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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Livermore-Amador Valley League will end after 60 years

June 9, 2015

Members of the League of Women Voters of the Livermore-Amador Valley,

At our Annual Meeting on June 6, 2015, the membership of the Livermore-Amador Valley League of Women Voters voted to disband. Compliance with requirements of the state and national Leagues and the Secretary of State's office will require some ongoing paperwork, but the local League's program will not continue.

We can be very proud of our 60 years of non-partisan voter education and service. We have registered countless voters and provided information about issues and candidates at all levels of government. We have run impartial candidates' forums and speakers' bureaus. And we have earned the respect of our local community for fairness and objectivity.

We are also respected for thorough study of issues before establishing positions that form the basis of advocacy. Historically, we have acted on local positions on water use, education, land use, agricultural development, and many others. At the state and local level, we have spoken out on issues such as health care and campaign financing. We can be proud that the League's voice has always been sought out and listened to.

In late summer or early fall, we will hold a celebration of our 60 years in our Valley. We hope many former members will join us to remember not only our successes but the friendships built on work together in the League. We can be very proud of what we have done.

Sincerely,

Jane Staehle