By Kathy Chouteau
The League of Women Voters West Contra Costa County (LWV) will host its “Annual Luncheon and Meeting” Sat., Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fern Cottage, Kennedy Grove Recreation Area, 6530 San Pablo Dam Rd. in El Sobrante. Tickets are $45 and sponsorships are also available.
“Come join us in celebrating the ‘Power of Women,’ stated the LWV on its event page. Guest speakers will include Marti Roach, climate activist, 350 Bay Area Action; Dr. Deborah Turner, president of the League of Women Voters of the U.S. (via video); Joey D. Smith, first VP Richmond/Contra Costa Chapter of Black Women Organized for Political Action; and Chala Bonner, lead organizer, Safe Return Project.
The LWV serves the people of Richmond, El Sobrante, San Pablo, Pinole, El Cerrito, Hercules, Kensington, Crockett and Rodeo, per its website. The nonpartisan political organization aims to encourage active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
To purchase tickets to the Annual Luncheon and Meeting this Saturday, click here or contact Events Chair Linda Whitmore at [email protected] or 510-459-4728. Luncheon attendees should note that there is a $5 parking fee at Kennedy Grove.