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October 16, 2007 > The League of Women Voters' Anniversary Celebration

The League of Women Voters' Anniversary Celebration

Submitted By John R. Smith

The League of Women Voters of Fremont, Newark and Union City is a non partisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. We work to increase understanding of major policy issues and to influence public policy through education and advocacy. Our Local Positions on issues are reached through member study and consensus. When you join the League you automatically become a member of LWV Bay Area, LWV California and LWV United States.

The League has two distinct roles: Voter Service and Citizen Education and Action and Advocacy. Our Vision, Beliefs and Intentions govern our activities. We are firmly committed to our Diversity Policy in all of our endeavors. The goal of the League of Women Voters is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide.

The League of Women Voters of the United States is a nonpartisan political membership organization which acts after study and member agreement, to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at all government levels, build citizen participation in the democratic process, and engage communities in promoting positive solutions to public policy issues through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters Education Fund is a nonpartisan public policy educational organization which builds citizen participation in the democratic process, studies key community issues at all governmental levels in an unbiased manner, and enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.

We believe in respect for individuals, the value of diversity, and the empowerment of the grassroots, both within the League and in communities

We will act with trust, integrity and professionalism. The LWV operates in an open and effective manner to meet the needs of those we serve, both members and the public. We take the initiative in seeking diversity in membership and acknowledge our heritage as we seek our path to the future.

On October 27, 2007 we will be celebrating fifty years of civic engagement with our community. Our League was formed by people who helped to shape the Tri-Cities after incorporation and believed wholeheartedly in our Mission to encourage active and informed participation in government.

During these last fifty years League members have registered thousands of voters, hosted hundreds of candidate and other public forums, published and distributed voter information, and produced a community based cable program that has been running for well over 10 years. Over the years we have stayed true to our Mission and held to our Motto: Democracy is not a spectator sport! The League has indeed been a leading voice for change and government accountability.

In celebration of the important role the League of Women Voters has played in our community over the past 50 years please join us for dinner, a walk down memory lane, and more. The LWV 50th Anniversary Celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Mirage Palace.

The League will be honoring our founding members Mary Ann Dillon and Julianne Howe. Special guest speakers Delaine Eastin, Professor at Mills College, Former California Superintendent of Public Instruction, Former Member of LWVFNUC and Janis Hirohama, President League of Women Voters of California.

Please visit www.lwvfnuc.org for pricing and more information.

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