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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
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New opportunity for community service

Have you ever considered getting involved in your local community as an appointee to a board or commission?

Do you want to know more about how the process works? How do you access the application? Where do you find vacancies? How do you navigate the process? Who can help?

Your questions will be answered at one of the Appointments Training Workshops sponsored by California Women Lead on Friday, December 4, 2015 in San Diego. Guest speaker Mona Pasquil, Secretary of Appointments to Gov. Brown, will guide you through the process. With the number of women in government decreasing, we want to empower women to apply for appointments to reach gender equality on boards and commissions.

Register at California Women Lead

Too Much Civility: A Chilling Effect?

A recent San Diego Union Tribune article reported that school policies are being scrutinized by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) which sees some efforts at creating civil campuses as violating the First Amendment.

FIRE, which has settled lawsuits against two California schools, has similar concerns with Cal State San Marcos, SDSU, and UCSD, among others.

At issue is the practice of establishing free-speech zones intended to ensure free speech activity doesn't interfere with instruction, research, or general operations of a campus. According to FIRE, free speech should not be limited to one place, and civility should be aspirational in a statement of the university's values, not listed in student conduct requirements.

Read more in our recent newsletter from members Mary Thompson and Martha Cox, our leaders in Civil Engagement. Contact them if you see the importance of this issue and you want to get involved.

LWV License Plate Frames - Spread the mission

2015 State Convention pic

Martha Cox, Karen Pendergast and Jane Dunmeyer showing off our LWV branded license plate holders we sold at the LWV State Convention Marketplace.

Contact if you are interested in purchasing. We will have a PayPal option available soon.

National Voter Registration Day

We recently assisted students who wanted to register to vote. We were invited by the Associated Student Organization at Cal State San Marcos. We registered almost 100 voters.

Encourage your friends and family to get registered and vote, especially those turning 18 years old this year.

Get more info about the event here

Register now online

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