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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
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Deliberative Dialogue in North County

The LWV of North County San Diego endorses a free public forum on Health Care: How Can We Reduce Costs and Still Get the Care We Need? sponsored by the Oceanside Public Library and San Diego Deliberation Network. The event is also endorsed by Engage Encinitas: Coming Together - Making a Difference.

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Interested community members will gather on February 17, 2016 from 6 to 8pm at the Oceanside Public Library.

Click here to register.

Participants will engage in table conversations and deliberations facilitated by the San Diego Deliberation Network, using a discussion guide developed by the Kettering Foundation and National Issues Forums. Results from this forum will become part of a national report being presented to policymakers at A Public Voice on May 5th in Washington, DC.

Representatives from the LWV of North County San Diego are founding members of the San Diego Deliberation Network, which promotes civil dialogue and deliberation on issues that impact the community by engaging the people of the region. For more information, go to

LWV License Plate Frames - Spread the mission

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You saw them at the LWV California State Convention. Now they are available for purchase here with payment through PayPal. They have the LWV logo on the top and the words Register & Vote on the bottom in our red, white and blue colors, of course. We are carrying over our special price of $12.00 for one holder and $20.00 for two plus shipping.

They make great gifts for Leaguers, friends and family. Click here to order

Too Much Civility: A Chilling Effect?

A recent San Diego Union Tribune article reported that school policies are being scrutinized by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) which sees some efforts at creating civil campuses as violating the First Amendment.

FIRE, which has settled lawsuits against two California schools, has similar concerns with Cal State San Marcos, SDSU, and UCSD, among others.

At issue is the practice of establishing free-speech zones intended to ensure free speech activity doesn't interfere with instruction, research, or general operations of a campus. According to FIRE, free speech should not be limited to one place, and civility should be aspirational in a statement of the university's values, not listed in student conduct requirements.

Read more in our recent newsletter from members Mary Thompson and Martha Cox, our leaders in Civil Engagement. Contact them if you see the importance of this issue and you want to get involved.

National Voter Registration Day

We recently assisted students who wanted to register to vote. We were invited by the Associated Student Organization at Cal State San Marcos. We registered over 100 voters.

Encourage your friends and family to get registered and vote, especially those turning 18 years old this year.

Get more info about the event here

Register now online

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