The League of Women Voters
of Humboldt County
Our Mission: 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.
The June-July VOTER Is Now Available
This VOTER includes a heart-felt 'Thank You' from the Board to our Voter Service volunteers, and to the candidates. Their hard work, and that of many others: in the media, at the elections office, at the polls, are what keep our democracy going strong. You too, can be a part of it. Spend a couple hours at one of the colorful July 4 street fairs, keeping the League in people's minds and registering voters. Call Carol at 768-3118 to volunteer. She'll be pleased to hear from you.
Come Visit Us!
Each Tuesday from 4 to 4:30 pm, Krista Miller, LWVHC Board Member, will be available at our office to answer questions about the League and provide details on how you can get involved. Our office is located in the Area 1 Agency on Ageing Building, 434 7th Street, Eureka CA. Or, if you prefer, feel free to give us a call at (707) 444-9252 to set up an appointment. We'd love to hear from you!
Election Night Final Report
It takes time to finalize an election, but the final election night report from the Elections Office is available here:
As I reach the end of this term as president, I find myself thinking about the reasons I have continued being an active member of the LWVHC. One is the mission of the League which promotes active participation in government and is unabashedly non-partisan and pro-civility.
A second reason is its stance on equity for all in areas such as voting rights, educational opportunities, adequate housing and health care. Although I could name many more reasons, I realize the most important has been working with the amazing people on the Board and in League. Let me simply say to each of you, "Thank you for all you do for our League and the community."
The coming year will bring challenges and opportunities to the new Board, some members of which are experienced Leaguers and some who are very new to the League. One of those challenges will be discovering additional ways to inform and engage the public about the many events and activities of the League. Support for this was evident at Annual Meeting. Members expressed the hope that funds will be used to further publicize the goals and activities of the League, as well as find ways to appeal to a broader audience of possible new members. An exciting opportunity in 2014-15 will be the development of the scope of a new study concerning civil participation in local government.
I look forward to all of us working together to meet the goals of the League in this new year and the years to come.
~LWVHC President Sharolyn Hutton