The Election Audits Task Force was convened in spring 2008 by President Mary Wilson with the charge to produce a report taking a comprehensive view of election audits. Audits should go beyond Election Day activities and functions, and examine all aspects of the election process. Leagues should find this report useful in talking with their legislatures and elections officials about election auditing.
January 15, 2009
TO: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
FROM: Mary G. Wilson, President
RE: Climate and Energy Policy
Over the years, I have visited Leagues that make you want to join, and Leagues that make you want to head for the nearest exit. Of course, these Leagues change all the time, and it will depend upon their leaders which kind they are. With all of the responsibilities League leaders have, and I might add do so well, there is one that is lacking from many. Can you guess what this is?...
So few really know how to identify and train potential leaders and foster a team!
Why should you spend time on developing leaders?
January 14, 2009
Dear Speaker Pelosi:
On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) and undersigned individual organizations, we are writing to ask you to bring H.R. 157, the “District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act,” (“DC VRA”) to a vote as soon as possible. Before Congress begins to consider an economic recovery package and many other proposals that so greatly affect our nation’s future, it should assure the citizens of Washington, DC and Utah that Congress is committed to giving them a fair and equal voice.
January 12, 2009
To: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
From: Mary G. Wilson, President
Re: SCHIP Reauthorization
The League of Women Voters urges you to support reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) when it comes to the House floor for a vote. In the years since Congress first passed SCHIP, the program has provided access to health care coverage to six million low-income children. However, there are still over nine million children who remain uninsured.
How can you be sure that your League will be in good hands when you go off board? If you are truly a good leader then you should be prepared!
Create a succession plan that proactively deals with all the things you (or the board) are scared might happen when you leave.
Dear League Friends,
Here a great idea for a last minute gift!
Wishing you great joy this holiday season and success with every endeavor.
A Gift of Membership
League of Women Voters
Is Given to You
You are hereby entitled to the following:
Have you ever found yourself in the middle of this cycle?
By Eleanor Revelle (LWVIL and LWVUS Climate Change Task Force Member)
When colder weather strikes, heating bills start to climb. Not only is that hard on the checkbook; it also means increased greenhouse gas emissions. What is a thrifty, ecologically-minded person to do?
Thank you for all your hard work during the election season! Due to your efforts, many local Leagues have utilized this high visibility time to recruit new members. Let us know what worked well for you!
There are some local Leagues, (probably not yours) that unintentionally have "barriers" make their League seem unwelcoming. See how you rate!
Here is a quiz I found in my files. It may be an "aha" moment for you. It will only take a moment or two.