Making Democracy Work

Past Events 2004-2013

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, June 28, 2013
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
California State University
Dominguez Hills + Loker Student Union
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
Connecting Women to Power Business Conference. The LWVLA is a co-sponsor of this year's event and will be hosting a table. Come out and join the League for a day of inspiration and leadership resources.

Registration is required and attendance is free.

Keynote speakers include:
-Hilda Solis, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor
-Chiraz Zouaoui, President & CEO of City National Security Services
-Angela Gibson, External Affairs Manager of AT&T

To register visit the event site.

See the event flyer.

Saturday, June 8, 2013
12:00 p.m.
Sportmen's Lodge
12825 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
Lunch with Holly Mitchell. The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles will host a reception lunch with California Assemblymember Holly Mitchell, who represents the 54th state congressional district, on June 8, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at the Sportsmens Lodge in Studio City.

The even begins at the conclusion of the League's Annual Membership Meeting. Members of the public are invited to come listen to the Assemblywoman talk in an intimate setting about her experience in state government and her vision on how to solve the challenges our state is currently facing with the budget and health care.

Attendance to the event is $35, this includes lunch. Make your reservation online via PayPal or you may call 213-368-1616.

To register by mail, please send payments to: League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, 3303 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90010-1700.

For more details see the event flyer.

If you are a League member and want details on the Annual Membership Meeting, visit the LWVLA's member-only site

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
 
  General Municipal Election.
Friday, May 10, 2013
7:00 p.m.
California State University Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Mayoral Candidate Forum. Mayoral Candidate Forum in collaboration with the Pat Brown Institute and ABC 7 was a total success. See photos of this exhilarating exchange between Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel, the two mayoral candidates.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Karapetian Hall
1614 N. Alexandria Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90027
City of Los Angeles Council District 13 Candidate Forum. Council District 13 Candidate Forum in collaboration with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), Korean Resource Center, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), Thai Community Development Center (Thai CDC, Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE), Western Region HyeVotes, LA Voice, Hollywood United Neighborhood Council, Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council.

Please see the event flyer for further details.

Moderator- Val Zavala.

Saturday, April 13, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
UTLA Bldg.,League Office
3303 Wilshire Blvd.,Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Speakers Bureau Briefing & Training. If you are interested in becoming a ballot measure speaker on the Pros & Cons,please attend our Speaker's Bureau Training. Toastmasters will be doing a workshop on how to speak effectively.

If you plan on attending,please contact the League Office at (213) 368-1313 or e-mail Voter Service Chair Fran Lapides at voterservice@LWVlosangeles.org

Thursday, April 11, 2013
 
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Running & Winning High School Forum.
Monday, March 25, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Westside Evening
Private home (Call the LWVLA office for the address)
March Neighborhood/Unit Meeting.
Monday, March 25, 2013
6:00 p.m.
Council Chambers at Compton City Hall
205 S Willowbrook Ave
Compton, CA 90220
Issue Forum with Residents of Compton. The LWVLA will sponsor an issue forum for the residents of the City of Compton. A select panel will educate the community about ballot Measure I scheduled to be placed on the April 2013 ballot. Spanish translation will be available. Call the League or visit our What's New page for more information.
Friday, March 22, 2013
12:30 p.m.
Las Virgenes and Valley
Platt Branch Library
23600 Victory Blvd.
Woodland Hills,CA 91367
March Neighborhood/Unit Meeting. Las Virgenes and Valley units will join together. And Senator Fran Pavley will be the guest speaker.

Click here to view even flyer.

Thursday, March 21, 2013
5:30 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel
2151 Avenue of the Stars
Century City, CA 90067
Celebrating Leadership Dinner. For more information view http://lwvlaeducationfund.wordpress.com/

Additional Details Coming Soon!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
10:00 a.m.
Los Feliz/Silver Lake
Citibank Community Rm
2450 Glendale Blvd.
Silver Lake, CA 90039
March Neighborhood/Unit Meeting.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
11:30 a.m.
Culver City
Culver City Library
4975 Overland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90230
March Neighborhood/Unit Meeting.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
9:30 a.m.
University/Westside
Palms Rancho Public Library
2920 Overland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90054
March Neighborhood/Unit Meeting. Michelle Dennis, a member of the Westside unit, will give a presentation about the State of California budget.

Meghan Sahli-Wells will also be speaking about Culver City issues, with emphasis on increasing voter turnout in local elections as well as the possibility of consolidating voting dates.

(Optional brown-bag lunches will be served at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room of the Culver City Julian Dixon Library)

The Crenshaw, Culver City, Pacific Palisades and Los Feliz/Silver Lake units have been invited to attend.

(This will be a good time to invite your friends and tell them to anticipate a lively discussion!)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
12:00 p.m.
Pacific Palisades Public Library
861 Alma Real Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
March Neighborhood/Unit Meeting.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
10:00 a.m.
Crenshaw
Ladera Heights Senior Community Center
4750 W. 62nd Street
Los Angeles,CA 90056
March Neighborhood/Unit Meeting.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
 
  Primary Municipal Election.
Monday, February 25, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Westside Evening
Private home (call the LWVLA office for the address)
February Neighboorhood/ Unit Meeting. This month League neighborhood meetings will have a presentation on the "March 5 Ballot Pros & Cons". Open to the public.

Meeting date, time and location is subject to change. Call the League office at 213-368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

If you need transportation to a unit meeting, please contact the League office.

Monday, February 25, 2013
6:30 p.m.
South Gate Municipal Auditorium
4900 Southern Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280
South Gate City Council Candidate Forum. Co-sponsored by the LWV Los Angeles, LWV Whittier and South Gate Patch.

Three candidates are vying for two City Council seats in the March 5 election. Come hear what the candidates have to say about the issues facing South Gate at this 90-minute forum moderated by Patch

Confirmed Candidates are:

-Mayor Bill De Witt

-Vice Mayor Gil Hurtado

-Marine Veteran Ricardo "Rick" Reyes

See event flyer for more details.

Thursday, February 21, 2013
12:30 p.m.
Valley
Platt Branch Library
23600 Victory Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
February Neighboorhood Meeting: Preparing for the Los Angeles City Election March 5, 2013. You are invited to join us for a local Community Forum "Preparing for the Los Angeles City Election March 5, 2013 - Ballot Measures and City/School/Community College Candidates"

Part I: League of Women Voters: Pros & Cons of the ballot measures

  • Proposition A + Neighborhood Public Safety & City Services Funding and
Accountability Measure (General tax measure, Majority Approval Required)
  • Charter Amendment B + Fire and Police Pension Plan- City of Los Angeles (Charter
Amendment, Majority Approval Required)

Part II: Jack Humphreville, a civic activist and Neighborhood Council Budget Advocate will present the Mayor's 2013 Budget Survey program.

Meeting date, time and location is subject to change. Call the League office at 213-368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

If you need transportation to a unit meeting, please contact the League office.

Thursday, February 21, 2013
9:30 a.m.
University/Westside
Palms Rancho Public Library
2920 Overland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90054
February Neighboorhood/ Unit Meeting. This month League neighborhood meetings will have a presentation on the "March 5 Ballot Pros & Cons". Open to the public.

Meeting date, time and location is subject to change. Call the League office at 213-368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

If you need transportation to a unit meeting, please contact the League office.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
10:00 a.m.
Los Feliz/ Silver Lake
Citibank Community Rm.
2450 Glendale Blvd.
Silver Lake, CA 90039
February Neighboorhood/ Unit Meeting. This month League neighborhood meetings will have a presentation on the "March 5 Ballot Pros & Cons". Open to the public.

Meeting date, time and location is subject to change. Call the League office at 213-368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

If you need transportation to a unit meeting, please contact the League office.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
11:30 a.m.
Culver City Library
4975 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
February Neighboorhood/ Unit Meeting. This month League neighborhood meetings will have a presentation on the "March 5 Ballot Pros & Cons". Open to the public.

Meeting date, time and location is subject to change. Call the League office at 213-368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

If you need transportation to a unit meeting, please contact the League office.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
 
  Last Day to Register/ Re-register for the March 5th Primary. Register here for the March 5th Primary Election:

https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/(X(1)S(dsbvphuvqnjwim5vwoqpmhv0))/FedForm.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1here

Check Your Voter Registration Status here: https://lavote.net/SECURED/VOTER_REG/

Monday, February 18, 2013
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
California State University Los Angeles,
University Student Theatre
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, Ca 90032
Mayoral Candidate Forum w/ PBI @ CSULA. Mayoral Candidate Forum in collaboration with the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs. The debate will be broadcast live on KABC TV Los Angeles, Channel 7.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. EMAIL YOUR REGISTRATION TO PBI @ JRuiz@cslanet.calstatela.edu. Electronic registration is now closed.

Guests must be seated no later than 5:45 p.m. Doors will close at 6 p.m. for broadcast purposes.

Sunday, February 17, 2013
1:00 pm
Olvera Street, Los Angeles, California 90012. Get Directions Climate Change Rally. LWVLA is co-sponsoring the rally and encourages you to attend. For more info see the event Facebook site.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools
701 S. Catalina Street,
A414,
Los Angeles, Ca 90005
LAUSD School Board District 2 Candidate Forum. Before you vote for School Board on March 5th, heres your first chance to here and question the candidates.

Food, Childcare, and Translation will b provided.

Invited: Alberdo Diaz, Board President Mónica García, AnnaMarie Montanez, Robert Skeels, Isabel Vazquez

To RSVP or to submit questions please call 213-808-6407 or e-mail rsmith@unitedwayla.org

View the official event flyer in English, and Spanish

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
12:00 p.m.
Pacific Palisades Public Library
861 Alma Real Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
February Neighboorhood/ Unit Meeting. This month League neighborhood meetings will have a presentation on the "March 5 Ballot Pros & Cons". Open to the public.

Meeting date, time and location is subject to change. Call the League office at 213-368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

If you need transportation to a unit meeting, please contact the League office.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
10:00 a.m.
Crenshaw
Ladera Heights Senior Community Center
4750 W. 62 street
Los Angeles, CA 90056
February Neighborhood/ Unit Meeting. This month League neighborhood meetings will have a presentation on the "March 5 Ballot Pros & Cons". Open to the public.

Meeting date, time and location is subject to change. Call the League office at 213-368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

If you need transportation to a unit meeting, please contact the League office.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
9:45 a.m.
Las Virgenes
Private home (call the LWVLA office for the address)
February Neighborhood/ Unit Meeting. This month League neighborhood meetings will have a presentation on the "March 5 Ballot Pros & Cons". Open to the public.

Meeting date, time and location is subject to change. Call the League office at 213-368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

If you need transportation to a unit meeting, please contact the League office.

Thursday, February 7, 2013
9:00 a.m.
Valley Performing Arts Center
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8448
Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Forum. Co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Business Federation & Los Angeles Daily News.

9 a.m.: Breakfast Reception and Networking with Candidates

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Candidate Forum

11:30 a.m. + Noon Networking with Candidates

Moderated by Austin Beutner, former special deputy to Mayor Villaraigosa and founder of Evercore Partners

No prior registration necessary. Event is free and open to the public. CSUN parking fee is $6. Parking in the B1 lot.

Click here for the official event flyer

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
7-8:30 p.m.
West Hollywood Park Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
West Hollywood City Council Candidates Forum. The League is cosponsoring a candidate forum with the West Hollywood North Neighborhood Association (WHNNA). It will be held at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium (647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, 90069), and will also be broadcast on WeHoTV.

Parking next door at the library. Parking validation available.

Thursday, January 31, 2013
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Boys and Girls Club of San Fernando Valley
11251 Glenoaks Blvd.
Pacoima, CA 91331
LAUSD School Board District 6 Candidate Forum. Before you vote for School Board on March 5th, here's your first chance to hear and question the candidates

Food, Childcare & Translation Provided

Invited: Antonio Sanchez, Maria Cano & Monica Ratliff

To RSVP or to submit questions please call 213-808-6407 or e-mail rsmith@unitedwayla.org

View the official event flyer in English, and Spanish

Thursday, January 24, 2013
6:00 p.m.
Forest Lawn, Hall of Liberty
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Mayoral Candidate Forum w/ Communities United for Smart Growth. Mayoral Candidate Forum in partnership with Communities United for Smart Growth.

The mayoral candidates in attendance were council members Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry, City Controller Wendy Greuel, attorney and broadcaster Kevin James, and former technology company executive Emanuel Pleitez. The event was aired on SoCal Connected. In case you missed it, you can view it in its entirety on SoCalConnected.org web page.

Event flyer

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
 
  LWVLA San Fernando Valley Book Club. This month's book selection is 'The Lady in the Lake' by Raymond Chandler.

For more information please contact Hermalee Schmidt at hermalees@aol.com.

Thursday, January 3, 2013
1:00 p.m.
  LWVLA Westside Book Club. Westside Book Club meets in Santa Monica, Thurs. at 1 p.m.

This month's book selection is 'Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir' by John Paul Stevens.

For more information, contact Sandra Trutt at s.trutt@verizon.net.

Monday, December 24, 2012-Wednesday, January 2, 2013
 
  League Office Closed. In observance of Holiday
Thursday, December 20, 2012
9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Palms Rancho Park Library
2920 Overland Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90064
University/Westside Local Meeting.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
 
Private Home San Fernando Valley Local Meeting. Contact chair for location and time. Fran Lapides (818) 883-5874 or flapides@socal.rr.com
Saturday, December 15, 2012
7:00 pm
Aratani Japan Theatre
244 S San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Mayoral Forum w/L. A. League of Conservation Voters. Mayors Forum LALCV

In case you missed this forum, the live recording is available here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LWVLA Office Holiday Party and Open House. RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/LWVLA
Saturday, December 1, 2012
12:00 p.m.
Woodland Hills Private Home Winter Welcome. You are invited to attend a special membership event in the San Fernando Valley for the Los Angeles League.

This is a social event and should be fun. We'll have delicious lunch, a holiday gift book exchange and dynamic presentations by some of our leaders.

With the excitement of the March and April elections, league information will keep you informed so you can make educated decisions.

Please bring a gift wrapped book to trade for a new gift wrapped book.

Please RSVP to Sandra Trutt (310) 479-7482 or s.trutt@verizon.net. Address and directions will be sent on RSVP

Friday, November 16, 2012
7:35 a.m.
CSULA
5151 State University Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90032
LWVLA & Pat Brown Institute Present:: Elections 2012: Politics & Policy. The ballots will have been cast, and the votes will have been tallied. What will the 2012 election results mean for the future of California? The League of Women Voters Los Angeles and Pat Brown Institute will be holding a conference on Friday, November 16th, 2012 to discuss the results and their significance. Learn how immigrant communities, higher education, and health care are impacted by what happens on election day.

