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When the League Speaks, Council Members Listen!
Council members in Naperville, CA, agreed with Jane Barnes, League of Women Voters of Naperville president, when she asked for a public meeting (in each district) on a proposed map of voting districts, saying: “There may be no single decision you’ve had to make that goes so directly to the heart of representative government and the belief the people, all of the people, can and will be heard.” Council members agreed to do so, and will start with a citywide meeting! The city also plans to place an interactive map on its website and allow electronic feedback. Read more here.State:
The League of Women Voters of Kern County, CA is visiting area high schools this spring with one message: register, vote, and be counted! By June 1st, the Kern County League will have held registration events at eight schools. Just this week, members helped more than 250 Ridgeview High School students complete registration applications!
Through its participation in LWVEF's 2010 High School Voter Registration Project, the Kern County League is at the front lines of a groundbreaking effort to engage youth and also measure the effectiveness of various registration strategies. Their experiences and insights will help inform Leagues' youth-related work for years to come. Learn more here.
In the photos below, Kern County League leader Michelle Turner (L) speaks to more than 500 Bakersfield High School students at an outdoor assembly (R).State: