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LWV San Bernardino Newsletter

The Voter is the bi-monthly newsletter of the League of Women Voters of San Bernardino.

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The VOTER: Augustl 2017

The Augustl 2017 VOTER includes the president's message which focuses on reporting on the LWVSB Annual Meeting. It includes articles on our interview of Assemblymember Eloise Reyes, choosing a bank or credit union, LWVSB's partnership for voter registration, an opportunity to support Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, a request for a place to hold LWVSB's holiday meeting, and more!

The VOTER: April 2017

The April 2017 VOTER includes information for our upcoming Citizens of Achievement reception. The citizens we are honoring are: Judith Ashton, Cesar Caballero, Dianne Landeros, Nellie Moore, Ramona Ramos, Renee Richmond, Jamie Rios, Gwen Dowdy Rodgers, and the Swans Club of San Bernardino. Join us at the Elks Lodge on May 7 to celebrate them!

Help us welcome new members: Gilda Gularte---is active in several organizations and has agreed to be an LWV Observer at the Highland City Coumcil meetings.

James Albert---Active with SB Generation Now, lives in San Bernardino, involved in political action.
Rocio Aguayo---Active with SB Generation Now, student at SB Valley College.

Our Annual Meeting is coming up in June. You should have received a survey in the mail. Please fill it out! It will help us focus for the coming year!

The VOTER: February 2017

The February 2017 VOTER includes information on our February 25 meeting at the Garcia Center. Jonathan Anderson will lead a discussion on the electoral college and the National Popular Vote and Shirley Harlan will lead a discussion of the Affordable Care Act. LWV San Bernardino hosted an information gathering session on the Strawberry Creek water issue last month. On March 11, we will have another Membership meeting at which we will discuss whether or not we should take a position on the issue. We also will have a table at the Women's History Month event (we are a co-sponsor). Please RSVP to Miriam if you can come. April 8 will be another Member meeting, May 7 is our Citizens of Achievement Reception, and our Annual Meeting will be on June 10. For more information, read the VOTER!

The VOTER: January 2017

The January 2017 VOTERr includes information on becoming an observer for the League, the League of Women Voters of California Convention, the Sunday, January 29 LWVSB hosted informational hearing on the U.S. Forest Service's decisions regarding the sale of water from our local Strawberry Creek, and on where to find League positions (national, state, and local).

The VOTER: September 2016

The September 2016 VOTER includes Pros and Cons discussion/training on state ballot measures (October 1 12:30-2 pm)l; Reception to support Measure L (the new charter for San Bernardino); a description of how the League develops positions that allow the League to come out in favor or opposition to ballot measures; and further information on the San Bernardino City Charter.

The VOTER: August 2016

The August 2016 VOTER includes information on the League's position on the revised San Bernardino City Charter, Voter's Edge - the League's gateway to candidate information, ways to help the League in its work on California election funding, a report from the 2016 LWVUS Convention, information on our September 10 membership meeting on local ballot measures, and on our October 1 Pros and Cons speaker's training on the 17 state measures that will be on November's ballot. (Please come to the September 10 lunch meeting at the Country Club, the local ballot measures are complicated and the Charter revision is essential to the health of our community. You are also welcome to come to the October 1 meeting for the state measures information, even though the purpose of the session is to train members to present Pros and Cons so that we don't overwhelm one person with the requests for a speaker.)

The VOTER: June 2016

The June 2016 VOTER includes information about LWVSB's Annual Meeting: speaker Mark Scott (San Bernardino's new City Manager) spoke about coming to San Bernardino, his goals for making our city run better, and some of our challenges. At the Annual Meeting we also went over the state of our local organization (it is strong) and some of our current work. We are supporting San Bernardino's new City Charter and are looking for members who are willing to become part of our Speakers Bureau (speaking to local groups about that and other elements that will be on the November ballot). There will be training. Nancy Ruth White of Redlands has been elected to our Board and Susan Nibblas is returning to the Board as Secretary. LWVSB dues are due July 1. LWVC positions are outlined, and there is a message from LWV national president Elisabeth McNamara asking your help in lobbying for the Voting Rights Advancement Act. All of us should call our representatives today!