Pre-Registration is required! Registration must be postmarked by November 13th! (Call Jacqueline Ruiz at (323)343-3770 for confirmation.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
9:30 a.m.
Palms Rancho Public Library
2920 Overland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90054
Local Neighborhood Meeting: "The Smart Voter". Join us to discuss "The Smart Voter". League member Frances Talbott-White will lead a discussion about how "the Smart Voter" functioned in this part election and what we want to know for the coming March election.

It should be a great informational and entertaining conversation!

Open to the public. Call the office for additional details.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
 
  LWVLA San Fernando Valley Book Club. This month's book selection: 'When Everything Changed' by Gail Collins.

For more information please contact Hermalee Schmidt at hermalees@aol.com.

Thursday, November 1, 2012
10:00 a.m.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
REGISTRAR-RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK
12400 IMPERIAL HIGHWAY
NORWALK, CA 90650

1-800-815-2666
Know Your Rights Webinar. Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters presents: Know Your Rights Webinar! R.S.V.P. at acomer@rrcc.lacounty.gov
Thursday, November 1, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Community Rm.:The Broadway Apartment Bldg.
1424 Broadway,
Santa Monica, Ca 30404
Speaking Engagement at Community Corporation of Santa Monica. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
1:15 p.m.
L.A Jewish Home for the Aging
18855 Victory Blvd,
Reseda, CA 91335
Speaking Engagement at L.A. Jewish Home for the Aging. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
12:45 p.m.
National Council of Jewish Women
543 North Fairfax Avenue,
Los Angeles, Ca 90036
Speaking Engagement at Cafe Europa; Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
10:00 a.m.
United Teachers of Los Angeles Building (UTLA)
Room 816
3303 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Press Event Supporting Proposition 34. This event will feature Franky Carillo--who was sentenced to life without possibility of parole and served 20 years before being exonerated--and other spokespersons for the campaign will be available to encourage voters to vote Yes on this state ballot measure. For more information about Franky's story click here: http://www.scpr.org/programs/offramp/2012/07/20/27473/freedom-lost-wisdom-gained/
Sunday, October 28, 2012
2:30 p.m.
21430 Centre Pointe Pkwy,
Santa Clarita, Ca 91350
Speaking Engagement at Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
11:00 a.m.
Scope
Florence and Western
Speaking Engagement Hosted By The Los Angeles Urban League-Young Professionals. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
9:00 a.m.
Wilfandel House
3425 West Adams Blvd,
Los Angeles, Ca 90018
Speaking Engagement at Women on Target. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Friday, October 26, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Mary Immaculate Church
10390 Remick Avenue,
Pacoima, Ca 91331
Speaking Engagement at Social Justice Committee. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
1:45 p.m.
The Valley Store Front
12821 Victory Blvd.,
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Speaking Engagement at Cafe Europa; Jewish Family Services of L.A. on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Galpin Ford
15505 Roscoe Blvd.,
North Hills, CA 91343
Speaking Engagement at Jewish Family Services on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
12 p.m.
Saphardic Temple Tiferet (Second Floor)
10500 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Speaking Engagement at LASHA on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Exposition Park
Comrie Hall
3980 Bill Robertson Lane,
Los Angeles, Ca 90037
Public Forum on the November Ballot Tax Initiatives. The LWVLA Education Fund, AARP, and the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition present a public forum examining the pros and cons of props 30, 31, 38, and 39 on the November 2012 ballot. Learn more about these measures and their possible impact on programs and services affecting older Californians, if passed. RSVP at 1-877-926-8300 or online at http://aarp.cvent.com/events/EventRsvp.aspx
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
2:30 p.m.
Cafeteria at West Hills Hospital
7300 Medical Center Dr.,
West Hills, CA 91307
Speaking Engagement at West Hills Hopital on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
6:15 p.m.
Mar Vista library
12006 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Speaking Engagement at Friends of the Marvista Library on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
10:30 a.m.
The Village
5450 Vesper Ave.,
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Speaking Engagement at the Hispanic/ Jewish Women's Taskforce of the San Fernando Valley on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
10:00 a.m.
Beth Jacobs Congregation
9030 W. Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Speaking Engagement at Beth Jacobs Congregation in Beverly Hills on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
10:00 a.m.
Temple Beth Halal
12623 Riverside Dr.,
Valley Village, CA 91607
Speaking Engagement at Sisterhood of Temple Halal on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
2:00 p.m.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Platt Public Library
23600 Victory Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
October Local Neighborhood Unit Meetings; The November General Election Ballot. This month our neighborhood units meetings will focus on the November General Election ballot. A trained League speaker will inform attendees on the pros and cons to each of the ballot propositions and answer questions. This one is definitely a meeting that shouldn't be missed!

Unit meetings are open to the public.

Unit meetings dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Call the League office at (213)368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
2:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Public Library, Adult Literacy Services
630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Speaking Engagement at Los Angeles Public Library Adult Literacy Services on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
UNIVERSITY/WESTSIDE
Palms-Rancho Park Library
2920 Overland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
October Local Neighborhood Unit Meetings; The November General Election Ballot. This month our neighborhood units meetings will focus on the November General Election ballot. A trained League speaker will inform attendees on the pros and cons to each of the ballot propositions and answer questions. This one is definitely a meeting that shouldn't be missed!

Unit meetings are open to the public.

Unit meetings dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Call the League office at (213)368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
6:45 p.m.
Temple Adat Elohim
2420 E. Hillcrest Dr.,
Thosaund Oaks, CA 91362
Speaking Engagement on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
1:30 p.m.
Rosewood Gardens Senior Apartments
504 N. Berendo
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Speaking Engagement at Rosewood Gardens Senior Apartments on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
1:00 p.m.
St. Jude's Catholic Church
32032 Lindero Canyon Rd.,
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Speaking Engagement at St. Jude's Catholic Church on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
LOS FELIZ
Citibank
2450 Glendale Blvd.
Silver Lake, CA 90039
October Local Neighborhood Unit Meetings; The November General Election Ballot. This month our neighborhood units meetings will focus on the November General Election ballot. A trained League speaker will inform attendees on the pros and cons to each of the ballot propositions and answer questions. This one is definitely a meeting that shouldn't be missed!

Unit meetings are open to the public.

Unit meetings dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Call the League office at (213)368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Colfax School
11724 Addison St.,
Valley Village, CA 91607
Speaking Engagement at Valley Village Homeowner's Association on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Sepulveda Universalist Church
9950 Haskell Ave.
North Hills, CA 91343
Speaking Engagement at Sepulveda Universalist Church on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
 
Temple Isaiah
10345 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Voter Registration at Temple Isaiah. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
3:30 p.m.
Emeritus at Chattsworth
20801 Devonshire St.,
Chattsworth, CA 91311
Speaking Engagement at Emeritus on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
2:00 p.m.
Westside Center for Independent Living
12901 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Speaking Engagement Westside Center for Independent Living on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
1:30 p.m.
Encino Library
18231 Ventura
Tarzana, CA 91356
Speaking Engagement at Encino Library on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
CULVER CITY
Culver City Library
4975 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
October Local Neighborhood Unit Meetings; The November General Election Ballot. This month our neighborhood units meetings will focus on the November General Election ballot. A trained League speaker will inform attendees on the pros and cons to each of the ballot propositions and answer questions. This one is definitely a meeting that shouldn't be missed!

Unit meetings are open to the public.

Unit meetings dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Call the League office at (213)368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
7:00 p.m.
St. Stephen's Presbyterian
20121 Devonshire St.,
Chattsworth, CA 91311
Speaking Engagement on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Monday, October 15, 2012
1:00 p.m.
Culver Palms Methodist Church
4464 Sepulveda Blvd.,
Culver City, CA 90230
Speaking Engagement at Culver City's Women Club on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Monday, October 15, 2012
10:30 a.m.
Temple Judea
5429 Lindley,
Tarzana, CA 91356
Speaking Engagement at National Council of Jewish Women Vista Val Division on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Monday, October 15, 2012
10:30 a.m.
The Valley Store Front
12821 Victory Blvd.,
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Speaking Engagement at Jewish Family Services on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
ONE Generation
18255 Victory Boulevard
Reseda, CA 91335
Speaking Enagement at One Generation. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
2:00 p.m.
St. Andrew's Church
16651 Rinaldi St.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Speaking Engagement Temple Beth Torah on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
12:00 p.m.
United Methodist Church of Westlake Village
1049 S. Westlake Blvd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Speaking Engagement at United Methodist Church of Westlake Village on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
11:45 a.m.
First United Methodist Church
22700 Sherman Way
West Hills, CA 91307
Speaking Engagement at First United Methodist Church on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Friday, October 12, 2012
12:30 p.m.
Israel Levin Center
201 Oceanfront Walk,
Venice, CA 90291
Speaking Engagement at Israel Levin Center on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Friday, October 12, 2012
10:00 a.m.
St. Andrew's Church
16651 Rinaldi St.,
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Speaking Engagement at SAGE on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
1:00 p.m.
Hadassah
455 S. Robertson Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Speaking Engagement at Hadassah Sherman Oaks on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League Office.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
1:00 p.m.
Felicia Mayhood Senior
11338 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Speaking Engagement at the Felicia Mayhood Senior Center on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
11:00 a.m.
Vintage Westwood Horizons
947 Tiberton Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Speaking Engagement at the Vintage Westwood Horizon on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
6:15 p.m.
Platt Library
7018 Darnoch Way,
West Hills, CA 91037
Speaking Engagement at Friends of the Platt Library on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
6:00 p.m.
Balboa Sports Center
17015 Burbank Blvd.,
Encino, CA 91316
Speaking Engagement on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center
18255 Victory Blvd.
Reseda, CA 91335
Berman-Sherman Congressional District Candidates Forum. ONEgeneration Advisory Council Presents 30th Congressional District Candidates Forum Moderated by The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. Featuring candidates Howard Berman and Brad Sherman.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
1:00 p.m.
Woodland Hills Community Church
21338 Dumetz Rd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Speaking Engagement at Woodland Hills Community Church on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Voter Registration Drive at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Calabasas Library
200 Civic Center Way,
Calabasas, CA 91302
Speaking Engagement on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
11:00 a.m.
The Gardens of Tarzana
18700 Burbank Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356
Speaking Engagement at the Gardens of Tarzana on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
LOS VIRGENES
Private Home
Call League Office for Location
October Local Neighborhood Unit Meetings; The November General Election Ballot. This month our neighborhood units meetings will focus on the November General Election ballot. A trained League speaker will inform attendees on the pros and cons to each of the ballot propositions and answer questions. This one is definitely a meeting that shouldn't be missed!

Unit meetings are open to the public.

Unit meetings dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Call the League office at (213)368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
10:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.
CRENSHAW
Senior Community Center
4750 W 62nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90056
October Local Neighborhood Unit Meetings; The November General Election Ballot. This month our neighborhood units meetings will focus on the November General Election ballot. A trained League speaker will inform attendees on the pros and cons to each of the ballot propositions and answer questions. This one is definitely a meeting that shouldn't be missed!

Unit meetings are open to the public.

Unit meetings dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Call the League office at (213)368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
10:00 a.m.
Kaiser Watts Counseling Center
1465 E. 103rd St.
Watts, CA 90002
Speaking Engagement on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Monday, October 8, 2012
12:00 p.m.
CSULA
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Voter Registration at California State University, Los Angeles. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Sunday, October 7, 2012
1:00 p.m.
The Village Retirement Home
5450 Vesper Ave.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
Speaking Engagement at the Hispanic/Jewish Women's Task Force of the San Fernando Valley on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
7:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills
10400 Zelzah Ave.
Granada Hills, CA
Speaking Engagement at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Northridge United Methodist Church
9504 Sylvia Ave.
Northridge, CA 91324
Speaking Engagement at Northridge United Methodist Church on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
1:30 p.m.
Culver City Senior Center
4095 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232
Speaking Engagement on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
PACIFIC PALISADES
Palisades Public Library
681 Alma Real Dr.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
October Local Neighborhood Unit Meetings; The November General Election Ballot. This month our neighborhood units meetings will focus on the November General Election ballot. A trained League speaker will inform attendees on the pros and cons to each of the ballot propositions and answer questions. This one is definitely a meeting that shouldn't be missed!

Unit meetings are open to the public.

Unit meetings dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Call the League office at (213)368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Voter Registration Drive at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Monday, October 1, 2012
3:30 p.m.
Fountainview
6440 Wilbur Ave. Apt. 404,
Reseda, CA 91335
Speaking Engagement at Fountainview on the November Ballot. Public speaking engagement covering the November ballot propositions. For more information contact the League office.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Voter Registration Drive at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
12:00 PM
Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Voter Registration at Colburn School. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Voter Registration Drive at Paramount Pictures. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
11:00 AM
Watts Healthcare Corp.
6601 Rugby Avenue
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Voter Registration at Watts Healthcare Corp.. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
11:00 AM
Sony Studios
10202 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Voter Registration at Sony Studios. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
10:00 AM
Saban Free Clinic
8405 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Voter Registration at Saban Free Clinic. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
California State University Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
The League Celebrate NVRD CSULA by Registering Voters. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
 
Find an Event Near You
http://events.nationalvoterregistrationday.org/events
National Voter Registration Day. In 2008, 6 million Americans told the US Census that they did not vote because they did not know how to register or they missed their state's voter registration deadline. In 2012, we want to make sure no American is left out.

On September 25, 2012, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will "hit the streets" for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated volunteer, technology and media efforts will create widespread awareness of voter registration opportunities--allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters or more who we could not reach otherwise.

http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/

Thursday, September 20, 2012
5:00 PM
Streetcar Los Angeles
550 South Hope Street #2300
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Voter Registration Event. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Voter Registration Drive at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Watts Healthcare
10300 Compton Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Voter Registration Drive at Watts Healthcare. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Monday, September 17, 2012
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Law Library
301 W. 1st St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Voter Registration Drive at the Law Library. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Call for location. The LWVLA Valley Book Club. Book Selection: Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

Please RSVP to Helene Terris at 818 784-0482 or hrterris@aol.com for details and location.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Voter Registration Drive at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Verbum Dei High School
1100 S. Central Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Voter Registration Drive at Verbum Dei High School. Come out and join the League in our effort to register voters before the November election!
Thursday, September 6, 2012
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
LWVLA
3303 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 310,
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Deputy Registrar Training. The League will be hosting the L.A. County Registrar Recorder's Office to deputize anyone interested in registering voters. This is an important election and you can help us in our efforts to reach potential voters! In you are interested in attending, please contact the League Office: (213)368-1616
Thursday, September 6, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
West Los Angeles home (call for address) LWVLA Westside Book Club. Book Selection: Who Gets What, Fair Compensation after Tragedy and Financial Upheaval by Kenneth R. Feinberg, 2012

RSVP to Sandra Trutt at s.trutt@verizon.net or 310-479-7482.

Saturday, August 18, 2012
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Loyola Law School
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Sentencing Reform Forum. Save the date!

Join us for a panel that will concentrate on the changing attitudes, changing laws, changing supervision, and changing costs.

Featuring Dean Erwin Chemerinsky as keynote speaker.

