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LWV Condemns Dangerous Consequences of Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision

In response to the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health OrganizationLWVUS has declared that the ruling "strips women and those who may become pregnant of their bodily autonomy and will have devastating - and immediate - consequences across the country….   We will use our anger to fight in the legislatures, in the courts, and in the streets. We call on our elected leaders at the state and federal levels to act swiftly to restore bodily autonomy to all people." 

Read more HERE. Click HERE for information on events you can join. 

Campaign Finance Reform
Show Your Support TODAY

Today at noon the City Council will vote on a resolution to place campaign finance reform on the November ballot. We urge you to contact the City Council before noon in support this measure to get big money out of local politics. Learn more HEREUse the comment button for agenda item 14-022579  to let the City Council know you support this measure.       

                  
 

                              Help Shape Oakland’s Future:
                          Take General Plan Survey TODAY

For the first time in 25 years, Oakland is updating its General Plan, its blueprint for land use, conservation and development over the next 20 years. 

  • Today is the deadline to tell the City what its priorities should be by completing the Oakland Visioning Survey. Help shape Oakland’s 2045 General Plan. 
  • Share your vision for a healthy neighborhood and document local environmental justice issues using the interactive Environmental Justice Community Hub

LWVUS Convention Update 

LWVO delegates joined 1000+ Leaguers from 50 states and DC at the LWV’s biennial convention in Denver June 23-26. Viola Gonzales, President, Louise Anderson, Mary Bergan, Bonnie Hamlin, Dondria Morgan, Ernestine Nettles and Jody Nunez represented LWVO.  Highlights included passage of a resolution to support women’s rights “to self-determination related to, and including, but not limited to bodily autonomy, privacy, reproductive health, and lifestyle choice.” Read highlights. Watch highlights.
Update on Sheriff Office Oversight: Read our blog by Jody Nunez on steps being taken toward development of the oversight commission. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Join AC Transit District Parcel Tax Fiscal Oversight Committee: The AC Transit Board is accepting applications to fill one vacancy on the Committee, which determines whether the agency has properly used parcel tax funds. Make a difference for public transportation and local tax payers! Applications due July 15Learn more.

LWVO Opportunities: Here are ways you can help GET OUT THE VOTE this fall! We have opportunities for all levels of commitment.

Remembering Barbara Newcombe: Barbara was a passionate civic advocate and an active League member for decades. She served on Oakland’s Public Ethics Commission, monitored their proceedings, and much more. Read about this civic icon.  

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