Making Democracy Work

March 2018 Newsletter

The March 2018 Voter was mailed to members who have chosen to receive a hard copy.

The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act

General Meeting

Tuesday March 20, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

1300 South El Camino Real

San Mateo, California 94402

Speaker: Helen Hutchinson, President, League of Women Voters California

The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2018 is an initiative that will restore over $11 billion per year to California's schools, community colleges, health clinics, and other vital local services.

Join the League of Women Voters California, PICO California, California Calls, Advancement Project California, Evolve California, and a growing coalition of organizations to fund California schools by closing the Corporate Property Tax Loophole in Proposition 13 while continuing to guarantee protections for homeowners, residential renters, agricultural land, and small businesses.

Helen Hutchison will provide details on this initiative and how we can become involved to gather signatures to place this on the November ballot.

For more information, go to Make It Fair.

President's Message

President Ann Kuchins reviews the League's current projects. Here are some of the highlights of her message:

The League will organize action to put the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act on the November 2018 ballot. Information will be available at the March 20 meeting.

The observer corps is getting underway under the leadership of Marie Baldisseri, Marta Bookbinder, and Maxine Terner.

Pedro Gonzalez has organized an informational meeting on the Voter's Choice Act in Spanish on Saturday, March 3.

President Kuchins looks forward to training members to present the Pros and Cons of the ballot measures in 2108.

Read the entire message and details on page 2 of the March 2018 Voter.

See the calendar for information about events.

Other Articles

Don't miss these other articles in the March 2018 Voter.

President's Message, p. 2

Nominating Committee, p. 2

Board Highlights, p. 3

Bay Area League Day Report, p. 3-4

Thank you to our Volunteers, p. 4

Action Report, page 5

Welcome to Our New Member, p. 5

Calendar, p. 5