League of Women Voters

 

Five out of the 45 presidents of the United States have come into office without winning the popular vote: John Quincy Adams in 1824; Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876; Benjamin Harrison in 1888; George W. Bush in 2000; and, of course, Donald Trump in 2016. 

 

Next Tuesday, June 7, California voters will decide how their delegates are pledged at both the Democratic and Republican conventions. The media and the candidates themselves are sharpening the voters’ focus on these important outcomes. 

A free film screening to bring attention to Sexual Assault Awareness Month has been set for Wednesday, April 27, at the College of Alameda. The film titled It Happened Here will be screened at noon in Building F at the college. 

 

The League of Women Voters Alameda (LWVA) invites all Alamedans to meet their public officials at its annual social mixer and fundraiser Thursday, March 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Community Center of Harbor Bay Isle, 3195 Mecartney Road.  

The League of Women Voters of Alameda (LWVA) will hold its general meeting from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in Conference Room C at Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. 

The public is invited to see the LWVA at work and hear about its voter education and advocacy programs for the 2016 election cycle, including election forums and LWV positions on issues such as money in politics. 

Everyone is welcome. Learn more at www.LWVAlameda.org.  

 

Girls Inc. Announces Scholarship Winners
Alameda High School (AHS) junior Luna Cristales recently received a $5,000 Girls Inc. national college scholarship. National scholars are outstanding young women selected for exemplifying the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. This year, the Girls Inc. national organization awarded 28 high school girls scholarships for educational expenses at any accredited college or university. Cristales is the seventh national scholar at Girls Inc. of the Island City.