LWVDA Voter Registration Committee Presents:

As a follow-up to the September 14th Recall Election, on October 20th from 4-5pm, Jesse Salinas, Yolo County Election Officer will present to League members a wrap up of the Recall Election. This will be a ZOOM afternoon membership meeting and we hope you will join us for an interesting and insightful discussion of the “behind the scenes” management of the Recall Election. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ins-and-outcome-of-the-sept-14th-california-recall-election-tickets-180371454877

On Wednesday October 6 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm PT, The League of Women Voters Davis Area will be hosting a virtual Community Forum, “Health Reform & Social Justice: Opportunities for Reducing Inequity and Addressing Health Disparities”.

For this event, the League will be hosting an evening with Dr. Susan Rogers, President of Physicians for a National Health Plan (PNHP). Dr. Rogers’s presentation will include an overview of the U.S. health care system through a social justice lens, followed by a discussion highlighting disparities resulting from our current policies and opportunities to improve inequities through health reform. The forum will conclude with an audience Q&A. 

To help speakers best address your concerns, questions, and issues, we encourage attendees to please submit them in advance to komalh@lwvdavisarea.org before October 4.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/173140998387

Thank you to our sister League co-sponsors at:

The Davis Area LWVC Health Care Committee thanks co-sponsors LWV of Washington DC, LWV of Amherst Massachusetts, LWV of Greater Hartford Connecticut, LWV of Teaneck New Jersey, LWV of Ashville-Buncombe North Carolina, LWV of Charlotte Mecklenberg North Carolina, LWV of Manatee County Florida, LWV of Hillsborough Florida, LWV of Maimi-Dade County Florida, Collier County Florida, LWV of Philadelphia Pennsylvania, LWV of Bucks County Pennsylvania, LWV of Lower Merion & Narberth Pennsylvania, LWV of Oakland Michigan, LWV of Copper County Michigan, LWV of McDonough County Illinois, LWV of Johnson County Kansas, LWV of Licking County Ohio, LWV of Tarrant County Texas, LWV of Richardson Texas, LWV of the State of Washington, LWV of Tacoma-Pierce County Washington, LWV of Benton-Franklin Washington, LWV of Seattle Kings County Washington, LWV of Napa California, LWV of Alameda California, LWV of Santa Barbara California, and the LWV of Long Beach California.

League of Women Voters
Davis Area

Join your local League of Women Voters Davis Area Wed 9/22 at 6:30PM to learn about your League’s financials, membership, committee work and goals for the next year. Learn how you can get involved!

Zoom link for the meeting can be found in your email. Email us to receive the link or to join our League: info@lwvdavisarea.org


We are proud to announce that the LWV Davis Area is one of the sponsors of the Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) to be held on April 24th, 2021, 9am -12pm. A unique program by the Yolo County Election Department – “YES” aims to enable our youth to develop leadership skills, engage with their elected officials and talk directly to them about issues that matter to them. Learning from the inner workings our Election Department, School Boards and City Councils AND working collaboratively with peers, community  leaders and potential mentors these youth gain an understanding of civic engagement.  As a sponsor we especially want to recruit high school students (9th -12th grade) to participate in the Summit. 

Please help by encouraging High School students in your family, friends, neighborhoods, church youth groups, local organizations to consider registering and attend the Summit event on April 24th.

Please check our homepage for more details and a registration form.

Our California State leadership has approved our active support for LWV’s national initiative priority: urging Congress to pass the For the People Act, HR1/S1

The “For the People Act” legislates specific Federal voter protections that would restrict partisan State legislative actions that could be used to compromise voter access. You can read National League CEO, Virginia Kass’ support statement’s here:

https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/lwv-supports-people-act-senate

Both California Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla sit on the Senate Rules Committee. LWV members can encourage them to help this bill advance to the Senate floor for a vote that will move it forward for the President’s signature. (President Biden has expressed support.) This is such an important time for League members, Democracy and Voter Rights!


 To send your message of support for S1- For the People Act, you may write, email or phone:

Senator Dianne Feinstein331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone (202) 224-3553
www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

Senator Alex Padilla
B03 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841
https://www.padilla.senate.gov

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.