League of Women Voters: Pros and Cons on the CA Ballot Propositions

Presentation to be held on Tuesday, October 23.


A non-partisan presentation on the Pros and Cons on the CA Ballot Propositions will be held by the League of Women Voters on Tuesday, Oct 23 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Fellowship Hall of Orinda Community Church. The church is located at 10 Irwin Way, Orinda.

The Public is invited to attend and have questions answered about the Propositions, the financing behind them and how much has come from outside California to support or oppose certain initiatives. 

The League of Women Voters was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1920 during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

The convention was held just six months before the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote after a 72-year struggle.

The League began as a "mighty political experiment" designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters. It encouraged them to use their new power to participate in shaping public policy.

From the beginning, the League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that citizens should play a critical role in advocacy. It was then, and is now, a nonpartisan organization.

League founders believed that maintaining a nonpartisan stance would protect the fledgling organization from becoming mired in the party politics of the day. However, League members were encouraged to be political themselves, by educating citizens about, and lobbying for, government and social reform legislation.

This holds true today. The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.

The League has a long, rich history, that continues with each passing year.

To learn more about the League of Women Voters visit their website.

Andrew October 24, 2012 at 10:48 PM
BTW, I am against Prop 30 and 38 and any proposition for increasing taxes regardless of how lofty the recipient. School districts should try living within their means. Talk about an educational Vietnam....let's just keep throwing money at schools, maybe this will placate the bellowing hordes of union members at the Bastille walls.
Eileen October 25, 2012 at 07:31 AM
Ignore the FoxNewsbots and RightWingNewsRadioDroids, and switch your brains to the "ON" position and engage. The LWV is, as ever, presenting fact-filled and partisan-noise-free information on its website for those voters seeking edification re: the candidates' positions and propositions. The fact that it the LWV's positions are generated by women, for the consideration of any voter concerned with "women's issues," may be an anathema to some, but are, nonetheless informed and a-political.
Don't Tell Me What To Do October 25, 2012 at 07:35 AM
Chris Nicholson October 25, 2012 at 02:28 PM
I am not the droid you are looking for. As I asked up-thread, if the LWV is not biased, why is it that I rarely see an endorsement or opinion that varies materially from the views of public sector unions? Maybe public sector unions are always correct in their positions. But, if that is true, then the LWV's hard work seems superfluous, no? It seems to me that the LWV is "fair and balances" a la FoxNews. I am speaking of their advocacy role, not their voter information role which admittedly seem facially neutral. But, at the margin, I am skeptical when the same humans are responsible for presenting the "neutral view" on one night and and the "advocacy view" on the next.
Andrew October 25, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Eileen - are you kidding ? you missed your calling doing stand-up comedy in Vegas.


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