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League of Women Voters Recommendations for the November 4 General Election
The League of Women Voters has released its official recommendations
for Propositions 2, 43, and 47. These propositions will be on the ballot in the upcoming November 4, 2014 General Election.
Urge Governor Brown to sigh SB 1253
The LWVC is cosponsor of SB 1253, and we worked closely with California Common Cause, as well as Senate President pro Tem Steinberg, to pass this bill that will improve the initiative process in California.
Call the Governor: 916-445-2841. Or if you prefer, send him a webmail message at https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php. For "subject," you can scroll down to "SB01253\Initiative measures" or simply ignore the subject box. See below for sample wording.
SB 1253 (Steinberg) will lead to clearer language, simpler ballots and more information for California voters. Read more about SB 1253, the Ballot Initiative Transparency Act.
League Signs on as Participating Organization for the People's Climate March
In September, the United Nations will gather for a summit on the climate crisis where leaders around the world will make commitments to fight climate change. Organizations from across the country are mobilizing to show support for the fight against climate change with a march and demonstration in New York City surrounding the summit. The League will be joining them for the People's Climate March on September 21.
For additional information and to get involved, visit peoplesclimate.org.
Hobby Lobby Decision Jeopardizes Women's Right to Equal Health Care
- Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.
, that dealt a serious blow to women's right to equal health care in America. The League of Women Voters joined an amicus brief in this case. To read more, check the LWVUS press release
League Supports Action on DISCLOSE Act of 2014
The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate in support of quick action to enact the DISCLOSE Act of 2014
. The League also joined a letter with other reform groups in support of action on the DISCLOSE Act. The DISCLOSE Act would ensure that voters know the identity of donors who have been secretly financing campaign expenditures in federal elections. Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will also be visiting Senate offices to discuss the legislation.
New Updates from LWVC