View event flyer here.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, the Center for Restorative Justice, Loyola Law School, and the Violence Prevention Coalition.

Saturday, July 28, 2012
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Women's City Club
160 North Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
2012 Annual Summer League Day: Popovers in Pasadena. The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County puts on a wonderful event every year, and this year will be no different. Mark your calendars!

Keynote Speaker: Wendy Schwartz, Director of Board Relations Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Workshops You Can Attend:

  • Worldwide Comparative Health Care
  • California Water Issues Update
  • Voter Service
  • Presidents & Treasurers

Registration Info: Please see the event flyer for details on how to register. Attendance cost is $25, if you register by July 16 and $30 after.

Lunch will be provided.

See the event flyer for further registration information and mail-in form.

Thursday, June 14, 2012
 
California State University Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
Annual Connecting Women to Power Business Conference. The League would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming annual Connecting Women to Power Business Conference, which will be held on June 14th, 2012 at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

The Connecting Women to Power conference brings together leaders from corporations, government agencies, and strategic partner organizations to explore ways of positioning women entrepreneurs to thrive in today's global and ever-changing business climate. Women who own their own business, or aspire to do so, will have a chance to build key alliances, coalitions, and affiliations while getting the latest information on industry trends and discovering how to propel their businesses to the next level.

The conference is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. To view more details on the event, please view the event flyer

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
 
  Statewide Direct Primary. Have questions about your polling place, voter registration, what candidates are on your ballot, etc?

Make sure to visit SmartVoter.org to receive comprehensive nonpartisan information about all contests on your ballot and polling place information.

Also, visit our Voter Information page for additional voter and election resources.

The Easy Voter Guide, from the LWV of California, provides information on the two propositions on the June 5 ballot.

Call the League office at 213-368-1616 to request the League's 'Pros & Cons', a publication that provides information on ballot measures and propositions.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
 
  Last Day to Request A 'Vote By Mail Ballot'. Today is the last day to send a request to the County Clerk's office for 'Mail-In Ballots' for the June 5 election.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Camino Nuevo
Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy
1018 Mohawk Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Candidate Forum for California's 51st Assembly District. Please join us at a candidate forum moderated by long time League member, Liza White, on May 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Come and learn about where candidates of California's 51st Assembly District stand on issues affecting children and families in the community.

The forum is sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles Education Fund, Los Angeles Universal Preschool, and El Centro Del Pueblo.

For more information, including the list of candidates, view the event flyer.

Saturday, April 28, 2012
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hollenbeck Palms/Boyle Heights
573 South Boyle Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033-3897
Ballot Briefing for June Consolidated Primary. LWV and LAC invite you for a ballot briefing on the 2 measures in the June consolidated primary.

Open to the public.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
8:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
All Saints Church
Sweetland Hall
132 N. Euclid Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
When It Rains It Doesn't Pour; Climate Change and Water. Community forum moderated by Felicia Williams, Pasadena Environmental Advisory Commission, and presented by the Pasadena League.

What is climate change and what legislation is addressing it? How will climate change legislation affect our economy? Do you know where your water comes from?

Featuring a great panel of speakers:
-Dr. Josh Fisher, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
-Tony Zampiello, Asst. Executive Officer, Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster
-Adrienne Alvord, Union of Concerned Scientists

Please make reservations no later than April 13, 2012. To RSVP e-mail the Pasadena League at office@lwvpasadenaarea.org with "RSVP April 21" in the subject line. For additional information contact the Pasadena League office at 626-798-0965.

Sunday, April 1, 2012-Monday, April 30, 2012
 
  April Neighborhood Unit Meetings. In April the Vote by Mail consensus process will take place at Unit meetings. Come and receive interesting and informative material on vote by mail and take part in what promises to be a riveting discussion.

Unit meeting dates, times and location are subject to change. Call the League office at 213-368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting. If you need transportation to a unit meeting, please contact the unit chair.

Thursday, March 15, 2012
6:00 p.m.
Millenium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
League of Women Voters Los Angeles Celebrates Leadership - Annual Gala. Join civic leaders, elected officials, community members, and dignitaries at the 2012 Celebrating Leadership Awards Dinner presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles Education Fund.

The annual fundraising event will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles (6 PM reception and silent auction, 7 PM dinner and program).

For ticket and sponsorship information visit our Celebrating Leadership Awards website.

Thursday, March 1, 2012-Saturday, March 31, 2012
 
  March Neighborhood Unit Meetings. This month there will be a change of pace and units will have the opportunity to select their own choice of topic. Meetings will be covering current "hot topics" from redistricting to panels discussions on AB 109 and the realignment of state prisoners.

Please check our local neighborhood meetings page for meeting dates and locations.

Call the League office at 213-368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meetings. If you need transportation to a unit meeting, please contact the unit chair.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012-Wednesday, February 29, 2012
 
  February Neighborhood/Unit Meetings. In February the League's local meetings will focus on 'Move to Amend' and the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

Unit meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change. Call the League office at 213-368-1616 or check our Units page for up-to-date information prior to attending the meeting.

If you need transportation to a unit meeting, please contact the office or the contact person for that specific meeting.

Saturday, January 28, 2012
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
TAIX Restaurant
1911 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026

(213) 484-1265
LWV-LAC Winter League Day: Direct Democracy. Join us for an insightful discussion on 'Direct Democracy'. Featuring guest speaker Bob Stern.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mt. Saint Mary's College
Rose Hills Auditorium
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Women Empowering Women. The first in a series of speaking engagements sponsored by the Los Angeles Metro National Women's Political Caucus - Education Fund, League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, Mount Saint Mary's College, the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Latina Business Women's Association, the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Latina Lawyers Bar Association, and Hispanics Organized for Political Equality (HOPE).

Featuring: Michele Ruiz as Mistress of Ceremonies

Speakers: Dr. Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez, Girls Inc., and Susan Estrich, Robert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Southern California

Reception Immediately following - Speakers Wendy Gruel, City Controller, and Jan Perry, Councilmember, City of Los Angeles, 9th District

Ticket information: $25 for LWVLA Members; $35 general; $10 students. Registration is free to Mount Saint Mary's College students, but DO register. RSVP by calling the League office at 213-368-1616.

On-line registration available: League Member Registration ($25) and Non-Members ($35) & Students Admissions ($10)

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: At guard shack, tell them you are there for an event at the Rose Hill Auditorium. You may park on the street or the parking Pavilion and then walk to the Ahmanson Weingart Hall where the Rose Hills Auditorium is located. (You can also turn and park in the AAA lot before the guard shack.)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Harbor College
Miller Recital Hall
1111 Figueroa Place,
Wilmington, CA 90744
Candidate Forum: City of L.A. Council District 15. The candidate forum is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and UCLA's Office of Government and Community Relations. Forum will be moderated by Frances Talbott-White, LWVLA.

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Event is open to the public.

Saturday, December 10, 2011
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
League of Women Voters of L.A. Bldg.
Auditorium, 2nd floor
3303 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Civic Education/League Day: "The Rules Have Changed: How to Survive Redistricting, the Top 2 Primaries, and More!". Join us for an exciting League Day that will feature speakers on the "Redistricting / New Primary System".

Event is open to the public flyer.

December 2011
 
  December Unit Meetings. This month our neighborhood meetings will provide the opportunity for members to make recommendations concerning possible program issues for the League. Please join us at a local unit meeting to present and discuss ideas in person.

Unit meetings are open to the public.

Unit meetings dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Call the League office at (213)368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

Monday, November 7, 2011
1:00-4:00pm
The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Realignment Community Forum. The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and the Violence Prevention Coalition invite you to the 'Realignment Community Forum' (post event webcast available from home page.)

How is AB 109 being implemented? What is realignment?

Enjoy a panel discussion on AB 109. Panelists include: Reaver Bingham, Deputy Chief, L.A. County Department of Probation; Brad Carson, HUB Deputies; Erick Cerda, HUB Deputies.

We will also feature a panel on the community response to reentry. Panelists include: Brian Biery, Flintridge Center Mary Weaver; Kruti Parekh, Youth Justice Coalition & Free L.A. High School.

For additional event information and RSVP information make sure you view the event flyer.

November 2011
 
  November Unit Meetings. This month our neighborhood units meetings will focus on the recent changes in the Criminal Justice system.

Unit meetings are open to the public.

Unit meetings dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Call the League office at (213)368-1616 or contact the unit chair prior to attending the meeting.

Saturday, October 22, 2011
9:30am-2:00pm
Rio Hondo Country Club
10627 Old River School Road
Downey, CA 90240
L.A. County Fall League Day. The LWV of Los Angeles County ILO invites you to attend Fall League Day - "Redistricting in Review".

Speaker: Jodie Filkins Webber, Commissioner, CA Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Cost: $25, includes buffet lunch.

Reservation: Required. Please send your name and check to:

LWV/LAC Treasurer
1259 Winchester Ave.,
Glendale, CA 91201

See flyer for additional event information.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
6:30pm
City of Culver City - City Hall
9770 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Candidate Forum: Culver City. League of Women Voters' Culver City Unit with assistance from Culver City Council PTA will conduct a School Board candidate forum on Tuesday evening, October 18.

Audience members will be seated and invited to submit written questions beginning at 6:30 p.m., and live video coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Thea Brodkin, a long-time League member who resides in Santa Monica, will be the impartial moderator.

Please visit the League's award-wining website, SmartVoter.org, for more information about all CCUSD candidates.

Sunday, October 9, 2011
5:30-9:00pm
Miyako Hybrid Hotel
21381 S. Western Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
Celebrating 100 Years: California Women Winning Right to Vote. Join the League of Women Voters Torrance Area in celebrating the Women of California who won the right to vote in 1911. On October 9, 2011. LWV Torrance will tell the story of women's victory and the path they took to win that right.

Sheila Kuehl, former State Legislator and women's rights activist will tell the story of the first woman ever to vote in California. The MC for the evening is former Managing Editor of the Daily Breeze and very funny lady Jean Adelsman.

For reservations and more event information, please see event announcement.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
7:30pm
Downtown Independent Theater
251 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Direct Democracy: The Cause of California's Problems or the Solution?. The Initiative, Referendum, and Recall Process - Join the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, Zocalo Public Square and the California Supreme Court Historical Society on October 5, 2011 in a local discussion on the triumphs and tribulations of our 100 years of experience with the initiate, referendum, and recall process known as direct democracy.

Immediate registration is encouraged. Reservations. For more event information visit our What's New? page.

Monday, October 3, 2011
7:00pm
Oak Forest Estates Club House
32100 Triunfo Canyon Road,
Westlake
Candidate Forum: Westlake Village. Members of our voter service committee will be managing a candidate forum this evening. Event is open to the public.
October 2011
 
  October Unit Meetings: Federal Role in Education, K-12, Equity issues. This month unit meetings will continue their focus on the 'Federal Government's Role on Education' with the last of a two part presentation on the subject.

Meeting dates and locations can be accessed at our units page.

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Sunday, September 18, 2011
 
The Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Los Angeles League Earns Film Credit. The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles invites you to celebrate California Women's Suffrage Centennial at the Autry National Center! LWVLA will participate by registering voters throughout the day.

Among the day's activities will be a screening of a new documentary: "The Sixth Star: California Women Win the Vote!"

Make your own suffragist sash and go on a "Hands-On History" tour highlighting women's contributions to the West. Festivities include the opening of The Girl Scout's West, an exhibition curated by a Girl Scout for her Gold

To volunteer, please contact Fran Lapides: voterservice@lwvlosangeles.org.

-Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-Museum admission rates apply/free for Autry members

Schedule of Events:

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Gold Rush: Artwork by Girl Scouts

11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.: Noon Story Time+

11:30 a.m. Screening of "The Sixth Star: California Women Win the Vote!"

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Docent Led Tour

1:30 p.m.: Third Sunday Jam With the Western Music Association:

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Family Tour

Saturday, September 10, 2011
11am-1pm
Double Tree Hotel Torrance/ South Bay
Salon A
21333 Hawthorne Blvd.,
Torrance, CA 90503
LWV Fall Kickoff Meeting; Choosing A New Voting System for L.A. County. The Local Leagues of the South Bay are holding a lunch meeting on the selection of a new LA County Voting System.

Kenneth Bennett of the Registrar/Recorders office will show a power-point presentation and talk about voting systems and how we are approaching the challenge of a new system for LA County.

Everyone is welcome and reservations for lunch are required. Please see event announcement for reservation information.

September 2011
 
  September Unit Meetings. Unit Meetings will begin meeting in the month of September! This month unit meetings will focus on the 'Federal Government's Role on Education'.

Meeting dates and locations can be accessed at our units page.

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Friday, August 26, 2011
6:00pm
Lexus Club at
STAPLES Center
Celebrate Women's Equality Day with the L.A Sparks!. Women's Equality Day is Friday, August 26, 2011. The Los Angeles Sparks women's professional basketball team will celebrate this important day with its annual Inspiring Women Night. There will be a pregame reception at 6 p.m., honoring the accomplishments of four women in the area of business, sports, education, and non-profit leadership, followed by an exciting game between the Sparks and the Tulsa Shock. Last year, the League received an award for non-profit leadership.

Pregame reception at the Lexus Club at 6:00pm.

Tulsa Shock vs. Los Angeles Sparks game at 7:30pm.

For more information or to purchase your ticket, please refer to the event flyer

Saturday, July 30, 2011
9:30am-2:00pm
Women's City Club
160 North Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
2011 Annual Summer League Day - Popovers in Pasadena. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County. Keynote speaker: Rick Simpson, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Speaker of the CA State Assembly and a seasoned expert in the field of education.

Reservations and admission fee required. Click here for more information

Monday, July 4, 2011
 
  Fourth of July Holiday. League office CLOSED.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011-Wednesday, August 31, 2011
 
  Unit Meetings. The Units (local meetings) will not be meeting during the months of June, July and August.
Monday, May 30, 2011
 
  Memorial Day. League office CLOSED.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
6:30pm-10:00pm
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027
CLIMATE CHANGE: GLOBAL CONSEQUENCE - LOCAL ACTION. The League of Women Voters Los Angeles Education Fund Presents a Film Screening & Panel Discussion Event. The event features the award winning documentary, Climate Refugees, and a video short from Oxfam America, "Sisters on the Planet".

Admission is only $10 per person; $5 with student ID.

Click here for reservation form and more information

Tuesday, May 10, 2011-Thursday, May 26, 2011
Various
Various May Unit Meetings. The Unit Meetings in May will be studying the role of the federal government in public education between May and November with consensus reports due in November.

Meeting dates and locations can be accessed at http://www.lwvlosangeles.org/units.html.

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011-Monday, April 25, 2011
Various
Various April Unit Meetings. The Unit Meetings in April will be discussing state and local budgets.

