Volume 85, No. 3, November 2023

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November 2023


 4, 7—Altadena Town Council Election

 8—Board Meeting

10—Natural Resources*

12—LWV-PA at Pasadena Playhouse



17—North Special Interest Group

19—League at Doo Dah Parade

23—Thanksgiving Day

27—Final RSVP, Holiday Bash

29—Dec. Voter articles due

*Committee meetings may be held via Zoom or in person. Consult committee chairs for details.

December 2023

11—Holiday Bash

LWV-PA Will March in the 2023 Pasadena Doo Dah Parade! Join Us or Just Watch!

LWV-PA will have a group marching in the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on November 19! The parade kicks off at 11:00 a.m. For those who just want to watch from the sidelines, the event is free—come cheer us on! For those who wish to participate, register here.  

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President’s Message

As we fight to advance the causes of voting rights, social justice, women’s rights, and environmental justice for all, let’s gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving. We have so much to be grateful for with so much at stake. This year, please show your gratitude by volunteering to make a difference and secure our democracy with your active participation in LWV-PA. There are many ways. 

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Seeing Our Veterans on Veterans Day, 2023

Regardless of our political leanings, the people of this nation share a collective understanding of the debt we owe to our veterans, largely through their memories. Let us honor them for their willingness to give their lives for our democracy and our welfare. Here are some surprising facts about the men and women whom we honor on November 10 and 11.

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LWV-PA at the Doo Dah!

President’s Message

Seeing Our Veterans

Altadena Candidate Forum

Remembering Feinstein

October Board Meeting

Recap: Blue, Red, Purple?


ICS—a Great Success!

December Holiday Bash!

Inherit the Wind Tickets

Membership Report

October Board Mtg.

The LWV-PA Board of Directors met in October. Here are the highlights.

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League Moderates Altadena Town Council October 2023 Candidate Forum

A candidate forum for the Altadena Town Council election was held on October 19, sponsored by Neighbors Building a Better Altadena and moderated by LWV-PA member Robbie Davis with the support of Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Maureen Johnston, and Ruth Judkins. You can view a video of the forum here. For more information on how and when to vote, visit the Town Council’s website, here.

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Remembering Dianne Feinstein

LWV-PA member Kitty Kroger remembers U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the first woman president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the first woman mayor of San Francisco, and one of two of the first women elected to the U.S. Senate from California. 

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November 4 & 7

Altadena Town Council Election

More information here

November 12, 2 p.m.

Inherit the Wind at Pasadena Playhouse

39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena

Discounted tickets available—see flyer in this Voter

November 19, 11 a.m.

League at the Doo Dah Parade

Starts on Raymond and Holly

Old Pasadena


December 11, 6–8 p.m.

LWV-PA Holiday Bash

Blinn House

160 N. Oakland Ave.



Blue, Red, or Purple? Voters in a Partisan Democracy

October 2023 Presentation Recap

On October 14, Professor Caroline Heldman of Occidental College reviewed the current election landscape and what voters’ preferences (based on polling) foretell for 2024. She showed how the potential presidential candidates appeal to various segments of the population, along with an overview of the priorities of the average voter. A lively and insightful Q&A session followed. 

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The Grapevine, November 2023

News from your League committees. Read about the current activities of LWV-PA’s committees and learn what they need from you. You are always welcome to join or just sit in. Some committees are returning to safe in-person meetings while some meetings remain virtual and accessible from home—check with your committee chair. Committee membership is both rewarding and fun, and it does the good work for which the League is known. So come and join in! 

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2023 Ice Cream Social

Our Fundraiser/Friendraiser Was a Big Success!

The October 15 Ice Cream Social was by all accounts a great success as both a fundraiser and a “friendraiser.” We welcomed over 100 guests (including more than two dozen dignitaries), hosted a student voter activity session, raised money in our crowd-filled Silent Auction room, and generally had a wonderful time visiting with friends and eating Fosselman’s ice creams and sorbets. 

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Click to register for our December 2023 HOLIDAY BASH,

or scan the QR code.

BUY TICKETS before they are gone! 

November 2023 Membership Report

As we head into a new election cycle, LWV-PA depends on you to support democracy and our voter registration and education initiatives, from our candidate forums to a broad range of initiatives to get out the vote. As a dues-paying member of LWV-PA, your voice has never been so important. If you have not yet renewed, please renew your membership TODAY!

Read more and renew online here

Voter Editor – Chris Moose
Web Coordinators – Laurie Barlow, Peter Zavala
e-Voter Coordinator – Gayle Oswald
p-Voter Coordinator – Dawn P. Dawson
Voter Proofreaders – Ann Hunnewell, Dorothy L. Keane
The LWV-PA Voter is published ten times a year—all months but August and January. It is available free to members by email or on our website at www.lwv-pa.org.

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