Sen. Loni Hancock, California State Senator, District 9, will speak at the League of Women Voters Community Luncheon, September 21, 2015, at HS Lordships, 199 Seawall Drive, Berkeley Marina. Her topic will be “Working for Democracy: Reflections of an Activist.”
The League is celebrating Senator Hancock’s remarkable career as she enters her last year as a legislator. The League invites members of the public to join them in honoring Senator Hancock.
Senator Hancock has been a frequent leader on issues that the League also supports. This session, Senator Hancock is tackling a long-needed reform to make our tax system much more equitable. With Senator Holly Mitchell, she is leading the campaign to reform Proposition 13, so that commercial property owners will pay their share of the cost of public services. The League strongly supports this campaign to “Make Fair.”
Sen. Hancock has served in the California Senate for seven years and in the Assembly for six years and, before that, as Berkeley City Councilmember and then Mayor. Over her nearly forty years in government, she has championed campaign finance reform, environmental protection, public education, health care reform, and improvements to the state correction system. With her colleague Senator Holly Mitchell, she now tackles long-needed reform to Proposition 13.
Another highlight of the luncheon will be the presentation of the annual “Spirit of the League” awards. This year’s awards go to Sen. Hancock for her distinguished career in public service and to Berkeley READS, an adult and family literacy program provided free by the Berkeley Public Library to help individuals improve their reading skills.
The Luncheon is the League’s annual fundraising event. Doors open at 11:00 am, the program begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 1:30 pm. Books Inc. will sell books relevant to Sen. Hancock’s topic, and other books of interest.
To purchase Luncheon tickets, visit http://www.lwvbae.org/league-news/2015-annual-luncheon/. For more information, contact LWVBAE at (510) 843-8824, or email [email protected]