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
6:00-9:00pm
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2607
Celebrating Leadership Awards Dinner. For information regarding honorees, sponsorship, silent auction and/or ticket purchase, click here
Tuesday, March 8, 2011-Monday, March 28, 2011
Various
Various March Unit Meetings. The Unit Meetings in March will enlighten members on what is going on in our county jail system. After listening to special presentations, you will then have the opportunity to hear pros and cons on the questions before you participate in reaching consensus. Locations and Times

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
10:30am-2:00pm
LWVLA Office (UTLA bldg)
3303 Wilshire Blvd., Room 815
Los Angeles, CA 90010
League Day: Celebrating Women's History Month. The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles will be celebrating Women's History Month by sponsoring a program featuring Mitzi March Mogul as the guest speaker. Ms. Mogul is a historian and Historic Preservation Consultant specializing in the architecture and social history of the 19th and 20th centuries.

An "original suffragists luncheon" (with a few exceptions)will be served. Lunch is only $10 per person.

Click here for reservation form and more information

Thursday, March 3, 2011
7:00-9:00 pm
Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies
18605 Erwin Street
Tarzana, CA 91335
LAUSD District 3 Candidates Forum. The PTSA District 31, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles is holding a Candidates Forum for LAUSD District 3.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
1:30pm
Encino/Tarzana Public Library - Meeting Room
18231 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356
Analysis of the City of Los Angeles Ballot Measures. Sponsored by the Encino/Tarzana Friends of the Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the March 8 Primary Nominating election.

For more information contact Judy Jones or David Hagopian at 818-343-7189.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
7:00pm
Park LaBrea - Theatre
5921 Colgate Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Analysis of the City of Los Angeles Ballot Measures. Sponsored by the LIFE and Park LaBrea Residents Association (PLBRA). This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the March 8 Primary Nominating election.

For more information contact Zhita Rea at 323-571-1603.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
8-9:30 pm
Senior Center - Boyle Heights
2839 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
L.A. City Council District 14 Candidates Forum. As a service to both the business and residential communities, the Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce is holding a Candidates Forum for Los Angeles Council District 14.

The forum will be facilitated by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
6:30-8:00 pm
John Marshall High School
3939 Tracy Street
Los Angeles, CA 90027
L.A. City Council District 4 Candidates Forum. The Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles is holding a Candidates Forum for Los Angeles Council District 4.
Monday, February 28, 2011
11:00am
  Analysis of the City of Los Angeles Ballot Measures. Sponsored by the Sunset Hall. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the March 8 Primary Nominating election.

Reservations are required no later than February 23. To RSVP and location information contact Wendy Caputo, Executive Director at 323-660-5277.

Thursday, February 24, 2011
4:30pm
Neighborhood Council 9th District
7600 S. Avalon
Los Angeles, CA 90003
Analysis of the City of Los Angeles Ballot Measures. Sponsored by the Neighborhood Council 9th District. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the March 8 Primary Nominating election.

For more information contact Esther Glaze at 310-413-0110.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
7:00pm
Colfax Charter Elementary School
11724 Addison Street
Los Angeles, CA 91607
Analysis of the City of Los Angeles Ballot Measures. Sponsored by the Valley Village Neighborhood Council. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the March 8 Primary Nominating election.

For more information contact Ginny Hatfield at 818-970-4577.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
7:00pm
Knollwood United Methodist Church - Social Hall
12121 Balboa Blvd.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Analysis of the City of Los Angeles Ballot Measures. Sponsored by the Knollwood United Methodist Church. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the March 8 Primary Nominating election.

For more information contact Anita Ballentine at 818-891-2207.

Monday, February 21, 2011
7:30pm
Saint Stephen Presbyterian Church
20121 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Analysis of the City of Los Angeles Ballot Measures. Sponsored by the Saint Stephen Presbyterian Church. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the March 8 Primary Nominating election.

For more information contact Carol Hiestand at 818-886-5531.

Monday, February 21, 2011
 
  President's Day Holiday. League office CLOSED.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
7:00pm
Arminta Elementary School
11530 Strathern Street
North Hollywood, CA 91605
City Council District #6 Candidates Forum. Candidates Forum sponsored by the North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council. Moderated by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles.

Questions for the candidates from the Stakeholders may be written on cards available at the door. Learn more at http://www.nhnenc.org or call 818-627-8505.

Thursday, February 17, 2011
12:15pm
Los Angeles Central Public Library - Meeting Room A
630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Analysis of the City of Los Angeles Ballot Measures. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Public Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the March 8 Primary Nominating election.

For more information contact Ronnie Mevorach at 213-228-7304.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
1:20pm
Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Analysis of the City of Los Angeles Ballot Measures. Sponsored by the Griffith Park Adult Community Club. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the March 8 Primary Nominating election.

For more information contact Stephanie Vendig at 323-667-3043.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
12:30pm
Felicia Mahood Senior Multipurpose Center - Auditorium
11338 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Analysis of the City of Los Angeles Ballot Measures. Sponsored by the Felicia Mahood Senior Multipurpose Center. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the March 8 Primary Nominating election.

For more information contact Sherrie Berlin at 310-231-0699.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
4:00pm
Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library - Meeting Room
7140 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046-4416
Analysis of the City of Los Angeles Ballot Measures. Sponsored by the Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the March 8 Primary Nominating election.

For more information contact Jim Sherod at 323-876-0472.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
7:00pm
Woodland Hills Community Church - Smith Lounge
21338 Dumetz Rd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

(park behind church)
Analysis of the City of Los Angeles Ballot Measures. Sponsored by Woodland Hills Community Church. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the March 8 Primary Nominating election.

For more information contact Maria Barbee at 818-884-5558.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
6:00-8:00pm
West Hollywood Park Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
West Hollywood City Council Candidates Forum. As a service to both the business and residential communities, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the WEHO PAC are presenting the West Hollywood City Council Candidates Forum

Facilitated by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, with moderators David Holtzman, President, and Frances Talbott-White, Voter Service Co-Chair, the forum will be broadcast live on West Hollywood City Channel 10.

For more information, please call the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at (323) 650-2688.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011-Monday, February 28, 2011
Various
Various February Unit Meetings. The Unit Meetings in February will feature Pros and Cons for the upcoming March 8 Primary Nominating Election. Visit the LWVLA website at http://www.lwvlosangeles.org/Action.html to read the League's positions on the various measures. Locations and Times

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
6:30pm-8pm
4313 Gage Ave.
Bell, CA 90201
Bell Candidates Forum. The League of Women Voters and BASTA are co-sponsoring candidate forums. These forums are not debates, but an opportunity for residents hear the candidate's speak about their plans for the city and to ask questions about their plans to improve Bell. The forums will be moderated by the League of Women Voters and are not a place for attacks. Open to the public.

Candidates to Replace Jacobo [recall election]; there are 2 candidates for this position. [Jacobo has also been invited.]

Candidates for Luis Artiga's vacant seat [recall election]; there are 5 candidates for this position.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
6:30pm-8pm
4313 Gage Ave.
Bell, CA 90201
Bell Candidates Forum. The League of Women Voters and BASTA are co-sponsoring candidate forums. These forums are not debates, but an opportunity for residents hear the candidate's speak about their plans for the city and to ask questions about their plans to improve Bell. The forums will be moderated by the League of Women Voters and are not a place for attacks. Open to the public.

Candidates for General Election. There are 3 positions open and 10 candidates running.

Saturday, January 29, 2011
9:30am-2:30pm
Rio Hondo Country Club
Event Center
10627 Old Downey Road
Downey, CA 90241
LWV/LA County 2011 Winter League Day. Can California's Budget Be Balanced? Click here for flyer and registration information.
Monday, January 17, 2011
 
  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. League office CLOSED.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
9:30am-2:00pm
League of Women Voters of LA (UTLA Bldg)
3303 Wilshire Blvd., Room 815
Los Angeles, CA 90010
LWVLA Program Planning Conference. SAVE THE DATE - Here's your chance! Now is the time!! The grassroots must speak out now!

If you have an idea, be sure it follows League's principles, fits the interest of the group, is something that the League can have an influence on. Is this an issue on which legislative action is needed? Will political realities permit effective government action during the next two years? Does this issue involve a need not being well met by other groups? Is this an issue that would attract participation from the community and our members? Would it entice new members? diverse members? If recommending a study, will this issue still be timely when the study is completed in two years? Is there member interest and commitment to this topic? Could the League play a significant role in impacting community concern and/or public policy decisions on this issue? Is this an issue that will attract financial support? Given all this, what exactly do you want to accomplish for the next two years? What issue reflects the reality of League communities nationwide? It is time for you to decide.

Click here for flyer

Tuesday, January 4, 2011-Monday, January 24, 2011
 
  January Unit Meetings. Units will not have individual meetings in January but will attend the Program Planning Day on January 8.
Friday, December 24, 2010-Friday, December 31, 2010
 
  Winter Holidays. League office CLOSED.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010-Monday, December 27, 2010
Various
Various December Unit Meetings. The Unit Meetings in December meeting will be open topic. However since we are having our Program Planning Annual meeting in January, we are encouraging Units to engage members to bring new ideas to our Program Planning meeting.

Click here for days and Times

NOTE: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to the League office (213-368-1616) to confirm the Unit meeting location and time.

Thursday, November 25, 2010-Friday, November 26, 2010
 
  Thanksgiving Holidays. League office CLOSED.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
9:30am-2:30pm
Taix Restaurant
1911 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
LWVLA County League Day. Jail Study Leaders Training.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
 
  Veteran's Day. League office will be open.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010-Monday, November 22, 2010
Various
Various November Unit Meetings. The Unit Meetings in November will feature a consensus discussion on what we want the LAPD to be.

Click here for days and Times

NOTE: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to the League office (213-368-1616) to confirm the Unit meeting location and time.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
7:00pm
Northridge United Methodist Church
9650 Reseda Blvd
Northridge, CA 91326
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Northridge United Methodist Church. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Joann Desantis at 818-993-8668.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
6:15pm-7:45pm
Mar Vista Branch Library
12006 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Mar Vista Branch Library + Friends of the Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Irwin Levin at 310-839-2436 ext. 206.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
6:30pm
Rita Walters Learning Complex
915 W. Manchester Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Children's Collective Inc. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Ernest McLaurin at 323-789-4865.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
7:00pm
Woodland Hills Community Church
21338 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Woodland Hills Community Church. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Maria Barbee at 818-346-0820.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
6:30pm-8:30pm
3750 N. Verdugo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065

parking in back of public storage bldg.
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the  Legislative Committee, Glassell Park Neighborhood Council (GPNC). This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Dr. Paula Bagasao, GPNC Leg Committee Chair at 323-478-9323.

Sunday, October 24, 2010
5:00pm
Westlake Village United Methodist Church - Alton Hall
1049 S. Westlake Blvd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Westlake Village United Methodist Church. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Chris Soltow at 805-551-6140.

Sunday, October 24, 2010
9:00am
Temple Isaiah
10345 West Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Temple Isaiah. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Rabbi Kellner at 310-277-2772.

Friday, October 22, 2010
3:15pm
Westwood Horizons Senior Retirement Hotel
947 Tiverton
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Westwood Horizons Senior Retirement Hotel. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Myrna Hansen at 310-208-4590, ext 226.

Thursday, October 21, 2010
7:30pm
Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

(Just west of the 405)
GERRYMANDERING: a new documentary film. The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles requests your presence at a closing night "No on 27" showing of GERRYMANDERING: a new documentary film (about redistricting!!! & Prop. 11! & LWV!) http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/losangeles/nuarttheatre.htm

$10.50 GENERAL; $8.00 SENIOR (62 +); $8.00 CHILD (< 12)

A special program will follow, speakers will include: Janis Hirohama, President, League of Women Voters of California.

Thursday, October 21, 2010
6:30 pm
Calabasas Library
200 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the World Issues/Adult Programming. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Karilyn Steward at 818-224-7616. Seating is limited.

Thursday, October 21, 2010
6:00 pm
Panorama City Branch Public Library
14345 Roscoe Boulevard
Panorama City, CA 91402
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Panorama City Branch Public Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Michael Baradi at 818-894-4071. Seating is limited.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
7:30 pm
Colfax Elementary School - Auditorium
11724 Addison St.
Valley Village, CA 91601
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Valley Village Homeowners Association. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Peter Sanchez at 818-424-5763.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
1:30 pm
Encino-Tarzana Library
18231 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Judy Jones at 818-343-7189.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
1:00 pm
St. Jude's Catholic Church
32032 West Lindero Canyon Road
West Lake Village, CA 91361
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the St . Jude's Senior Group. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Preshia Humecke at 805-496-5666.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
8:00pm
  Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Marina Del Rey - Ketubah Bnai Brith. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

To RSVP, event location and for more information contact Mark Jacobson at 310-649-2297.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
4:30pm-6:30pm
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012


PARKING: In surrounding public lots on Central, Alameda and 1st Street
Town Hall Los Angeles. Redistricting California: Understanding Proposition 20 & Proposition 27

A Panel Discussion

Two propositions on the November ballot may forever change democracy in California. If you are wondering what the differences are between the two propositions, if you are curious why proponents are trying to change districts, or if you are confused as to the implications of either measure, join us as we take a comprehensive look at both initiatives.

An interesting note on the propositions, there is a "Poison Pill" provision associated with them which means should both bills win a majority vote, the bill with the higher number of YES votes will the only one to go into effect.

Panelists: Kathay Feng, Executive Director, Common Cause; Rosalind Gold, Senior Director - Policy, Research & Advocacy, National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials (NALEO) Education Fund; Janis Hirohama, California President, League of Women Voters; and Nathan Lowenstein, Supporter, Proposition 27

Moderator: Jon Goodman, PhD, President, TOWN HALL Los Angeles

6:30 PM Networking Reception 7:00 PM Panel Discussion with Q&A

Check Center's web site: http://www.ncdemocracy.org/

Tickets: $20. Deadline for refunds is 2 business days prior to the event.

Click here to register for this event

Monday, October 18, 2010
10:30am
Braemar Country Club
4001 Reseda Boulevard
Tarzana 91357-5330
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women - Vista Val Chapter. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Lenora Machanic at 818-340-5293.

Sunday, October 17, 2010
2:00pm
Temple Beth Torah - Saint Charles & Saint Andrew Social Hall
16651 Rinaldi St.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Temple Beth Torah. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Linda Metz at 661-252-2099.

Sunday, October 17, 2010
10:00am
Temple Beth Hillel
12326 Riverside Drive
Valley Village, CA 91607-3698
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Temple Beth Hillel. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Harriet Newton at 818-764-5057.

Saturday, October 16, 2010
2:00pm
Woodland Hills Library
22200 Ventura Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91364-1599
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Woodland Hills Friends of the Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Kathy Rosenblatt at 310-562-6291.

Saturday, October 16, 2010
1:00pm
Golden China Restaurant
9018 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Greater LA Chapter of California Council of the Blind. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Pamela Hill at 626-300-8477.

Saturday, October 16, 2010
10:00am
State Office Building - Auditorium
6150 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the AAWU and WOC. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Jinny Hatfield at 818-970-4577.

