San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County

Protests for Justice

The League of Women Voters applauds and supports our friends, partners, and fellow community members demonstrating peacefully throughout our county to end racial, social, political, and economic injustice. We congratulate the organizers on their success in bringing together such large and diverse groups to make the case that we must support each other in the struggle for justice, equality, and an end to discrimination and persecution.

We must elect leaders who champion policies that ensure justice for everyone. We urge all those who care about our democracy to organize, protest, educate, and vote. Terrence Floyd, in the midst of his profound grief over the killing of his brother George, admonished protesters in Minneapolis:

Let's stop thinking that our voice don't matter and vote. Educate yourself. Don't wait for somebody else to tell you who's who. Educate yourself and know who you're voting for.

We couldn’t have said it better. Vote as if your life depended on it.  It well might. The November 3 election is crucial for our democracy. We encourage everyone to register, educate yourself on the issues and candidates, and vote.

Black Lives Matter.

Ann Havlik and Cindy Marie Absey
Co-Presidents


Terrence Floyd quote from Business Insider, June 1, 2020
 

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters 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 League of Women Voters does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.

The League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County has been Making Democracy Work since 1961 and is a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All dues and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 

Forever Voters

Why do only 36% of 18-25 year olds actually vote? Many high school seniors are eligible to vote and have very strong opinions about what needs to change! But they don’t really know much about the voting process or how to register. The League of Women Voters is stepping in to educate high schoolers to prepare them for voting, because they know that people who vote early, vote forever.


Event Date: 
Jun 25 2020 (All day) to Jun 28 2020 (All day)

The 54th Biennial National Convention is our first ever national virtual convention! Thank you for pivoting with us as we’ve made this difficult change from our planned meeting in Washington, D.C., to the virtual space. 

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By account [at] lwvslo.org (Glenn Silloway)