Making Democracy Work

Action & Study Program 2015-2016

Money in Politics.

The Program of the League of Women Voters of Orange County consists of action to implement general League principles, and action and study on government issues chosen by the membership. Its particular focus is government activities at the county level.

Orange County League Votes to Support Ethics Commission Measure on June Ballot

The Orange County League of Women Voters board (ILO) voted to support Measure A, which would create an Orange County Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission. Measure A is on the June 7 Primary Election ballot for Orange County. The Ethics Commission would be an independent body that would provide regular and predictable enforcement of campaign finance rules, auditing of campaign financial reports, and training for for staff and candidates on the county's campaign finance rule.

The ILO took the position following a year-long study of money in Orange County politics; the membership issued an approval concurrence statement in November, 2015.

LWVUS Money in Politics Study

The LWVUS Money in Politics (MIP) Committee that formed last fall includes LWV leaders from across the country and national board and staff members. The Committee is developing ready-to-use resources and strategies that are designed to help League members and the citizenry understand money in politics issues. They will prepare members for the update of LWVUS's campaign finance position. These educational materials, called "Meetings-in-a-Box," are designed to use for member and community activities and will be available at http://forum.lwv.org/category/member-resources/our-work/money-politics-review. Resources will include a PowerPoint presentation with script, outside readings and issue papers prepared by the MIP Committee. Check the MIP webpage often, as materials are being added frequently.

Money in Politics Information

The LWVOC/ILO was formed in 1966 and has adopted positions on government issues of specific concern to Orange County. These positions were developed by member study of an issue on a countywide basis, and by adoption by the LWVOC/ILO of a position statement developed by one or more member local Leagues. Although the public is encouraged to attend the information meetings listed in the calendar, only League of Women Voters of Orange County will have the responsibility and duty to vote on consensus to create a position for Orange County. To learn more about why the Orange County Inner-League (ILO)is involved in the study, and some resources used by the committee, click on the links below.

Political Reform Act

Study Resources

Session 1 Introduction

Session 1 Report

Session 1 Report Continued

Tincup

Study Resources Session 2

Overview Session 2

Concurrence