Making Democracy Work

Past Community Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, February 15, 2016
 
League office closed. Happy Presidents' Day.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
9:30am - 2:00pm
Temple Judea
5429 Lindley Ave.
Tarzana, CA 91356
Higher Education Study Forum. Public Higher Education in California is at a crossroads. Almost daily, there are news articles about public higher education and the need for reform in terms of accessibility, which includes funding, affordability, preparedness, equity, and opportunities and barriers for success.

Unfortunately, the LWV California does not have a position on public higher education in California that includes the CSU and UC system. As a result, the Los Angeles League cannot comment or advocate for or against any related legislation.

The Higher Education Study Committee was proposed and approved in order to allow our local League to partake in the ongoing education discussion. Come to this meeting for a presentation of the committee's findings and recommendations. Help the committee reach a consensus on the information that will be recommended to the California League.

RSVP HERE

Saturday, February 20, 2016
9:30am to 2:00pm
UTLA Building
3303 Wilshire Blvd. Room 812
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1700
This event has been CANCELLED. Public Higher Education in California is at a crossroads. Almost daily, there are news articles about public higher education and the need for reform in terms of accessibility, which includes funding, affordability, preparedness, equity, and opportunities and barriers for success.

Unfortunately, the LWV California does not have a position on public higher education in California that includes the CSU and UC system. As a result, the Los Angeles League cannot comment or advocate for or against any related legislation.

The Higher Education Study Committee was proposed and approved in order to allow our local League to partake in the ongoing education discussion. Come to this meeting for a presentation of the committee's findings and recommendations. Help the committee reach a consensus on the information that will be recommended to the California League.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
12:00pm
UTLA Building, LWVLA Office
3303 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1700
Raising and Spending Money to Get Elected: An Insider's View. LWVLA's Brown Bag Lunch speaker series continues this month with speaker Joe Guardaramma.

Mr. Guardaramma is both an election law attorney and a past candidate for public office. Join us for a discussion of this timely issue.

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RSVP to bblunch@lwvlosangeles.org

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
7:00-9:00 pm
Culver City City Hall
Mike Balkman Council Chambers
9770 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Culver City General Municipal Election Candidate Forum. Culver City's April 12 election and the League's candidate forum: to be held on March 16, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Mike Balkman Council Chambers at Culver City City Hall. You can witness the forum in person (park for free in City Hall's underground parking facility) or watch it on the City Channel (TW Channel 35; Verizon Channel 37). Besides being broadcast live, the video will be rebroadcast numerous times in the weeks before the election and will probably also be available online.

The League of Women Voters' mission is to promote informed and active participation in government. This mean providing voters with the opportunity to take time for careful decision-making in a civil, non-confrontational atmosphere. LWV never supports or opposes candidates for any office.

For more info, and to suggest issues for discussion at the Forum, please leave a message at (323) 743-3165 (Google Voice)

Saturday, March 19, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
301 N. Orange Grove
Pasadena, CA 91103
LWV Pasadena.
Join the Pasadena League for their 5th Annual Climate Change Forum, Our Atmosphere: From around the Globe to Los Angeles.

For additional information, click here

Saturday, March 26, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Carson Community Center - Room 107
801 E. Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
LWV L.A. County Convention.
The LWV of LA County Convention will be on Saturday, March 26, 2016, 9:30a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Deli-Lunch Buffet $30

To view flyer and RSVP, click here

Saturday, April 2, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Loyola Law School
Merrifield Hall
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
LAPD & Community: Overcoming Mistrust.
Moderator: Sandy Banks, former LA Times columnist

Panelists:
Holly Mitchell, California State Senator, District 30 Kim McGill, Organizer, Youth Justice Coalition Kathleen Kim, Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners Arif Alikhan, Director, LAPD Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy

Limited seating and Reservation Required. Please send your RSVP's to communitypolicing@LWVlosangeles.org by March 25 and include name, email and, if applicable, your organization.

For event flyer, click here

Saturday, April 2, 2016
10:30 a.m - 2:00 p.m
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Genderbend the Vote - Trans Voter Empowerment Event. The LWVLA and the greater Los Angeles Transgender community have partnered to create a "Trans Voter Empowerment Event---Genderbend the Vote!." Attached are electronic postcards in Spanish and English announcing this event.

The event is being supported by the LWVLA, City of West Hollywood, the West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, and El Pollo Loco (providing free food).

Join us on April 2nd, 10:30 through 2:00 PM at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. Parking is free.

Event Flyer

Please direct any questions to Michelle Dennis, treasurer@lwvlosangeles.org.

Sunday, April 10, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
MEGA CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP.
Services Offered: Pro-Bono legal consultations, N-400 assistance, I-912 Fee Waiver assistance--MEANS TESTED.