The VOTER: April 2016

The April 2016 VOTER includes information that LWVSB participated in the 10th Annual The State of Women event as well as Senator Connie Leyva's 2nd Annual Young Women's Leadership Conference. San Bernardino's new City Manager Mark Scott has agreed to speak at our Annual Meeting (June 4). LWVSB is planning on launching a small speaker's bureau to help explain San Bernardino's proposed charter. Barbara Sokoloff's questions at the S.B. Board of Supervisors elicited information on "promise zones" (see the VOTER for more information).This VOTER also includes a report on proposed charter, and another on S.B.'s Strategic Planning Core Team, LWVSB's past positions on past charter reform efforts, and an opportunity for LWVSB members to speak to a Political Cartooning class! See the VOTER for more information.

The VOTER: March 2016

The March 2016 VOTER includes a discussion of voting behavior, an essay on the history of the San Bernardino League, a call for Citizens of Achievement nominations, notice of neighborhood meetings on the San Bernardino Charter, an update from the LWVSB Charter Change Education Committee, information on the LWV California position on Prop. 50, and a notice about Voter's Edge training.

The VOTER: February 2016

The February 2016 VOTER includes a welcome to new members Miriam Nieto and Twillea Evans-Carthen. Welcome!!!!

It included a thank you to Ernie and Dotti Garcia for opening the Garcia Center for the Arts for the LWVSB Holiday party. (It was wonderful. The building is magnificent, and Ernie held us spellbound with stories of its history and the history of San Bernardino.)

Shirley Harlan, our observer on the Charter Committee provided information on the progress being made in the committee, and the dates and times of informational meetings on the proposed Charter changes.

The VOTER: December 2015

The December 2015 VOTER includes a recap of the Money in Politics Consensus meeting, a review of the movie The Suffragette, and information on the 2015 accomplishments of the National League of Women Voters.

The VOTER: November 2015

The November VOTERr includes information on Voter Registration Drives, the October 8 Candidates Forum, Community Engagement meetings on the San Bernardino City Charter, and an invitation to the Money in Politics Consensus meeting.

The VOTER: October 2015

The October VOTERr includes information on the October 8 Candidates' Forum, LWVSB debate watching parties, Vial of Life, Barbara Sokoloff - LWVSB's observer at the SBC Board of Supervisors' Meetings, Voter Registration Day, Tech Corner: Political Podcasts.

The Voter: September 2015

The September 2015 includes information on the October 8 candidates' meeting (we could use volunteers), LWVSB parties for viewing the national candidate debates on October 13 and October 28 (bring snacks, Susan and John will provide beverages), voter registration (so far), Vial of Life, Barbara Sokoloff (LWVSB's observer of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors), and Tech Corner - podcasts.

The Voter: August 2015

The August VOTER include information on upcoming voter registration efforts, the candidates meeting (which has been moved from Oct. 15 to Oct. 8), LWV state and national studies, iCitizen (an app for people interested in politics), the Voting Rights Act, The 19th amendment's 95 birthday, a report on the LWV California Higher Ed Study, and criteria you might apply to the decision on whether or not you will sign a petition.

The VOTER: July 2015

The July 2015 issue includes information on the Annual Meeting that was held in June 2015, information on the state and national study, an outline of the San Bernardino Area League's committees for 2015/16 and a call for volunteers! Please consider contributing your time and talents to help us inform, engage, and motivate voters!

The VOTER: March 2015

The March 2015 issue includes an invitation to our "Overcoming Apathy" meeting on February 28, information on the League of Women Voters of California's strategy for working on policy responses to money in politics, Shirley Harlan's report on her volunteer service to San Bernardino on taking the homeless count, a suggested reading list for those who wish to learn more about money in politics, and an invitation to attend a March 29 Pasadena Playhouse production of Pygmalion that is a fundraiser for Healthcare For All.

