President's Message

President's Message

Photo of Woman with the bear at the State of California Capital

Our League has been working very hard to do Voter Service. On September 22nd, National Voter Registration Day, we had members manning booths at both Oceanside Library branches, the Vista Food Bank, and Fallbrook High School. The technical side of setting up virtual candidate forums and Pros and Cons presentations has consumed some, while others have been getting materials organized into packets, figuring out how to share important information with the public, and generally handling all the details of our campaign to serve our community. It has been a pretty wild ride!

But now we have begun to film the various forums and Pros and Cons, begun giving the virtual talks to students and for libraries. And everyone has access to these events. I encourage you to click on Videos on the sidebar and take a look at the various offerings. And share with your family, friends, and neighbors any information that will help them to be informed voters.

In November we turn to a serious discussion of what we as a League want to do vis-à-vis racial equity and social justice. At our Annual Meeting in June this was of great interest to the attendees. In addition to Voter Service activities, we all have been learning about various aspects of the entire issue of racial equity, white privilege and how people of color have been systematically undervalued. What do we want to do about it? At our November 20th General Meeting, we want to have a discussion of what our members think we should be doing. Our options are only limited by the principles of the League of Women Voters. I would appreciate our members thinking about this issue now and sharing with me thoughts on how to present this topic to all members. Contact me throught this website.