August, 2013

San Francisco November Election


LWVSF Member Adele Fasick wrote an informative report on the upcoming election in San Francisco. Read Fasick’s post, “Quiet Election Expected on November 5,” on the LWVSF blog. Fasick’s report is a must-read --- it covers everything you need to know to prepare for the local election. 

August Membership Tea Recap


LWVSF Membership Co-Chair Julie Navejas provides a recap on the Membership Tea held on August 4:


The tea had a good turn out --- there was really good food and great conversation. LWVC President Jenny Waggoner spoke about the July LWVC convention. Jenny said LWVC will be studying higer education, and will continue to focus on education and advocacy regarding money in politics, financing of early education through 12th grade, heath care, and water.  Jenny shared League resources such as the "stay informed" link on the upper corner of --- you can click on it to sign up for the CA newsletter and other League publications.


New Edition of the Bay Area Monitor


Check out the latest issue of Bay Area Monitor from the League of Women Voters Bay Area Education Fund.

Health Care Reform Resources 


The LWVC Health Care Reform Toolkit is now available! It

includes plenty of great resources for community education. Find it at the LWVC website.



My View on the March on Washington

An excerpt from a blog post by LWVUS President Elisabeth MacNamara


[T]he irony that this commemoration occurred in the wake of the momentous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to gut key provisions of the Voting Rights Act was not lost on the crowd. Every speaker reminded us that while we celebrate our progress toward equality throughout this week of anniversaries, that we have much work to do. Carrie Chapman Catt said that the vote is the emblem of our equality. The call to action on this Women’s Equality Day as we commemorate the historic March on Washington of 1963 is to protect that emblem and never take it for grantedContinue reading...

Upcoming Events


Pre-Election Breakfast
October 19, 2013 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Please RSVP to or (415) 989-8683 for location.





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