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Because democracy is not a spectator sport

The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. It is a political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

A Successful Fall Kickoff

What a great kickoff!

San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu spoke to us about important new California state laws that will dramatically change our voting process and observations on how voting went in 2016.

He was gracious enough to send us his slide presentation that illustrates some of the issues he addressed. Click here to download.

League Takes Action

Escondido Public Library There's a proposal to hire a private for-profit agency to administer the Escondido Public Library. We sent a letter to the Escondido Mayor and City Council with our opposition to privatization of essential public services.

We based our decision on this LWVUS position: The League of Women Voters believes that when governmental entities consider the transfer of governmental services, assets and/or functions to the private sector, the community impact and goals of such transfers must be identified and considered. Further, the League believes that transparency, accountability, and preservation of the common good must be ensured.

Read the complete letter here

Preserving Open Space

Open Space in North County There are several large developments that are being proposed for North County. How will they impact the quality of life for us and the environment? There us still time for public comment.

Click here for an article about one of them.

Tell students you know about this important opportunity

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has recently rolled out this new program. Two ways make it happen -- Click on the banner to go to the SOS website and register online or copy and paste the link in an email and send to your favorite teen.

It's available to all citizens 16 and 17 years old. Be ready to vote.

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