The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Date: March 22, 2014 Time: 10:30-12:30 Location: El Cerrito City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Ave. Discussion immediately following movie
For nearly 40 years, LWV Bay Area has published the Bay Area Monitor to promote awareness about critical yet frequently overlooked issues that affect this region. Focusing primarily on transportation, air quality, water, land use, open space, and various environmental concerns, the Monitor showcases replicable strategies for enhancing sustainability, conserving resources, advancing equity, increasing efficiency, and safeguarding public health across the region.
We believe the Monitor is a valuable resource, but we still meet League members who have never heard of the publication. We'd like to change that, which is why we're reaching out to you in an effort to raise the publication's online visibility. Six times a year, LWV Bay Area sends e-mail announcements to online readers of the Monitor, alerting them that a new edition has been posted on <http://www.bayareamonitor.org>.
So what we'd like to ask is: Would you like to start receiving these announcements? If so, please visit our subscription page, enter your name and e-mail address, and click the "Subscribe" box. Your information will not be used for any other purpose, and you can opt out at any time. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at (510) 839-1608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sincerely, Marion Taylor, President, LWV Bay Area
(If you have trouble accessing the subscription page link above, please visit <http://www.bayareamonitor.org> and click the "Subscribe" tab at the top of the page.)
Open space is more than just a beautiful landscape or a place to hike. Within the more than a million acres protected permanently from development in the Bay Area, a new vision of the value of open space is emerging.
IF YOU MISSED LEAGUE DAY, do not dispair, for videos of the presentations and panel discussions are now available on YouTube, along with videos of past year League Days and other LWVBA functions, here.
Also, a flyer with program and speaker information is available HERE.
In the future, all videos of LWVBA programs are expected to be stored on the LWVBA web site in the section, Bay Area League Day Reports and Document Library, for which the link is here
The state newsletter is not available for reading on the web site, but you can subscribe and have it emailed to you. To subscribe, click here.
As a beginning step toward better understanding what is involved in balancing the California budget, LWV members are encouraged to take the California Budget Challenge, a questionnaire that calculates the budgetary consequences of your judgment about how much service the state should provide and how large taxes should be to pay for them. The program was developed by Next 10, an independent, nonpartisan organization whose purpose is helping Californians to improve the state's future. For two examples (one on spending, one on taxation) of what you are asked when you take the challenge, click here. To go directly to the Challenge, click here The Next 10 web site and the LWV of California web page on the budget provide additional information on the state budget for those who want more detail than that given in the Challenge pages.
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