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LWV Of San Jose/Santa Clara

Community Leaders

Carol Watts, President
Taryn Upchurch, Vice President
Marie Arnold, Membership Chair

League ID

CA023

Phone

(408) 271-7163

Stories from Around the State

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.

This podcast originally aired on KPBS.

The nonpartisan League of Women Voters of San Diego talks about why democracy is not a partisan issue.

CUPERTINO, CA — Today, the League of Women Voters of Cupertino-Sunnyvale filed a federal lawsuit challenging the city’s anti-nonprofit speech ordinance, which requires nonprofit organizations to register as lobbyists. Organizations that fail to register risk being penalized. The League asserts the ordinance’s definition of “lobbyist” is too vague and chills voter engagement by harming voter service organizations.  

San Diego voters are likely to get a chance this November to give Mayor Todd Gloria more power over hiring city workers, which could help San Diego fill hundreds of open jobs more quickly and reduce its vacancy rate below 16 percent.

Dark money and special interests do not need extra loopholes to undermine democracy. The League is committed to protecting our disclosure laws and preserving the ethics and accountability of our electoral system. 

LWV of California and partners filed an amicus letter in support of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission's emergency motion to extend California's redistricting deadline.