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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Below are some highlights of what the League of Women Voters of Piedmont has done over the past several years.

2020

January
  • Support Alameda County Measure C (0.5% sales tax for children's health and child care)
  • 2020-21 Program Planning (Review of our actions taken for LWVUS positions. Set goals for LWVP programming.)

February

  • Endorse Piedmont Measure T (renew existing parcel tax)
  • Voter forum for March 2020 primary election
  • Great Decisions discussion group starts

March

  • COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place begins

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


2019

January
  • Women's March Oakland
  • 2019-20 Program Planning (Review of our actions taken for LWVCA positions. Set goals for LWVP programming.)

February

March

  • Speaker Carla Marinucci on current political environment and challenges to our society

April

  • Letter to City Council supporting funding increase for Oakland library contract
  • Legislative interview with Nancy Skinner
  • Speaker Maureen Duignan on US immigration policy and its effect on immigrants and refugees in Bay Area

May

  • Speaker Lateefa Simon on juvenile and criminal justice reform
  • LWVP Civics in Action award to high school student

July

  • LWVP walks in Piedmont 4th of July Parade
September
  • 2020 Census event with Keith Carson
  • Table at Piedmont Harvest Festival

November

  • Joined Climate Challenge
  • Published Pros & Cons for Piedmont Measures G & H
  • Election rec

December

  • Speaker Louise Renne on role of public lawyer in bringing about change

2018

January
  • Women's March Oakland
  • 2018-19 Program Planning (Review of our actions taken for LWVUS positions. Set goals for LWVP programming.)
  • Voted against supporting city Ordinance 739N.S. prohibiting short term rentals

February

  • Let’s Talk program - invited membership to workshops on building an inclusive Piedmont
  • Great Decisions discussion group starts

March

  • Wrote letter and spoke at City Council meeting re proposed changes to Piedmont City Charter
  • Speaker Eric Brown on Constitution in the Classroom

April

  • Speaker Richard Rothstein on The Color of Law: widespread, systemic government sanctioned discrimination in housing
  • Schools and Communities First signature gathering

May

  • Election forum for June primary election
  • LWVP Civics in Action award to high school student

July

  • LWVP walks in Piedmont 4th of July Parade

August

  • Support Alameda County Measure A (Child Care and Early Education)
September
  • Table at Piedmont Harvest Festival
  • Speaker David Thigpen on implications for modern journalism and issue of truth decay

October

  • Election forum for November general election
  • Support Peralta Measure G (Peralta Community College District bonds for facilities and technology)

November

  • Speaker Thalia DeWolf on issues surrounding California’s Dignity and Dying Law

December

  • Speaker Anastasia Edel on the rollercoaster of the US-Russia relationship