November 2014 Newsletter

 

November 2014

Newsletter

League of Women Voters San Francisco

Election Day 2014: Be Prepared!

Tomorrow is Election Day! It’s now too late to send in your mail-in ballots but you can drop them off at any polling place between 7 am and 8 pm on Tuesday, November 4. There are many important races and propositions on the November ballot.
Are you ready? We’re here to help!
To get informed, please browse the resources available below.

Candidate Statements & Pro/Con Discussions

The LWVSF is proud to partner with SFGOVTV in educating voters before each election. Together we produce Candidate Statements and Pro/Con Discussions. Candidate Statements provide voters with an opportunity to hear each candidate’s platform and understand their priorities. Pro/Con Discussions give voters an opportunity to hear the proponents and opponents arguments for the local ballot measures. Get to know your candidates and propositions at https://www.youtube.com/user/leagueofwomenvotersf.

All candidates were invited to participate in the Candidate Statements, videos are available for all candidates who participated and represent the candidate’s positions. They do not reflect the opinions of the League of Women Voters of San Francisco. LWVSF never endorses or opposes candidates. 

Candidate Forums

Before each election, the League organizes Candidate Forums to educate voters regarding each candidate’s platform. 

For the November election, LWVSF organized four Candidate Forums- Board of Supervisors, District 6, Board of Supervisors District 10, Community College Board, and State Assembly District 17. All forums can be viewed online. Photos from these events can also be viewed on our Facebook page.

Pro/Con Guide

The LWVSF’s Pro/Con Guide provides non-partisan analysis of San Francisco ballot measures. The Guide is a compilation of publicly-filed ballot arguments, news articles, interviews with various advocates, and online research; they do not represent the opinions of the League of Women Voters of San Francisco or the Voter Services Committee. The Guide is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese at http://www.lwvsf.org/pros-cons-guide/.

The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund

The LWVCEF provides valuable resources for getting informed about the state-wide ballot measures. Voters can read up on the proponent and opponent arguments of the state-wide ballot measures in LWVCEF’s Pro/Con Guide (http://cavotes.org/vote/pros-cons-pdf) and get more general information about the election in their Easy Voter Guide- http://www.easyvoterguide.org/.

The LWVCEF also produced some wonderful, informative-yet-brief animated videos explaining some of the propositions that you’ll see on the upcoming ballot. Click here to check them out! 

2014 Candidate Meet & Greet

Thank you all who came out and supported our 2014 Candidate Meet & Greet! You helped make our celebration of civic engagement a huge success!

The League of Women Voters of San Francisco, in partnership with Nissan Infiniti San Francisco presented the Candidate Meet & Greet, which featured local candidates running in the November Election. It was a great opportunity for the community to speak face to face with their candidates before making their decision on Election Day.

The League of Women Voters of San Francisco is a non-partisan organization, dedicated to promoting informed and active participation in government. We are completely non-partisan, and we never endorse or oppose candidates. All candidates were invited, and treated equally.

To view more photographs from the event, please visit our Facebook page.

Story Bank 

Britta Mason

I joined the League of Women Voters in the summer of 2014 at the recommendation of a college friend. She was involved with the board and thought it would be a good way for me to get to know San Francisco, since I had just moved to the city. When I joined, I had never worked with voting advocacy specifically, so I was a little intimidated. Looking back, my lack of expertise made the League’s work and mission a great fit for me. I could intimately understand what it felt like for the public to try and figure out a confusing election because that was exactly what I was doing! I’ve started as a co-chair of the Membership Committee, and it’s been very rewarding getting to know new and experienced members and hear their stories. I have learned so much since I became involved in the League, and I look forward to participating for many years to come!

Check out Britta’s and other member’s stories here.

Welcome New Members

LWVSF is thrilled to welcome the following new member! We look forward to meeting you and sharing with you all that LWVSF has to offer.

Lisa Conn

Considering joining the League? Click here to learn more!

We’re Looking for Volunteers!

  • Membership Committee – we are looking for volunteers to help organize and attend membership drives at local schools and community events.
  • Communications Committee – Volunteers are needed to “Follow a Topic” in the news and current events and produce articles for the website.

For more information on the volunteer opportunities listed above and more, email lwvsf@lwvsf.org or call (415) 989-8683. You can also visit our website at http://www.lwvsf.org/volunteer/.

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Upcoming Events  

Membership Committee Meeting

When: Monday, November 10, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Where: The LWVSF office at 582 Market Street, Suite 615

Advocacy Committee Meeting

When: Wednesday, November 12, 6:00 – 7:00pm

Where: The LWVSF office at 582 Market Street, Suite 615

SAVE THE DATE: Member’s Holiday Party

When: Sunday, December 7, 3:30pm

Where: TBA

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