Making Democracy Work

Past Events 2009-2010

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
 
  Consolidated Elections. Click here for election information.
Thursday, November 5, 2009-Monday, November 23, 2009
Various
Various November Unit Meetings - Constitutional Convention/Reform. Californians across the political spectrum seem to be deeply dissatisfied with the way our government is functioning. We will look at the potential reforms being proposed and review the suggestions from a constitutional convention to revision of the constitution, and what part LWV might play in whatever decision is made. Locations and Times

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
7:00-9:30pm
West Hollywood Park Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Town Hall Forum on California Government Reform. The California Government Reform Town Hall Forum will focus on the ongoing debate around a possible Consitutional convention.

This forum is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, the League of California Cities, the California Contract Cities Association, National Council of Jewish Women-Los Angeles, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Progressive Jewish Alliance, and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles.

For more information, please contact hernan Molina, Deputy to West Hollywood Councilmember John Duran, at (323) 848-6460. Click here for press release.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
 
  Veteran's Day. League office will be open.
Monday, November 16, 2009
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
North Hollywood Masonic Center
5122 Tujunga Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601
City of Los Angeles Council District 2 Candidates Forum. Click here for more information
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
8 a.m.
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 North Central Ave (at First St)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Marijuana: The Wonder Drug for Economic Recovery? Panel Discussion. Join event moderator and LWVLA president, David Holtzman, for an opportunity to learn about the legalization of marijuana. This event is a partnership with TOWN HALL Los Angeles. Members: $20 Guest of Members: $20 Non-members: $20 Register Now - Breakfast included
Thursday, November 26, 2009-Friday, November 27, 2009
 
  Thanksgiving Holidays. League office CLOSED.
Thursday, December 3, 2009-Monday, December 28, 2009
Various
Various December Unit Meetings. In December we will be doing pre-program planning in preparation for our League wide Planning Meeting on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at a conference room at 3303 Wilshire Blvd. It's the year to evaluate county and national issues for education and action. Think of what you'd like LWVLA to address in 2010-2012. Locations and Times

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Friday, December 18, 2009
1:30 pm
100 First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4112
LAPD Headquarter Tour. Our first private tour of the new LAPD Headquarter Building. Chief McDonnell will be on hand to welcome us before the tour. Parking is a problem. Plan accordingly to use public transportation or to carpool and park in a lot at 2nd and Main. Confirm or rescind your reservation by emailing thom@socal.rr.com.
Thursday, January 7, 2010-Monday, January 25, 2010
Various
Various January Unit Meetings. In January, each unit will select an issue of importance to that unit. January 14, 2010 at a conference room at 3303 Wilshire Blvd. It's the year to evaluate county and national issues for education and action. Think of what you'd like LWVLA to address in 2011-2013. Locations and Times

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Thursday, January 14, 2010
9:30am-2:00pm
League of Women Voters of LA (UTLA Bldg)
3303 Wilshire Blvd., Room 815
Los Angeles, CA 90010
LWVLA Program Planning Conference. Here's your chance! Now is the time!! The grassroots must speak out now!

In December units are to discuss any national and county program ideas that they have for presenting to the rest of the League in January at our formal Program Planning League Day.

If you have an idea, be sure it follows League's principles, fits the interest of the group, is something that the League can have an influence on. Is this an issue on which legislative action is needed? Will political realities permit effective government action during the next two years? Does this issue involve a need not being well met by other groups? Is this an issue that would attract participation from the community and our members? Would it entice new members? diverse members? If recommending a study, will this issue still be timely when the study is completed in two years? Is there member interest and commitment to this topic? Could the League play a significant role in impacting community concern and/or public policy decisions on this issue? Is this an issue that will attract financial support? Given all this, what exactly do you want to accomplish for the next two years? What issue reflects the reality of League communities nationwide? It is time for you to decide.

Click here for more information

Monday, January 18, 2010
 
  Martin Luther King Day. League Office closed.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
12:00pm-1:30pm
Culver City Public Library Community Room
4975 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
LWVLA's Culver City Unit Meeting. Discussion topic: What You Need to Know about Health Care in 2010.

