Deadlines for Convention REGISTRATION and Omni RESERVATIONS are Fast Approaching (REMINDER)
Please register by May 23 to avoid late fees. After that date there will be an additional $50 added to the $335 registration fee. The final online registration deadline is May 31. After that date, delegates may register in-person at the Convention site. Now ALSO is the time to book your hotel room at the guaranteed low LWV room rate of $169. If you delay, there will be no rooms left at that rate. After May 19 all room reservation rates will increase substantially. Reserve your room online or call 214-744-6664. Don't delay, the rooms are going quickly!
Learn more about National Convention: Listen to this Week's Webinar (NEW)
Entitled Get the most out of Convention: Power the League at all Levels, this recorded session will help you learn more about the business of the convention, opportunities for networking and fun, and speakers and programs planned. Hear remarks from Convention Committee Chairwoman, carolyn Brown and parliamentarian Martha Rollins as well as LWVUS staffers about how you can “get the most” out of Convention 2014!
Get Your Red Hot Patriot Ticket Today (REMINDER)
With so much on your Convention to-do list, why not check this task off now? You won't have to stand in a long ticket sales line if you buy your online tickets TODAY for the Dallas LWV's fundraiser, Red Hot Patriot: The Kick Ass Wit of Molly Ivins. REMINDER: You're printed receipt is your admission ticket.
Exciting Line-up of Speakers at Convention 2014 (NEW)
We are very pleased to announce an exciting line-up of speakers for Convention 2014 in Dallas. Read about each of our accomplished guests, and remember that there is still time to register!
LWV Dallas Seeks Volunteers for National Convention (NEW)
As many of you know, volunteers are the heart of our National Convention. The Dallas League is leading the effort to recruit volunteers for next month's Convention. If you are interested in being a volunteer, seeing Dallas and meeting League members from over the country, contact Cecilia McKay at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 30th. Volunteers receive free admission to Convention (unless you are a delegate), a daily transportation stipend and a complementary ticket to Red Hot Patriot: The Kick Ass Wit of Molly Ivins on Saturday night.
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What's the best way to get from the airport to the Omni (the Convention venue)?
Two airports serve Dallas: Dallas-Fort Worth, and Dallas Love Field. Go Yellow Checker runs from 6 am-6 pm daily from Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to the Omni, and picks up at the hotel every 30 minutes. Guests can pick it up at any time from the airport. It is $19 one way and $17 if reservations are made in advance. Due to the Omni's close proximity to Dallas Love Field, there is not currently a shuttle; however, a cab ride is approximately $25 one way.
Thank You for Submitting Your Comment to the EPA! (NEW)
Thanks to League members and supporters from across the country we were able to send over 46,000 comments to the EPA on the new source carbon pollution standards! In June we will begin collecting comments for the existing sources carbon pollution standard, but for now let's celebrate this excellent victory.
League Continues to Push to Restore the Voting Rights Act (UPDATED)
The League continues efforts to restore the Voting Rights Act with a letter to the House of Representatives this week. The letter calls for the House Judiciary Committee to move the legislation through the committee process and on to final passage. The legislation is currently being held up in the legislative process by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R, VA-7). The League of Women Voters of Virginia has been hard at work urging Chairman Goodlatte to move the bill forward with letters to the editor in the Richmond, Lynchburg and Roanoke papers. Stand in solidarity with LWVVA and urge your members of Congress to support the VRAA today!
Climate Action Rally in Washington, DC (NEW)
Wednesday, May 21, members of the U.S. House and Senate and other climate champions will hold a rally to wake up Congress to the effects of climate change. League members in the Washington, DC area are encouraged to attend this event. The rally will be at the Upper Senate Park at 4:00 PM, May, 21. For additional information please email the advocacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOTE411 Sport Backpacks for Sale! (REMINDER)
Looking for an easy way to promote the League and VOTE411 in your community? Well look no further! LWVEF is selling VOTE411 sport backpacks! These backpacks are great to hand out at voter registration events, candidate forums, debates, county fairs, and any place you can reach voters and spread awareness about the League and our important voters' service activities! The bags are $3 each, but if you buy 10 or more the price drops to $2 each, plus $5 shipping/handling! If you're interested in purchasing these bags, you can find more information online.
Time to Get-out-the-Vote! Vote for your favorite Power: Our Voices, Our Votes Award Finalists (NEW) The finalists for the 2014 Power: Our Voices, Our Votes Awards have been selected! Out of the numerous excellent submissions from Leagues nationwide, the selection committee has narrowed it down to four entries per category. Now we need your help: Read about each project and vote for your favorites! You can also share this with other League members and in your community via your League website, Facebook and Twitter to celebrate all of these great projects. Voting has been extended until 12 noon ET on May 23. The winners will be announced at LWVUS Convention 2014.
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