California Secretary of State and National Institute on Civil Discourse Executive Director Headline Biennial Convention for the League of Women Voters of California

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Grassroots members from across California will join forces to make democracy work at conference themed “Let the Sun Shine In”. Attendees will hear guest speakers, elect officers and the Board of Directors, approve the budget and bylaw changes, participate in educational workshops, and adopt the League’s biennial program.

“Our grassroots members will network and share ideas about making democracy work by fighting for voting rights, keeping dark money out of politics, and providing nonpartisan education for our diverse population" said LWVC President Helen Hutchison.

Hundreds of delegates representing local Leagues of Women Voters throughout the state will gather in San Diego for their Biennial Convention themed “Let the Sun Shine In” on May 14-17 at the Westin Gaslamp San Diego. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and National Institute on Civil Discourse Executive Director Carolyn Lukenmeyer will address attendees of the convention. Find details about the event, workshops, and speakers at http://lwvc.wordpress.com/.

"The League works to make California a fair and vibrant place for all of us,” said the League of Women Voters of California President Helen Hutchison. “In San Diego, our grassroots members will network and share ideas about making democracy work by fighting for voting rights, keeping dark money out of politics, and providing nonpartisan education for our diverse population."

League members will hear guest speakers, elect officers and the Board of Directors, approve the budget and bylaw changes, participate in educational workshops, and adopt the League’s biennial program. Follow the events on Twitter @LWVC or using the hashtag #LWVC2015.

Most Convention events with special guest speakers will take place at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 910 Broadway Circle, except where noted below:

  •     Michael Vu, Registrar, San Diego Registrar of Voters–May 14 at 7 pm in the Harbor Room.
  •     Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State –May 15 at 10 am in the California Ballroom
  •     Lisa García Bedolla, Professor, UC Berkeley–May 15 at 2 pm in the California Ballroom
  •     Stacey Fulhorst, Executive Director, the City of San Diego Ethics Commission–May 15 at 6:15 pm at Buca Di Beppo Restaurant, 705 6th Avenue
  •     Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Executive Director, the National Institute on Civil Discourse –May 16 at 6 pm in the San Diego Ballroom
  •     Elisabeth MacNamara, President, League of Women Voters of the United States – May 17, noon luncheon in the San Diego Ballroom

The biennial convention provides the opportunity for League members to take advantage of training opportunities at workshops, participate in caucuses, network with peers from Humboldt County to the Imperial Valley, and listen and learn from knowledgeable speakers. It is a time for members to come together to determine the future of the League. To find out details about the Convention workshops and speakers visit: http://lwvc.wordpress.com/.

About the League of Women Voters of California:
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. Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages. With more than 90 years of experience, the League is one of America’s most trusted grassroots organizations. Read more about the League of Women Voters of California at http://www.lwvc.org.

For press credentials for one or more of these speakers or events, contact the League of Women Voters of California Communications Manager, Elizabeth Leslie, at eleslie(at)lwvc(dot)org.

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