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Stories From Around the State
By: Sara Sanders
LWVUS Board and staff will be training some 30 League leaders from 9 states in Houston, TX on Friday, April 13 until Sunday, April 15, 2012. The training will bring together individuals who have volunteered to be state coaches as part of the Membership and Leadership Development (MLD) program, funded by the Fund for Local League Growth.
With the Nebraska state legislature scheduled to start debate on January 18 on a proposed voter ID bill, the Nebraska League rallied in Omaha with other groups in opposition. Linda Duckworth, president of the League of Women Voters of Nebraska, noted that such legislation “unfairly targets citizens with low income, seniors, youth and citizens with disabilities.” Arguing that impersonation is not a problem in her state, she declared, “As a former English teacher, it pains me to say — if it ain't broke, don't fix it.” Read more here, here and here.State: