League of Women Voters of Long Beach Examines the Initiative and Referendum Process

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Examines the Initiative and Referendum ProcessAccording to Janeice McConnell of the League of Women Voters of Long Beach Area, “The initiative process, often called the fourth branch of government, has reflected the political, economic, and cultural issues of the time. This is true since its inception over 100 years ago.” When did the initiative and referendum processes start? What was the impetus? How do they shape society for the emerging values of middle class business and professional people? Why did California emerge as the pioneer in the process? What are the distinct stages of the initiative from the idea to its emerging campaign stage? Has that been altered since its beginning in 1911?

The public is invited to join the League to discuss and answer some of these questions at its meeting on January 21 from 10:00am to noon. The location is the Los Altos Library at 5614 Britton Drive. The public is welcome and there is ample parking nearby. For further information contact Janeice McConnell at 562-423-1208. “We hope you’ll join us for this presentation and informal discussion, and bring your questions and comments,” encourages Janeice.

The League of Women Voters of Long Beach Area reviews the initiative and referendum process at its monthly meeting on January 21 at the Los Altos Library, 5614 Britton Drive from 10:00am to noon. The public welcome, and ample parking is nearby. For information, contact Janeice McConnell at 562-423-1208.

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. The League never supports or opposes any political party or candidate.

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