/03/2021
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San Mateo Redistricting;

https://smcdistrictlines.org/

The Redistricting Process Every 10 years, local governments use new data from the Census to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. State law requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and doing public...

Alameda County redistricting:https://redistricting2021.acgov.org/
11/03/2021
Home | Redistricting 2021 | Alameda County

Alameda County redistricting:

https://redistricting2021.acgov.org/

Redrawing Alameda CountyEvery 10 years, district lines are redrawn based upon Census data. We are committed to making this process transparent and collaborative. Next Meeting: October 26 Welcome to the Alameda County Redistricting 2021 website where you will find information about Alameda County’s...

Redistricting | Contra Costa County, CA Official Website
11/03/2021
Redistricting | Contra Costa County, CA Official Website

Redistricting | Contra Costa County, CA Official Website

Community Redistricting Workshop VideosOctober 23, 2021 - District 2 Workshop VideoOctober 24, 2021 - District 3 Workshop VideoOctober 25, 2021 - District 4 Workshop VideoOctober 26, 2021 - District 3 and 5 Workshop VideoOctober 27, 2021 - District 1 Workshop VideoOctober 28, 20201 - District 5 Work...

League members, it's time to take action! Please encourage your family and friends outside of California to call their S...
10/29/2021

League members, it's time to take action! Please encourage your family and friends outside of California to call their Senators. The VRAA should not be defeated along party lines. Fair voting laws is good for everyone.

TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell your senators to support the John Lewis VRAA, which is anticipated to receive a Senate vote within the next month.
The senate failed to Move Forward on Freedom to Vote Act, Introduces John Lewis VRAA. In a 51 – 49 vote, the US Senate failed to move forward on the Freedom to Vote Act.
Meanwhile, the TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell your senators to support the John Lewis VRAA, which is anticipated to receive a Senate vote within the next month.
The senate failed to Move Forward on Freedom to Vote Act, Introduces John Lewis VRAA. In a 51 – 49 vote, the US Senate failed to move forward on the Freedom to Vote Act.
Meanwhile, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) was introduced in the Senate. This bill would fully restore the Voting Rights Act and put an end to discriminatory voting policies. was introduced in the Senate. This bill would fully restore the Voting Rights Act and put an end to discriminatory voting policies.

https://www.commoncause.org has a summary of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) bill.

10/29/2021

The Freedom to Vote Act is one of the most significant voting rights bills in generations -- and the fight for it isn't over.

Here's where it stands after the Senate's failure to move it forward last week.

https://bit.ly/3biuBUt

Photos from League of Women Voters of the U.S.'s post
10/28/2021

Photos from League of Women Voters of the U.S.'s post

10/26/2021

"While words are great, President Biden must now do everything in his power to get the Freedom to Vote Act over the finish line and restore the full protections of the Voting Rights Act." LWV, People For the American Way, and Declaration for American Democracy

Read full statement: https://bit.ly/3vD6kC3

Great report on the crack down on refinery emission. Thanks, Leslie Mueller Stewart author and LWVBA board member.
10/25/2021
Cracking Down on Refinery Emissions - Bay Area Monitor

Great report on the crack down on refinery emission. Thanks, Leslie Mueller Stewart author and LWVBA board member.

Regulating refinery equipment resulted in high public participation in a recent Bay Area Air Quality Management District decision.

Let's face it. Many Local League members spend MANY hours researching, and studying democracy and the political process....
10/25/2021

Let's face it. Many Local League members spend MANY hours researching, and studying democracy and the political process. Don't you think it's time to do it in comfort. Give-in to the cotton and support #LWVC

Now that the results of the census have been released, the redistricting process is in full swing. Drawing new, or tweak...
10/25/2021
California Politics: Redistricting gets real

Now that the results of the census have been released, the redistricting process is in full swing. Drawing new, or tweaking district boundaries does not happen in a vacuum and your input is necessary. Many of our Local League members are involved in the redistricting process. Give us a shout-out if you are involved. Please, share your involvement and how your local community can be involved in the process. Learn more about redistricting this LA Times article. #Redistricting2021 #lwvba

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission is quickly discovering there are lots of ways to get it right in drawing new political maps — or, in the eyes of some groups, get it wrong.

Bay Adapt – Regional Strategy for a Rising Bay
10/21/2021
Bay Adapt – Regional Strategy for a Rising Bay

Bay Adapt – Regional Strategy for a Rising Bay

BAY ADAPT will build a new type of regional collaboration among agencies and stakeholders to protect people and the natural and built environment from rising seas. Read More…

10/21/2021

“There is one procedural hurdle standing in the way. It is time to fix or nix the filibuster rule to save our freedom to vote. We know the Senate cannot do what the American people elected them to do until they reform or eliminate the filibuster rule." - Virginia Kase Solomón, CEO of LWV

Read full statement here: https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/senate-fails-pass-freedom-vote-act

10/20/2021

Join us tomorrow morning at 9 am ET LIVE on for a panel discussion around, 'Women Power Democracy' with distinguished female members of Congress!