The VOTER: September 2014

The September 2014 issue includes articles on Medicare's 49th birthday, San Bernardino's Charter Reform, National Voter Registration Day, and recommendations for measures on the November ballot.

The VOTER: June 2014

The June 2014 issue covers our annual meetings! Our local LWVSB meeting took place at the end of May, and was followed by a panel discussion on San Bernardino's charter. The state LWVCA meeting took place in early June and our representative (Michelle Markell) wrote up a report for this issue. The national LWVUS meeting also took place in June, our president, Gloria Anderson, attended and wrote her report for this issue.

The VOTER: May 2014

The May 2014 VOTER includes information on upcoming events (the Annual Meeting and the upcoming election) and a report on our Citizens of Achievement Reception.

The VOTER: February 2014

The February 2014 Voter includes information for upcoming civic engagement and civic education discussions, a calendar of upcoming events, a celebration of the League's 94th birthday, a notice that the League of Women Voters of San Bernardino has a new address, and a plea to send us information if you notice the public comment section of County Board of Supervisors meetings cut from the public broadcasts of those meetings. Note: Please take photos of our activities and send them to Jill ( our readers would appreciate their inclusion in The Voter!

The VOTER: December 2013

The December 2013 Voter contains information on LWVSB's involvement in National Voter Registration Day, a synopsis of some of our Fall activities, and information on the upcoming candidate forums for the Feb. 4, 2014 election.

The VOTER: August 2013

The August 2013 Voter contains information on working on voter registration and candidate fairs, the Girl Rising event, the Annual Meeting and the Citizens of Achievement reception, and what's happening now with the long-overdue Equal Rights Amendment

The VOTER: March 2013

The March 2013 Voter contains information on the LWVSB March 12 Town Hall meeting with SB County CEO Greg Deveraux, our March 17 welcome celebration for our new members, the League's action on the Affordable Care Act, Sunshine Week and the webcast, podcasts on the Inland Empire, and our annual Citizen's of Achievement Celebration!

Special Edition Voter!

This Special Edition of the VOTER will be used at the January 26, 2013 League meeting on revising the League's position on California's initiative and referendum process. As Gloria wrote: As George Skelton, LA Times columnist, said in a recent column, "Hiram Johnson, the revered reformer and father of the California 'citizens' initiative, must be crying or laughing. Maybe both." He goes on to point out that Johnson's ideal of citizen empowerment to fight moneyed interests has been turned on its head More and more over the years, California's initiative has become a tool of the special interests and a plaything of the mega-rich. (Over $372 million was spent to promote or attack the 11 initiatives that were on the November ballot, enough to pay the annual tuition of 31,000 undergrads at the University of California.)

All San Bernardino LWV members, come to Coco's on the corner of Highland and Waterman at 10 a.m. (the meeting will last until noon) on January 26. Bring this Special Edition of the newsletter with you and let your voices be heard!

The Voter: December 2012

The December 2012 VOTER. includes information on donating to Time for Change for the holidays, the City of San Bernardino's bankruptcy filings, the presentation on the Cadiz Water Project at the Special Meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, eminent domain to help homeowners who owe more on their mortgages than the value of their homes, a report on LWVSB's Election Survivors' Meeting, and an invitation to participate in the next Save San Bernardino meeting.

The Voter: November 2012

The November 2012 VOTER includes information on the California League of Women Voters recommendations on the ballot propositions, misleading ads and misleading arguments that have been prevalent on this year's propositions, a report on the LWVSB Public Meeting on Municipal Bankruptcy, a report on current California voter registration, and an invitation to our Election Survivors Party at Coco's on Highland (near Waterman) on November 17 from noon-2pm. We hope to see you there!

The Voter: September 2012

The September 2012 VOTER includes information on voter registration drives, a report from the San Bernardino School Board meeting, a call for observers for local government meetings, links to view the meetings on the web if you cannot attend them in person, Banned Books Week information, news that online voter registration is now available in California (with instructions and the link), the League of Women Voters (US) Position on Privatization, and information on the LWVSB informational meeting on municipal bankruptcy that will take place on October 13 at the Feldheym Library.