Friday, October 15, 2010
1:00pm
Communities Actively Living Independent and Free
634 S. Spring Street, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Communities Actively Living Independent and Free. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Cynthia Soto at 213-627-0477.

Thursday, October 14, 2010
6:30pm
Platt Library
23600 Victory Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Platt Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Frona De Kovenick at 818-883-1247.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
12:00pm
94th Aero Squadron Restaurant - Van Nuys Airport
16320 Raymer Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Van Nuys Rotary Club. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact James Tenner at 818-760-4700.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
10:00am
Felicia Mahood Sr. Center
11338 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Felicia Mahood Sr. Center. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Sherry Berlin at 310-231-0699.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010-Thursday, October 28, 2010
Various
Various October Unit Meetings. The Unit Meetings in October will feature presentations on the November 2, 2010 general election. Bring your neighbors, friends, etc. for an unbiased, nonpartisan review of the November election ballot measures. Please visit http://cavotes.org/vote to see the online version of Pros & Cons. Click here for days and Times

NOTE: Sunland/Tujunga Unit November meeting has been cancelled.

Monday, October 11, 2010
7:00pm
Sherman Oaks Elementary School
14755 Greenleaf Street
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Sidonia Lax at 310-275-9466.

Monday, October 11, 2010
6:00pm
Maria's Italian Kitchen
615 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the National Women's Political Caucus. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

$20 admission fee.

For more information contact Julia Sylva at 562-884-7973.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
6:30pm
Westchester Loyola Village Library - Community Room
7114 West Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Friends of Library Westchester Loyola Village Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the November 2 election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Roberta Frye at 310-348-1095.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
9:00am-12:00pm
The California Endowment's Center for Healthy Communities
Redwood Room
1000 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
California Participation Project - Election Training. Join the California Participation Project and their partners for an informative voter participation training for nonprofits.

Co-Sponsors: Alliance for Justice, California Common Cause, California Partnership, Center for Governmental Studies, Center for Nonprofit Management, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, Community Health Councils, Community Partners, League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials - Educational Fund, and UCLA Center for Civil Society

For more information, click here

Monday, September 6, 2010
 
  Labor Day Holiday. League office CLOSED.
Thursday, September 2, 2010-Monday, September 27, 2010
Various
Various September Unit Meetings. LWVLA will hold Public Forums on the Education Committee's 3 year study of Los Angeles Unified School District. This month we will talk about Education (K-12) the third part of committee presentation to Units for consensus. Locations and Times

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

The Sunland/Tujunga Unit meeting has been cancelled for September.

Thursday, August 26, 2010
12:00-2:00pm
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Celebration of Women's Equality Day. The League of Women Voters will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Women's Right to Vote in the United States. The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles is celebrating this momentous anniversary (and its own 90th anniversary!) by having a picnic Potluck lunch. Simply bring a dish to share with 8-10 people and $5.00 to go towards event costs.

The Heritage Square Museum has graciously agreed to waive their rental fees for our event. Therefore, we are asking attendees to give a $10.00 donation to the museum. Your check can be made payable to the Heritage Square Museum. Donations will be collected at the door and given directly to the museum. You will be able to view the museum's current exhibit, Their Rights and Nothing Less: A Celebration of Women's Suffrage. Curated by Mitzi March Mogul, the exhibit showcases the incredible effort it took to gain that right and includes original artifacts from the early years of the struggle. Tours will be conducted at 12:15 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.

We encourage everyone attending the event to please RSVP to the League office at (213) 368-1616 or email info@lwvlosangeles.org.

Click here for more information

Friday, August 6, 2010
6:00pm
Lexus Club at Staples Center
1111 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1333
Inspiring Women Night. The Los Angeles Sparks women's basketball team will be honoring "Inspiring Women" in the fields of business, sports, education and non-profit leadership. We are pleased to let you know that the League of Women Voters has been nominated to receive the non-profit leadership award. Accepting the award will be Renee Chanon and Anne Whatley.

We hope you will be able to join us at the game and/or reception at Staples Center to celebrate this event and root for our favorite basketball team. What a great opportunity to show our support of women's team sports and to showcase the League of Women Voters.

You may place your order by phone or by email. Let's show our spirit at this fun, social event, which will benefit both the League and the Sparks!

Click here for more information

Sunday, August 1, 2010-Tuesday, August 31, 2010
 
  Unit Meetings. The Units will not be meeting during the month of August.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
9:30am-2:00pm
Women's City Club
160 North Oakland
Pasadena, CA 91101-1714
Popovers - 2010 Annual Summer League Day. Keynote speaker: Judge Michael Nash, Presiding Judge Juvenile Court

Reservations and admission fee required. Click here for more information

Monday, July 5, 2010
 
  Fourth of July Holiday. League office CLOSED.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
9:45-11:30am
Gene Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
NAWBO-LA Speaker Series Featuring Women of Influence. Has your business been effected by the economy? Of course it has. How have you handled the unexpected? What are the rules for some of the toughest challenges you have faced as a business owner or an employee? Do you recognize powerful women and wonder + how do they tackle crisis? What goes through their mind when things go belly up? What do they do differently that has set them apart and propelled them into the highest position of leadership? In the business world today, there's nothing more valuable than good advice from women who have been there and back only to be at the top of their game. Join NAWBO-LA's esteemed panel for a discussion on how to manage crisis, make tough decisions and stay on top.

Panelists: Kay Matthews, Vice Chair/Managing Partner, Ernst & Young; Caroline Nahas, Managing Director, Korn Ferry International; Lisa Stevens, Regional President, Wells Fargo and Faye Washington, CEO, YWCA of Greater Los Angeles.

Reservations and admission fee required. Visit http://www.nawbola.org/events/info.php?id=1709 to register.

Saturday, June 19, 2010
9:30am-1:00pm
League of Women Voters of LA (UTLA Bldg)
3303 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Fl Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA 90010
LWVLA 2010 Annual Meeting. This is the meeting that guides the League, determines its focus for the following year, and gives all LWVA members their chance to voice their concerns and interests.

To download registration form, click here

Friday, June 11, 2010-Tuesday, June 15, 2010
various
Marriott Atlanta Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia
Convention 2010. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES 49TH NATIONAL CONVENTION.

MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK: A HISTORY OF CHANGE. A FUTURE OF HOPE.

The LWVUS invites all members to join fellow Leaguers from 50 states, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Hong Kong to celebrate 90 remarkable years of League achievements and chart the course for the next biennium of League programs.

For more information, click here

Thursday, June 10, 2010
8:00-10:00am
Los Angeles City Hall-Council Chambers (3rd Floor)
200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Election Reform Forum. Forum Series on "Election Reform in Los Angeles: Idle, Moving Back or Moving Forward? An Exploration of Voting By Mail, Ranked Choice Voting and Changing Election Dates"

Councilmember José Huizar will moderate an Election Reform Forum featuring some of the region's top experts on Vote By Mail (VBM), Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) and Changing Election Dates (CED).

Panelists: Kathay Feng, Common Cause; Antonio Gonzalez, Southwest Voter Registration & Education Project and the Willie C. Velasquez Institute; David Holtzman, League of Women Voters; Ron Kaye, RonKayeLA.com and the Saving LA Project; Darry Sragow, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP; and Holly Wolcott, Office of the City Clerk, City of Los Angeles.

There is no cost to attend and parking can be arranged by contacting the Office of Councilmember Huizar at (213) 473-7014. Light refreshments will be served. Please register by sending your full name and email to Events@HeadingtonMedia.com to reserve your spot.

This is a follow-up to the successful March forum on Campaign Finance Reform and will be held just days after the California June Primary Election.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010-Wednesday, June 30, 2010
 
  Unit Meetings. The Units will not be meeting during the months of June and July.
Monday, May 31, 2010
 
  Memorial Day Holiday. League office CLOSED.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
7:00pm
Leo Beck Temple
1300 North Sepulveda
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Leo Beck Temple. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Judith Farber at 310-990-3765.

Sunday, May 23, 2010
6:00pm
Westlake Village United Methodist Church
1049 S. Westlake Blvd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by Westlake Village United Methodist Church. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Chris Soltow at 805-497-7884.

Sunday, May 23, 2010
1:30pm
Temple Beth Torah - Saint Charles & Saint Andrew - Social Hall
16651 Rinaldi St.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by Temple Beth Torah. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Linda Metz at 661-252-2099.

Sunday, May 23, 2010
11:15am
United Methodist Church of Canoga Park
22700 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91307
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Canoga Park. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Margaret Cates at 818-883-7883.

Thursday, May 20, 2010
7:15pm
Landmark Theater
10850 West Pico Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90064
Casino Jack and the United States of Money. Join us for a special benefit screening of for the Yes on Proposition 15 Campaign: The California Fair Elections Act.

Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance at http://www.YesOnProp15.org/jack.

Following the film, stay for a panel discussion about how Casino Jack shows why we need Proposition 15.

Sponsors: League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, California Common Cause, California Clean Money Campaign, L.A. Coffee Party, Progressive Democrats of America, L.A. and Topanga Canyon.

For more information contact Yes on Proposition 15, Californians for Fair Elections: Phone: (310) 397-0200. Fax: (888) 633-8898. Email: Info@YesOnProp15.org

Thursday, May 20, 2010
5:30-8:00pm
Southwestern Law School
Bullocks Wilshire Building
3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Judicial Election Candidates Forum. This is the first program of its kind in the southland designed to provide voters with a rare "up close and personal" opportunity to meet judicial candidates and learn about their backgrounds and qualifications.

This event is a partnership with Southwestern Law School and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County.

Reservations are required. Please RSVP by May 17 by calling (213) 738-6624 or send an email to mselvin@swlaw.edu.

Thursday, May 20, 2010
12:00pm-2:00pm
Platt Library
23600 Victory Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the LWVLA San Fernando Valley Unit. This event is open to the public and you are invited to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information, click here

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
1:30 pm
Encino-Tarzana Library
18231 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Judy Jones at 818-343-7189.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
6:45pm
Platt Library
23600 Victory Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Platt Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Frona De Kovenick at 818-883-1247.

Thursday, May 13, 2010
6:30pm
Westchester/Loyola Village Library
7114 W. Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Westchester/Loyola Village Library. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8th primaries. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

For more information contact Roberta Frye at 310-348-1095.

Thursday, May 13, 2010
10:15am
Temple Hillel
6706 Varna Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Pros & Cons of the State Propositions. Sponsored by the Temple Hillel. This event is open to the public and the LWV Los Angeles invites you to come and share in the opportunity to build community and receive unbiased information on the ballot measures for the June 8 State Special Election. The League speaker will be providing materials as well as resources for further research on the topics.

$3.00 donation for admission to event is requested.

For more information contact Harriet Newton at 818-764-5057.

Thursday, April 29, 2010
9:00am-12:00pm
The California Endowment's Center for Healthy Communities
Redwood Room
1000 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
California Participation Project - Election Training. Join the California Participation Project and their partners on April 29 for an informative voter participation training for nonprofits.

Co-Sponsors: Asian Pacific American Legal Center, California Partnership, Center for Non-profit Management, Community Partners, League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, Liberty Hill Foundation, Office of the California Secretary of State, UCLA Center for Civil Society, United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

For more information, click here

Tuesday, April 13, 2010-Monday, April 26, 2010
Various
Various April Unit Meetings. March and April units deal with education and will be the consensus meetings based on 3 years of study. The April units will deal with consensus questions relating to whether Government makes a difference and if so what type of governance is best. By April 1, the Education Committee Report, giving background information for the March units, will be able to be accessed as a link from the LWVLA members only home page. Locations and Times

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
 
  43rd State Assembly District - Vote by Mail Ballot. Deadline to request a Vote by Mail ballot for the April 13, 2010 Special Primary Election.

Click here for more information

Saturday, March 27, 2010
9:15am-2:00pm
Carson Community Center
801 E. Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
LWV/LA County 48th Annual Convention Luncheon. Keynote speaker: Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Second District

Reservations and admission fee required. Click here for more information

Thursday, March 4, 2010-Monday, March 22, 2010
Various
Various March Unit Meetings. March and April units will deal with education and will be the consensus meetings based on 3 years of study. The March unit with deal with 2 consensus questions: What are the significant factors that may contribute to students outcomes and what are valid measures that may be used for accountability by LAUSD and its individual schools. Background material can be looked over prior to attending the unit meetings by using the LWVLA website. Locations and Times

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Thursday, February 4, 2010-Monday, February 22, 2010
Various
Various February Unit Meetings. LWVLA: The next Decade. LWVLA is experiencing a loss of membership; from 1500 members about 50 years ago, we now have less than 500! Periodically every institution needs to take stock of its strengths and weaknesses in light of its mission and current circumstances. Our program in February will seek to engage all members in evaluating our resources, our goals, and our operating paradigm towards a plan for developing leadership, membership and funding opportunities, to best fulfill our mission in the future. Locations and Times

The February 22 Westside Evening Unit meeting has been cancelled.

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
12:00pm-1:30pm
Culver City Public Library Community Room
4975 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
LWVLA's Culver City Unit Meeting. Discussion topic: What You Need to Know about Health Care in 2010.

LWVLA President David Holtzman moderates a panel of representatives from the health care reform movement, the human resources field, and the health insurance industry.

Questions may be submitted through January 18 to voterservice@lwvlosangeles.org.

Monday, January 18, 2010
 
  Martin Luther King Day. League Office closed.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
9:30am-2:00pm
League of Women Voters of LA (UTLA Bldg)
3303 Wilshire Blvd., Room 815
Los Angeles, CA 90010
LWVLA Program Planning Conference. Here's your chance! Now is the time!! The grassroots must speak out now!

In December units are to discuss any national and county program ideas that they have for presenting to the rest of the League in January at our formal Program Planning League Day.

If you have an idea, be sure it follows League's principles, fits the interest of the group, is something that the League can have an influence on. Is this an issue on which legislative action is needed? Will political realities permit effective government action during the next two years? Does this issue involve a need not being well met by other groups? Is this an issue that would attract participation from the community and our members? Would it entice new members? diverse members? If recommending a study, will this issue still be timely when the study is completed in two years? Is there member interest and commitment to this topic? Could the League play a significant role in impacting community concern and/or public policy decisions on this issue? Is this an issue that will attract financial support? Given all this, what exactly do you want to accomplish for the next two years? What issue reflects the reality of League communities nationwide? It is time for you to decide.

