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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | August 5, 2011
Members of the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank are taking part in a national study on education, weighing in with their opinions on issues such as funding, teacher evaluations and pre-kindergarten education. The project is sponsored by the national League of Women Voters to help develop its position on education policy, said Joan Hardie, president of the local league. The national group realized it didn't have a point of advocacy on federal funding for education after members of the league in Santa Clara took the Bush administration's “No Child Left Behind” legislation to task.
NEWS
September 9, 2000
The League of Women Voters has been deceiving the public into thinking that it bears any resemblance to a nonpartisan group. Quite the contrary is true. In fact, nothing I have read bothers to mention that the League of Women Voters aligns itself in lock-step with the Democratic Party. If you think otherwise, just look at its record. In the March 7 election, the League of Women Voters was completely in agreement on every issue with the California Democrat Party.
NEWS
September 2, 2000
Your paper's criticism of Rep. James Rogan is unfair. You criticize Rogan for not agreeing to accept a debate with the League of Women Voters, a group that is notoriously partisan in recent years. Just looking at the facts, the League of Women Voters continues to side with the California Democratic Party on virtually every issue. In the March election, the League of Women Voters sided with the Democrats on 10 out of 10 ballot measures. Most registered Democrats don't side with their own party on all those issues.
NEWS
September 9, 2000
I am glad to read that Rep. James Rogan will not lend weight to the partisan leanings of the League of Women Voters Forum. For the league to host a forum and call themselves nonpartisan is truly comical. This organization opposed March primary measures like Proposition 22, the Protection of Marriage Initiative. This initiative was passed by more than 60% of voters in this area. Other opponents of the Protection of Marriage Initiative were none other than Adam Schiff and the California Democrat Party.
NEWS
May 23, 2001
Tim Willert GLENDALE -- The Glendale/Burbank League of Women Voters will elect new officers for the 2001-2003 term today at its annual meeting. Terry Bailey, the local chapter's outgoing president, played a prominent role at the league's 59th state convention last week in Los Angeles. Bailey, who was elected to the state board as communications director, accepted two awards on behalf of the local league. The Glendale/Burbank league received a gold medal for public education in the area of diversity and nondiscrimination along with a top award for quality and consistency for its local newsletter, President's Messages.
NEWS
September 25, 2003
The League of Women Voters Glendale/Burbank will host a forum to address provisions of the federal Patriot Act at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Glendale Fire Station 21, 421 Oak St. The act has raised concerns about constitutional liberties, according to league President Chris Carson. Speakers will answer questions about the act. Luis Flores, chief counsel; Stephen Rhode, past president of the American Civil Liberties Union; and Michael Maki, acting dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Cal State Los Angeles, will speak at the event.
NEWS
February 16, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- The League of Women Voters and the city of Burbank will present a pros and cons forum Wednesday on the initiatives on the March statewide primary ballot. "It's very important for a voter to be well informed as to state measures because many of them carry a fiscal impact that will affect them in future years," League spokeswoman Connie Wilson said. Representatives from the Burbank-Glendale League chapter will discuss the six state ballot measures and three Los Angeles County measures.
NEWS
July 19, 2000
A recent letter from Anne Shedd, suggesting that the League of Women Voters was a Democratic Party stalking horse, reflects her flawed logic and lack of information. Yes, the League of Women Voters takes positions on issues, but only after careful study and consensus, that is, widespread agreement among its members. State propositions are researched and consensus is reported, if it exists, on a statewide basis, not on the whim of a local chapter. On most issues, consensus does not exist, reflecting the diversity of opinions of league members.
NEWS
August 23, 2000
Every election seems to have a defining moment. That is, an event or action that is of such immense public interest that it can sway the election based on the reaction of each of the candidates. I predict that in the Adam Schiff- James Rogan race for Congress it will be over the issue of public debates as organized by the League of Women Voters. First of all, forget the possible debate on an FM public radio station at Pasadena Community College or a debate at a local men's service club.
NEWS
March 12, 2001
The following programs will be broadcast on Glendale Government Access Channel 6 on Charter Cable. For more information, call 548-4844. TODAY 6 a.m. - Community Calendar 7 a.m. - The Dog House & TreeHouse Tales 8 a.m. - Community Calendar 9 a.m. - Community Calendar 10 a.m. - Community Calendar 11 a.m. - Community Calendar Noon - Community Calendar 1 p.m. - Community Calendar 2 p.m. - LIVE: Planning Commission 4 p.m. - Community Calendar 5 p.m. - The Dog House & TreeHouse Tales 6 p.m. - Community Calendar 7 p.m. - LIVE: League of Women Voters: City Council Candidates 9 p.m. - REPLAY: Planning Commission 11 p.m. - Community Calendar Midnight - Community Calendar TUESDAY 6 a.m. - Community Calendar 7 a.m. - The Dog House & TreeHouse Tales 8 a.m. - REPLAY: League of Women Voters: City Council Candidate Forum 10 a.m. - REPLAY: Planning Commission Noon - Community Calendar 1 p.m. - Community Calendar 2 p.m. - Community Calendar 3 p.m. - LIVE: Housing Authority & GRA 5 p.m. - The Dog House & TreeHouse Tales 6 p.m. - LIVE: City Council Midnight - Community Calendar WEDNESDAY 6 a.m. - Community Calendar 7 a.m. - The Dog House & TreeHouse Tales 8 a.m. - Community Calendar 9:30 a.m. - LIVE: Zoning Administration Hearing Noon - Community Calendar ...
