VOTER 2016

The 2016 Editions

The February 2016 Voter

The February 2016 VOTER includes a welcome to new members Miriam Nieto and Twillea Evans-Carthen. Welcome!!!!

It included a thank you to Ernie and Dotti Garcia for opening the Garcia Center for the Arts for the LWVSB Holiday party. (It was wonderful. The building is magnificent, and Ernie held us spellbound with stories of its history and the history of San Bernardino.)

Shirley Harlan, our observer on the Charter Committee provided information on the progress being made in the committee, and the dates and times of informational meetings on the proposed Charter changes.

The March 2016 Voter

The March 2016 VOTER includes a discussion of voting behavior, an essay on the history of the San Bernardino League, a call for Citizens of Achievement nominations, notice of neighborhood meetings on the San Bernardino Charter, an update from the LWVSB Charter Change Education Committee, information on the LWV California position on Prop. 50, and a notice about Voter's Edge training.

The April 2016 VOTER

The April 2016 VOTER includes information that LWVSB participated in the 10th Annual The State of Women event as well as Senator Connie Leyva's 2nd Annual Young Women's Leadership Conference. San Bernardino's new City Manager Mark Scott has agreed to speak at our Annual Meeting (June 4). LWVSB is planning on launching a small speaker's bureau to help explain San Bernardino's proposed charter. Barbara Sokoloff's questions at the S.B. Board of Supervisors elicited information on "promise zones" (see the VOTER for more information).This VOTER also includes a report on proposed charter, and another on S.B.'s Strategic Planning Core Team, LWVSB's past positions on past charter reform efforts, and an opportunity for LWVSB members to speak to a Political Cartooning class! See the VOTER for more information.

The June 2016 VOTER

The June 2016 VOTER includes information about LWVSB's Annual Meeting: speaker Mark Scott (San Bernardino's new City Manager) spoke about coming to San Bernardino, his goals for making our city run better, and some of our challenges. At the Annual Meeting we also went over the state of our local organization (it is strong) and some of our current work. We are supporting San Bernardino's new City Charter and are looking for members who are willing to become part of our Speakers Bureau (speaking to local groups about that and other elements that will be on the November ballot). There will be training. Nancy Ruth White of Redlands has been elected to our Board and Susan Nibblas is returning to the Board as Secretary. LWVSB dues are due July 1. LWVC positions are outlined, and there is a message from LWV national president Elisabeth McNamara asking your help in lobbying for the Voting Rights Advancement Act. All of us should call our representatives today!

The August 2016 VOTER

The August 2016 VOTER includes information on the League's position on the revised San Bernardino City Charter, Voter's Edge - the League's gateway to candidate information, ways to help the League in its work on California election funding, a report from the 2016 LWVUS Convention, information on our September 10 membership meeting on local ballot measures, and on our October 1 Pros and Cons speaker's training on the 17 state measures that will be on November's ballot. (Please come to the September 10 lunch meeting at the Country Club, the local ballot measures are complicated and the Charter revision is essential to the health of our community. You are also welcome to come to the October 1 meeting for the state measures information, even though the purpose of the session is to train members to present Pros and Cons so that we don't overwhelm one person with the requests for a speaker.)

The September 2016 VOTER

The September 2016 VOTER includes Pros and Cons discussion/training on state ballot measures (October 1 12:30-2 pm)l; Reception to support Measure L (the new charter for San Bernardino); a description of how the League develops positions that allow the League to come out in favor or opposition to ballot measures; and further information on the San Bernardino City Charter.