Click here for more information

Thursday, January 7, 2010-Monday, January 25, 2010
Various
Various January Unit Meetings. In January, each unit will select an issue of importance to that unit. January 14, 2010 at a conference room at 3303 Wilshire Blvd. It's the year to evaluate county and national issues for education and action. Think of what you'd like LWVLA to address in 2011-2013. Locations and Times

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Friday, December 18, 2009
1:30 pm
100 First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4112
LAPD Headquarter Tour. Our first private tour of the new LAPD Headquarter Building. Chief McDonnell will be on hand to welcome us before the tour. Parking is a problem. Plan accordingly to use public transportation or to carpool and park in a lot at 2nd and Main. Confirm or rescind your reservation by emailing thom@socal.rr.com.
Thursday, December 3, 2009-Monday, December 28, 2009
Various
Various December Unit Meetings. In December we will be doing pre-program planning in preparation for our League wide Planning Meeting on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at a conference room at 3303 Wilshire Blvd. It's the year to evaluate county and national issues for education and action. Think of what you'd like LWVLA to address in 2010-2012. Locations and Times

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Thursday, November 26, 2009-Friday, November 27, 2009
 
  Thanksgiving Holidays. League office CLOSED.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
8 a.m.
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 North Central Ave (at First St)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Marijuana: The Wonder Drug for Economic Recovery? Panel Discussion. Join event moderator and LWVLA president, David Holtzman, for an opportunity to learn about the legalization of marijuana. This event is a partnership with TOWN HALL Los Angeles. Members: $20 Guest of Members: $20 Non-members: $20 Register Now - Breakfast included
Monday, November 16, 2009
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
North Hollywood Masonic Center
5122 Tujunga Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601
City of Los Angeles Council District 2 Candidates Forum. Click here for more information
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
 
  Veteran's Day. League office will be open.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
7:00-9:30pm
West Hollywood Park Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Town Hall Forum on California Government Reform. The California Government Reform Town Hall Forum will focus on the ongoing debate around a possible Consitutional convention.

This forum is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, the League of California Cities, the California Contract Cities Association, National Council of Jewish Women-Los Angeles, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Progressive Jewish Alliance, and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles.

For more information, please contact hernan Molina, Deputy to West Hollywood Councilmember John Duran, at (323) 848-6460. Click here for press release.

Thursday, November 5, 2009-Monday, November 23, 2009
Various
Various November Unit Meetings - Constitutional Convention/Reform. Californians across the political spectrum seem to be deeply dissatisfied with the way our government is functioning. We will look at the potential reforms being proposed and review the suggestions from a constitutional convention to revision of the constitution, and what part LWV might play in whatever decision is made. Locations and Times

Note: Locations and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting location and time.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
 
  Consolidated Elections. Click here for election information.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Beverly Garland Holiday Inn
4222 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91602


Download Registration Form at: http://www.lwvnet.org/lwv/easyweb/preview/whatsnew.html
SAVE THE DATE- LWVLA Annual Meeting. Business to be transacted will include approval of next year's program and budget, and approval of changes to the League's local positions.

Eric Garcetti, President of the Los Angeles City Council, will be the featured speaker.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
7:00am-8:00pm
Various Statewide General Election and Los Angeles Municipal Election. More information on Smart Voter
Thursday, April 23, 2009
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Tillman Water Reclamation Plant
6100 Woodley Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Water Crisis in Los Angeles - a Free Forum.
This forum will feature H. David Nahai, CEO of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, agency experts from LADWP, Andy Lipkis of Tree People, Ellen Mackey, a Senior Ecologist, and Alexia Mackey, a Student Activist.

Admission is free, but space is limited. To reserve, telephone 213-368-1616, email nima@lwvlosangeles.org, or mail in a registration form.

Flyer and registration form

Monday, April 13, 2009-Monday, April 27, 2009
Various
Various April Unit Meetings - Pros and Cons on May 19 Ballot Propositions. Learn about the arguments for and against the six propositions that will appear on the ballot in the May 19, 2009 special election.

Locations and times

Proposition Information on Smart Voter

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Reception: 6:00 pm; Dinner/Program: 7:00 pm
Omni Los Angeles Hotel.
Stayed tuned for more exciting details.
2009 Celebrating Leadership Awards Dinner. Support the League and honor local community leaders.

More information

Tuesday, March 3, 2009
7:00am-8:00pm
Various City of Los Angeles Primary Nominating Election. Primary election for Mayor, City Attorney, Controller, Council Members in odd-numbered districts, LAUSD Board Members in even-numbered districts, and Trustees for LACCD.

More information

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
8:00 AM
National Center for the
Preservation of Democracy
111 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Will Measure B make LA "Green" or cost too much green?. Town Hall Los Angeles and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles present a panel discussion on Measure B, which will appear on the March 3, 2009 ballot.

To make a reservation, call 213.628.8141 or visit http://www.townhall-la.org/programs/register/1280

Cost is $20.

Flyer

Monday, February 23, 2009
11:00AM - 5:00PM
Mark Taper Auditorium
Los Angeles Central Library
630 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Hearing on Selection of Redistricting Calfiornia Redistricting Commission. The California State Auditor is holding hearings around California to seek public input regarding the selection of an independent redistricting commission for California.

Come, listen and participate--make your voice heard!!

Share your ideas, experiences and concerns.

Contact: Chris Carson, ccarson@lwvc.org

Monday, February 16, 2009
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Pickwick Gardens
1001 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91506
League Day - Electing the Presidentl. Come to the League of Women Voters League Day to learn, discuss, ask questions, and engage in the consensus process to adopt a position by LWVUS on the National Popular Vote Compact.

To attend, complete the registration form and mail to LWVLA.

Thursday, February 5, 2009-Thursday, February 26, 2009
Various
Various February Unit Meetings - Pros and Cons for March 3 Ballot Measures. The unit meetings this month will focus on the arguments for and against the five measures that will be on the Los Angeles City ballot for the March 3 municipal election.

Locations and times

Friday, January 9, 2009-Monday, January 26, 2009
Various
Various January Unit Meetings - Consensus on Los Angeles City Retirement Benefits. At this meeting members of the Local Finance Study Committee will lead a discussion on retirement benefits provided City of Los Angeles Employees with the goal of reaching a LWVLA position.

LWVLA can read a draft study report and the consensus questions on the Members Only website.

There will be no presentations at the Culver City, Los Virgenes, or Sunland/Tujunga Units, but members of these units can attend a different unit meeting.

Locations and times

Thursday, January 8, 2009
9:30am - 2:00pm
Tillman Water Reclamation Plan
6100 Woodley Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
State and Local Program Planning 2009-2010. This meeting will feature presentations on our current program activities and planning for future program including advocacy, education, or study. This is the time at which positions are reviewed, and members suggest studies the League should undertake next year. Members also make recommendations on next year's program for LWV California.

Reservations are required. Call the office at 213-368-1616.

Bring a brown-bag lunch.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
7:00-8:30PM
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
1651 - 16th Street, 2nd Floor Board Room
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Why Sacramento Matters - how it impacts our schools. A forum on school financing.

Are you:

  • Frustrated with the state budget process?
  • Worried about its impact on our schools?
  • Advocating for increased school funding?
  • Calling for more accountability? Transparency?
  • Asking why next year may be worse than this year?

The League of Women Voters of California Education Committee (PK-12), the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica, and the Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs invite you to a forum on school financing. Speakers will include:

  • The Honorable Julia Brownley, Incoming Chair, Assembly Education Committee
  • Tim Cuneo, Superintendent, Santa Monica-Malibu USD
  • Pam Brady, President, California State PTA

This event is a School Finance Exploration Project community engagement forum made possible through the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Monday, November 10, 2008-Monday, November 24, 2008
Various
Various November Unit Meetings. See a movie on energy - "Who's in Power?" and join in a discussion.

Locations and times

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
It is easy to check for the latest election information using: http://www.smartvoter.org General Election.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
5:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Registrar/Recorder's Office for L.A. County voters. Last Day to Apply to Vote by Mail. Try and submit your applications to vote by mail before this deadline.
Monday, October 20, 2008
5:00 p.m.
Lots of Ways to Register:

Try Registering By mail: Mail-in registration forms are widely available at most County buildings, post offices, libraries, city halls, fire stations, Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices and public assistance offices (DPSS, WIC).
Don't wait!
Last Day to Register for Nov. 4 Election. By phone: call the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's Norwalk office at (562) 466-1310; (800) 481-VOTE; (562) 462-2259 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, TDD)
Monday, October 20, 2008-Sunday, October 26, 2008
Various
Your own home - Los Angeles Television Channel 36 Televised Interviews with Judicial Candidates. Watch interviews with the candidates for judge in Los Angeles County. Or view them on the web at http://www.smartvoter.org/2008/11/04/ca/la/judicial.html

Dates and Times:

  • 10/20/08 Mon 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, 9:00 pm

  • 10/21/08 Tue 11:00 am

  • 10/23/08 Thu 12:00 pm, 10:00 pm

  • 10/24/08 Fri 9:00 am

  • 10/26/08 Sun 4:00 pm, 10:00 pm
Wednesday, October 8, 2008-Monday, October 27, 2008
Various
Various Ballot Measure Pros and Cons. Almost everyone knows about the election of the presidential candidates, but do you know about the very important 12 state and 5 local measures that will also be on your ballot??

Come to hear an analysis of the measures that will be on the November 4 ballot.

Locations and times

Flyer

Thursday, September 18, 2008
8:00AM -12:30PM
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles Non-profits Vote 2008 - Civic Engagement Forum. The National Voter Engagement Network provides nonprofits with free resources to incorporate voter participation activities into their ongoing work.

LWVLA is co-sponsoring NVEN's first Los Angeles training on Thursday, September 18. Non-profits will learn how to encourage voter participation and how to build stronger communities through civic engagement.

RSVP by email to marcykoukhab@gmail.com, by calling (310) 486-8352, or online at http://www.nonprofitvote.org/losangelesforum.html

Flyer

Monday, September 8, 2008-Sunday, September 28, 2008
Various
Various September Unit Meetings - What's Going on With Your Vote. Paper versus electronic ballots, burgeoning voter registrations, registration list purges, Voter ID, new equipment, poll worker shortages... Get the big picture and get your questions answered. Join the League for a discussion of election issues around the country and in our backyard.

Locations and times

Flyer

Monday, September 1, 2008
All Day
LWVLA Office Labor Day Holiday. Office Closed
Saturday, July 26, 2008
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Women's City Club
160 North Oakland
Pasadena, CA 91101-1714

Parking in rear off N. Madison Avenue,
1-1/2 blocks north of Colorado Blvd.
2008 Annual Summer League Day POPOVERS IN PASADENA. Revolving Door -- Our Correction System: Rehabilitation vs. Recidivism. Keynote Speaker: California Senate Majority Leader, Gloria Romero Senate District 24

WORKSHOPS: Presidents,Jail Study,Voter Service,Treasurers

Salad Luncheon,July 16 deadline - $25.00 (Includes $5.00 registration fee). After July 16th, $30.00. Registration form with lunch selection and map. Please send form and check payable to LWV/LAC Mail to LWV/LAC Treasurer, 427 E. Walnut Ave., Burbank 91501

Tuesday, June 3, 2008
7am-8pm
Your local polling place. Polling place lookup Election Day - State Primary. Primary election for congressional and state legislative candidates, county officers, judges. Visit Smart Voter for more information.
Monday, May 19, 2008
All day
By mail or in person Registration Deadline. This is the last day to register to vote in the June 3, 2008, primary election. Registration Information
Monday, May 12, 2008-Monday, June 2, 2008
Various
Various May Unit Meetings - Public Pensions in the City of Los Angeles / Pros and Cons. Learn about the structure of the pension systems for civilian and public safety employees in the city of Los Angeles. What benefits do retirees receive and who pays for them?

Learn also about the two ballot measures - Propositions 98 and 99 - that will be on the June 3 ballot.

Find a unit meeting

Monday, April 14, 2008-Thursday, April 24, 2008
 
Various April Unit Meetings - Public Education in Los Angeles. What's up with Education in LA? Is the Los Angeles Unified School District improving or not? What are new models for education?

Join us at an April Unit Meeting to find out about governance and accountability at LAUSD and how it compares with other school districts. Learn about the roles of the School Board, the Superintendent, the Mayor, and local schools. Discuss whether "any child is left behind."

Find a Unit Meeting

Thursday, April 10, 2008
9:30-1:30
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
3300 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
League Day - Homelessness and Affordable Housing. Keynote speaker at lunch will beLos Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl.

Representatives from the Mayor's office, the city Controller's Office, and Common Ground will participate in a panel discussion on homelessness and affordable housing.

Cost: $15

To RSVP call Nima at 213-368-1616.

Saturday, March 29, 2008
12:00 noon
  How happy are you with local media?. Join us for LOCAL MEDIA,DEMOCRACY & JUSTICE:A Southern California Regional Summit. 12 noon to 5:15 with reception to follow. View flyer
Saturday, March 29, 2008
9:30AM - 2PM
Almansor Court
700 S. Almansor St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
LWV Los Angeles County Convention - The Role of a Stronger CEO. William Fujioka, the CEO of Los Angeles County, will speak on the role of the CEO in County Government.

Details. LWVLA members who wish to participate as delegates should contact the office.

Thursday, March 27, 2008
11:30am-1:00pm
Sizzler, 1401 No. Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, 12 (No Orange County LWV) Immigration: The Puzzle Not Solved. Janna Evans, Regional Lead for Community Outreach, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
6pm
Public Library, Torrance Civic Center, 3301 Torrance Blvd, (Tri-League of Women Voters, 701 13th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. The Initiative Process: Is This Any Way to Run a Government?. 6 pm dinner, 7 pm program, $10 Lasagna Supper. Robert Stern, Pres, Center for governmental Studies. Katy Geiss (Peggy@BeachVoter.org with any questions)
Thursday, March 6, 2008
10am-2pm
Women's City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave, Pasadena, 20 (Pasadena Area LWV) Women and Health Care Reform. A Public Forum Presented By The League of Women Voters Pasadena Area

View flyer

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
6:00pm
Omni Hotel, 251 S Olive St, Los Angeles Celebrating Leadership. LA League Fund Raiser Banquet, 6pm Reception, 7pm Banquet & Program. Honoring Ann Reiss Lane, Ed Avila, Marlene Canter, Kathay Feng
Saturday, March 1, 2008
8:30am-3:00pm
California State University Fullerton
Titan Student Union
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831
Judicial Independence. A Community Forum

Judicial Independence: Is Our Democracy in Danger?

