KEYT Article on the League's most recent Pros & Cons Forum
September 21, 2020: League of Women Voters to host pro and con proposition webinar
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The League of Women Voters has moved candidate and proposition forums online this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The nonpartisan nonprofit is marking its 100th anniversary by helping voters with webinars and through its online voter guide. The league's Santa Barbara Voter Service Director Revae Moran said, "We are also having a pros and cons forum on Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. It's a Zoom webinar and they can register via our website, and we will talk about all 12 propositions and the pros and cons of them. They can also look at the easy voter guide which is something put out by the League of Women Voters and the California library system." Proposition 15 appears to be getting the most attention. Prop 15 would revamp the way Prop 13 exempts large corporations from paying property taxes at current rates. There is also Prop 18. It would give young voters the right to vote in the primary as long as they are 18 by the election day. The LWV will also have position action alerts.
The LWV Ventura County kicked on candidate panels in Camarillo on Monday nights. Communities with even year races will follow. League president Betsy Patterson said, "The rest of will be following one after another this week, and next week, and the following week. Find out about registering and asking questions at LWVventuraycounty.org."
To mark the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, members participated in a weekend vigil at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. They hope to honor her again as they celebrate their 100th anniversary. Men started supporting the league long ago, but LWV chose not to change its recognized name. LWV members want to remind people Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. It is always the fourth Tuesday in September.
To register to vote or check registration visit, registertovote.ca.gov.
For information on the Webinar: Pros and Cons of 2020 Ballot Measures on Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m., visit lwvsantabarbara.org.