Who are we? We are the League of Women Voters, an organization of women and men who want to make a difference in the political future of our country. We are a diverse, non-partisan, political group with a long-standing tradition of educating voters.
Our trainer will be Sarah Diefendorf, who serves on the LWVC Board of Directors. She is also an International Capacity Building and Leadership trainer for the League of Women Voters of the United States.
Sponsored by the Oakland, Berkeley/Albany/Emeryville, Piedmont and Eden Area Leagues.
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Our guest speaker is Ari Berman, acclaimed author of Give Us the Ballot: the Modern Struggle for Voting RIghts in America. Watch Ari talk about voting rights here!
Congressman John Lewis called Mr. Berman's book "a must read" and "a primer for every American." He is a frequent guest and political commentator on MSNBC, NPR and C-Span. He has lectured extensively around the country, including at the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court.
January, the month that is named after the Roman god, Janus, with one face looking back to the past and the other face out to the future. The League of Women Voters looks back on a past that has propelled us into being one of the leading organizations in the country dedicated to making democracy work. We draw strength and knowledge from our past allowing us to continue to meet the future and the challenges we will face.
Two very important challenges that the League faces are reflected in last year's National Convention mandates for action. One is to work on reinforcing and moving forward on the Voting Rights Act. The other is to help move this country forward on legislative district redistricting. Both of these issues are core to making our democracy work for everyone.
The Oakland League has been part of many community conversations. We want to share with you valuable resources from our friends at the National Immigration Law Center. You can share these resources with students, parents, educators, friends and family who might have questions. Know Your Rights!
Thanks to the LWV Los Angeles!