SB 100 (De León) "Enact 100 Percent Renewable and Zero-Carbon Electricity Policy" passed the Assembly late in the day on August 28 with a vote of 44 Yea, 33 No, and 3 abstentions. The first vote in the early afternoon only reached 39 yea votes, but a majority of the 80 members of the Assembly (41 votes) was needed to pass. It was opened again for votes later in the afternoon, and with intense lobbying from the LWV and many others, the vote swung to a majority and a pass.
Sacramento, CA – The League of Women Voters of California recognizes Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2018, in celebration of the advancements that have been made towards achieving full political, economic, and social equality. The date commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which granted voting rights for American Women.