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 resource person will be Jonathan Stein, head of the Voting Rights Program at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus. He previously served as a voting rights staff attorney for the ACLU of California, and is Chair of the Board of Directors at California Common Cause, a Commissioner on the City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission, and the host of a video/podcast series on UCtv called In The Arena.
See our calendar for details.
Come to this Orientation/Salon. Have a glass of wine, some cheese and some fruit; learn from our Action Committee leaders what we need you to do. Join the League Observer Corps and become part of our government watch-dog team.
During the evening we will provide information about the various Boards, Commissions, Council Meetings, and Council Committee meetings that are choices for you to observe. Observing can be quite an active opportunity. We encourage you to get to really learn about an area that interests you and to get to know the participants. We highly recommend that you learn the about issues facing your chosen area to observe. Although you are an observer at the meetings, you can also build relationships with those involved and talk to them about how they see their role and what their goals and objectives are.
The All City Luncheon on Wednesday, April 19th is almost here; do you have your ticket? Have you asked friends to come with you? We don't want you to be sorry you missed it! And... is it going to be good? YES! We are going to have a most interesting speaker, Ari Berman, a nationally recognized commentator and author! Mr. Berman's Give US the Ballot is a history of the Voting Rights Act which, as we have previously reported, the Supreme Court gutted in Shelby vs. Holder.
Voting rights could not be more pertinent as we are experiencing a rise in voter suppression in many parts of the country.
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!