The conversation will be led by LWV CEO Virginia Kase Solomón and a welcome address by LWV President Dr. Deborah Ann Turner.

https://fb.me/e/4YTomwOxp

10/19/2021

Earlier this month, 5 brave souls were arrested and detained protesting for Voting Rights NOW.

Tomorrow at 1 pm ET, we’ll be back to demand President Biden lead on passing federal voting rights legislation RIGHT AWAY.

Join us in person or watch virtually on Facebook --> https://fb.me/e/1KcYULvWs!

10/17/2021

On October 20, we will host a panel discussion around our signature program, 'Women Power Democracy' led by LWV CEO Virginia Kase Solomón.

Speakers include:
Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-7)
Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14)
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14)
Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05)

This discussion will be live-streamed on our Facebook at 9 am ET! --> https://fb.me/e/4YTomwOxp

10/14/2021
This event is a collaboration between the two League of Women Voters leagues in Contra Costa County (West Contra Costa a...
10/07/2021
Pathways to Mental Health Resources in Contra Costa County

This event is a collaboration between the two League of Women Voters leagues in Contra Costa County (West Contra Costa and Diablo Valley) and the Contra Costa County Library - please join us:

https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events/615b2e8871c80942001b0c09

Contra Costa County and nonprofits are responding to the challenge of the growing emotional and mental health impacts of the pandemic. Learn about the pathways to mental health resources the county and nonprofits offer and the challenges to improve mental health outcomes as we seek to create a healt...

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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!
#MarinCounty, an opportunity to urge the President to protect the Freedom to Vote for ALL Americans.🗳🇺🇸 League of Women Voters of Sonoma County League of Women Voters of California League of Women Voters Bay Area League of Women Voters of San Francisco League of Women Voters Berkeley Albany Emeryville League of Women Voters of Solano County
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! League of Women Voters of Cupertino-Sunnyvale League of Women Voters of Palo Alto League of Women Voters Bay Area League of Women Voters San Jose/Santa Clara League of Women Voters Southwest Santa Clara Valley League of Women Voters of the Los Altos-Mountain View Area
The League of Women Voters has been fighting for voters for 101 years! Take a look at their most recent legal cases.⚖️ #LWV League of Women Voters of the U.S. League of Women Voters Bay Area League of Women Voters of California
We are energized by our #LWV leadership in our work to empower voters & defend democracy. Looking forward to the #WomenPowerDemocracy program led by these amazing women.🇺🇸🤝 #MarinCounty League of Women Voters of California League of Women Voters Bay Area League of Women Voters of the U.S.
Very informative website! Take a look to learn about California’s independent redistricting commission & their process for drawing maps with #FairRepresentation 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.👍 #Redistricting League of Women Voters of California League of Women Voters Bay Area League of Women Voters of the U.S.
Are you #VoteReady #California? Register to vote and if you’re registered, check that all of your information is up to date. 🗳👍 #MarinCounty #MarinVotes League of Women Voters of California League of Women Voters Bay Area
We are very proud to work with the Elections Dept, Office of Education and the many engaged & energetic Student Election Ambassadors who participate in every session of this program. Looking forward to their efforts for the upcoming Recall Election.👍🗳 #MarinVotes #vote League of Women Voters of California League of Women Voters of the U.S. League of Women Voters Bay Area Marin County Office of Education Marin County Elections Department
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is seeking residents to serve on its Policy Advisory Council. It’s a 27-person panel that advises MTC on transportation, housing, land use plans, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, public transit improvements, and strategies to secure new transportation revenue streams. Learn about the opportunity during a July 16 webinar at 3 pm > https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metrotalks-serving-on-the-policy-advisory-council-tickets-157094765673 And, read about the application process and the deadline to apply > https://mtc.ca.gov/about-mtc/what-mtc/mtc-organization/policy-advisory-council via Bay Area Monitor League of Women Voters Bay Area
This week's Monitor Notes feature a housing and transportation webinar today at 5pm hosted by TransForm, a Caltrain public meeting on potential changes to fare structure, the League of Women Voters of Marin County's upcoming climate change speaker series, a League of Women Voters West Contra Costa County and League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley joint program on redistricting, a new report on what California learned from the last major drought, and a call from League of Women Voters Bay Area to join the BART Measure RR Bond Oversight Committee: https://bayareamonitor.org/2021/05/19/casa-caltrain-lwvmc/
Not sure what the current mask guidelines are in Marin County & other Bay Area counties? Here you go ... #MarinCounty League of Women Voters Bay Area
The League of Women Voters Bay Area is looking for a League member to fill a vacancy on the BART Measure RR Bond Oversight Committee. Learn more about the committee at https://lwvsf.org/appointed-seats. To apply, contact Alex Starr, chair of LWVBA's transportation committee at starrpeake [at] me.com. 📷 bart.gov