CONVENTION 2014 (NEW)
Convention 2014 wrapped up earlier this week in Dallas, Texas with 700 attendees from the around the country helping make this one of the most successful and energetic meetings yet! A big thank you to the many local volunteers that pitched in throughout the gathering, the proceedings were seamless because of all of you! We received a wonderful welcome to the city with our logo projected onto the Omni Hotel during the first day of our gathering. At convention we re-elected Elisabeth MacNamara as president for a third term, passed the proposed 2014-2016 budget, amended the Bylaws, adopted national program for the biennium, heard from numerous interesting speakers, and spent time in workshops and caucuses on a variety of topics. Be sure to catch up on all of the action by reading the daily action reports and our press release. If you missed any workshops or would like to download the materials, continue to check our website for new content added regularly.
Communications Resources from Convention 2014! (NEW)
We had a great time presenting at #LWV2014, and we're happy to share with you the many resources we mentioned in both our training tracks and the social media session. These are great resources even for those who didn’t attend Convention but want to improve their League’s online presence. In the Members website, you can find the Facebook guide, Twitter guide, Twitter cheat sheet, Online Content Strategy, LWV Style Guide, SEO guide, Email & Blogging Best Practices and Online Communications Resources.
In addition, you can find all of our PowerPoint presentations under the Online Communications section. Please also follow your fellow Leagues on social media by using our handy Facebook and Twitter lists of the Leagues on each channel. If your League is on Facebook or Twitter and is not on our list, please send the links to your page to Stephanie Drahan (email@example.com) and we'll make the update. Finally, if you want to talk with other League members about social media and online communications, don’t forget to join our League of Women Voters New Media Facebook Group!
League Lauds Release of EPA’s New Carbon Pollution Standard (REMINDER)
On Monday, June 2nd the EPA released its proposal for limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants. The new regulations are a game changer that will protect us from the health risks and impacts of climate change. Local and State Leagues have two options to immediately get involved and support this regulation. First, all League members should submit comments in support of the regulation. Second, local and state League leaders can use this press template to reinforce support for this historic regulation in their local communities.
Tell Your Representative to Move Forward on Voting Rights (REMINDER)
Five months after legislation was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to restore the Voting Rights Act, we are still waiting for Congress to take action. The time for waiting is over. The VRAA is an important step forward for our democracy, where the right to vote is not about politics or the outcome of elections; it is about equality and justice. Last week, the League of Women Voters of Lynchburg, continued their push to get Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, to move the bill forward by joining an ad with other coalition members. Do your part! Tell your Representative to call for a hearing on H.R. 3899, the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (VRAA).
Campaign Finance Primer Available Online (REMINDER)
Developed by the League’s Campaign Finance Task Force (CFTF), this Primer has been written for the use of League members as part of informing themselves, their Leagues and the general public. It is not a League study guide, and the questions that are included are intended only to provide starting points for discussion. The goal, as stated in the title, is to develop a common understanding of the issues.
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