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Yes, You Can Make a Difference!

Jill Waggonner, President of the California League of Women Voters Tells How

Anyone fed up with how things are going and itching for action won't want to miss interacting with Jennifer Waggoner, president of the California League of Women Voters, March 7 when she talks about how to be an effective advocate. Known as a powerhouse, Waggoner will share her experience and vision at an interactive session from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mijares Restaurant, 145 Palmetto Drive, Pasadena.

The event is a fund raiser for LWV Pasadena Area to help continue and expand the League's work in voter education and advocacy to keep the pressure on legislators to make decisions that serve the common good.

Waggoner is deeply concerned that Californians are not engaged.

"As a state and particularly as one of the largest economies in the world, we can't seriously expect to achieve our goals for justice, equality, economic and personal productivity without greater levels of civic engagement," Waggoner says.

She will discuss tools for opening civic engagement that is vital and compelling through new avenues, including websites, Skype and social media marketing.

At 38, Waggoner is one of the youngest people to be president of the state League. She graduated with a degree in government from Claremont McKenna College and received a diploma in public policy from the University of Edinburgh. She has worked for many years as a consultant, typically in operations, finance and communications for nonprofits and small businesses.

Contribution levels for the event are $50, $75 and $100. Registration online at LWV-PA.org is recommended (click on events). Or you can call the office at 626-798-0965626-798-0965, leave a message to reserve your space. Send your check to LWVPA, 1353 N. Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104, to avoid the line to pay at the door.



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