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Convention 2020 Schedule

LWVUS National Convention


This schedule is subject to change. Please continue to check back for updates and more information.

All times listed are in EDT.

Monday June 22 - Wednesday June 24

Caucuses will be offered in one hour blocks from 4pm EDT to 9pm EDT.

Wednesday June 24

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Resolutions Committee Meeting

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Thursday June 25


Virtual Lobby Day

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Welcome Address
Chris Carson, LWVUS President

Parliamentary and Virtual Convention Training
Barbara Rosi, Parliamentarian


Expanding the Vote Panel Presentation
Facebook livestream with Muriel Bowser, Washington, DC, Mayor; Alejandra Y. Castillo, YWCA USA CEO;
Valerie B. Jarrett, When We All Vote Board Chair and The United State of Women Co-Chair; and Allison
Riggs, Southern Coalition for Social Justice Interim Executive Director & Chief Counsel for Voting Rights

8:40pm - 9:00pm

Closing Remarks and Announcements
Chris Carson, LWVUS President

Friday June 26


3:00pm -8:00pm 

Proposed Order of Business

Address from LWVUS President
Chris Carson, LWVUS President

Honoring Our Native Land

Parliamentary Reminders
Barbara Rosi, Parliamentarian

Credentials Report

Resolutions Committee Announcement
Chris Carson, LWVUS President

Adoption of Rules
Toni Zimmer, LWVUS Secretary

Adoption of Order of Business
Toni Zimmer, LWVUS Secretary

Report of the Nominating Committee and Election of 2020-2022 Officers, Directors, and Nominating Committee

Sue Smith, Chair, LWVUS 2018-2020 Nominating Committee

15 minute Break

Keynote Address
Norah O'Donnell, CBS News Anchor

Presentation and Adoption of the Proposed Bylaws Amendments
Melissa Currence, Chair, LWVUS Bylaws Committee

45 minute Break

Biennium Report and Highlights

Presentation of Proposed National Program for 2020-2022
Karen Nicholson, LWVUS Vice-President

  • Motions to Adopt Board-Recommended 2020-22 National Program
  • Motions to Adopt Concurrence(s)
  • Motions to Consider Not-Recommended Program Items from List 
  • Vote on Motions to Consider Not-Recommended Items
  • Debate Board-Recommended 2020-22 National Program
  • Debate on Concurrence(s)

Announcements and Recess
Chris Carson, LWVUS President

Saturday June 27


3:00pm - 8:00pm

Proposed Order of Business

Call to Order
Chris Carson, LWVUS President

Credentials Report

Report of the Previous Day's Activities
Toni Zimmer, LWVUS Secretary

Address from the CEO
Virginia Kase, LWVUS CEO

Report of the Treasurer
Jessica Lowe-Minor, LWVUS Treasurer

Presentation and Adoption of the Proposed LWVUS 2020-2022 Budget and Per Member Payment
Elaine Wiant, Chair, LWVUS Budget Committee

40 minute Break

Proposed National Program for 2020-2022
Karen Nicholson, LWVUS Vice-President

  • Debate and Vote on Not-Recommended Program Items Voted for Consideration
  • Vote on Concurrence(s)     
  • Vote on Program   

15 minute Break

Report of the Resolutions Committee

Convention 2020 Awards Presentation

Recognition and Thanks of the 2018-2020 LWVUS Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

Introduction of the 2020-2022 LWVUS Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

Remarks from the 2020-2022 LWVUS President

Invitation to Convention 2022

Closing Remarks