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The League Joins Partners in Solidarity and Action Statement Against White Supremacy
8/6/2019 WASHINGTON - In the wake of the tragic mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton over the weekend, the League of Women Voters of the United States joins the Leadership Conference and other partner organizations, including Voto Latino and NAACP LDF, in condemning white supremacy and demanding real reform to combat hate:
"The tragedies of this past weekend represent a confluence of two dangerous forces: the rise of white supremacist terror and our federal government's inaction on commonsense gun safety. Both deserve sweeping and consequential action by our elected leaders. Every person in our country should feel safe while shopping, enjoying a night out with friends, attending school or religious services, or engaging in any other lawful activity. Instead, white supremacist violence against communities of color continues to escalate under the administration's watch. "When the president and his enablers routinely denigrate and dehumanize certain communities, he gives permission to white supremacists to commit horrific violence -- violence that is at a level unprecedented in more than 20 years. None of this is acceptable. None of this is normal. Our organizations are united in saying that Members of Congress can no longer look away as communities of color are murdered with impunity. We must all unite and demand accountability."
What do all these organizations have in common? Interest in the Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) that will form the legal framework for resolving groundwater issues affecting cities, agriculture, and domestic well-users in San Joaquin County.
These organizations recently (July 2019) submitted a joint letter constructively criticizing the Public Outreach efforts and making suggestions on how to better inform all affected parties on this critical issue.
League of Women Voters of California president Helen Hutchison speaks to LWVSJC members and friends on the League's Transformational Journey, a national strategy for invigorating the organization as it enters its second century. At this January 26th, 2019 meeting, Helen encouraged us to tell our story, both with words and with data; to support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts; and to look for opportunities to network on mission-focused initiatives to Make Democracy Work.
Citizenship Question is Bad for the Census Our League has sent a letter to local newspapers calling on Congressmen McNerney and Denham and our local government officials including our Mayors, City Councils and the Board of Supervisors, to speak out and oppose the citizenship question in the 2020 Census.
The recent Immigration Events were a big success! If you missed the events, the experts have kindly provided their material. It has been converted to PDF format:
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Last revised: September 21, 2019 16:13 PDT.