League to Hold Conference Call with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (NEW)
League members are invited to join a conference call with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. The call is scheduled for Tuesday, August 26 from 1:00-1:30 PM EDT. Administrator McCarthy will talk with League members about the ongoing work being done to fight climate change at the national level, including the EPA’s groundbreaking proposal to limit carbon emissions from power plants. Please RSVP to receive the call-in information.
Voting Rights Act Turns 49 (REMINDER)
For 49 years, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) has protected the right to vote regardless of race or language, but legislation to repair damage from the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby v. Holder is currently stalled in the U.S. House. This August, tell your Representative to stop stalling and move the Voting Rights Amendment Act forward! Use the League’s online contact form to send a message to your Representative or visit with your Representative in-district during the August recess.
League Signs on as Participating Organization for the People’s Climate March (REMINDER)
In September, the United Nations will gather for a summit on the climate crisis where leaders around the world will make commitments to fight climate change. Organizations from across the country are mobilizing to show support for the fight against climate change with a March and demonstration in New York City surrounding the summit. The League will be joining them for the People's Climate March on September 21. For additional information and to get involved, visit peoplesclimate.org.
The Federal Action Request Form has Moved (REMINDER)
The form that state and local Leagues use to request action at the federal level has moved to the member resource site. Please save this updated link in your browser and use it to make future requests.
Prepping for Election Season (NEW)
It's election season, and LWV's are busy registering and informing the electorate with candidate forums/debates, voters' guides, and VOTE411. Planning ahead and considering problems that could arise prevents problems later.
If you have questions regarding your debates/forums, National Board Member Connie Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and former National Board Member Janis McMillen (email@example.com) are here to assist you.
Voter Registration Webinar Training 9/4 (REMINDER)
Want a refresher course on voter registration best practices? Have new volunteers who would benefit from hearing about all the kinds of voter registration activities undertaken by Leagues across the country? Looking for ideas on maximizing visibility for your League during the upcoming election season? Join us by signing up for a FREE voter registration webinar training on Thursday, September 4 at 4pm EDT. If you can’t make that time, please watch a recent recording containing the same information that will be covered on the 4th. Many more voter registration tools are available in the voter service section of our member’s site.
Deadline Soon: Only 2 More Weeks to Sign up for Free Voter Reg. Materials (REMINDER)
Leagues who sign up as an official partner of National Voter Registration Day 2014 before September 5th, will receive FREE posters and stickers to promote their voter registration activities on 9/23. More than 300 Leagues have already signed up to take part in this national celebration of democracy! Sign up as a partner at www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org. While you’re there be sure to check out the brand new website features and downloadable tools for participating partners.
U.S. Constitution Study Committee Application (NEW)
Applications are being accepted for the U.S. Constitution Study which is part of the three-part Structures of Democracy program that delegates adopted at the 2014 LWVUS Convention. The study will examine the application of Article V of the United States Constitution, which provides for amending the Constitution. An application form which includes further description of the study focus is now posted online. Those interested in applying for the U.S. Constitution Study Committee should submit completed applications including resume, references and writing sample by September 18.
LWVUS Money in Politics Education Committee Application (REMINDER)
Members are sought for the LWVUS Money in Politics Education Committee. Money in Politics (MIP) is part of the three-part Structures of Democracy program that delegates adopted at the 2014 LWVUS Convention. We are currently accepting applications for the MIP Committee which will focus on the core League issue of campaign finance and money in politics. The Committee will review the League position on campaign finance and educate members and the general public about issues related to money in politics. An application form is now posted online. Those interested in applying for the MIP Education Committee should submit completed applications including resume, references and writing sample by September 11.
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Top Seven Reasons to Join the National Coaching Team (NEW)
There are many reasons to join the Ruth S. Shur Fellows but we’ve put together a list of our top seven! Apply yourself or nominate a League leader you admire to become part of our prestigious and fun national coaching team (Ruth S. Shur Fellow)! Please fill out this form by September 19, 2014. More information on the Shur Fellows and their role in the MLD program is available online and there will be an informational webinar on September 11, 2014 at 1pm. Register for that webinar here.
Advertise Your League’s Logo Items on the National Website (NEW)
Advertise your League’s logo items and products on the national website! League logo items are a great way to increase your League’s visibility around your community. Check out some of the items from local and state Leagues that are being advertised. If you’d like to advertise your items, please send an email to Allyson Legnini firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
League of Women Voters
1730 M Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
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