International Relations speaker for April 27

April 27, 2015      11:30 – 1:30    Dr. Nahid Angha

     Is Sufism a Muslim sect? 

Dr. Nahjid Angha will discuss Sufism and the International Association of Sufism (IAS).  This organization works with the U.N. on human rights, as well as, the importance of women’s rights, education and social awareness.  What Challenges does the IAS face today and what is important to the organization.

Dr. Angha, Ph.D. is the co-director and co-founder of the IAS, founder of the International Sufi Women Organization and is the main representative of the IAS to the U.N.(Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Organizations).  Dr. Angha is an internationally published scholar and has lectured at the U. N., the Smithsonian Institution, and many conferences around the world.  She is the first Muslim woman inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame, was honored with the 2012 Visionary Award by the Marin Interfaith Council and was named by the Huffington Post as one of the 50 Powerful Religious Leaders to celebrate on International Women’s Day 2014. 


Healthcare Committee Meeting - Monday, April 20th

9:30 AM in the Conference Room F 138, at the back at the back of the La Plaza Complex, 4340 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael, 94903.
All LWV members and guests are welcome…

Topic for discussion: Marin County Health and Human Services

  • Director Larry Meredith, serving Marin since September 2001,is retiring. His successor is Dr. Grant Colfax of Sausalito, a health policy expert on AIDS who served years in San Francisco and was head of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy.
  • The H&HS department has 700 employees and an annual budget of $160 million a year. That represents about one third of all County expenditures.
  • The Board of Supervisors public hearings on Marin’s 2015-16 H&HS budget are coming up this month.



State Senator Mark McGuire Gala speaker - April 15

Senator Mark McGuire will be the speaker at the upcoming LWV Gala dinner on April 15.  Mark McGuire represents California Senate District 2.  He is a lifelong resident of this district.  For more information on Mr. McGuire read the following biography.

Biography -  Senator Mike McGuire   

Senator Mike McGuire is a third generation Northern Californian, whose family farmed prunes and grapes in the Alexander Valley for nearly a half century.  Raised by his mom and grandma, Mike worked his way through high school and college and enjoyed a career in the radio and television industries.

Mike was first elected to the Healdsburg School Board when he was 19. As one of Northern California’s youngest school board presidents, he led successful efforts to rebuild local decaying schools.

In 2004, Mike was elected to the Healdsburg City Council where he was the city’s youngest mayor and was instrumental in creating one of the most successful local economies and stable municipal budgets in the region.

In 2010, Mike was elected to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. He has been a tireless advocate for our environment, and helped lead efforts that turned years of deficits into a multi-million dollar surplus and made Sonoma County one of top counties in job growth in California. He has helped protect and preserve tens of tens of thousands of acres of open space, watersheds and coast and he successfully fought to keep our regional and state parks open to the public.

Mike was sworn into office on December 1, 2014, and represents the Second Senate District, which stretches from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon Border.  The district includes Del Norte, Trinity, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin counties.

Mike attended Santa Rosa Junior College and graduated from Sonoma State University.  He is married to local high school teacher and middle school assistant-principal, Erika McGuire. Erika and Mike live in Healdsburg.


April/May VOTER now available online

April 2015 VOTER highlights include:  

Public Events - (come and bring a friend!)​

  • Monday, April 6, 2015 - 11:30 AM Action Meeting Justice Commitee presentation on Human Trafficking in the U.S. and locally in Marin.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:00 PM Gala Dinner, featuring Mike McGuire Marin’s new state senator. (invitation)
  • Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:30 AM International Relations - Dr. Nahiud Angha will discuss Sufism and the International Association of Sufism.
  • Monday, June 1, 2015 - 9:30AM Annual Member meeting of the LWVMC.

LWVMC Activity

  • LWVMC Education Foundation At Work
  • March Board and Executive Committee Briefs
  • League to Co-Sponsor NBLC Housing Summit
  • New Member Profile - Kevin Hagerty
  • Transportation Land Use and Housing Committee Report
  • LWVC and Others Challenge State Over Motor Voter Violations
  • Justice Committee Report
  • Bay Area League Day Report - Climate Change
  • 95 Years of Making Democracy Work

Action Meeting - Human Trafficking in the US and Marin

April 6th 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. The Justice Committee is hosting Linda Witong, former Assistant District Attorney and Jill Brown, formerly Warden of San Quentin State Prison to speak on human trafficking in Marin at the April Action meeting.

In the conference Room F 138, 4340 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael, 94903