The Voter: August 2012

The August 2012 VOTER includes a report from the League of Women Voters of San Bernardino Annual Meeting (which includes our newly approved position on Charter Schools); along with a call for advocacy on the 47th anniversary of the creation of Medicare, and an article which chronicles some of the budget problems/budget cuts that the City of San Bernardino has weathered in the past along with some information on Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings. There are also opportunities for participation! We're looking for observers/reporters for School Board and City Council meetings, speakers to give voters information on the propositions (training is offered), and volunteers to help with the September 25th voter registration drive.

The Voter: May 2012

The May 2012 VOTER includes information on the June 2 LWVSB Annual Meeting, the June 5 Ballot (top two voting), the League of Women Voters of California's recommendations for the June 5 propositions, and the Citizens of Achievement Awards reception, where Dave Chadsey, Nancy Hughes, Bryce Garcia, Lana Smylie, Bernadette Pinchback, Vanessa Perez, Victor Suarez, Cathy Bechtel, Denise Benton, Sheldon Ewell, Mary Duke Ramsey, Michele Tacchia, and Knea Hawley were honored for their contributions to our community.

The Voter: March 2012

The March 2012 VOTER includes information on the findings of the SBLWV Charter Schools Committee (and information on how you can be part of setting the policy on which SBLWV will speak), the upcoming candidate forum in Big Bear, administering the CSUSB student referendum, the League position on the Affordable Care Act and the Disclose Act, and information on the "open primary" of June 5, 2012.

The Voter: February 2012

February 2012 VOTER includes information on campaign finance, the Citizens United decision,an upcoming LWVSB Citizens United discussion (Feb. 11 our speaker will be Jonathan Anderson, Cal State San Bernardino professor (Chair of the Public Administration Department). a showing of the film "The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" (Feb. 29, 2012), and a call for volunteers to help the League with a student referendum on California State University San Bernardino's campus (Feb. 29 and March 1).

The Voter: November 2011

November 2011 VOTER includes information on: LWVSB's Holiday Party, an update on California's Initiative and Referendum process and the California League's work, voter suppression, the San Bernardino County Realignment Plan, and the progress of LWVSB's Charter School Study Group.

The Voter: September 2011

September 2011 VOTER includes information on: National, State and Local League activities, History of Women's Suffrage, Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in California, Call for Volunteers to Observe Poll Worker Training, Ballot Redesign, Charter Schools Study Kickoff Meeting, Banned Books Week.

The Voter: August 2011

August 2011 VOTER includes information on: California redistricting, Charter Schools Study, Privatization Study, Rachel Clark - one of the League's own members!, and the 100th anniversary of the election that gave women the right to vote in California.

The Voter July 2011

July 2011 VOTER includes information on redistricting, a visit to the local redistricting assistance office, a call for volunteers for our latest study - on Charter Schools, and introductions to our two newest board members: Dennis Baxter and Amy Ellison.

The Voter: October 2009

October 2009 VOTER includes information on: the October 8 Candidates' Forum; the November 7 Library Forum; and the December 5 Holiday Party; the misleading messages that have been sent out by the League of American Voters; our League's representative on the SB Community College Bond Oversight Committee; a proposed Ethics Commission; and a call for member participation in League activities in our community.

The Voter: June 2009

June 2009 VOTER includes information on the priorities for the local San Bernardino League and the California League for the next year.

The Voter: April 2009

April 2009 VOTER includes information on: the May 19 Special Election (including recommendations on the propositions from the League of Women Voters), 40 years of League history, and LWV San Bernardino's participation in the's 4th National Sunshine Week Dialogue.

The Voter: March 2009

March 2009 VOTER includes information on: Friday, March 20 Webinar with on citizen access to government information 9:30 am CSUSB campus Pfau Library Basement PL-013; Call for participation in the Citizens of Achievement reception; Ballot measures for the May 19 election; the history of the San Bernardino League of Women Voters.

