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[5/17/2017] View the second Humboldt County General Plan Update panel discussion

To access the link please click here or check your listings for view times on Access Humboldt, CH 12.

[5/2/2017] Latest News from the League - May VOTER

To view the May VOTER, please click here.

[4/3/2017] Volunteers needed to staff Avenue of the Giants Marathon aide station

The League of Women Voters is confirmed to staff the Avenue of the Giants Marathon aide station again on May 7. It's a great way to get out into the beautiful redwoods and we are SO appreciated by the runners. Call Kay Escarda or email, kayescarda@gmail.com to volunteer or for more information.

[4/3/2017] View Humboldt County General Plan Update panel discussion

To access the link please click here or check your listings for view times on Access Humboldt, CH 12.

[4/1/2017] Latest News from the League - April VOTER

To view the April VOTER, please click here.

[3/13/2017] Join us for the 26th annual State of the Community Luncheon!

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County will honor educator, social worker and community volunteer Marianne Pennekamp for her many years of efforts on behalf of local causes in the areas of mental health and children's services. The organization chosen for recognition is Access Humboldt. The luncheon will be held at the Adorni Center in Eureka. Seating begins at 11:30 am. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event before April 4. This event is sold out!

[2/28/2017] Latest News from the League - March VOTER

To view the March VOTER, please click here.

[1/31/2017] Latest News from the League - February VOTER

To view the February VOTER, please click here.

[1/18/2017] Attention LWVHC Members: Join us this Sunday!

Join us for tea, snacks and an interactive meeting. Come be part of this important process so we can all make our voices heard! January 22 from 2 - 4 PM at the Area One Agency on Aging Building at 434 7th Street in Eureka.

We'll be taking a look at League of Women Voters of California (LWVC) positions, seeing what action has been taken in the recent past, and determining what recommendations we wish to make to the State Board for action and advocacy over the next two years. The process used in formulating positions and in taking action at the grassroots level makes the League unique and sets the League apart from other organizations. The fact that we are members not only of a local League, but of a state League and of the League of Women Voters of the United States as well, makes us a powerful force.

Contact Anne Hartline at annehartline10@gmail.com with questions.

[12/31/2016] Latest News from the League - January VOTER

To view the January VOTER, please click here.

[11/16/2016] Do you know someone who has made a significant community contribution?

The League of Women Voters of Humboldt County will host the annual State of the Community Luncheon on April 7, 2017. Each year the League honors local individuals and/or groups for their civic contributions. To nominate a person or organization click here.

[11/14/2016] Intersection of Mental Illness & the Criminal Justice System now available

To view the presentation online, use this following link: https://archive.org/details/intersection_of_mental_illness_and_criminal_justice_system

Or to view on AH Channel 12, please review the following air dates and times:

Play Date / Time

11/14/16 Mon 8:30 pm

11/15/16 Tue 6:30 am

11/15/16 Tue 9:00 pm

11/16/16 Wed 2:30 am

11/16/16 Wed 7:00 pm

11/17/16 Thu 12:30 pm

11/19/16 Sat 12:00 pm

[11/3/2016] League of Women Voters recommends YES vote on Measure V

Upon consideration of the League's positions derived from careful study, the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County (LWVHC)supports Measure V on the November 8th ballot. To view the full press release click here.

[11/1/2016] Get Ready for the Election!

Please join us for Ballots and Brews at Arts Alive! on Saturday. For more information click here: http://lwvhc.org/files/LWV_Ballots_and_Brews.pdf

If you're searching for 2016 LWVC Ballot Recommendations click here: http://lwvhc.org/files/the_league_recommends_flyer_2016.pdf

[10/31/2016] Latest News from the League - November VOTER

To view the November VOTER, please click here.

Thank you for your interest in the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County!

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[10/28/2016] State and Local Ballot Measure Information

The League of Women Voters of Humboldt County provides presentations with local and state ballot measure information here. Video is also available for Arcata City Council and Eureka, Ward 4 Candidate Forums.

[10/10/2016] Pros and Cons for the 2016 Humboldt County Ballot Measures

The public is invited to join The League of Women Voters of Humboldt County for a free presentation on local ballot measures. More details on our calendar here.

[10/3/2016] Latest News from the League - October VOTER

To view the October VOTER, please click here.

Thank you for your interest in the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County!

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Rollin Richmond LWVHC President

[9/22/2016] League of Women Voters Candidate Forums

Candidate Forums broadcast on KEET-TV Channel 13 have been announced for Eureka City Council Ward 4, Arcata City Council and Measure V. For dates and times, please check the calendar.

The forums will be broadcast live and recorded for later viewing on Access Humboldt local channels and archived for online viewing. Viewers may phone in their questions for candidates beginning at 6:45 p.m. on the evening of the broadcast or e-mail them to sgreene@keet-tv.org.