Saturday March 1, 2008 California State University Fullerton Titan Student Union 800 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92831 8:30 Registration 9:15 Welcome 9:30 Greetings and Remarks: Janis R. Hirohama, Esq.,

President, League of Women Voters of California

9:45 Panel I "Challenges and Judicial Pressures"

Moderator: Dean John Eastman, Chapman University School of Law
Panelists: Justice Richard Aronson, CA Court of Appeal 4th District, Division 3
Judge Glenda Sanders, Orange County Superior Court
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI Bren School of Law
William Kopeny, Esq., Chair, State Bar Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation

11:30 Lunch: "The View from the Superior Court"

Justice Ming William Chin, California Supreme Court

1:15 Panel II "Options and Potential Solutions"

Moderator: Joseph Dunn, Esq., Former State Senator, CEO California Medical Association
Panelists: Presiding Justice Joan Dempsey Klein, CA Court of Appeal, 2nd District, Division 3
Presiding Judge, Nancy Wieben Stock, Orange County Superior Court
Judge Franz Miller, Orange County Superior Court
Joseph Chairez, immediate past President OC Bar Association
Michelle Reinglass, OC Lawyer, former President of the OC Bar Association

2:45- Final Remarks 3:00

Supported by OC ILO; LWV Education Fund; The Program on Constitutional & Legal Policy of the Open Society

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Registration Form

Name_________________________________E-mail______________________Phone_______________ Address______________________________________________________________________________ City_________________________ State ____ ZIP_______

Send $35 Check or money order made payable to LWVNOC to 4547 Everest Circle, Cypress, CA 90630 Write "Judicial Independence Forum" in the Memo Phone: 714-828-8624 http://www.lwvnoc.org

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
7:30pm
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave; West Hollywood, CA 90069
Iron Ladies of Liberia. Independent Lens and ITVS sponsor

Film Screening of IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA by Daniel Junge, Siatta Scott-Johnson, Henry Ansbacher and Jonathan Stack

She's already overcome tremendous obstacles to become the first woman ever elected president in Africa-now all she has to do is turn around Liberia
-- a country devastated by unemployment, debt, corruption, and the legacy of civil war. Follow Ellen Johnson Sirleaf through her first year in office as she faces angry mobs, ambitious poll rivals, and high-ranking members of the international community. Her story is inspiring a new generation of leaders in Africa and around the world.

Free, reservations required. Coffee and Dessert Reception Starting at 7 PM Panel discussion to follow film on the current state of Liberia and the role of women in politics RSVP: LACommunityCinema@gmail.com View Flyer

Monday, August 20, 2007
10:30AM - 2PM
Los Angeles Trade Tech College - CAFETERIA
400 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015-4108
The Revolving Door III. Please join us for the third in our series of community forums on our current correctional system. Nearly all of the 2.1 million people incarcerated nationwide will eventually be released. Come and hear what legislation and proposals are in the works to alleviate this critical problem!

Join us in a discussion with: Congressman Adam Schiff, Co-Sponsor of The Second Chance Act; Brian Center, Los Angeles County Reentry Advisory Council; Kimberly Wong, Legislative/Policy Advisor to the Public Defender, Women's Re-entry Court; Community Assistance Agencies

Flyer and map. RSVP by calling 213-368-1616 or click here to email RSVP.

Thursday, August 16, 2007
10AM - 12PM
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
CDS/Professional Development Leadership Center
2802 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
School Finance Adequacy Community Engagement Training. The California School Boards Association (CSBA) and the Association of California School Administratrors (ACSA) invite you to join League members and participate in and evaluate a trial-run of a community engagement forum regarding school funding and education reform. This August 16 forum is a trial intended to be replicated in communities throughout the state. Gain a deeper understanding of education funding issues and help shape the content and delivery of community forums throughout California.

RSVP your attendance to Lisa Burlison, Administrative Coordinator, CSBA Policy Analysis at 916-669-3357.

Saturday, August 11, 2007
1PM - 3PM
City Hall
200 North Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Great LA Health Care Rally. Be part of LA's largest-ever health reform rally. Join the League of Women Voters and the OneCareNow.org Coalition Campaign for SB 840, which would establish a single-payer, publicly funded health care system for the State of California.

Scheduled guests include Lily Tomlin, Lieutenant Governmor John Garamendi, State Senator Sheila Kuehl, and Dolores Huerta.

Sign up as a participant or sponsor.

Saturday, July 21, 2007
9:30AM - 2PM
Womens City Club
160 N. Oakland Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Popovers in Pasadena. Summer League Day of the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County. The focus will be on immigration with keynote speaker Dr. Elliott Barkan speaking on the topic "American Immigration -- Another Revolution or Political Ploy?"

Registration and map.

Saturday, June 16, 2007
9:00 AM
Los Angeles City Hall
Bradley Tower
200 North Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Flex Your Power in the Tower. The Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles will take place in the Bradley Tower of City Hall, starting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 16. Business to be transacted will include approval of next year's program and budget, and approval of changes to the League's local positions. Over lunch members will discuss one of many "Hot Topic" issues - from immigration to health care to city finance.

Registration in advance is required. Free parking available.

Registration form and driving directions.

Friday, May 18, 2007-Sunday, May 20, 2007
All day
Doubletree Hotel
3100 Camino Del Rio Court
Bakersfield, California
93308
Rally in the Valley. Biennial Convention of the League Of Women Voters of California

Details

Monday, May 14, 2007-Thursday, May 24, 2007
Various
Various May Unit Meetings - Homeland Secuity in Los Angeles. How are Department of Homeland Security funds being used in Los Angeles and are these efforts making our communities safer?

A core mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is to enhance the ability of State, local governments and citizens to prepare, prevent, and respond to terrorist attacks and other disasters.

During the last three years LWVLA has participated in a national project sponsored by the League of Women Voters, HOW IS HOMELAND SECURITY WORKING AT HOME? The focus of the project this year has been to look at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program objectives, how the funds are allocated, and how they are being used in Los Angeles. LWVLA project findings will be presented at this meeting.

Times and Locations

Thursday, May 3, 2007
5:30PM
Women's City Club
160 North Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Can We Make Sense of the Immigration Debate. Sponsored by the Pasadena Area League of Women Voters.

Professor Emeritus Elliott Barkan, of California State University, San Bernardino and retired Judge Darlene Seligman will speak

Details

Monday, April 9, 2007-Friday, April 27, 2007
Various
Various April Unit Meetings - Community College Bonds A and AA. In 2001 and 2003 Los Angeles voters approved bond measures A and AA. These bonds provided over $2 million in funding to be used for capital improvements for the colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District. The LWVLA Community College Study Committee will present information on the status of this extensive program, how this funding is being used at each college, Los Angeles Community College District governance, and citizen oversight.

Times and locations

Monday, March 5, 2007-Thursday, March 22, 2007
Various
Various March Unit Meetings - Los Angeles City Finance. Are your curious about how Los Angeles decides which streets get paved first? Learn the answer to this and more at the March Unit Meetings.

A presentation by a member of the League's Study Committee on Los Angeles City Finance will cover some of the basics surrounding the city budget: its transparency, where the money comes from, where the money goes, why land use has become a victim of the city and state financial structure, how decisions are made regarding street and sidewalk maintenance and repair, and why the budget study committee will focus on the city's retirement benefits for the second part of its study.

Times and Locations

Wednesday, February 28, 2007
6:00-9:30PM
Omni Hotel
251 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Carrie Chapman Catt Leadership Awards Dinner. Save the date for the annual awards dinner sponsored by the Education Fund of the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles.
Monday, February 5, 2007-Thursday, February 22, 2007
various
various February Unit Meetings - Pros and Cons. The February Unit Meetings will feature a presentation on Measures L and M that will be on the ballot in the March 7 Municipal Election for the City of Los Angeles. There will also be a discussion of the ongoing national League study of Homeland Security.

Times and Locations

Saturday, January 27, 2007
9:30AM-3:00PM
Loyola Law School
Merrifield Hall
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Judicial Indepedence: Why Should You Care?. Is justice for sale? Are politicians influencing the appointment of judges? Are special interest groups and attack ads pressuring judges to conform? Learn the answers to these and other important questions about judicial independence at this forum.

This forum will feature panel discussions with distinguished trial and appellate court judges, academics, attorneys, and other experts. Panelists will include Justices Joan Dempsey Klein, Norman Epstein, and Candace Cooper of the Court of Appeal, former Attorney General John Van de Kamp, and former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso. The luncheon will feature Justice Carlos Moreno of the California Supreme Court as the keynote speaker.

Sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Beach Cities, Glendale/Burbank, Pasadena Area, and Torrance, and by the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

Reservations required by January 12. $30 registration fee includes lunch and parking. If there is space available on the day of the event, there will be an additional $25 charge for registration at the door. MCLE credit available for an additional charge.

See flyer here for complete information, including registration form, speaker bios, and directions, or contact the LWV of Los Angeles at (213) 368-1616.

Thursday, January 11, 2007
9:30AM-2:00PM
Tillman Water Reclamation Center
Conference Room
6100 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys CA 91406
2007-2008 Program Planning. This meeting will feature presentations on our current program activities and planning for future program including advocacy, education or study. This is the time at which positions are reviewed, and members suggest studies the League should undertake next year.

Reservations required. Because of security requirements at this facility you will need to make a reservation in advance and provide your automobile license number. RSVP by January 5 to Margie Engel at positions@lwvlosangeles.org

Get more details.

Wednesday, November 8, 2006-Friday, November 17, 2006
Various
Various November Unit Meetings. Learn about the OneCareNow Campaign

There will be a discussion of SB 840, the California Health Insurance Reliability Act.

  • What is SB 840, the California Health Insurance Reliability Act?

  • What is the OneCareNow campaign?

  • What is the Universal Health Care Plan?

Join us to learn what this health care proposal is all about. Will it improve the quality of health care in California? Find out what is included, what it will mean to the residents of California, and what it will mean for the current medical providers. Can health care costs be reduced by a single payer system?

Times and Locations

Tuesday, November 7, 2006
7am-8pm
Your polling place Statewide General Election. Be sure to Vote!

Visit SmartVoter, LWVC's award-wining website, for information about candidates and propositions.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
5:30PM
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 N. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Loose Ends: Los Angeles Government in the 21st Century. A conversation with

  • Raphael J. Sonenshein, Professor of Political Science, CSU Fullerton, and author of the new book, Los Angeles: Structure of a City Government

  • Connie Rice, Co-director, The Advancement Project

  • William F. Deverell, Director, Huntington/USC Institute on America and the West

Moderated by Warren Olney, Host, KCRW's Which Way L.A.?

Introduced by Dr. Jane Pisano, President of The John Randoph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and President, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Reception 5:30 PM. Program 6:30 PM.

FREE. Limited seating. RSVP to rsvp@causeconnect.net or call (213) 972-0884.

Presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles through the generosity of The Gas Company, a Sempra Utility, and Aviva and Dean Weiner of O'Melveny & Myers.

Monday, October 23, 2006
5pm
  Last Day to Register to Vote for General Election on November 7. Voter registration forms, required for first-time voters or those who have moved since last registering, are due at the Office of Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder.

Learn more about voter registration.

Thursday, October 19, 2006
6:30-8:30PM
Campus Center
Pierce College
6201 Winnetka Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
Candidate Forum and Pros and Cons Presentation. Jointly sponsored by the Women's Organization Coalition (American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, Business and Professional Women, NOW, and National Women's Political Caucus). Valley candidates for state offices wil speak, and there will be presentations on the major initiatives/bond issues on the November 7 ballot.

Light refreshments will be served.

Driving directions: Enter the campus from Victory Blvd onto Mason Ave. Proceed to the stop sign and turn left into Parking Lot 7. The Campus Center is across Olympic Drive from the lot. Campus Map

Monday, October 9, 2006-Friday, October 27, 2006
 
Various October Unit Meetings - Pros and Cons. A non-partisan and unbiased analysis of the arguments in favor and against the state and local propositions that will appear on the November 7, 2006 ballot.

Find a Unit Meeting

Request a speaker for your organization

Saturday, September 16, 2006
 
  Tri-League Annual Kickoff Breakfast: "Immigration: Policies & Issues".. Tri-League of Women Voters is holding its annual Kickoff Breakfast. Enjoy a delicous buffet breakfast at the scenic Bluewater Grill, followed by a speaker on "Immigration: Policies and Issues." The speaker is Dr. Irene Vasquez, Chair of the Department of Chicano-Chicana Studies at CSU Dominquez Hills.

More information

Monday, September 11, 2006-Thursday, September 28, 2006
 
Various LWV California Advocacy on State Ballot Propositions. Although the League is nonpartisan, it uses its positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest. The September unit meetings will clarify the League's Action/Advocacy role and discuss its stands on the state and local ballot measures that will appear on the November 7, 2006 ballot.

Find a Unit Meeting

Monday, July 24, 2006
5-6pm
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Board Room
350 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Public Forum on City Government Responsibility, Lobbying and Ethics Reform Act. Join the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce in a moderated discussion of the comprehensive ethics reform package that is currently being considered by the Los Angeles City Council for the November 7, 2006 election ballot.

More Information on forum.

Details on reform package.

Saturday, July 15, 2006
10am - noon
USC Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery
2250 Alcazar Street, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90033-9075
Revolving Door II. Please join us for the second in our series of informational panels on California's correctional system. Panelists will include a Superior Court Judge, representatives of law enforcement agencies and the Los Angeles County Probation Department, ex-probationaers, and representatives of various community assistance agencies.

Light refreshments will be served.

More details .

Saturday, June 17, 2006
9:00-2:00pm
Los Angeles City Hall
27th Floor
200 North Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Annual Meeting. Business meeting from 9:00-11:30 followed by a lunch and speakers starting at 12:00.

Agenda and Registration Form

Guest speakers will be State Senator Alan Lowenthal and Kathay Feng of California Common Cause, who will present an update on key California legislative issues.

Saturday, June 10, 2006-Tuesday, June 13, 2006
All day
Minneapolis, MN League of Women Voters of the United States Convention. Members interested in participating should call the office at (213)368-1616 for details.
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
7am-8pm
Various Election Day. Primary for federal, state, and county offices. Be sure to visit Smart Voter for candidate information.
Monday, May 22, 2006
Various
Various Last Day to Register to Vote in Primary Election on June 6. In order to vote you must register if you have not done so before. You must reregister if you have moved or want to change party affiliation.

Registration Information

Tuesday, May 9, 2006
6:30 PM
Colfax Elementary School
11724 Addison Street
Valley Village, CA 91607
Town Hall on Clean Money. Join Los Angeles City Councilmembers Wendy Greuel, Eric Garcetti, and Bill Rosendahl at a Town Hall forum on clean money programs. Panelists include Bill Boyarsky, Cary Davidson, Susan Lerner, Patt Morrison, and Bob Stern.

Details

Monday, May 8, 2006-Thursday, May 25, 2006
Various
Various May Unit Meetings. Join us for a briefing on the propositions on the June 6, 2006, ballot.

There will also be a guest speaking on the California Clean Money Campaign, as well as an update on the federal Voting Rights Act, which is up for renewal soon.

Locations and Times

Saturday, April 22, 2006
9:30AM-noon
LA County MTA Building - Board Room
1 Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
League Day - How is Homeland Security Working at Home?. How Prepared Are You? How Prepared Is Los Angeles to Respond to a Large Scale Disaster?

This community education forum will present important findings from the League's interviews with local officials and community members that have responsibility for security, emergency preparedness, and response. A panel of speakers representing local government, first responders, the Los Angeles Unified School District, local utilities, and community organizations will talk about how prepared our community is to respond to a regional emergency.

Join us and find out what the government can and cannot do and what responsibilities individuals have in these emergencies.