The Voter: February 2009

February 2009 VOTER includes information on: Saturday, Feb. 28 Dowtown Redevelopment Plan Meeting (call (909)338-4165 with questions); 4th Ward Candidates Forum; April 26 Citizens of Achievement Reception; the Urban Land Institute's recommendations for the redevelopment of downtown San Bernardino; the implementation of California's Proposition 11.

December 2008

December 2008 VOTER includes information on: LWV's Redevelopment Position; the Christmas celebration with the women and children of Sweet Dreams; and San Bernardino revitalization plans and options; and California's constitutional reform.

The Voter: August 2008

August 2008 VOTER includes information on: Call for volunteers to work in the campaign for California Proposition 11 (redistricting); Call to action for SB840 (Single Payer Health Care); November ballot recommendations from LWV California; LWV San Bernardino interview with Assemblywoman Amina Carter; update on the activities of LWV president Gloria Anderson; and a Report on the work of Inland Congregations United for Change.

The Voter: February/ March 2008 combined issue

February/March 2008 VOTER includes information on: Citizens of Achievement Gala, April 27, 2-4 pm.; Sunshine Week wrap-up; LWVSB's Consensus Report on Immigration; LWV Ballot recommendations for June ("No" on 98 and "Yes" on 99); Crafton Hills Student Government Electrions; Legislative Interviews; Redistricting; Carbon Off Sets An Evolving Trend, a new LWVC publication, has been posted on the web.

The Voter: January 2008

January 2008 VOTER includes information on the January 16, 2008 meeting "Examining Immigration and Forming Consensus." This meeting is your chance to have an impact on LWV's national position on immigration. This issue of The VOTER provides the study questions, pros and cons, a report from the November Immigration Panel Discussion, and some background information on immigration. This issue also includes information on the California League of Women Voters involvement in a campaign to get a redistricting initiative on the November 2008 ballot; outlines the reasons for LWV's opposition to Proposition 91 (Transportation Fund) and its opposition to Proposition 92 (Community Colleges Funding, Governance and Fees). The League is neutral on Proposition 93 (Term Limits) and has taken no position on Propositions 94-97 (Referenda on Amendments to Indian Gaming Compacts). This issue also describes the League's Call to Action to oppose ABX11 in the California Legislature's Special Session on Health Care, and the San Bernardino League's participation in "My Vote California" which is a new mock election program launched by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell.

The Voter: October 2007

October 2007 VOTER includes information on this year's League focus: immigration issues. The San Bernardino League will vote in January, the first general meeting to discuss the issues will be held in November. Volunteers are needed for voter registration (Oct. 18, 4-6 pm. California State University, San Bernardino) and for a "day before the election" event (Nov. 5, Valley College). There will be a League candidate forum on October 23 at City Hall. The League has announced positions on some initiatives that will be on the February 2008 ballot and have come out against AB 8, a bill on health care that the League feels will do more harm than good.

The Voter: September 2007

September 2007 VOTER includes information on: How to join the League's Immigration Study that will begin in September 2007. LWVSB and OWL's (League of Women Voters and Older Women's League) partnership in the OneCareNow Campaign for Universal Healthcare. Success for the League's advocacy for Ethics Reform!

The Voter: April 2007 issue

April 2007 VOTER includes information on Citizens of Achievement to be honored on April 29; California State University, San Bernardino student referendum; LWV Education Fund; California Air Resources Board Diesel Pollution Workshop.

The Voter: March 2007 issue

March 2007 VOTER includes information on the spending of San Bernardino's Measure Z funds, health care issues that are being reviewed by California's Legislature, and LWV conferences on campaign finance. It also includes LWV information on voting rights for inmates, Sunshine Week, the LWV immigration study, and the upcoming Citizen of Achievement Celebration.

The Voter: December 2006 issue

December 2006 VOTER Includes information on the Annual Party (you are welcome to bring family and friends), Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1-3 p.m. at "Sweet Dreams" 3372 No. Wall Ave., San Bernardino.

Also includes information on the League Vote411 website, Congressional ethics reform, the redistricting report, warrantless wiretapping, the League Action Agenda, and the Voter Services Report.

