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July 14, 2011

TODAY: July 14, 1917 - Sixteen women from the National Women's Party were arrested while picketing the White House and demanding universal women's suffrage; they were charged with obstructing traffic

PRESIDENT’S CORNER

  • 2010-2012 LWVUS Nominating Committee: “YOU Are a League Leader!” (NEW)

ADVOCACY

  • League Opposes Balanced Budget Amendment (NEW)

EDUCATION FUND (Elections)

  • Elections: North Carolina League Speaks Out for Voters’ Rights (NEW)
  • Elections: Congratulations to the LWV of Ohio! (NEW)

MEMBERSHIP & LEADERSHIP

  • THANK YOU for Updating the LWVUS Membership Database (NEW)
  • LWV of New Jersey Is on Facebook. Are You? (NEW)

OTHER

  • Leaving a Legacy

 

PRESIDENT’S CORNER

2010-2012 LWVUS Nominating Committee: “YOU Are a League Leader!” (NEW)

The Nominating Committee’s theme for this biennium is “YOU Are a League Leader!” The LWVUS Board is you: made up of members like you, from local and state Leagues all across the country, who are willing to dedicate two years of their time and effort to the management of our national organization.  Learn more here about the LWVUS Nominating Committee, how it plans to work, and how you can be a part of the process by nominating yourself or a leader you admire.

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ADVOCACY

League Opposes Balanced Budget Amendment (NEW)
The League and coalition partners sent a letter to Congress urging them to oppose any balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. A balanced budget amendment should not be used as a substitute for real leadership on fiscal policy.

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EDUCATION FUND (Elections)

Elections: North Carolina League Speaks Out for Voters’ Rights (NEW)
The North Carolina League has seen a whirlwind of activity in the last week, speaking out across the state on behalf of voters’ rights.  See photo and read details about the League’s high-impact efforts to address failures in the redistricting process, fight back against renewed attempts to strip underrepresented voters of opportunities to participate.  

Elections: Congratulations to the LWV of Ohio! (NEW)
A couple of weeks after passing sweeping election reform legislation, the Ohio state legislature was back at work, tweaking the law one last time before adjournment. The good news is the Ohio legislature left for summer recess WITHOUT passing a voter photo identification law. In addition, they've canceled plans for an online system for voters to register and update their registration information, and they eliminated the new requirement that a voter using a Social Security number for identification purposes provide all nine digits rather than the last four. Peg Rosenfeld, elections specialist for the LWV of Ohio, applauded most of Wednesday's results, particularly the absence of a photo ID requirement. Read about it here.

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MEMBERSHIP & LEADERSHIP

THANK YOU for Updating the LWVUS Membership Database (NEW)
The LWVUS thanks all the League leaders who have been diligently updating their officers in the Membership Database! Having up-to-date officer information in the database ensures that important communications from LWVUS are sent to the right individuals. If you still need help updating the database, please contact Betty Taira at BTaira@lwv.org. Please note that changes will not be reflected on the LWVUS website until the end of the summer due to the website redesign.

LWV of New Jersey Is on Facebook. Are You? (NEW)
The LWV of New Jersey is using Facebook to connect with League members, community members and other community organizations! Check out the LWV of New Jersey’s Facebook page to see how Leagues can better connect to their communities via social media. Does your League have a Facebook page? Let the LWVUS know about it! Email us the link to your Facebook page and your website at lwv@lwv.org with “Facebook” in the subject line. 

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OTHER

Leaving a Legacy
Including the League of Women Voters Education Fund in your will is among the easiest ways to offer support of the LWVEF's work for years to come. We suggest the following language to include the League as a beneficiary of a will or trust: " I give, devise, and bequeath to the League of Women Voters Education Fund, a charitable organization formed in the District of Columbia, with offices at 1730 M Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, {the sum of $___ } {___ percentage of my residuary estate}." If you already have a will, you can have your attorney add a codicil to include the LWVEF. After you've added the League, please contact the Development office by email so we can list you as a member of our Carrie Chapman Catt Legacy Society.

"Like" the League on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leagueofwomenvoters

Donate to the League on our Facebook Causes page.

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