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Board Members Wanted! Empower Voters. Defend Democracy.

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF CALIFORNIA

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We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and the 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters. It has been a momentous year achieving and celebrating those milestones against a wholly unexpected social backdrop. The world is shaken with a pandemic, a long overdue racial reckoning in our country, and assaults on our democracy. 100 years later, people are still in the streets protesting for their basic human rights. We are a non-partisan, political organization. We are committed to the next 100 years with a focus on creating a more equitable future for California through our mission of empowering voters and defending democracy.

We are looking for diverse, visionary, leaders who can and will help guide and lead the League of Women Voters of California strategically into that future.

  • We are looking for committed candidates who have experience in executive leadership, business, government, philanthropy or non-profit governance.

  • Ideal candidates are committed to the League’s mission, to diversity, equity & inclusion practices, and to advancing policies and practices to build a more equitable California.

  • Experience in the democracy space a plus, but not required! We are especially seeking diverse perspectives to help guide us into the future.

A full job description can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14az2u6nUXTFfS9ZXR4_PeQuSqdncVuJZ6KrBTvQdnLc/edit

You can submit your application online to the Nominating Committee here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1d8CmCydaD809e94kkl5LNuHLPt4ewiTRRkxSRzjWkRs/viewform?edit_requested=true

Meetings are currently held virtually, but may resume in person at such a time that public health guidelines, and the LWVC Board, determine it is safe to meet in-person again. LWVC believes in supporting the safety and well being of our Board, staff, and volunteers.

You should be based in California, or have a broad network in and understanding of Caifornia's political landscape.

Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

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About LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF CALIFORNIA

Location:

921 11TH ST STE 700, SACRAMENTO, CA 95814, US

Mission Statement

Empower Voters. Defend Democracy. The League of Women Voters of California (LWVC) envisions a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate. We are non-partisan political organization with two arms. Our 501-c-4 serves our advocacy goals in creating a more equitable future in California. Our 501-c-3 is our education arm and focuses on voter and community education to increase civic engagement and participation in our democracy. A little emphasis - we are non partisan AND political. After study, we take positions on issues that align with the direction our members have set. That means we also take positions and lobby for bills, ballot measures, and participate in other policy work that aligns with our positions. We do not endorse candidates or political parties

Description

Our goals center around building a more equitable California, empowering voters, and defending our democracy by making systemic change through policy advancement, and engaging the public in civic and government participation. In the 2019/2020 election cycle, you can only imagine how critical this work has become. Defending democracy is part of our mission and we are fighting assaults on it from all sides. We are still working hard - but here are some successes we have chalked up this year:

- 60% of the 70+ bills that we took positions on in the state legislature resulted in the outcome we were seeking in the 2020 session.

- We successfully received grant funding to run a youth digital community organizing get-out-the-vote campaign targeted at 18-24 year olds in California. The campaign leverages Snapchat and TikTok to deliver critical voting messages to our audience via trusted messengers on the platforms and support peer-to-peer organizing.

- Participated (since March 2020) in 6 lawsuits covering protecting voting access in CA during the pandemic, protecting CA's redistricting process, and ensuring that undocumented persons are counted in the Census for apportionment. Our side prevailed in every suit.

- Joined a coalition of non-profits in launching ElectJustice CA, a non-partisan voter education initiative designed to help channel the energy of protests from the streets to the ballot.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Politics
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Average of 6-10 hours per month. Some months may be a bit more, some less, depending on meeting schedules.
  • All board members are asked to make a financial contribution, of their choosing, to the organization.

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