The LWVSF met on January 25 to plan program priorities for the remainder of 2014 and the first half of 2015 and make recommendations for approval at the annual meeting in June. The program planning meeting included lively discussions, prioritizing issues for education, research and study, and advocacy, excellent culinary treats, and learning more about the League of Women Voters. The attendees of the meeting came to consensus on the following priorities for the upcoming year:
1. National Agriculture Study would be launched if time allows. Learning from other Bay Area leagues would be the focus.
2. Voting Rights Protection would focus on new citizens, ex-offenders, and low voting areas in SF. this would include involving new members and college students to help with these projects.
3. Education and civics is being explored by the daytime Issues Group who had a speaker on the topic from the SF School District. It has been determined that there are several areas for advocacy with partner organizations.
4. Climate change will include action alerts from other National and regional Leagues plus more education on analyzing and reducing carbon footprints via our website and newsletter.
5. Income inequality will have a possible focus on raising minimum wage in SF in addition to additional projects.
6. Higher Education Study from State League
7. Sunshine Task Force Update focus will continue with potential attendance at May ‘s meeting to advocate for continuity and filling empty seats on the task force. The LWVSF will also explore the city’s transparency of the Warriors stadium proposal. More education on the Sunshine Task Force would be useful.
If you have any questions on how to get involved with above topics, please call or email the League office.
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