The Voter: October 2006

October 2006 VOTER Includes information on the Saturday, Oct. 28 (2-4 pm.) community discussion on local ballot issues, a message on Proposition 89 from the LWVC President, and news of some of our league members: Susan Lien Longville (congratulations!), Kim Carter (congratulations!), and Lee Manak (get well soon Lee!).

The Voter: May 2006

May 2006 VOTER Includes information on the June 3 League Annual Meeting (10-2 at the Arrowhead Country Club) speaker Kent Paxton will tell us about the Children's Network, the May Voter also includes an LWV interview with Congressman Joe Baca, Jr. and provides information on League support of the June 2006 Library Bond Act.

The Voter: March 2006

March 2006 VOTER Includes information on the Citizens of Achievement Awards, where the League will honor Kim Carter, Micaela Cruz, Rosemary Martin, Timothy and Loretta Martin, Amparo Olguin, Terrance and Marqus Stone, Cristian Tobar, Georgia Bush, Wilbert and LaTanya Greer, Joanne Gilbert, Judy Roberts, Deborah Robertson, Jane Roberts, and Laura Gonzales.

Sunshine Week Dialogue March 13 - a panel discussion on open government will take place Monday, March 13 in Washington D.C. People can participate at Pasadena Public Library's beautiful central library, 205 E. Walnut St. from 10-11:30 a.m. PST.

Information on the Connecting with Your Community workshop and on the Edsource Forum: Funding and Accountability- can California get it right?.

The Voter: February 2006

February 2006 VOTER Includes information on the upcoming League of Women Voters of San Bernardino sponsored presentation (Feb. 25) by Jane Roberts, co-founder of 34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund; report on League activities regarding redistricting reform; planning for the Citizens of Achievement Awards; and looking forward to the June Ballot.

Nomination form for the Citizens of Achievement Awards.

The Voter: January 2006

Jaunuary 2006 VOTER Includes information on: Lunch meeting (Jan. 21), Norm Meek will present information on local development plans in areas that are prone to flood, mud slides, fire storms, and earthquakes. Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jane Roberts speaks to LWV members on Feb. 25. Plans for televised debate for San Bernardino mayoral candidates, Feb. 2. LWVUS project "Openness in Government: Looking for the Sunshine."

The Voter: October 2005 issue

October 2005 VOTER includes information on: "Hot Topic Luncheon" (topic will be on eminent domain, "When may the government take your property?"; Redlands ballot measures P (Managed Growth), Q (City Seal), and R (Zone Change); the California League's recommendations on state ballot measures; San Bernardino's League's activities including a report on new electronic voting machines that give voters a hardcopy of their vote.

The Voter: September 2005 issue

September 2005 VOTER includes information on: "Hot Topic luncheon" (Cassie MacDuff will speak on government ethics and the S.B. County Board of Supervisors); League of Women Voters of California positions on Nov. 8 Ballot Measures; League of Women Voters, San Bernardino endorses local Measure S: The Library Relief Act.

The Voter: April 2005 issue

April 2005 VOTER includes information on: The League of Women Voters San Bernardino's Citizen of Achievement Awards (which will be presented on April 10, from 2-4 pm. at the County Government Center); the presentation by Dr. Audrey Mathews on California's State Budget; the panel (Joe Baca, Lois Carson, John Longville, Teresa Parra and Chuck Terrell) which spoke on experience in government; and League actions on national issues.

Citizens of Achievement who will be honored on April 10: Ruby Baker, Tina L. Beth, Cheri Bronstrup, Henry Calderilla, Judy Cestaro, Pratap Champsi, Mike Clark, Thomas M. Davis, Dr. Arturo Delgado, Timothy D. Derryberry, Dr. Cheryl Fischer, Dr. Albert K. Karnig, Dr. Will Roberts, Paquita Schoellhorn, Bobbie Terrell and Pat Yeates-Ursetta.

