Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work!

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
"The League of Women Voters trains good citizens who have a sense of responsibility about what goes on in their locality, their state and their nation." - Eleanor Roosevelt

WHY LUNCH & LEARN

It's a chance to see others who are interested in the topic, not to mention friends, and to learn more about it. Usually there are between 20 and 30 of us. We have a good lunch too!

We don't go to hear a "speech"; the presentations are informal. There's likely to be some back and forth, also, between lunchers and speakers.

And yes, there's always something to learn. At the last meeting, on the County budget, it became clear how many small decisions have to be made along the way, out of the spotlight + ones that affect the final result but aren't the kind anyone takes a vote on. I guess they're procedural, but they can make a difference.

So try it out! Learn something new, have some interesting conversations, and then go your way. Wiser and well fed. --Diane Amussen

LUNCH & LEARN: THINKING ABOUT REALIGNMENT STRATEGY

Wondering about how realignment is working? How has sending prisoners from the state system back to Merced County affected public safety? What's the benefit? What about funding: Is the State covering the costs of this? What is the purpose of the Trident Center and what other agencies collaborate with the Probation Department on it? What programs and other rehabilitative measures have been put in place for this re-entry population? We'll discuss this and more with Merced County Chief Probation Officer Scott Ball. Remember to RSVP to lwvmercedco@gmail.com by July 16th.

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