Materials Provided: Yes, For All Event Attendees

Maximum Attendance: 1,000 people

Lead Organization: NALEO Educational Fund, CARECEN, CHIRLA, COFEM, AAAJ-LA, CCLA, IRC, Centro CHA

Co-Conveners: Mayor Eric Garcetti, Mayor Robert Garcia

Registration Information: http://www.protegete.eventbrite.com or call 888-839-8682

Parking Or Additional Directions: The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, $10. Convention Center is also close to 1st Street Station - Metro Blue Line

Languages Available: English, Spanish, and Korean

Cost: FREE

More Information: Please call 888-839-8682 or visit http://www.ciudadaniaya.info

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
Nakano Theater
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503
Candidate Forum for Board of Supervisor. The League of Women Voters of Torrance Area, Beach Cities and Palos Verdes Peninsula invite you to attend a forum featuring the candidates running for the Board of Supervisor, Fourth District.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
UTLA Plaza
2nd Floor Auditorium
3303 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
LWV Los Angeles Annual Meeting. Remember to register for the LWVLA's 2016 Annual Meeting. This year's keynote speaker will be Fritz Coleman. Enjoy our early registration rate of $40.00 prior to June 1. Your attendance contribution includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Meet & Greet/Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Registration Form

Thursday, June 16, 2016
 
CSU Dominguez Hills
Loker Student Auditorium
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
Connecting Women to Power.
Register online or by calling 1-888-847-9652
FREE Event and free parking in designated parking lots

View Invitation

Thursday, June 16, 2016-Sunday, June 19, 2016
 
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008
LWVUS 2016 Convention.
LWVUS 2016 Convention Website
Saturday, June 25, 2016-Sunday, June 26, 2016
 
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
POLITICON.
Catch our table at the Politicon Expo!
Sunday, July 10, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sportsmen's Lodge
12825 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Models4Democracy. LWVLA Fundraising event, details to come!
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
6:00-8:00 p.m.
League Office
3303 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Pros and Cons Speaker Training.
Join the League's Speakers Bureau as we get ready for the 2016 Elections!

We encourage anyone who missed the June 18th session to attend.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
League Office
3303 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90010


AND Woodland Hills (email info@LWVlosangeles.org for address)
Pros and Cons Practice Session. After hearing how it's done at the July 19th meeting, come and practice!
Saturday, July 30, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Pasadena Women's Club
160 N Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
LWV/LAC Summer League Day - Popovers in Pasadena. Join the County League in its yearly event which will offer workshops in Action and Voter Outreach. The keynote speaker will be Chris Carson, who is on the slate to be elected President of the LWV United States at the National Convention this June.

For additional information contact S. Trutt at 310-479-7482 or s.trutt@verizon.net. $30 Registration includes lunch with popovers

For the registration form Click Here

Thursday, August 18, 2016
11:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Weiler's Delicatessen
22323 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Valley League Brainstorming Session.
Join the Valley League in a discussion of current events, possible opportunities, and especially your interests!

To RSVP, click here.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
9:30 a.m.
The Depot Restaurant in the Kimono Room
1250 Cabrillo Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
Tri-League Kickoff.
LWV Beach Cities, Palos Verdes and Torrance Area invites you to the Tri-Leageu Kickoff. The keynote speaker will be the Director of the LA County Office of Child Protection, Judge Michael Nash.

For event flyer and additional information, please click here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
League Office
3303 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Pros and Cons Ballot Measure Briefing. Preparation for the November election Pros and Cons.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Scriptorium Room - USC University Club
705 W. 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Election 2016: What's at Stake? Implications for Social Workers. Presented by the National Association of Social Workers and USC.

Speakers include: Dan Schnur, Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC and Dr. Jacquelyn McCroskey.

For additional information and RSVP instructions, please click here.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  October 5th Debate for the California U.S. Senate. The debate is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund, the Pat Brown Institute and ABC7 Los Angeles.

The debate will be broadcasted live on ABC7, Wednesday, October 5th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and live streamed at http://www.calstatela.edu.

You can also join the Cal State LA community at the official Watch Party, Oct. 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Golden Eagle Ballroom at Cal State LA.

Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Fred Roberts Park
4700 S. Honduras Street
Los Angeles, CA 90011
L.A.U.R.A Educational Presentation. Join Life After Uncivil Ruthless Acts (L.A.U.R.A) as they host the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles for a special educational presentation on the Propositions that are on the ballot during the November General Election.

For additional information, please click here.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Sunland-Tujunga Library
7771 Foothill Blvd.
Tujunga, CA 91042
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 818-352-4481.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  New League Member Orientation.
Members who have recently joined the LA League may attend an Orientation Meeting at our Co-president, Martha Sklar's, home. You will learn about the history of the League of Women Voters and an in-depth look at how we operate. An email invitation will be sent to those who have joined in the last year.

