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Santa Cruz Voter - Newsletter

The Santa Cruz Voter newsletter is published regularly by the League of Women Voters of Santa Cruz County.

Links to current and recent past issues of the Santa Cruz VOTER are listed below.

Santa Cruz VOTER - April 2014 Attend our April 30 meeting and learn about the prospects and problems facing Soquel Creek Water District, and read our report on homelessness.

Santa Cruz VOTER - March 2014 Learn about services for homeless individuals and families at our March 11 BYO lunch meeting and read our report on the Monterey Bay Rail/Trail Project.

Santa Cruz VOTER - February 2014 Plan to attend our February Valentine Luncheon to learn about plans for rail service and a scenic trail in Santa Cruz County, support the Voting Rights Act Amendment, and put our March meeting on your calendar.

Santa Cruz VOTER - December 2013 Attend the League's Program Planning Meeting on January 7. read about the future of the Santa Cruz Library System, and learn about plans for the Monterey Bay Sactuary Scenic Trail Network at our February 9 luncheon fundraiser.

Santa Cruz VOTER - October 2013 Read about our September public safety meeting, keeping in touch with SC Police, National Voter Registration Day, the LWVC convention, and the results of the Initiative & Referendum study.

Santa Cruz VOTER - September 2013 Join us at our Community Safety luncheon, help with voter registration, and read about last June's annual meeting.

Santa Cruz VOTER - May/June 2013 Attend the League's Annual Meeting on June 1 with keynote speaker Gary A. Patton on the topic: UCSC Expansion--Community Benefit or Burden? Download the Annual Meeting Kit and bring it to the Annual Meeting.

Santa Cruz VOTER - April 2013 Consider attending the State Convention in San Jose, May 17 to May 19. Plan to attend the local program planning meeting on April 10, the Emergency Center Tour on May 1, and our annual LWVSCC meeting on June 1.

Santa Cruz VOTER - February 2013 RSVP now for our February 10 Luncheon with UCSC Chancellor Blumenthal. Plan to attend the second Initiative and Referendum meeting on February 28.

Santa Cruz VOTER--January 2013 Plan to attend the January consensus meeting on initiatives and referendums; we announce our annual Valentine lunch and fundraiser with UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal; read the report on our November lunch with author Mark Paul.

Santa Cruz VOTER - November 2012 November 15 lunch with author Mark Paul, LWVSCC registers voters, and LWVC ballot recommendations.

Santa Cruz VOTER - October 2012 Pro and con information on ballot measures to be presented in Aptos on October 4, LWVSCC board votes to support school bond measures. Read our report on Giang Nguyen's Affordable Care Act update at our September luncheon.

Santa Cruz Voter - August/September 2012 Join us for Lunch with County Health Services Agency Director Giang Nguyen on September 12 to discuss the Affordable Care Act. Find out about the League recommendations for November ballot measures and September voter registration activities.

Santa Cruz Voter - June/July 2012 Read a report of our annual meeting and welcome our new Board of Directors for the coming year. Learn about the League's new LWVUS Education position and join the new study of California's Initiative and Referendum process.

Santa Cruz Voter - May 2012 Attend the League's Pros & Cons of the June ballot measures on May 10 where we will also learn about the new Top Two Open Primary System. Then look for the announcement of our League's Annual Meeting on June 2 and find the link to the Annual Meeting Kit.

Santa Cruz Voter - April 2012 Attend the League's luncheon meeting on April 26 with Heath Services Agency Director Giang Nguyen, RN MSN and retired HSA Director Rama Khalsa, Ph.D. speaking on the status of health care in Santa Cruz County. Reservations required. For more information, download this flyer.

Santa Cruz Voter - March 2012 League members are encouraged to attend our upcoming Local Program Planning meeting on March 15 and participate in developing next year's activities. Find out how the rules have changed for Primary Elections.

Santa Cruz Voter - February 2012 Attend the League's Valentine Luncheon and Silent Auction fundraiser on February 12 with guest speaker County Administrative Officer Susan Mauriello on the topic: "Open Your Hearts and Minds to Prison Realignment."

Santa Cruz Voter - January 2012 Participate in National League Program Planning on January 12 and save the date of February 12 for our local League's Valentine luncheon and silent auction fundraiser.

Santa Cruz Voter - November/December 2011 Attend our luncheon November 19 with guest speaker County Auditor-Controller Mary Jo Walker on the topic: The State of the County's Financial Condition.

Santa Cruz Voter - October 2011 League members to participate in two local consensus meetings, October 14 & 28, on the LWVUS study of the Role of the Federal Government in Public Education.

Santa Cruz Voter - September 2011 Attend our luncheon September 16 to kick-off the national League study of the Role of the Federal Government in Public Education.

Santa Cruz Voter - April/May 2011 Attend our public debate: Desalination vs. Alternatives on April 14 and our Annual Meeting on May 21.

Santa Cruz Voter - January/February 2011 Participate in State League Program Planning on January 20 and celebrate the centennial of California women winning the right to vote at our luncheon on February 12.

Santa Cruz Voter - November/December 2010 See our recommendations on the Ballot Measures and Vote with the League on November 2. Attend our Hot Topics Lunch on a Climate Action Plan on November 6.

Santa Cruz Voter - October 2010 Attend Pros & Cons on the November ballot measures on October 14. Make reservations now for Lunch with the League with guest speaker on November 6 at the Museum of Art and History.

Santa Cruz Voter - September 2010 Mad As Hell Doctors advocate for single payer health care on September 27.

Santa Cruz Voter - May/June 2010 Local Program Planning on April 27, Climate Change speaker Michele Whizin on May 20, and League Annual Meeting on June 12.

Santa Cruz Voter - March/April 2010 Discuss potential funding options for alternative transportation with County Treasurer Fed Keeley on March 25 and participate in League local program planning on April 27.

Santa Cruz Voter - February 2010 We celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters of the United States. Cynthia Mathews, Santa Cruz City Council Member and former Mayor, will speak on "The Woman Who Marched with the Suffragists."

Santa Cruz Voter - December 2009/January 2010 We're gathering together on December 11 for a Holiday Membership Celebration and looking ahead to National Program Planning on January 26.

Santa Cruz Voter - October/November 2009 "Redistricting 101--How Reform is Going to Work" Trudy Schafer, Senior Director of Program for the League of Women Voters of California since 1997 will describe what is happening with Proposition 11 as we move towards reform.

Santa Cruz Voter - September 2009 The League of Women Voters of Santa Cruz County publishes its first electronic VOTER newsletter.