On March 17th, 2021 LWVDA invited the community to participate in a dialogue regarding racism, equality and inclusivity initiatives in the Davis Area. The moderated forum began with a keynote speaker followed by a panel discussion, and concluded with a question and answer period.

Keynote Speaker: Sandy Holman

Sandy is regionally and nationally recognized as a leader in social justice, equity, and “anti-hate” programs, talks, workshops and children’s literature. She founded and currently directs The Culture C.O.-O.P. and United In Unity. She most recently directed the documentary, “The Cost Of Darkness.”

The Panelists:

  • Gloria Partida, Mayor, City Of Davis
  • Jann Murray- Garcia, M.D., M.P.H., Citizen of the Year Award Recipient, 2020, City of Davis
  • Vigdis Asmundson, Davis Joint Unified School District Trustee

Please view the forum on YouTube HERE and subscribe to our channel!

Wednesday at 7 PM PST – 8 PM PST via Zoom.

Please fill out a survey to help us plan the 2021 year https://bit.ly/2XPiwQc

What a year 2020 has been! We persevered through the challenging pandemic environment and delivered nonpartisan support for voting rights and many other voter issues. We hope the new year is filled with hope and renewed zest to work hard on what matters most: voter education and participation. 

The League has gotten quite a few things accomplished in 2020 and are planning for the 2021 year. We invite you to attend this virtual general membership meeting for planning the 2021 year and to learn about how you can get involved.

Please take this survey by January 19th so we can hear your thoughts on what you would like to see the League focus on this year.

SURVEY: https://bit.ly/2XPiwQc

The meeting invite with the Zoom link was sent out via the President’s Message email, and if you have not received it, please email Komal H. at komalh@lwvdavisarea.org to get the Zoom link!

LWVDA presents the 3rd in a series of Healthcare Forums to help voters understand and gain information on what the future of our healthcare might be. “The Future of California State-based Health Reform” plans intended to help voters better understand California healthcare reform options, and appreciate the impacts of both state and national legislative and executive leadership perspectives shared in debates and forums.

The speakers for this moderated forum will be: 

William Hsiao, PhD – Professor Emeritus Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Cindy Young – Chair, Board Of Directors, Healthy California Now

Please register for this Zoom Webinar at Eventbrite: Register!

If you are new to our Forum Series, we welcome you to visit our Youtube channel, HERE to view our 2 prior forums.

LWVDA has created a non-partisan “Pros and Cons” document for Measure B which is on the Davis ballot for November 3rd. View → HERE.

“Pros and Cons” documents summarize the major arguments for and against a ballot measure and are a common service that League of Women chapters provide to voters. For example, the LWV California chapter  has written “Pros and Cons” documents for each California ballot proposition for the November 2020 election.

LWVDA has written a non-partisan synopsis of a Davis City Council decision on a solar land lease issue involving the BrightNight corporation that came up recently in our candidate forums. We hope the synopsis can give Davis Area Voters a way to quickly understand the “BrightNight” issue. Read → HERE.

LWVDA had completed all the candidate debate forums for this year’s Nov 3rd election. Please view the recorded forum videos HERE. Also, give our YouTube channel a SUBSCRIBE!

“Healthcare Reform: Demystifying Future Healthcare Options,” the 2nd in a series of educational Healthcare Forums is now up ad able to be viewed → HERE.

The goal of this presentation is to help voters better understand and compare a Public Option Proposal with a Universal Care, Single Payer System through a public presentation to the community in time to help voters better appreciate November 2020 candidate healthcare positions in debates and forums.

The forum features:

Jodi Reid, Executive Director, California Alliance for Retired Americans. CARA is a statewide senior advocacy organization working to improve quality of life for seniors.

Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access California. HCA is a statewide healthcare consumer advocacy coalition.

The League is organizing several forums in the next few weeks. Please register at Eventbrite to receive the link to join in on the Zoom webinars. Check them out HERE!

Join us by Zoom for the next Members’ Meeting, link sent via email, on 9/16 Wednesday from 7:00PM – 8:00PM. Jesse Salinas, the Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters for Yolo County, California will be the speaker.

Please email info@lwvdavisarea.org if you have not received the Zoom link via the President’s Message email.

We remember the League’s founding on February 14th, 1920 and the ratification of the 19th Amendment 6 months later. Locally, we are celebrating our one-year anniversary of the renewal of the League of Women Voter Davis Area. Please join us on Wednesday, August 19th at 7pm. We will send out an email with the ZOOM link on the 18th and again on the 19th.