Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘League of Women Voters’


Transparent Governing: The Role of the Press

Transparent Governing: The Role of the Press
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Before 1725, publications in the American colonies “were subject to strict licensing by the government…. It was against the law to print anything that was considered by the government to be seditious libel…anything that criticized the government or its officials” (Revolutionary-War-and-Beyond.com). On June 8, 1791, James Madison introduced his version of the “speech and press […]

The LWVPA on Climate Change and Water

The LWVPA on Climate Change and Water

The League of Women Voters – Pasadena Area are frequent sponsors of free public forums on important contemporary issues. Their latest, this Sunday at All Saints, is on climate change and water. That’s a broad topic, obviously, but they’ve honed in on it some: climate change is affecting water supplies; to cope,California is constantly changing […]

Privatizing the League of Women Voters

Privatizing the League of Women Voters

The title of this post is misleading in all sorts of way, but hopefully sensational enough to get you to read the post, which is about an important issue: privatization. A controversial subject, to put it mildly. We’ll refrain from expressing an opinion here, other than to suggest that you might want to check out […]

Taking the Initiative with the League of Women Voters

Taking the Initiative with the League of Women Voters

Among the many potentially preposterous things about democracy, as practiced in the great state of California, is the initiative process, whereby any sufficiently large group of crackpots, or, more insidiously, well-funded special interest types, can get anything they damn well please on the ballot. The League of Women Voters Pasadena Area are hosting a forum […]

The Most Dangerous Women in America—Then and Now

The Most Dangerous Women in America—Then and Now

Women won the right to vote in California one hundred years ago, nine years before the passage of the 19th amendment. To celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the League of Women Voters Pasadena and PCC are putting on a show by Amy Simon: She’s History: The Most Dangerous Women in America, Then and Now. Simon’s play […]

Redistricting: A Hot-Button Issue

Redistricting: A Hot-Button Issue

We don’t care how often it’s used—hot buttons never get old. That’s why they’re hot buttons. One particularly hot-button issue is redistricting. Like many states, California has a history of gerrymandering, the results of which can be seen in a deeply polarized legislature. The League of Women Voters, Pasadena Branch, is hosting a panel on […]

Redistricting Forum

Redistricting Forum

After years of being self-proclaimed politicians at dinner parties and social functions, Californians (specifically Pasadenans) are finally getting the chance to voice their opinions concerning the shaping of their political districts. The League of Women Voters: Pasadena Area is offering an opportunity for voters to participate in a free public forum at KPCC. The forum, “Dueling Maps: How […]

The League of Extraordinary Women

The League of Extraordinary Women

Sounds like a good name for a comic book, doesn’t it? But while the women of the League of Women Voters don’t appear to have any superpowers—and in fact more than a few need walkers or the elbows of friends to get around—they have undoubtably made life in our Gotham a lot better. The Pasadena […]

Here Comes James Madison’s Sun

Here Comes James Madison’s Sun

This Saturday morning, our local chapter of the League of Women Voters celebrates “sunshine laws” by offering a community forum that promises to be an intelligent antidote to the, ahem, less than impressive level of political discussion on the public airwaves. So turn off the radio and TV and commune for a moment with the […]

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