[9/7/2016] Take action on climate change - two key bills are on Gov. Brown's desk!

Climate change history is being made in California! Please join me in thanking Governor Brown for his leadership and asking him to sign two important bills to protect our environment.

The month of August was exciting--but demanding--for advocates of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The League of Women Voters of California joined with a large and diverse coalition to press the Legislature to pass SB 32 and AB 197, and those efforts were rewarded when both bills were approved and sent to the Governor for his signature.

Together, the two bills expand state GHG reduction policies into the future and add a focus on equity in carrying them out.

SB 32 will extend the landmark Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) of 2006, by setting a target reduction of GHG pollution to 40 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2030.

Its companion bill, AB 197, requires more transparency and accountability of the California Air Resources Board. It calls for priority consideration of disadvantaged communities and those most affected by air pollution, and includes the social costs of carbon as a factor for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of GHG reduction measures.

Let's make sure Governor Brown knows how important these measures are to League members and all his constituents around the state!

Please take action today and urge the Governor to sign SB 32 and AB 197.

Helen Hutchison President, LWVC

[8/31/2016] Latest News from the League - September VOTER

To view the September VOTER, please click here.

Thank you for your interest in the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County!

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Rollin Richmond LWVHC President

[6/18/2016] LWVUS 2016 Convention Summary

http://forum.lwv.org/.../art.../proposed-2016-2018-lwvus-program

At the LWVUS Convention, delegates:

Adopted the national program for 2016-2018, Campaign for Making Democracy Work, as proposed

Adopted a bylaws amendment that removed the citizenship requirement for League membership

Adopted a modified bylaws amendment that, instead of removing the age requirement for League membership as proposed, reduced the age requirement to 16 years old

Adopted the proposed LWVUS budget

Elected a new president and board of directors

Approved six resolutions: two on gun safety, one on statehood for the District of Columbia, and three on climate change

[5/6/2016] YES Vote on Proposition 50

The League of Women Voters of California recommends a "Yes" vote on Proposition SO, Suspension of Legislators, a constitutional amendment appearing on the June 7 ballot. Proposition SO would give the Legislature, by a two-thirds vote, clear authority to discipline Senators or Assembly Members by suspending them without pay. Lawmakers should be able to hold their own colleagues accountable if they breach the public's trust. This commonsense measure was placed on the ballot with strong bipartisan support. The requirement for a two-thirds vote of the Legislature ensures this authority would not be misused for partisan purposes. Vote with the League! Vote "Yes" on Proposition SO. Sincerely, Kathy Johanson Co-President League of Women Voters of Humboldt

[4/21/2016] Candidate Forum - Volunteers Needed!

There are two League of Women Voters Humboldt County sponsored KEET forums coming up in front of the June election. Both local supervisor races will be represented.

Monday, May 9, 7:00 +8:00 p.m. District 3: Mike Wilson, Uri Driscoll Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 +8:00 p.m. District 2: Estelle Fennell, incumbent; Glen (Bud) Rogers

The forums will be broadcast live and may be simulcast on public radio stations, recorded for later viewing on Access Humboldt local channels and archived for online viewing. Viewers may phone in their questions for candidates beginning at 6:45 p.m. on the evening of the broadcast or e-mail them to sgreene@keet-tv.org.

We're looking for interested Voter Service volunteers to answer phones, sort questions or keep time on these two occasions beginning at 6:30 p.m. Please call Carol Masterson at 768-3118 or email her at buffy7@suddenlink.net if you are able to participate.

We will also be doing a radio forum on KIDE-FM on June 21 for Hoopa's Tribal Council candidates and are looking for volunteers. This involves leaving the Arcata area about 3:00 in order to get something to eat in Willow Creek before the 6:00 broadcast. Interested? Contact Carol Masterson at the phone and email listed above.

Thank you for your interest and commitment to the League!

[3/9/2016] Events Coming Soon!

Here is some news about two important back-to-back League events coming up next week.

First, join us at the Wharfinger Building on Wednesday, March 16 from 5 + 7 PM for our first Community Participation Fair. Numerous local agencies and boards will be on hand to discuss volunteer opportunities, answer your questions, hear your concerns, discuss their purpose and goals, and get to know your interests. A free, light meal will be available to all. Bring your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to this fun community-building event!

We have exciting election seasons coming up this Spring and Fall. It's time to gear up to do what we do best -- educate voters! Please join us at a Voter Service/Voter Registration Training on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the League office from 5:30 + 7:30 PM. The agenda includes:

  • A light dinner;
  • A review of what is involved in volunteering at a candidate's forum, including training as moderator, question sorter, and timer;
  • A review of important deadlines for the June election;
  • Training for registering voters around the county
  • Formation of a cadre of dedicated Leaguers to head off to local colleges and high school campuses this spring to get those young people registered and ready to vote!

Please join us for this important membership meeting!