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Political Responsibility through Informed and Active Participation

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Lateefa Simon
Event Date: 
May 10 2019 - 9:45am

This event will begin with coffee and mingling at 9:45am followed by our Annual Membership Meeting promptly at 10am. The meeting will be followed by guest speaker at 11am and lunch at noon.

LWV Making Democracy Work
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The League of Women Voters of Piedmont sent the following letter to the Piedmont Mayor addressing the League's concern that the City of Piedmont should pay our fair share for library services and have a more concrete agreement with the City of Oak

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On March 15th, representatives of the Leagues of Piedmont, Oakland, and Alameda met with Senator Nancy Skinner in her Oakland offices to ask questions about her priorities, our local league priorities, and LWV CA priorities. We discussed state and local redistricting legislation, housing reform, criminal justice reform, reforms to the state proposition process, a tax proposal to increase money for education and to reduce the ratio in compensation between CEOs and their workforce, and legislation to legalize corporate sponsorships of college athletes.

LWV Making Democracy Work
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 The League of Women Voters of Piedmont sent the following letter to the Superintendent of Schools, Piedmont Mayor, City Council Members and School Board.

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Our annual program planning meeting and soup lunch will be on January 25, 2019. We will review the planning process and current LWV/US and LWV/CA priorities and accomplishments, and potential members will be welcome. We will discuss proposed new league positions on civil discourse, criminal justice, and improved voting. And, we will jointly decide on our 3 top priorities to act on locally and to communicate to LWV/CA. More information is below, but prior preparation is not necessary. And, of course, there will be soup. Have lunch, have fun, learn something new, and have an impact! RSVP to Lois Corrin loiscorrin [at] gmail.com.

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Happy New Year!  We have a busy schedule planned this year, so please keep following our newsletter for updates and specifics.  Before we ring in the new, I want to give thanks to everyone who planned, volunteered, and attended our wonderful hol
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Time is flying by and our annual holiday luncheon is quickly approaching.

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The Piedmont League of Women Voters held a successful event on November 11 in Piedmont.
 
Great Decisions 2019

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by a panel of experts. Below are this year's topics.

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"This is one of the most exciting times for journalism," said David Thigpen, Director of Undergraduate Journalism programs at UC Berkeley.

California Participants at the LWV National Convention 2018
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It is hard to believe that it is August already, the summer has flown by so quickly. July was a busy month for our League with the LWVUS Convention and our new board's annual retreat.

The Appreciating Diversity Film Series is a collaborative program of the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, DiversityWorks, and the Piedmont Chapter of the League of Women Voters. We endeavor to show six documentary films a year, each followed by some form of community dialogue. The mission of the Appreciating Diversity Film Series is:

to bring powerful documentaries that examine issues of diversity to community audiences.

Vice Mayor, Teddy King, presents proclamation to LWVP
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The Piedmont League of Women Voters celebrated 70 years with a packed house and a healthy helping of both history and previews of what lies ahead.

Appreciating Diversity Film Series
Event Date: 
Apr 25 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Ellen Driscoll Theater

Our first 'shorts' film fest!