The Voter: March 2005 issue

March 2005 VOTER includes information on: March 12 (Saturday) breakfast meeting with Audrey Mathews speaking on California's budget; League of Women Voter's San Bernardino celebrates its 50th anniversary at Gourmet Restaurant March 19, 11:30 a.m., speakers on the future of citizen involvement in political decision making; EdSource Forum "Shaking Up the Status Quo: The Movement to Transform High School" Thursday March 17 in Manhatten Beach; League of Women Voter's California Convention May 20-22.

Information on tax expenditures

The Voter: February 2005 issue

February 2005 VOTER includes information on: Feb. 12 Membership meeting, Citizens of Achievement (April 10), League involvement in civic education, LWVC votes action priority for redistricting, FDA Morning-After pill decision delayed.

The Voter: December 2004 issue

December 2004 VOTER includes information on: League's position on the San Bernardino City Charter revision (Measure G), League's position on the half-cent sales tax extension earmarked for transportation projects (Measure I), LWVC Education Study Information on the web, LWVC Energy Update, call for City, County or Special District meeting observers, call for LWVC Education Study Committee Chair, League Holiday Party.

The Voter: October 2004 issue

October 2004 VOTER includes information on: League involvement in local issues and voter education projects and urges members to help determine LWVSB consensus at general meeting on October 16. Issue includes a Grid comparing the existing and the proposed San Bernardino City Charters

The Voter: September 2004 issue

September 2004 VOTER includes information on: Shauna Clark (former San Bernardino city administrator) speaks on forms of municipal government; LWVC supports Proposition 59 (Access to Government Information), Proposition 72 (Overturn Amendments to Health Care Coverage Requirements) and opposes Proposition 69 (DNA database funding - would abridge citizen privacy). This issue also reports on the Annual Meeting and offers criteria for evaluating ballot propositions.

The Voter: May/ June 2004 combined issue

May/June 2004 VOTER includes information on: the May 15 forum on the balance between civil rights and national security, the May 22 annual meeting (this one will include the Honorable Patrick Morris speaking on the new Mental Health Court), the May 17 workshop on the proposed San Bernardino city charter, the June 12 program on policy items that were last minute additions to the 2004 federal Omnibus Budget Act, the continued planning for electronic billboards on Rt. 30 (even after the proposal was voted down by City Planning Commissioners), LWVC ballot recommendations, the proposed 2004 California budget, and more.

The Voter: March / April 2004 combined issue

March/April VOTER includes information on: Citizens of Acheivment Awards (Monday, May 28 2-4 p.m.), San Bernardino League's Annual meeting (May 22), Possible Referrendum on The Health Insurance Act of 2003, Contact Senators on Unborn Victims of Violence Act, League of Women Voters San Bernardino comments on The Lakes Environmental Impact Report, Acquiring the Feb. 2004 California VOTER, Vital Communities Program (April), 4th and 5th District Interim Supervisors Appointed by Board, Finding information on California's Budget, the Electoral College, and Stealth Legislation.

The Voter: January / February 2004 combined issue

January/February 2004 VOTER includes information on: LWV Positions on Prop. 55 and on Prop. 56, how to participate in forming the League's position on the Electoral College, debate of candidates for the Democratic Party Presidential nomination, nominations for Citizen of Achievement Awards, vigil for Roe-v-Wade.

The Voter: December 2003

December VOTER includes information on: Old Fire burns members' homes, becoming a League Observer on local government from your home, nominating someone for a Citizen of Achievement Award, new League initiatives, request for information on what federal information must remain available to the public, filibusters, update on Patriot Act.

The Voter: October 2003

October VOTER includes information on: San Bernardino County General Plan, Community Summit, explanation of the process by which LWV California determined which gubernatorial candidates to feature in the televised debates, U.S. State Department's global gag rule on family planning funds.

The Voter: May/ June 2003 combined issue

May/June 2003 VOTER includes information on: Regeneration Summit, LWVSB meeting on the Patriot Act, Campaign Finance Reform Summit, LWV positions on three March 2003 ballot measures (State budget amending requirements, school bonds, racial privacy initiative).