International Relations ~ Monday 9/29, 11:30am

 Eric Sinrod  “Analysis and Discussion of the International Legal System

    Mr. Sinrod will focus on various topics associated with international law such as the effects of cyber-crime, armed conflict, law of the sea, air and space, international treaties, international dispute resolution and human rights.  Additionally he will discuss the effectiveness (or not) of international organizations.                                                      Mr. Sinrod is an expert in international and technology law. He is a law partner with Duane Morris LLP in San Francisco, and teaches international law at the “Osher Lifelong Learning Institute” (OLLI) at Dominican University.  He has represented clients before the US Supreme Court and been profiled in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal among others, and written and spoken extensively on international legal issues.

Monday September, 29th - 11:30am


LWV of Marin County Fall Kickoff Event

The Reign of Money in California Politics:                                                             From Sacramento to Local Elections

Keynote Speaker   ~  Professor David McCuan
Professor of Political Science, Sonoma State University

Thursday, September 11, 2014    5:00 - 7:00pm
San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street, San Rafael

RSVP by Tuesday, 9/9     415-507-0824 or email

Prof. McCuan studies the election process, particulary the influence of money on elections. In California, voters, instead of legislators, often decide policy. His research has focused on how money affects the quality of those decisions. 

Prof. McCuan is well known for his analyses of past and future elections. His articles have appeared in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post as well as local and regional newspapers. He has appeared on CNN, NPR, MSNBC and other major media outlets.


Registering people to vote is our 'thing' - Help Register Voters

The League is known for its voter service and registration drives. In September, Leagues across the country are participating in the annual National Voter Registration Day. The events sharpen our skills and remind us of voter requirements.

Test your memory with registration details and support the new Registrar of Voters, Lynda Roberts from the Marin Elections Department. The department will host a week-long event that focuses on short bursts of time at multiple locations. If you have a few hours to staff a table from Sept 20 - 25 at locations such as early-evening farmers markets, Sunday afternoon in Corte Madera and many others, contact Veda Flores at to sign up!

Veda challenges every member of the Marin League to find one person to register to vote. Pick up a Voter Registration card in the office and carry it with you. Think of the potential. One new registration per member could yield 200 new registered voters. Take the challenge and register one person by Sept 23rd.


Human Trafficking and Child Abduction Forum

The National LWV has taken a position on Human Trafficking. Those interested in the topic may wish to attend the following event to be held in Marin presented by Soroptimist International of Marin County : 

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Terra Linda, CA
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Registration fee $25

This forum will include presentations about the human trafficking issue in the U.S.; child sexual abuse and its connection to child abduction; and a panel of survivors and professionals working in the county on these issues.

For more information follow this link. The reservation deadline is August 29, if you submit your reservation after the deadline, the organizers will get back to you as to whether there is space available.


Action Meeting - September 8, 10:00 - 11:30 am

9:30-10 AM Social Time: Come for coffee and treats. Conference Room F138, 4340 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael

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