President's Message

President's Message

Anne Omstead, 2017, President LWV North County San Diego

This month we began our 2019-2020 year with a kickoff meeting on September 7, with an introduction to the Census by federal and state officials. The census is so much more than just counting; its impacts are much broader than we usually realize. Our members listened, learned, and asked questions so they can be the go-to person for family, friends and neighbors on the true facts about why the Census matters.

California changed its Primary date to the first Tuesday in March in order to have more impact on national politics. We will be ramping up our usual services to the public to meet the demand. And, of course, the Primary is just the dress rehearsal for the Presidential Election in November, 2020. We will be asking members to help out with candidate forums and other voter issues that may arise. If you are interested in learning how to moderate, please give me a call or League number - (760) 736-1608, leave a message and I will call you back. I am compiling a list so we can do some training. We want to have a large group of trained forum team members so that when the avalanche of ballot issues, hotly contested elected seats, and other needed Voter Service issues comes in November, 2020, we are prepared.

Anne