Details, map, and transportation options

Monday, April 10, 2006-Thursday, April 27, 2006
 
various April Unit Meetings. The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles is developing a brief presentation that provides information on how our local K-14 schools are currently being funded. The material is intended to help de-mystify the funding process and provide background information that will allow voters to make informed decisions. The presentation will address federal, state, local and private sources of funding and the processes used to allocate funds to LAUSD and the Los Angeles Community College District. Join us and provide us with your feedback on the materials.

Locations and times

Saturday, March 25, 2006
9:30AM-2:30PM
Almansor Court
700 Almansor Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
LWV Los Angeles County Convention. Susan Lerner, Executive Director, California Clean Money, will give the keynote address on "Clean Money, AB 583."

Registration form and details.

Members who wish to serve as delegates should contact Nima, 213-368-1616.

Thursday, March 16, 2006
7-8:30pm
Glendale Public Library Auditorium
222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205
Openness in Government: Looking for the Sunshine. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank.

Details.

Monday, March 13, 2006-Thursday, March 23, 2006
 
Various March Unit Meetings - How Is Homeland Security Working at Home?. The Local Voices: Homeland Security project, is a League of Women Voters national initiative. Leagues have been interviewing local officials, schools, businesses and community members who have responsibility for planning or implementing homeland security and/or emergency responses. Join us as we share what we have learned about the emergency preparations in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Find out what the government can and cannot do and what responsibilities individuals and local organizations have in these emergencies.

Locations and times

Wednesday, February 22, 2006
6-9:30pm
Omni Hotel
251 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
"Celebrating Leadership". Save the date for the annual awards dinner sponsored by the Education Fund of LWVLA.

Awardees: former Los Angeles City Councilman Marvin Braude (Founder's Award), Connie Rice (Civic Leadership), Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (Political Leadership), Fran Inman of Majestic Realty (Corporate Leadership), and Tracy Westen and Robert Stern of the Center for Governmental Studies (Voter Participation Leadership)

Honorary Co-Chairs: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca

Tickets: $250 ($175 for LWVLA members) Reserve for dinner or purchase ad in tribute book. (PDF)

Monday, February 13, 2006-Friday, February 24, 2006
various
various National Program Planning. The unit meetings this month will review all of the positions of the National League and what actions have been taken in support of these positions--followed by a discussion of our priorities for the next two years.

Locations and times

Saturday, February 4, 2006
8:30am-5:30pm
USC Davidson Center
3415 South Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Voting Rights Act Conference. Learn more about the Federal Voting Rights Act, an important piece of civil right legislation, some provisions of which will expire in 2007. This all-day conference is sponsored by more than 20 civic and community organizations including the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and the League of Women Voters of California. It will include sessions on the history of the act and training to mobilize for reauthorization.

For more information call 1 (866) 952-4222 or (213) 747-7606, ext. 138, e-mail info@calvec.org, or visit the California Voting Empowerment Circle website.

Saturday, January 28, 2006
10am-2pm
Taix Restaurant
1911 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
County League Day. Meeting on energy policy. Includes lunch.
Monday, January 9, 2006-Friday, January 27, 2006
various
various State Energy Study. Join a discussion on the recent study on energy done by the League of Women Voters of California. We will be working to reach consensus on a new state position on energy. Locations and times.

There will also be a League Day on energy on January 28 sponsored by the County League.

Friday, December 16, 2005
11:30am-1:30pm
League Office
3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1005
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Holiday Party. Members are invited to join the Board of Directors for a holiday luncheon.
Saturday, November 19, 2005
9:30am-noon
Buena Vista Branch
Burbank Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91505
Preparing for Smart Growth in Land Use. A forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County.

Land use planning in Los Angeles County - what will our future look like?

Thursday, November 10, 2005
12-2pm
Millenium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2607
What's News? The Changing Face of the Media. "The emerging 'blogosphere' is a threat to the mainstream media as a news source." (Walter Cronkite)

How will the public get what they need to formulate educated opinions on current affairs and to become informed voters? A luncheon and panel discussion featuring: Andres Martinez, Editorial Page Editor, Los Angeles Times, Kevin Roderick, freelance writer/editor and creator/ publisher of the website L.A. Observed, and Bill Boyarsky, lecturer in journalism at USC's Annenberg School for Communication.

Cost: $60 general admisstion, $50 LWVLA members. Registration Form (PDF)

Sponsored by the Education Fund of LWVLA.

Tuesday, November 8, 2005
7am-8pm
Various California Special Election on 8 Ballot Propositions. Be sure to vote in this special election. Find your polling location here.
Tuesday, November 8, 2005-Thursday, November 17, 2005
various
Various Local Voices: Citizen Conversations on Civil Liberties and Secure Communities. The Local Voices project is a national initiative to foster a public dialogue about the balance between civil liberties and homeland security. Come learn about and discuss the findings from a recently released report that presents national and local views on topics including; secret searches, granting law enforcement additional authority to access personal records, preserving a system of checks and balances, and other related issues. The program will also include a comparison of the PATRIOT Act reauthorization bills that have been passed by the House of Representatives and reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Locations and times
Wednesday, November 2, 2005
12:15-1:15pm
UCLA
College of Law, Room 1430
385 Charles E. Young Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
Behind the Props. An All Access Pass to November 8th's Propositions 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79. 80 (Pros & Cons)

Sponsors: California UCLA College of Law, California Common Cause, LWVLA, UCLA Critical Race Studies Program, UCLA Program in Business Law and Policy, and UCLA Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program

RSVP Required: (213) 252-4550 or ca-info@commoncause.org

Monday, October 24, 2005
All day
Countywide Last Day to Register to Vote for Special Election on November 8. For more information, visit Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters.
Saturday, October 22, 2005
10am - noon
Loyola Marymount University
Ahmanson Auditorium
In University Hall
1 LMU Drive
(off Lincoln Ave)
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Hot Topics / Cold Facts. A Balanced Forum on California's November 8th Ballot Measures

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and Common Cause of California

RSVP to: (213) 252-4550 or ca-info@commoncause.org

Driving Directions: 405, Jefferson Exit west to Lincoln, left (south) to the fountain. University Hall is first building on LMU Drive. Parking available in garage structure, take elevator to ground floor, go through atrium, left to the end for the auditorium. Wheelchair accessible.

Monday, October 17, 2005
2:00-3:30pm
University of Southern California
Davidson Conference Center
3415 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0871
Proposition Exposition. Sponsored USC California Policy Institute.

Cosponsors: League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, California Common Cause, and the Commonowealth Club

RSVP: (213) 252-4550 or ca-info@commoncause.org.

Parking directions

Monday, October 3, 2005-Thursday, October 27, 2005
Various
Various. October Unit Meetings. Hot Topics / Cold Facts. A discussion of the measures on the November special election ballot.

Locations and times

Monday, September 12, 2005-Thursday, September 22, 2005
 
Various September Unit Meetings. LVW Los Angeles County Land Use Study and Consensus.

Locations and times

For background, see the LWV LAC newsletter.

Saturday, June 25, 2005
9am - 2:30 PM
Los Angeles City College
Holmes Hall
855 North Vermont
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Local Voices: Citizen Conversations on Civil Liberties and Secure Communities. Meet other residents of our community and discuss issues relating to civil liberties and homeland security. Discussion topics will include: individual experiences with these subjects, perceptions of risk and safety, and current public policy. Add your voice to a national report that the League will send to Congress and the nation.

The program will also include invited speakers who will discuss security risks in Southern California, the fiscal impact of homeland security, the USA Patriot Act, and current legislation.

A box lunch will be served

RSVP by June 13 at 213-368-1616. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here for further details and parking directions (PDF).

Saturday, June 4, 2005
9:30AM-3:00PM
Pickwick Gardens
1001 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91506
Annual Meeting. Business meeting. Approval of budget and next year's program. Election of officers. State of the League Address.

Guest Speaker will be LeeAnn M. Pelham, Executive Director, Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, speaking on "Politics, Power and Money in the City of Angels - Ethics Reform in Los Angeles 15 Years after Proposition H"

For reservations call 213-368-1616.

Friday, May 13, 2005
12:30-3:00PM
County of Los Angeles, Hall of Administration
Employee Relations Conference Room #347
500 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Revolving Door?. An informational panel on our current correctional system. Panelists will include Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, Judge Terry Smerling, Assemblyman Mark Ridley-Thomas, and representatives of community organizations.

Light refreshments will be served.

Details and directions (PDF).

Friday, May 6, 2005-Thursday, May 26, 2005
 
Various Unit Meetings for May - Voting Rights of ex-Felons and Incarcerated Persons. In keeping the national LWV goal of registering and educating all eligible voters, LWVLA and other Los Angeles County Leagues partnered with several other local organizations (County Registrar, Friends Outside, ACLU, Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness, etc.) for the past year to determine what was the reality of the law allowing eligible inmates and ex-parolees to re-establish their voting rights. As part of our current Emphasis for Citizen Education, the May unit meetings will focus on all that we have learned--and how our efforts produced a current bill wending its way through the state legislature.
Friday, April 22, 2005
7:30-9:30 AM
Pierce College
Faculty Dining Room
6201 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
Challenges Facing Community Colleges in our Community - Pierce College. A panel discussion on the effects of current funding on educational programs and the community. Continental breakfast.

Details and parking directions. (PDF)

Sunday, April 17, 2005
6:00-7:00 PM
KABC, Channel 7, Los Angeles Mayoral Debate. This will be the final debate betweeen candidates Mayor James Hahn and City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa prior to the May 17 election for Mayor of Los Angeles.

The debate is sponsored by Regberg & Associates and LWVLA, with LWVLA President Jane Goichman serving as one of the panelists questioning the candidates. League members will serve as timers.

Thursday, April 14, 2005
7:30-9:30 AM
Valley College
Monarch Hall
5800 Fulton Blvd
Valley Glen, CA 91401
Challenges Facing Community Colleges in our Community - West Los Angeles College.. A panel discussion on how to best connect West LA College with Culver City. Refreshments follow.

Details and parking directions. (PDF)

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
6:00-8:00PM
West Los Angeles Collge
Fine Arts Building
9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA

Driving directions
Challenges Facing Community Colleges in our Community - West Los Angeles College. A panel discussion on how to best connect West LA College with Culver City. Refreshments follow.

Details and parking directions. (PDF)

Tuesday, March 8, 2005-Thursday, March 24, 2005
Varies
9 locations throughout Los Angeles March Unit Meetings - Keeping the Lights on in California. Background on California energy policy preparatory to consensus meeeting in September.
Thursday, February 24, 2005
7-9PM
Main Stage, Pierce College Campus Performing Arts Building
6201 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
Mayoral Candidates Forum. Candidates running Mayor of the City of Los Angeles will respond to questions prepared by the organizers. Invitations have been sent to current Mayor James Hahn, Former Assembly Speakers Robert M. Hertzberg and Antonio Villaraigosa, State Senator Richard Alarcon, City Councilmember Bernard Parks and Businessman Walter Moore.

The forum is sponsored by the Women's Organization Coalition(WOC), which includes LWVLA as a member, and Pierce College.

Driving directions: Enter the campus via the Winnetka entrance and follow signs to the Performing Arts complex at the top of the hill. It is the large building to your right. Parking is adjacent to the building.)

Thursday, February 17, 2005
6:00-9:30PM
Omni Los Angeles Hotel
251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Annual Fundraising Dinner. 2005 "Get Out the Vote" Leadership Awards Dinner

Tickets: 213-368-1616
Sponsorships and Tribute Ads: 213-972-0884

More details

Tuesday, February 15, 2005
7PM
Venice High School Auditorium
13000 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Candidates Forum for Los Angeles Council District 11. Flora Gil Krisiloff, Angela Reddock, and Bill Rosendahl, candidates for City Council from the 11th District, will respond to questions posed by Larry Mantle, host of "Air Talk" on radio station KPCC. There will also be written questions from the audience.

Parking: Limited free parking will be available on the high school grounds.

Sponsored by the Mar Vista Community Council, the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce with participation by a variety of other community groups.

Friday, January 21, 2005
9:00AM-4:00PM
Ronald Reagan State Building, Auditorium
300 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Public Forum on Energy in California. A forum on California energy policy cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of California and the California Public Utilities Commission. Get details.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
9:30AM-2:30PM
Tillman Water Reclamation Center
Conference Room
6100 Woodley Ave.
Van Nuys, CA
League Positions in Review. This meeting will feature a panel presentation on the the positions of the League's state and local positions, followed by a discussion by members. This is the time at which positions are reviewed, and members suggest studies the League should undertake next year.

Reservations required. Get details.

Friday, December 10, 2004
 
League Office
3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1005
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Holiday Party. Members are invited to join the Board of LWVLA for a holiday lunch.
Monday, November 15, 2004
Noon-2:00 PM
LWVLA Office
3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1005
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Ballot Measure Writing Workshop. Members are invited to learn how to research and write a Pros and Cons analysis of a Ballot Measure. Workshop will be led by Iris Kaphan, a longtime League member who has written Pros and Cons for many local ballot measures.

RSVP by November 10 to Nima Long: (213) 368-1616 or officemanager@lwvlosangeles.org.

Monday, November 8, 2004-Thursday, November 18, 2004
 
Various November Unit Meetings. LWV California Education Study and Consensus
Locations and times
Friday, November 5, 2004
9:30-2:30
CARECEN - Central American Resource Center
2845 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005
LWVLA League Day on Education. A look at charter schools and the financing of K-12 education in California.

Cost: $15 includes lunch provided by Mama's Hot Tamales

More information

Tuesday, November 2, 2004
7am - 8pm
Various Election Day. Presidential and state elections.

Be sure to vote!

Tuesday, October 19, 2004
5:00-7:00pm
Call office for location Fall Salon. "How the Election might Shape US Foreign Policy"

Dr. Geoffrey Garrett of UCLA will speak.

Cost: $75

More information

Monday, October 11, 2004-Thursday, October 21, 2004
 
Various October Unit Meetings. Briefings on the state, county, and local propositions on the November ballot.
Locations and times
Friday, September 10, 2004
9:30am - 3pm
Los Angeles Athletic Club
431 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Where have all the voters gone?. A League Day sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles Education Fund.

Keynote Speaker: R. Michael Alvarez, Ph.D. Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project

According to one poll, over 51% of non-voters are angry and disgusted with politicans and the political process. Over 70% of non-voters are actually registered, but opt out.

Come hear experts discuss this problem and possible solutions.

Cost: $35, includes luncheon. Parking $5.

Thursday, September 2, 2004-Thursday, September 23, 2004
 
Various Unit Meetings for September. HAVA presentation

Locations and times
Meetings on the third Thursday (September 16) have been rescheduled. Call the office for details.

Saturday, July 24, 2004
9:30am
Women's City Club
160 North Oakland
Pasadena, CA
Popovers in Pasadena - a League Day sponsored by LWV Los Angeles County. This League day will offer three workshops and a lunchtime address by Dr. Darline Wrobles, superintendent of the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

Cost: $25.