Santa Cruz IMC
Santa Cruz IMC
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature

WILPF general meeting

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Victoria Downey
Location Details:
Friends Meeting House, 225 Rooney St., Santa Cruz

Come get the informed lowdown on the February 5 election measures! Fred Keeley, Treasurer-Tax Collector of SC County, will discuss the seven statewide measures on that ballot, as well as three possible measures to address the controversial question of how to redistrict the California Legislature.
WILPF January meeting, all welcomed. Free, donations appreciated.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Dec 26, 2007 4:17PM
WILPF General Meeting
January 15, 2008, 7:00pm
Friends' Meeting House, 225 Rooney St., in Santa Cruz.

Fred Keeley to Address WILPF General Meeting

On Tuesday January 15, 2008 at the WILPF general meeting, Fred Keeley, Treasurer-Tax Collector of Santa Cruz County, as well as former County Supervisor and former representative for the Monterey Bay area in the California State Assembly, will present information and his perspectives on seven statewide measures that will appear on the February 5, 2008 election ballot. In addition, he will discuss three possible measures to address the controversial question of what process should control how the California Legislature undertakes redistricting for future elections. The meeting will be held as usual at the Friends' Meeting House, 225 Rooney St., in Santa Cruz.

The year 2008 will be a busy election year in California, with three elections scheduled (February, June and November). Voters will be faced with many critical choices at each election. The February statewide ballot will contain (in addition to the presidential primary) seven ballot propositions, Propositions 91-97, some of which are not yet widely known. The three initiatives to amend the California constitution include: Proposition 91 (Transportation Funding); Proposition 92 (Community Colleges Funding); and Proposition 93 (Legislative Term Limits). In addition, four referendum petitions (Props. 94-97) to amend Indian Gaming Compacts in four areas of California will also be before the voters.

We are fortunate to have the lengthy governmental expertise of Fred Keeley at our meeting to help us sort out these ballot issues and make informed choices at the February election. Prior to his current service as County Treasurer-Tax Collector (where he is responsible for the daily management of a $650 million public sector investment portfolio), Mr. Keeley served as Executive Director of the Planning & Conservation League and the PCL Foundation. During his six-year service (1996-2002) in the California Assembly, he served for four years as Speaker pro Tem under three Speakers. As such he was the highest ranking member of the Speaker's leadership team, and was responsible for analysis and management of the majority's policy initiatives. In addition, he authored significant legislation on ocean policy (the Marine Life Management Act), and the two largest park and environmental protection bonds in the nation's history, a total of $4.7 billion. During the California energy crisis his legislative leadership is credited with stabilizing electricity prices and electricity supply.

Upon his retirement from the state Assembly in 2002, the University of California at Santa Cruz established a lecture series on the environment in his honor. Mr. Keeley is also co-chair of the Commonwealth Club's Voices of Reform project, a Trustee of the California Ocean Science Trust, President of the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Advocates, and teaches at San Jose State University.

The outcome of the February 2008 ballot measures will be in our hands. Join us on January 15 for an educational evening to help make your vote this February well-informed, and have an opportunity to spread the word.

Comments (Hide Comments)
by list
for more info on meetings & events including directions, call
831/457-6797 or email wilpf [at]

Fri, Jan 11: Int'l Day of Action to Shut Down Guantanamo. Wear orange!

Sat. Jan 12, 2008, 9:00am (social), 9:30am (meeting starts): WILPF
Planning Committee Meeting. The Planning Committee coordinates local
WILPF events and other work while not forgetting to laugh. All WILPF
members welcome. Jane's house.

Sat, Jan 12, 6:00pm: MLK Anniversary Night of Gospel Music. United
Methodist Church, California St, Santa Cruz.

Sun, Jan 13, 2:00pm: MLK Anniversary Youth Day at the Roller
Palladium. Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz.

Tue, Jan 15, 7:00pm: WILPF General Meeting. Fred Keeley will speak on
election issues. Friend's Meeting House, 225 Rooney St, Santa Cruz.

Thu, Jan 17, 7:00pm: Town Meeting. What Mainstream Media Don't Tell
Us About Iran and Iraq. Featuring Scott Ritter and Jeff Cohen. First
Congregational Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz.

Sun, Jan 20, 3:00pm: WILPF Program Committee Meeting. Ruth's house.

Thu, Jan 24, 3:00pm: Water As a Human Right Committee Meeting. Jan's

Wed, Jan 30, 7:00pm: 24th Annual MLK Jr Memorial Convocation.
Presented by UCSC and featuring Julian Bond. Free and open to all.
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz.

Sat, Feb 2, 9:30am: How to Use the Media: An Informal Workshop on
Publicity and Promotion. Hosted by Bruce Bratton and featuring local
experts in print and electronic media. Louden Nelson Center, 301
Center Street, Santa Cruz. $15. Call Nancy at 465-8272.

Sat - Mon, Mar 8, 9, & 10: "My Name Is Rachel Corrie" Performance.
WILPF Fundraiser. Louden Nelson Center and Actor's Theatre. Santa Cruz.

Thursdays, 7:00pm: WILPF Raging Grannies Rehearsals. All members
welcome to join. Jan's house.

Santa Cruz County:
Nat'l Membership Blog:
United States section:
Jane Addams Peace Assn:
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


$40.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.


Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network