YOUR VOTE COUNTS
VOTER SERVICES - Community Education
LWV empowers voters — Every vote defends our democracy!
Our Voter Services Team, led by Barbara Arlow, provides services to educate and engage citizens in the election process, such as:
● Arranges for trained, qualified, and unbiased speakers and other staff for candidate
forums and Pro/Con proposition presentations
● Distributes voter information and promotes voter registration
● Encourages access to and participation in LWVC’s Voter’s Edge program
● Engages in activities to Get Out the Vote (GOTV)
● Educates on changes to our voting systems, including fighting suppression
If you are interested in being part of this active team, please contact Barbara Arlow at email@example.com. This is a great opportunity for you to help make our democracy more robust, as well as engage with our community.
2020 - 2021 Accomplishments
The Voter Services Team is involved in civic engagement year round; activities clearly intensify during election season. October was our busiest month in 2020 and will be again in 2022 as we head in to mid-term elections.
Last October, the Voter Services Team presented Pros and Cons, virtually, at a LWV Beach Cities membership meeting, as well as to the Machinists Union, AAUW, Hermosa Beach Women’s Club, Soroptimists, Manhattan Beach Community Church, Manhattan Beach Newcomers, the Alliance for Absolute Justice, and Vanessa Poster’s Neighborhood Watch. (Barbara Arlow, Renay Campbell Labriola, Roslyn Fanello, Teri Neustaedter, Jeanne Hamilton, Susan Grebe, Ruth Hart, Grace Peng).
Barbara Arlow spoke, virtually, with El Camino students about the importance of voting. Diane Wallace moderated, virtually, a candidates forum for the Manhattan Beach School Board. Barbara moderated, virtually, candidates forums for the Inglewood School Board, co-sponsored with the Inglewood Teachers Union; 3 forums for the Hawthorne Mayoral and City Council, co-sponsored with the Holly Glen Homeowners Association, the Holly Park Homeowners Association, and the Parkside Village Homeowners Association; and the El Camino School Board, co-sponsored with the El Camino Student Association.
In February 2021 Barbara moderated, virtually, three Redondo Beach candidates forums for the Redondo Beach Union School Board, co-sponsored with the Redondo Beach PTA; the Redondo Beach Mayoral and City Attorney, co-sponsored with the Easy Reader; and the
Redondo Beach City Council, co-sponsored with the Easy Reader.
In addition to educational forums, members undertook a variety of other election activities:
★ Members contacted more than 100 candidates to encourage them to put their information on the Votersedge.org website https://votersedge.org/ca so voters could find information about all the candidates in an easy online format (Karen Ford Cull, Mary Dillon, Jennifer Agliozzo, Roz Fanello)
★ Prepared and distributed three separate voter education flyers on-line and actual paper to all our local schools, PTAs, to local seniors and food distribution centers (Jeanne Hamilton, Karen Ford Cull, Mary Dillon, Harriet Chase, and Debra Estroff)
★ Held our annual Membership meeting discussing the 12 propositions, and an advocacy meeting “Vote with the League” (Barbara Arlow and Dale Petrulis)
★ Wrote letters to the editor that were published in local papers (Dale Petrulis)
★ Placed ads in the local papers (Susan Grebe)
★ Sent out emails to remind people how to register, and when and where to vote!
2022 will be a busy election year — Please consider becoming a part of this vibrant and important team that does such terrific work in our community!