Volume 81, No. 7, March 2020

March 2020
 3 … Primary Election Day
 4 … Communications*
 5 … League Day
 6 … Immigration*
 6 … April Voter articles due
10 … Events*
11 … Board Meeting
13 … Natural Resources*
18, 19 … Unit Meetings
23 … Advocacy*
26 … Education*
28 … Climate Change Forum

*Committee meetings. See “The Grapevine” page in this issue for times and places.

April 2020
  2 … League Day
10 … May Voter articles due
19 … Earth Day, Grand Park
Is there a more controversial political issue in this 2020 election cycle? Professor Jennifer Chacón of UCLA Law School will provide background on current immigration policy and discuss the possible impact of various reform proposals. She will also explore the question of the legal changes necessary to achieve truly comprehensive immigration reform.
League Day Details

March 5, 2020
Women's City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena
Enter parking lot from Madison, second parking lot south of Walnut. Space is limited. Carpool if possible.

8:30 … Registration/coffee
9:00 … Program
11:00 … Brunch

Reservations are required of all attendees. Reserve optional brunch by Friday, February 28, at noon. All others should register by Monday, March 2. This is necessary to make sure there are enough places for everyone to sit! Menu: quiche, popover, and fruit, $25.00 per meal. Coffee only: $2.00. Make reservations online , via email (office@lwv-pa.org), or by phone message (626-798-0965). 

Commemorating the past and charting a course for the future, the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area celebrates hard-won rights, the power of leadership, Women’s History Month, and dedicated volunteers.

Vote with LWV California—Ballot Recommendation

YES on Prop 13: Bonds for Schools & Colleges
All students in California deserve school facilities in good repair and equipped to provide each of them with a twenty-first century education. Vote YES on Prop 13!
(See details in this issue.)

March 3, 2020
Presidential Primary Election

March 5, 2020
League Day
Comprehensive Immigration Reform:
What Does It Mean Today?

March 28, 2020
9th Annual Climate Forum
Decarbonize Your Life and Clean Our Environment
First United Methodist Church, Pasadena

April 2, 2020
League Day

April 19, 2020
Earth Day Greater L.A. 2020
Grand Park, Downtown L.A.
Sponsored by LWV-PA
Renee Chanon as Susan B. Anthony and Pasadena City Hall Rally
Susan B. Anthony lived again to tell the story of women’s battle for the vote, and LWV-PA members rallied at Pasadena City Hall to encourage voter participation in the 2020 elections and every resident’s participation in the national Census.
Centennial Gala Recap
It was a night of dinner, dancing, and well-deserved awards and accolades as LWV-PA members honored the Pasadena Area League’s accomplishments while looking forward to achieving the goals that lie ahead.

The LWV-PA Board met on January 8, 2020. Get an overview of this month's key League business, activities, and decisions during the meeting!

Unit meetings take place in smaller settings to empower, encourage, inform, and uplift. Come join the Units this month on the third Wednesday, March 18, and third Thursday, March 19.

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Candidate Forums

A grateful thank you to the LWV-PA volunteers for their extremely important work at various candidate forums in our area.

Centennial Corner

A brief history of the League, from the beginnings to now. Where have we come from, how will we choose to evolve, and how hard are we willing to work for it?

DEI Spotlight
A more diverse, inclusive, and equitable membership inevitably will include newcomers. But how do we make newcomers feel comfortable and welcomed? Often, people who are new to an organization can feel invisible or disregarded.
Ballot Measures—Pros and Cons

Now available from LWV of L.A. County, the pros and cons for two of the three ballot measures: County Measure FD, the Fire District 911 Firefighter/Paramedic Emergency Response Measure, and Proposition 13, the Bond Measure for Schools and Colleges (this is not your parents’ and grandparents' old tax reform measure!).
9th Annual Climate Forum

Ben Stapleton, executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council–Los Angeles, and Edward Humes, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author, will show us how we can “decarbonize” our lives at both a collective and an individual level. Enjoy light refreshments at this free and eye-opening event.
Partners in Action
Joining forces with Sierra Madre Activists Rebuilding Together and other dynamic groups is proving to be a SMART strategy for LWV-PA.
School Board Observers

LWV-PA Education Committee members are acting as observers at local school district meetings, encouraging transparency, public participation, and informed League positions.
Earth Day LA
Observed the world over by at least one billion people, Earth Day in Los Angeles is expected to attract tens of thousands. Don’t miss this momentous, crucial, and inspirational celebration!
Meeting with Sheriff Villanueva

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva recently asked to meet with League representatives and reported on LASD’s policies, answering some of the concerns expressed by several area Leagues.
Call for Leaders

WE NEED YOU! Step up and volunteer your talents in a leadership position as an Officer or Director by contacting the Membership Committee.
Remembering Candy D’Addario
A tribute and a celebration: Candy D’Addario will be remembered as a dedicated, talented, and generous volunteer and friend.
LWV-PA History

What were we like back then? A view of the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area through its meeting minutes during wartime.
Book Corner Call

Have you read a good book lately? Inspired to comment and share? We want to hear from you! Here’s a chance to offer your insights on nonpartisan publications of interest to your fellow League members.
News from your League committees. You are always welcome to join or just sit in. Committee membership is both rewarding and fun, and it does the good work for which the League is known.

Voter Editor – Chris Moose
Web Coordinators – Laurie Barlow, Peter Zavala
e- Voter Coordinator – Gayle Oswald
The LWV-PA Voter is an electronic newsletter. The ten issues per year are free to members. Non-members may subscribe to the e- Voter for $20 a year by calling 626-798-0965 or emailing office@lwv-pa.org .

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