Stories from Around the State
This story was originally published in the Press-Telegram.
Artwork from more than 50 Long Beach high school students is currently on digital display — via a YouTube video posted by the local chapter of the League of Women Voters.
The students — from Jordan, Millikan, Renaissance and Wilson high schools — submitted their artwork last year as part LWV’s annual art contest. The 2022 theme was “My Vote, My Voice.”
Op-Ed | League of Women Voters of Nevada County: Democracy only works when we the people participate
This opinion was originally published by YubaNet.com
An election may be a milestone, but it is not the journey. An election is an opportunity to check in with each other about the course of our country and the principles of our leaders. It is a conversation of sorts, a reminder to the people we have put in power about who they serve, inform them about what we believe, and tell them which direction we want to go.
This interview was originally published in Noozhawk.
LWV of Santa Barbara seeks to empower voters and defend democracy.
In June 2022, the US Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and ending the federal constitutional right to abortion. As the Supreme Court no longer recognizes the right to abortion as protected by the US Constitution, this ruling makes state constitutional amendments even more significant, leaving the right to abortion up to federal or state laws.
LWV of Cupertino-Sunnyvale filed its opposition to the City of Cupertino’s motion to dismiss the federal lawsuit filed by the League that challenges the city’s “lobbyist regulation” ordinance.
This commentary was originally published by CalMatters.
With our nation’s democracy facing existential threats, California’s duty to protect and empower every eligible voter in the state has never been more urgent.