For additional information, please email membership@lwvlosangeles.org.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
12:00 p.m.
Vernon Public Library
4504 S Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90011
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 323-234-9106.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Plaza de Culturas y Artes
501 N Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Trans Voter Empowerment Los Angeles. title Please join the Human Relations Commission's Transgender Advisory Council for a Voter Empowerment event at Plaza de Culturas y Artes.

This FREE event will focus on providing information about:

  • Knowing your rights at the polls, including information such as whether you must show identification to vote, what happens if your identification does not match your gender identity, and whether you can vote if you have a criminal record.
  • Voter registration
  • The importance of voting as a Trans* person
  • Information resources available to voters
  • How to vote by mail

For event flyer, click here.

Para información en español haga clic acquí.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
2:00 p.m.
West Los Angeles Library
11360 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 310-575-8323.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Mar Vista Public Library
12006 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 310-390-3454.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Kelly Park
2319 East Caldwell Street
Compton, CA 90220
Town Hall Community Meeting. Presentation about the November 2016 Ballot.

For additional information, click here

Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Sherman Oaks Public Library
14245 Moorpark St.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 818-205-9716.

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Call for time
Platt Library
23600 Victory Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 818-340-9386.

Saturday, October 15, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Public Library
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Pros and Cons Ballot Proposition Presentation. This event is being brought to you by the Central Library. The League will be conducting a presentation on the upcoming November propositions. The presentation will take place in Meeting Room LL420 located on lower level 4.

For additional information, please call 213-228-7300.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
6:15 p.m.
Chatsworth Public Library
21052 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 818-340-9386.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
2:00 p.m.
North Hollywood Public Library
5211 Tujunga Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 818-766-7185.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Atwater Village Public Library
3379 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 323-664-1353.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Palms Rancho Library
2920 Overland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 310-840-2142.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Dollarhide Community Center
301 N. Tamarind Avenue
Compton, CA 90220
Workshop on November 8 Ballot Measures. The League will be conducting two presentations on the November 8 ballot measures, at 1:00 p.m. and at 3:00 p.m.

For event flyer, click here.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Encino-Tarzana Public Library
18231 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 818-343-1983.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Mark Twain Public Library
9621 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90003
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 323-755-4088.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Watts Public Library
10205 Compton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 323-789-2850.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Westwood Public Library
1246 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 310-474-1739.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Studio City Public Library
12511 Moorpark St.
Studio City, CA 91604
Ballot Propositions: Pros and Cons Presentation. Brought to you by the Los Angeles Public Library and presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Nonpartisan descriptions of the statewide and local ballot measures along with arguments of both supporters and opponent will be presented.

For additional information, please call 818-755-7873.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Pros and Cons Ballot Proposition Presentation. This event is being brought to you by the Central Library. The League will be conducting a presentation on the upcoming November propositions. The presentation will take place in Meeting Room A located on the Lobby Level

For additional information, please call 213-228-7300.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
West Hollywood Library Theater
625 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Inaugural LIVE LOVE THRIVE Women's Empowerment Conference. The first-ever Live Love Thrive Conference will be held on Saturday, November 12 at the West Hollywood Library Civic Theater and will feature a line-up of trailblazing women leaders in a series of sessions designed to assist attendees in both finding their life's purpose as well as in funding, marketing and manifesting it. The conference is being presented and co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, the Women's and Lesbian Gay Advisory Board, Honda of Downtown Los Angeles and the League of Women Voters, Los Angeles.

The day-long event will be emceed by FOX News Radio reporter Michelle Pollino. Musical performances will bookend the conference, and Rachel Lang, well-known astrologer and host of the UBN radio show Blissen Up, will be on hand the first half of the conference to offer complimentary readings to attendees.

Five speaker sessions will be interspersed with a premiere of episodes from the Live Love Thrive web series, followed by the presentation of the 360 Karma Women Awards.

To purchase tickets and for additional information visit, http://livelovethriveconference.com/event-info/

Thursday, November 17, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cal State LA Campus
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
PBI Annual Conference, "Elections 2016: What on Earth Happened?". Join the Pat Brown Institute for their annual conference. Speakers will include elected officials, appointed staff, campaigners, scholars, business, labor, environmental and other constituencies. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be a plenary speaker.

To purchase a ticket, please click here

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Private Home Las Virgenes Unit Meeting. Join us at the Las Virgenes Local Unit in January when we'll be discussing League policy and positions at the national, state and city levels. If you wish your voice to be heard, then attend the Program Planning meeting. It's the start of the grassroots process.

For location address and additional information, please email info@lwvlosangeles.org. Include the Local Unit you wish to attend in the subject line.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Star Apartments
240 E. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Homelessness Housing Tour. The LWV of Los Angeles County and The Skid Row Housing Trust have arranged a tour of their facility. The Trust provides permanent supportive housing so that people who have experienced chronic homelessness can lead safe, stable lives.

Meeting location is the Star Apartments, public parking located nearby.

30 participants max. To RSVP please contact the League office at aa@lwvlosangeles.org or 323-213-1616.

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