January 2015

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New Year, New Ways to Get Involved! 




Join Us for 2015 Program Planning

This is your chance to voice your interests and provide recommendations that drive the League's work for the next year on both a city and statewide level! 
 
When: Saturday, January 24, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Get ready to engage more in the League's work and meet and mingle with other members. We will work together as a group over a light breakfast, with plenty of opportunities for discussion and participation.

Hosted by the LWVSF Advocacy and Membership Committees. Space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, January 23 to lwvsf@lwvsf.org or (415) 989-8683.

 

You're Invited: Bay Area League Day

Climate change, the most pressing issue of the coming century, will be addressed in the League of Women Voters Bay Area League Day. A very impressive line-up of speakers, including the keynote, Annie Notthoff of the Natural Resources Defense Council. These speakers will partake in three panels dealing with: who the decision makers are, goals to combat harmful effects of climate change, such as sea level rise and what to do about it, as well as local climate action plans.
 
When: Saturday, January 31, 9:30am – 2:30pm (Registration and refreshments begin at 9:00am).
Where: MetroCenter Auditorium, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, CA 94607 (Lake Merritt BART Station)
 
To register or for more information, contact Alec MacDonald at (510) 839-1608 or click here. Pre-paid registration deadline: Friday, January 23.

 

2015 California Convention

 

The League of Women Voters of San Francisco is a proud sponsor of the upcoming statewide convention!
 
This is a chance for all our members to network, share their skills, and discuss the future of the League. The public is also welcome to participate in workshops, attend guest speakers' presentations, and to observe our plenary.
 
Where: Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter at 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17
 
To register, become a sponsor, or for more information, click here.

 

Annual Women Who Could Be President Gala
 

LWVSF is thrilled to invite you to save the date for our Annual Women Who Could Be President Gala. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm at the historic City Club. We are thrilled to announce this year’s honorees: Patricia Bovan, Yvette Hollingsworth, Nadine Burke-Harris, and Judy Huret!

Tickets will be available for purchase by February 1, 2015. Make sure not to miss this important community event- save the date on your calendar today!

 

January Story Bank:
Kathryn MacDonald

 
 
I don’t recall how I learned about the League but just knew about its reputation as one of non-biased political information. When it was time to vote I would often check the League's positions on issues to expedite my information gathering as I was making my voting decisions.
 
My joining the League was motivated by my frustrations about how some of the elections were turning out. It often seems like the ads and voting mailers are meant to confuse and influence rather than inform and elucidate. I was seeking out honest, nonpartisan voter information. Volunteering with the League allows me to contribute to a more informed voting population. I believe that if everyone participates, in an informed way, regardless of their affiliation or party, as an informed voter, and VOTES, our country would be in better shape. It is frustrating to witness how much dark money is influencing elections and used to dispense misinformation, and I wanted an outlet that would allow me to fight back against this disinformation and help other voters make informed decisions as well - not based on lies but facts.
 
I have been a member for over 2 years and serve on the SF League’s communications committee.

 
Check out Kathryn'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.
 
Sarah Shectman

Considering joining the League? Click here to learn more!


Help the League Without Spending a Dime! 
  
Sign up for Amazon Smile so that with every purchase you make on Amazon, you support the League! By registering with Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to LWVSF. Click here for more information.

 

The League of Women Voters of San Francisco would like to thank all who participated in our Annual Giving campaign! We are so proud to have the support of so many of our members and community allies! 

We look forward to seeing you at the above 2015 events and more! 


Sincerely,

League of Women Voters of San Francisco



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