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We are a nonpartisan political organization for women and men which encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We do not support or oppose any political party or any candidate.

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Online Voter Registration Is a Reality

California’s new online voter registration system has been launched! Spread the word that it’s simple and easy to register (or change your registration) at registertovote.ca.gov. Read our statement.

 

Webinar on Redistricting Reform

Should your state or community have an independent redistricting commission? We held a webinar on July 11, 2012 with two members of California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission, to talk about the overwhelming success of California's 2011 redistricting process.

Listen to the recording and read our materials:

 

Supreme Court Rules on Use of Senate Maps

A referendum on the state Senate district maps drawn by the Citizens Redistricting Commission has qualified for the November 2012 ballot.

To avoid uncertainty about which maps should be used in the 2012 elections, the state Supreme Court has ruled that the Commission’s maps will be used.

 

Federal Action on District Maps

Court challenge dismissed: A legal challenge to the congressional maps in federal district court has been dismissed with finality.

 


 

 

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Vote With The League Nov. 6!

We recommend a YES vote on Proposition 30, Proposition 34, and Proposition 40.

We recommend a NO vote on Proposition 31 and Proposition 32.

Read a more detailed web summary of our recommendations or print a PDF flyer to give to your friends.

Here is information about campaigns we are participating in:

We support Prop 30 the Governor's Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act initiative to help balance the state budget and provide funding for the services that Californians depend on. A YES vote for Prop 30 in November will begin to move California to financial stability. Read our press release.

We oppose Prop 32 because it promises “political reform” but is not what it seems. Read our press release from the launch of the Stop the Special Exemptions Act campaign to oppose Prop 32. It does not take money out of politics—because Super PACs and independent expenditure committees are exempt from its controls. It is unfair and unbalanced, restricting unions while not stopping corporate special interests.

We support Prop 34, the SAFE California Act, the initiative that will replace the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole.

 

Meet Lianne Campondonico, LWVC/EF Board Director

Lianne Campodionico head shotLianne is busy working hard on statewide election resources for local Leagues and the public.  Read more about Lianne or post a message to her on Facebook.