Voting Rights 2022

Date(s) - Friday, March 18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


A Brief History, the Current Climate,

and Where to Go From Here


Betsy Patterson, President and Matty Park, Executive Board Member

League of Women Voters of Ventura County

Topics to include:

  • What’s being taken away
  • What’s being secured
  • What’s at risk in the future
  • What you can do

Our speakers will look at the history of voting rights, current challenges to voting rights, and beyond voting rights – what we can do to protect democracy.


Betsy Patterson is currently the president of the Ventura chapter of the League of Women Voters, having served on the Board since 2016. Retiring from a career in emergency medicine in 2018, the LWV provided a wonderful opportunity to become involved in community issues, including voter registration, voter education, civil discourse and defending our democracy.


Matty Park is a longtime advocate for voting rights, women’s rights, and the environment.  After a long career in information technology, she is now a member of the League of Women Voters of Ventura County Executive Board, participating in candidate forums, non-partisan voter registration and education, and projects related to social justice, fighting disinformation, and saving our democracy.


Please register for the forum in advance here: VotingRights2022

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