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  • The finalists for the Community Connection Power the Vote Award really stepped up their community involvement efforts by partnering with other groups and reaching out to engage those who are underrepresented in our democracy.  The Leagues took up activities and highlighted issues that directly affect people in these communities in order to engage them and increase their civic participation. 

    We received so many excellent applications this year and we want to thank and commend all Leagues for their outstanding and innovative program work.  The finalists stood out for their efforts in this award area.  Please read about their projects below and use the grid to rank them in order of your favorite project.

    Winners will be announced at the 2012 Convention at the Banquet on June 11, 2012. 

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  • Across the country, Leagues are raising their voices on voting rights, redistricting, clean air and water, campaign funding and more. From Massachusetts to Florida, New York to Kansas and points in between, Leagues are busy educating and advocating. Comment on and share our Leagues in Action.

    LEAGUES IN ACTION

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  • Member Spotlight

    Dare Thompson

    "I was pretty apolitical for the first 25 years of my life, but then I accidentally got a job teaching middle school social studies.

    When I was teaching the Constitution it really hit me that all of us - including me! - run the country, and I wasn't showing up for work. I also realized that everything depends upon individuals taking action by voting, running for office, demanding good government through lobbying or even taking a case to court, and so on.

    There is no THEY, only US, and we get the government we work for. I can't remember now why I knew the League was the best way to become politically effective, but I have been on a League board everywhere I've lived. It's my 'home' and whenever I've moved, it's helped me figure out my new location very fast."

    ~Dare Thompson, LWV Of the Mid-Hudson Region, NY

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    Barbara Grosh

    "Through friends running for public office, I met the local LWV president.

    Since joining, I've been so impressed with the people I meet through the League. They are so down-to-earth and hard-working. No big ego trips, no holier-than-thou political correctness. Just really well-informed people who are in it for the long haul.

    I joined the state Lobby Corps and feel I can really make a difference and have a great time making new friends doing it."

    ~Barbara Grosh, LWV of the Rochester Metropolitan Area, NY

     

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