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The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.

Positions result from a process of study. Any given study, whether it be National, State, or Local, is thorough in its pursuit of facts and details. As the study progresses, a continuing discussion of pros and cons of each situation occurs. Prior to the results of the study being presented to the general membership, study committee members fashion consensus questions that are then addressed by the membership.

Additional discussion, pro and con, takes place as members (not part of the study committee) learn the scope of the study. After the members reach consensus, the board forms positions based on that consensus.

It is the consensus statement -- the statement resulting from the consensus questions -- that becomes a position. Firm action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action/advocacy cannot be taken.

Read the League's positions on local, county, state, and national issues and the action it is taking to support these positions.

Los Angeles Action Alerts

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LWVUS sent a letter to U.S. Senate offices encouraging Senators to cosponsor and pass S. 1989 the Honest Ads Act.

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Mayor Eric Garcetti wants everyone to write to your State Senator, Assembly Member and Governor Brown in support of AB 317l. This bill was rolled out by 11 mayors of California cities, including Los Angeles. The bill will address the homeless crisis by asking Gov. Brown to commit $1.5 billion of the $6 billion state surplus to cities to use to help solve homelessness in their area.

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Last Friday, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System announced a proposal to enter into a 75-year lease with a principal developer in order to develop 1,200 homes for homeless veterans at the VA West LA campus and build a real veteran community. If done right, this is a big deal...

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Following the passage of a city ordinance last Tuesday that prohibited the possession of large-scale ammunition magazines, the League encouraged the City Council to support a related gun safety measure that specifically addresses gun storage.

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Today we are already seeing the impact of climate change on people's daily lives. The City of Los Angeles is taking steps both to adapt to climate change and to reduce the degree of climate change (mitigation).

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Tell Gov Brown to sign ab 249 the disclose act

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The swift action of League supporters like you helped put the California Disclose Act on the governor’s desk. Now we need your help one more time to expose the big money funding campaign ads. Tell Governor Brown to sign AB 249 today, because transparency matters: http://bit.ly/SignAB249

Yes on AB 249, the California Disclose Act

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The influence of big money in our elections is eroding our democracy. When facing a barrage of manipulative and often dishonest campaign ads, shouldn’t you be able to see who is paying for them? We need your help to make sure big money interests can’t hide their influence in our elections. Tell your legislators that transparency matters and urge them to vote YES on the California Disclose Act, AB 249.

Stand with California's community college students! Tell your Senator YES on AB 705

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Community colleges are a crucial gateway to higher paying jobs, but too many California students face an unnecessary roadblock to academic and career success. Currently, standardized tests assess 75 percent of community college students as “unprepared”—making them less likely to finish their education. But new research shows that these students are more prepared than the tests indicate. By being forced to take unnecessary remedial non-credit courses, community college students waste time and money.

"While homelessness is not just a housing problem, it is always a housing problem."

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The housing crisis is crushing California communities, driving families into homelessness and forcing them to choose between housing, food, and medical care. Today over 1.7 million families are paying over half of their incomes for housing. Nobody should go broke or hungry just to keep a roof over their head. Your Assembly Member is preparing to vote on an important housing package that will begin tackling this crisis. Please take a minute to urge your lawmakers to support affordable housing and vote YES on SB 2 and SB 3.

Tell your Assembly Member: Yes on SB 10

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Over 10 million immigrants live, work, and pay taxes in California. They are our family, our friends, and our coworkers. Recently federal agents have taken actions to detain and deport our law-abiding neighbors, tearing families apart. Undocumented residents are afraid to use community resources or cooperate with law enforcement efforts in their neighborhoods for fear of deportation. Take action to protect our immigrant families and values!

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$9 billion dollars in corporate tax giveaways that could instead be used to build a better California! Corporations take advantage of loopholes in Prop 13 to offset costs onto homeowners!

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Are you disgusted by the influence of big money in politics? Did you know that in most California local elections, there are no limits on the size of campaign contributions to candidates?Tell your Assembly Member to support AB 1089 to end unlimited money in our local elections!

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VICTORY! The California Values Act, was approved by the Senate on a party-line vote! It now heads to the Assembly! Thank you to our many supporters for standing with the League in support of landmark protections for immigrant families in California.

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Help protect fair elections! Tell your member of Congress to OPPOSE HR 634 and SAVE the Election Assistance Commission!
The Election Assistance Commission is an independent bipartisan agency charged with ensuring the integrity of our elections. They provide guidance to states on federal election law, maintain the national voter registration form, and certify new voting machines.

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