Tuesday
Mar312015

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

Monday
Mar232015

League of Women Voters - Gala Dinner

GALA BIRTHDAY DINNER  ~  April 15th

The League of Women Voters of Marin County will hold its annual Gala Dinner on Wednesday, April 15, at the Spinnaker Restaurant, 100 Spinnaker Drive, Sausalito. 

 The guest speaker will be our State Senator, Mark McGuire.  His remarks are titled, “He Hit the Ground Running: Update on State Issues important to Marin and Northern California.”

The dinner will begin at 7:00, preceded by a no-host bar beginning at 6:00. Tickets are $75.00 per person.  For reservations, call the League office at 415/507-0824 or email to lwvmc@marinlwv.org by April  10, 215

Sponsors include:  Gold Level:  Gary Giacomini/Hanson Bridgett LLP; Marin Community Foundation;     Bronze Level:  Robert Marcucci; Marin Sanitary Service; Montecito Plaza;  North Bay Leadership Council; and Thompson-Dorfman Partners LLC.

 

 

Monday
Mar162015

International Relations speaker for March 30

March 30, 2015   11:30 - 1:30    Gigi Gokcek    

 Internationalization of Ethnic Conflict:                                                             Making Sense of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

More than two decades after the Cold War, geopolitics in Eastern Europe today resembles that of the previous century. What explains the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis? This talk explores the reasons some countries leverage ethnicity to meddle in the affairs of their neighbors. An explanation for the internationalization of ethnic conflict is supported with evidence from around the world.

Gigi Gokcek is a political scientist at Dominican University of California. She has an MA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, an MA and a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research includes internationalization of ethnic conflicts, irredentist and secessionist movements, security and development issues, as well as active learning in political science and international studies.

Thursday
Mar122015

The March VOTER Update now available!

March 2015 VOTER highlights include:  
Public Events - (come and bring a friend!)​

  • Monday, March 30, 2015 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM IR will feature Dr. Gigi Gokcek, Professor at Dominican University. Making Sense of the  Russia-Ukraine Crisis.
  • Monday April 6 Justice Committee speakers at action meeting.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Save the date for the Annual League Gala dinner - State Senator Mike McGuire speaker.

 LWVMC Activity

  • Justice Committee Sets Goals
  • Transportation/Land Use/Housing Reports on Fair Housing Conference and Tamalpais Lands Collaborative.
  • Civil Grand Jurors Needed.
  • Local Action on Climate Change
  • Be A More Active Part of the League - Nominating Committee Report
Tuesday
Mar102015

Justice Committee meeting Thursday March 12th, 10am

Members are welcome to attend. The meeting will be in the League’s office. An action plan for studying implementation of Prop 47 (sentencing reform) will be discussed.