Appointed Doug Cooper and Sue Ream to the Nominating Committee
Announced LWVC Convention - May 30-June 2
Reviewed plans for 2019 Gala
Membership count -200
Heard committee reports
Interviews with Board of Supervisors will be in February
Appointed Robin Diederich and Larry Reed to the Finance Committee
Reinstated Ann Wakeley as co-vice president
Established a planning committee to organize LWV 100 yr. celebration
Membership count -200
Heard committee reports
Climate Change Committee will reconvene in January
Despite their potential impact in the electoral process, young adults (age 18-29) vote at a far lower rate than any other age group in the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau found that 72% of eligible voters aged 65 or older cast a ballot in the 2012 presidential election, while only 45% of eligible voters aged 18-29 did the same.
Check out the following resource: In the hopes of making the voting process as easy as possible for our nation’s youth the team at BestColleges.com created a series of guides for the upcoming election season. One of them specifically dives into the voter registration laws for each state:
Student Voters Guide: https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/student-voting-guide/
Voting in College – Common FAQs: https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/voting-in-college/
State-by-State Voter Registration Guide: https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/voting-by-state/
The local and regional November ballot measures and candidate races have been finalized, all pointing to an action-packed fall for the Governance/Voter Service team! Over the next few months the team will be helping to educate voters through candidate forums and Pros & Cons presentations on the ballot measures. Monitor the Events listing and November 2018 election section.
Meeting to be held Monday, August 27, Members with an interest in the November 6 general election are invited to attend and learn what is involved in the League's activities supporting education events to inform voters.
This is a 2 tiered meeting:
- 10:30-11:30am Pros & Cons: We will review the process involved and assign the teams. You will have the opportunity to express your area of interest and participate on a team that coincides with your interests.
- 11:30am-12:15pm Candidate Forums: We will discuss candidate forums and how you can be involved.
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone is welcome at both sessions, but feel free to attend one or the other if you so desire.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting:
Monday, August 27th
1030am for Pros & Cons and/or at,
11:30am for Candidate Forums.
4340 Redwood Highway F133
San Rafael CA
Open The VOTER (PDF format) by clicking below:
July/August, 2018 Voter
Member Meeting: Monday, July 9, 11:30, Program 11:45 (new time) Speaker: Dr. Sean: Peisert “ELECTION SECURITY: CAN WE KEEP OUR VOTING SYSTEMS SAFE?” presented by the Governance/Voter Service Committee Room F-138
Introduction of new board member, Sue Ream
Committee activity updates from:
Transportation/Housing: San Rafael's Bettini Transit Center move - planning for relocation of the Transit Center, reports on housing issues
Justice: Links to local reports on immigration issues and report of federal legislation
Voter Service “RAMPING UP FOR THE NOVEMBERELECTION…WE NEED YOUR HELP!”
The League of Women Voters’ “Making Democracy Work” campaign is taking a sharp focus on empowering voters for the upcoming November elections. In Marin County, the League’s Governance/Voter Service Committee is where most of this work takes place providing services to voters, including voter registration, sponsoring candidate debates, and performing impartial analyses of ballot measures.
The Committee needs your help!
As we speak, work is underway to create teams for:
- Pros & Cons – ballot issue research, analyses and public presentations
- Candidate Forums – the coordination and running of candidate panels where they can express their positions
In the next few weeks the committee will send out details explaining the duties for each team and the time commitment.
While November seems a long time away, there is no time to lose. Marin County candidate and ballot measure filings for the November ballot will open mid-July and close mid-August. Several ballot measures have already been submitted and accepted. Governance/Voter Service committee members are monitoring these developments on an ongoing basis.
If you have any interest in signing up for of these teams to help empower Marin County voters, please contact:
Lynn Dooley firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your name
- Your preferred phone number
- Your email address
- And if you have a preference, state Pros & Cons or Candidate Forums
Meanwhile, stay tuned for more detailed information about the teams.
Linda Jackson and Laurie Nardone are our delegates to the Convention where they will meet with League members from across the nation. Take a look at the daily schedule to get an idea of the variety of issues to be discussed.