Introduction

Candidate debates have a long history in American politics. At every level of government—from city council to state legislature, from Congress to President of the United States—candidates participate in debates to help voters understand who and what they stand for.

Is your League planning candidates' debates or forums this fall? Spice it up! Make your candidates night something special. Who said it has to be a group of politicians giving lengthy talks? Invite a high school band that welcomes folks with patriotic music as they arrive.
Ask a high school student to be one of the panelists asking questions. Decorate with red, white and blue crepe paper streamers. Add balloons. Give away League pencils so audience members can keep a "scorecard" on the responses from the candidates. (Provide the scorecard.)
The League CAN have a good time!

Every fall I try to figure out a way to get people to come to a fall membership get together. The thing is, if you invite people...friends, neighbors, even family... to come to a meeting to get to know about the League of Women Voters, most will be busy.

 

In an amicus curiae brief, the League asked the Supreme Court to protect fair voting districts by holding that the Voting Rights Act does not require a minority community's size to meet a rigid numerical quota.

 

In an amicus curiae brief, the League asked the Supreme Court to protect fair voting districts by holding that the Voting Rights Act does not require a minority community's size to meet a rigid numerical quota.

This follows successful League action last year to ask the Court to take up this important redistricting case.

Tips for Local League Websites

In recent years, Leagues have come a long way in integrating new technology into their practices. Almost half of all League members have an email address in our database, many Leagues send out their monthly newsletters electronically, and more and more Leagues have been creating Web sites. Web sites have vastly increased the visibility and accessibility of local Leagues in their communities. However, just as imperative as it is to have a Web site, it is important that League Web sites are easy for visitors to find, read, and navigate.

Convention Resolutions

Rule 10

A. Procedure for Proposed Program
At the Sunday Plenary meeting, the proposed LWVUS Program for 2008-2010 shall be moved for adoption by a member of the LWVUS Board. There may be questions for clarification, with responses limited to one minute each, but no additional motions or debate are in order at this time. Debate on the proposed program may take place at the Sunday plenary meeting at a time designated by the President and may continue during the Monday plenary meeting.

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VOTE! Brochure

VOTE Brochure

A step-by-step guide to voting and Election Day, especially designed to reach out to new young voters. It covers the five basics: Who can vote; what we’ll vote on; when we’ll vote; where we’ll vote; and why we should vote. It also includes registration, absentee ballot and Election Day information, along with a brief list of our Election Day rights.

Available in English (Pub. No. 2062) and Español (Pub No.  2063).

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By Winifred Colwill (LWVMO)

States throughout the nation have adopted a wide range of initiatives that directly or indirectly help to mitigate global warming.i Initially, the stimulus to act was often air quality regulations, electricity costs, or economic issues as much as climate change.

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