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | October 2, 2011
The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank is scheduled to hold its first consensus meeting today, during which members will provide input about the national organization's stance on federal funding for public education. The meeting will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Fire Station No. 21, 421 Oak St., Glendale. It's open to the public, but only league members can participate in building consensus. A panel of local educators, administrators and students discussed the topic at a league-sponsored public forum recently, said Joan Hardie, the league's president.
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NEWS
March 1, 2011
The Glendale Council PTA will host a forum on Thursday featuring the eight Glendale Unified School Board candidates. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the board room at school district headquarters, 223 N. Jackson St. The Glendale/Burbank League of Women Voters will moderate the forum. Questions can be submitted via e-mail at http://gb.ca.lwvnet.org/contact.html or by telephone at (818) 952-4598. The eight school-board candidates are Mary Boger, Vahik Satoorian, Todd Hunt, Nayiri Nahabedian, Daniel Cabrera, Ingrid Gunnell, Jennifer Freemon and Ami Fox. For additional information about the candidates, visit www.glendalevotes.
NEWS
October 7, 2010
As the campaign season gets into full swing, the League of Women Voters would like to urge voters to step back from the ads and hype and look carefully at the measures on your ballot. Here are some good tips to use when deciding how you might vote on each measure. • Examine what the measure seeks to accomplish. Do you agree with those goals? Is the measure seeking changes that are consistent with your ideas about government? Do you think the proposed changes will make things better?
NEWS
September 15, 2010
Congratulations to the Glendale News-Press for your excellent article on the two local citizens currently being considered for the Citizens Redistricting Commission ("Two locals still in the hunt for seats," Sept. 10). It was balanced and accurate and gave readers a good view of why this selection process is so vital. Outstanding people from all over California have applied. We only need to look at our local candidates, Martha Jimenez and LaDrena Dansby, to see that. This commission will bring together a group of Californians with diverse skills, backgrounds and viewpoints who owe nothing to the politicians and who will be able to fairly redraw the legislative district lines for California.
NEWS
July 30, 2010
The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920, when passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing any citizen the right to vote regardless of their sex, appeared imminent. Anticipating approval of the amendment, members of the National American Woman Suffrage Assn. met to form the League of Women Voters to "finish the fight" and to work to end all discrimination against women, according to the league's website. The league gradually expanded its interests to include issues affecting the whole community.
FEATURES
January 16, 2010
You can participate in a once-in-a-decade opportunity to map California’s future! For decades, the California Legislature designed the districts from which we elect our representatives to the Legislature and Congress. The result? A series of gerrymanders that protected parties and incumbents while ignoring community interests. For example, in 2001, the Berryessa area of northeast San Jose, an area with a large concentration of Asian American voters, was divided into four state Assembly districts, effectively leaving that community without the opportunity to elect its own representatives.
FEATURES
August 20, 2009
Regarding the Aug. 20 Glendale News-Press article “Officials to vote on use of campaign funds” — Hey, Laura! What you City Council members should do is to form a union, “Local Elected Officials Union.” The LEOU could then negotiate a contract, much like the firefighter’s union has historically gotten for its members, that would not only increase your salary, but provide perks such as a car and driver for the chief. Just think, you could go to all those public events in style.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | March 20, 2009
The 12 candidates for city council made their case for election at the traditional League of Women Voters forum, jointly sponsored with the city of Glendale on Thursday, March 12. With the April 7 election approaching, each contender was vying to be one of the three candidates chosen by voters to sit on the dais and govern for the next four years. Two of the candidates are women, three are incumbents and a number are past city commissioners. The top three vote-getters will be elected, and the results frequently in the past have come down to just a few voters separating the three winners from the rest of the pack.
NEWS
March 9, 2009
Groups advocate healthy eating Students at Cerritos Elementary School will get a crash course in nutrition Thursday, as a selection of health and wellness organizations will set up booths to advocate healthy eating and physical activity. ?Eat Right? is the theme of the event, where children will have a chance to visit booths from the California Dairy Council and the American Cancer Society, along with tables promoting agriculture, fruits and vegetables, and cooking. The event is a collaboration between the Glendale Unified School District?
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