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THE NEXT LUNCH & LEARN IS AUGUST 21st!

To print or save flyer: August Lunch & Learn Flyer

Happy 95th Birthday to the 19th Amendment!

The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, turned 95 August 18th--and it still stands as a shining moment in America's ongoing journey to meet the ideals of our country's founding.

The League of Women Voters was born in the fight for the 19th Amendment's ratification. In celebration of its 95th birthday, LWVUS shared some vintage pictures of ordinary women who led the fight for its ratification. Here are a couple to illustrate League's long standing commitment of voting rights for all our citizens. Hope you enjoy these memories!


An Invitation from Adam & Rachel...

JOIN US SEPTEMBER 17

Mixer, open house, kickoff, new member orientation, old member reunion. Call it whatever you want (there's been more discussion on the name than I care for!) + the League of Women Voters of Merced County would like to see YOU on Thursday, September 17th at Lake Yosemite's Rotary Cove 2 (at the very end of the road), 5:30 - 7:30 PM. My event co-chair, Rachel Hadley, and myself have been planning a relaxing evening by the lake, where we hope that you'll come see old friends, meet new ones, and perhaps talk a couple people into joining our fine League. So, we hope to see you from 5:30-7:30pm on Thursday, September 17th.

CITY OF MERCED INDEPENDENT DISTRICTING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS

With the assistance of City staff and an expert consultant, the Committee must recommend a districting plan that divides the City into 6 Council election districts which comply with state and federal election laws. These districts will be used for future elections of Merced City Council Members. Three community meetings were held July 7 at the Senior Center, July 22 at Rivera Middle School and August 1 at Tenaya Middle School.

Take a look at the maps that have been submitted by the public by going to: https://www.cityofmerced.org/depts/cityclerk/boards_n_commissions/independent_districting_advisory_committee/submitted_maps.asp

The purpose of the August/September meetings is narrowing down of all the maps submitted to two, which are to be recommended to the City Council for additional public input and Council consideration.

The first two of the Committee meetings were held on August 4th & 18th. The third & last scheduled Committee meeting is set for:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. Merced Civic Center - Council Chambers 678 W, 18th Street

Here's the District Map adoption process schedule for the balance of the process. August 2015: Committee plan adoption meetings

Early September 2015: Meeting with Plaintiffs

About September 10, 2015: Committee plan materials in City Council agenda packet

September 21, 2015: Commiittee presents plan to City Council

October 2015: City Council Hearings

November 2015: City Council Hearing & Plan Adoption

Prior to January 1, 2016: City Council adopts districting map/plan

March 2016: Finish County implementation of new district plan

November 2016: First election with new Council districts.

For more information about the process, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (209) 385-6834 or districting@cityofmerced.org