News - 05/23/2013

League of Women Voters California Honors Local League for Seminar Held at MiraCosta College

League of Women Voters California Honors Local League

San Jose, CA – May 19, 2013 • The League of Women Voters North County San Diego was recognized for excellence with the receipt of three awards at the biennial convention of the League of Women Voters of California, held in San Jose on May 17-19, 2013. 

The first was the Yellow Rose award for outstanding work in community education.  The Yellow Rose award is an honor bestowed very selectively, named in honor of the yellow roses worn by the legislators voting in favor of ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, extending suffrage to women.  

The North County League was recognized for Democracy in the Balance?  Getting Beyond the Shouting, a free, two-day community event held in partnership with MiraCosta College to kick off the 2012 fall election season.  Standing-room only crowds characterized the event, featuring Patriocracy, an award-winning documentary about the dysfunction in Washington, with participation by former congressman, Mickey Edwards (R-Okla), and the filmmakers, Brian and Cindy Malone.  

The successful event was one in a series of joint activities between the League and MiraCosta College.  For more information on LWV North County San Diego, visit:  lwvncsd.org.

The second and third awards were in the area of communications: most outstanding website and most outstanding monthly newsletter (the Voter – a publication produced by local leagues across the nation). Recognition in communications is awarded to leagues that create websites and publications which both engage and inform citizens, while serving members and the community alike. 

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages.  With more than 90 years of experience and 850 local and state affiliates, the League is one of America’s most trusted grassroots organizations.

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