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2014 November Election Resources

DO NOT LET ANYONE TELL YOU HOW TO VOTE FOR JUDGES! The judges of our state and nation must be fair, unbiased, and free from the influence of any interest group or organized constituency. The only way to assure that the judges that are elected are well-qualified, fair, and unbiased is to make your own judgments as informed voters. Many of the sources that attempt to influence judicial elections do so for their own political interests. You decide who will be a fair judge. Go to ivp.nawj.org/state/california for neutral sources of information on the upcoming election as well as the judges on the ballot.

Smart Voter

Smart Voter: Key in your address and zip code, see the contests on your ballot. Then click away and find information on candidates and ballot measures -- from the League and other nonpartisan sources. Archives of past elections available with election results. Go to Smart Voter

Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 9, 2pm Silence is Not Golden-- a play by Anita Yellin Simons about domestic violence and self-esteem presented at the Women's Museum of California 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Liberty Station, Point Loma.
Discussion and Happy Hour to follow the performance.
Click here for Flyer

Monday November 17, 6:30pm - 8:45pm Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Questions... and Answers at the San Diego County Office of Education 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, Room 401 Click here for Flyer



LUNCH WITH THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SAN DIEGO
Thursdays at 11:30 am at Tom Ham's Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Dr.

  • February 19 ~ "The Rising Costs of Higher Education"
  • March 19 ~ "Campaign Finance Reform"
  • April 16 ~ "Schools and Infrastructure Issues"

Voter Information

Smart Voter

Smart Voter: Key in your address and zip code, see the contests on your ballot. Then click away and find information on candidates and ballot measures -- from the League and other nonpartisan sources. Archives of past elections available with election results. Go to Smart Voter

Information on November 2014 Election under 'Elections' section
Political Party Statement of Purpose from Calif Primary Election June 3, 2014
Listing of Political Parties

Register to Vote

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See information about registering to vote in California: deadlines, cost, requirements, how to register, political parties, registration drives, living overseas, etc.

Register to Vote

Unit Meetings

Announcements

Learn about a brief history of the accomplishments of the League in this short video presentation. You may access it at http://library.lwv.org/node/201

League of Women Voters-San Diego current issues of interest:

  • City Budget: The League is working with the Community Budget Alliance to increase citizens' knowledge and involvement in the San Diego City Budget. The LWVSD developed a Powerpoint presentation to share our involvement with the other League members and encourage their participation
  • Water: Water at local, county and state levels; where is comes from how it is used and what is in the future. The League's Powerpoint presentation shared statistics and visuals to help understand the issue better.
  • Health Care: The law contains a number of provisions that are changing the rules of health care for consumers LWVUS on the decision
  • Redevelopment: Where do we now get funds for affordable housing?
  • Embarcadero: Keeping the Embarcadero a place for citizens and tourists to enjoy our harbor views
  • Human Trafficking: Do our students know how to keep safe from the predators who are seducing our young women into a nightmare life?
  • Privatization of City services: What oversight is being built into the proposals to privatize our city services? What services will we be giving up in exchange for possible savings? What proof is there that there will be savings? Will the contracts be competitive and is there a way to go back to public control if these contracts are a "bad deal" for our citizens?
  • Early Childhood Education: A coalition of agencies serving preschoolers is headed by the LWVSD and working to improve services and funding for quality education at the preschool level.
  • Quail Brush Genco: An electric generating peaker plant with eleven 100 feet high stacks is being proposed to be built near Sycamore Landfill and on the edge of Mission Trails Regional Park. Rezoning of land is being discussed again at the Planning Commission; the League was there to testify against it. The City Council did not approve this proposal which goes onto state review.
    On March 22, 2013, the PUC unanimously rejected the construction of a power plant near Mission Trails Regional Park after listening for two hours to many environmental groups in opposition, including the League of Women Voters of San Diego County. They said that San Diego needs to develop more renewable energy locally. It also would have been very costly to the ratepayers.



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