LWVLA President David Holtzman moderates a panel of representatives from the health care reform movement, the human resources field, and the health insurance industry.

Questions may be submitted through January 18 to voterservice@lwvlosangeles.org.

Thursday, February 4, 2010-Monday, February 22, 2010
Various
Various February Unit Meetings. LWVLA: The next Decade. LWVLA is experiencing a loss of membership; from 1500 members about 50 years ago, we now have less than 500! Periodically every institution needs to take stock of its strengths and weaknesses in light of its mission and current circumstances. Our program in February will seek to engage all members in evaluating our resources, our goals, and our operating paradigm towards a plan for developing leadership, membership and funding opportunities, to best fulfill our mission in the future. Locations and Times

The February 22 Westside Evening Unit meeting has been cancelled.

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Thursday, March 4, 2010-Monday, March 22, 2010
Various
Various March Unit Meetings. March and April units will deal with education and will be the consensus meetings based on 3 years of study. The March unit with deal with 2 consensus questions: What are the significant factors that may contribute to students outcomes and what are valid measures that may be used for accountability by LAUSD and its individual schools. Background material can be looked over prior to attending the unit meetings by using the LWVLA website. Locations and Times

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Saturday, March 27, 2010
9:15am-2:00pm
Carson Community Center
801 E. Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
LWV/LA County 48th Annual Convention Luncheon. Keynote speaker: Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Second District

Reservations and admission fee required. Click here for more information

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
 
  43rd State Assembly District - Vote by Mail Ballot. Deadline to request a Vote by Mail ballot for the April 13, 2010 Special Primary Election.

Click here for more information

Tuesday, April 13, 2010-Monday, April 26, 2010
Various
Various April Unit Meetings. March and April units deal with education and will be the consensus meetings based on 3 years of study. The April units will deal with consensus questions relating to whether Government makes a difference and if so what type of governance is best. By April 1, the Education Committee Report, giving background information for the March units, will be able to be accessed as a link from the LWVLA members only home page. Locations and Times

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Thursday, April 29, 2010
9:00am-12:00pm
The California Endowment's Center for Healthy Communities
Redwood Room
1000 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
California Participation Project - Election Training. Join the California Participation Project and their partners on April 29 for an informative voter participation training for nonprofits.

Co-Sponsors: Asian Pacific American Legal Center, California Partnership, Center for Non-profit Management, Community Partners, League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, Liberty Hill Foundation, Office of the California Secretary of State, UCLA Center for Civil Society, United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

For more information, click here

Thursday, May 13, 2010
10:15am
Temple Hillel
6706 Varna Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Temple Hillel. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8 State Special Election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

$3.00 donation for admission to event is requested.

For more information contact Harriet Newton at 818-764-5057.

Thursday, May 13, 2010
6:30pm
Westchester/Loyola Village Library
7114 W. Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Westchester/Loyola Village Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Roberta Frye at 310-348-1095.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
6:45pm
Platt Library
23600 Victory Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Platt Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Frona De Kovenick at 818-883-1247.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
1:30 pm
Encino-Tarzana Library
18231 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Judy Jones at 818-343-7189.

Thursday, May 20, 2010
12:00pm-2:00pm
Platt Library
23600 Victory Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the LWVLA San Fernando Valley Unit. This event is open to the public and you are invited to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information, click here

Thursday, May 20, 2010
5:30-8:00pm
Southwestern Law School
Bullocks Wilshire Building
3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Judicial Election Candidates Forum. This is the first program of its kind in the southland designed to provide voters with a rare "up close and personal" opportunity to meet judicial candidates and learn about their backgrounds and qualifications.

This event is a partnership with Southwestern Law School and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County.

Reservations are required. Please RSVP by May 17 by calling (213) 738-6624 or send an email to mselvin@swlaw.edu.

Thursday, May 20, 2010
7:15pm
Landmark Theater
10850 West Pico Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90064
Casino Jack and the United States of Money. Join us for a special benefit screening of for the Yes on Proposition 15 Campaign: The California Fair Elections Act.

Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance at http://www.YesOnProp15.org/jack.

Following the film, stay for a panel discussion about how Casino Jack shows why we need Proposition 15.

