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League of Women Voters of Sacramento County Collection
MC 107  
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Contained are scrapbooks, meeting minutes, rosters, policy and position documents, published materials, newsletters, and photographs that reflect the functions and goals – from 1939 to 2019 – of the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County.
From its origins in the early twentieth-century, the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County (LVWSC) has dedicated itself to promoting and defending the democratic process. In doing so, voter literacy/education, voter participation, and non-partisanship have all been foundational elements of the group's mission. Although the Sacramento LWVSC claims foundation in 1939, the group's first recorded meeting – facilitated by the Sacramento Women's Council – took place at the offices of the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce on April 5, 1924. Gladys B. Howe was the organization's first official president, holding that post from 1939 to 1940. The group incorporated in April 1965, expanded its representation to all of the Sacramento County in 2005, and gained 501(c)(3) status in July 2015. From its inception, notable positions of LWVSC focus, study, and education have been broadly divided into realms of 1) government; 2) human/resources and social policy; and 3) natural resources, which have been distilled historically into action on, for example, relief during the Great Depression, tax policy during World War II, the emergence of the United Nations, the merger of Sacramento city and county governments, fair housing in the Sacramento area, the advent of atomic power at Rancho Seco, campaign finance, the juvenile justice system, mass transit, charter revision, air quality and water use throughout the state of California.
5.5 Linear Feet 6 archival boxes
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