Sponsors: League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, California Common Cause, California Clean Money Campaign, L.A. Coffee Party, Progressive Democrats of America, L.A. and Topanga Canyon.

For more information contact Yes on Proposition 15, Californians for Fair Elections: Phone: (310) 397-0200. Fax: (888) 633-8898. Email: Info@YesOnProp15.org

Sunday, May 23, 2010
11:15am
United Methodist Church of Canoga Park
22700 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91307
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Canoga Park. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Margaret Cates at 818-883-7883.

Sunday, May 23, 2010
1:30pm
Temple Beth Torah - Saint Charles & Saint Andrew - Social Hall
16651 Rinaldi St.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by Temple Beth Torah. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Linda Metz at 661-252-2099.

Sunday, May 23, 2010
6:00pm
Westlake Village United Methodist Church
1049 S. Westlake Blvd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by Westlake Village United Methodist Church. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Chris Soltow at 805-497-7884.

Thursday, May 27, 2010
7:00pm
Leo Beck Temple
1300 North Sepulveda
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Leo Beck Temple. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Judith Farber at 310-990-3765.

Monday, May 31, 2010
 
  Memorial Day Holiday. League office CLOSED.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010-Wednesday, June 30, 2010
 
  Unit Meetings. The Units will not be meeting during the months of June and July.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
8:00-10:00am
Los Angeles City Hall-Council Chambers (3rd Floor)
200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Election Reform Forum. Forum Series on "Election Reform in Los Angeles: Idle, Moving Back or Moving Forward? An Exploration of Voting By Mail, Ranked Choice Voting and Changing Election Dates"

Councilmember Josť Huizar will moderate an Election Reform Forum featuring some of the region's top experts on Vote By Mail (VBM), Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) and Changing Election Dates (CED).

Panelists: Kathay Feng, Common Cause; Antonio Gonzalez, Southwest Voter Registration & Education Project and the Willie C. Velasquez Institute; David Holtzman, League of Women Voters; Ron Kaye, RonKayeLA.com and the Saving LA Project; Darry Sragow, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP; and Holly Wolcott, Office of the City Clerk, City of Los Angeles.

There is no cost to attend and parking can be arranged by contacting the Office of Councilmember Huizar at (213) 473-7014. Light refreshments will be served. Please register by sending your full name and email to Events@HeadingtonMedia.com to reserve your spot.

This is a follow-up to the successful March forum on Campaign Finance Reform and will be held just days after the California June Primary Election.

Friday, June 11, 2010-Tuesday, June 15, 2010
various
Marriott Atlanta Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia
Convention 2010. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES 49TH NATIONAL CONVENTION.

MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK: A HISTORY OF CHANGE. A FUTURE OF HOPE.

The LWVUS invites all members to join fellow Leaguers from 50 states, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Hong Kong to celebrate 90 remarkable years of League achievements and chart the course for the next biennium of League programs.

For more information, click here

Saturday, June 19, 2010
9:30am-1:00pm
League of Women Voters of LA (UTLA Bldg)
3303 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Fl Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA 90010
LWVLA 2010 Annual Meeting. This is the meeting that guides the League, determines its focus for the following year, and gives all LWVA members their chance to voice their concerns and interests.

To download registration form, click here

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
9:45-11:30am
Gene Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
NAWBO-LA Speaker Series Featuring Women of Influence. Has your business been effected by the economy? Of course it has. How have you handled the unexpected? What are the rules for some of the toughest challenges you have faced as a business owner or an employee? Do you recognize powerful women and wonder + how do they tackle crisis? What goes through their mind when things go belly up? What do they do differently that has set them apart and propelled them into the highest position of leadership? In the business world today, there's nothing more valuable than good advice from women who have been there and back only to be at the top of their game. Join NAWBO-LA's esteemed panel for a discussion on how to manage crisis, make tough decisions and stay on top.

Panelists: Kay Matthews, Vice Chair/Managing Partner, Ernst & Young; Caroline Nahas, Managing Director, Korn Ferry International; Lisa Stevens, Regional President, Wells Fargo and Faye Washington, CEO, YWCA of Greater Los Angeles.

Reservations and admission fee required. Visit http://www.nawbola.org/events/info.php?id=1709 to register.