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2018 Convention Plenary Sessions

FRIDAY, JUNE 29


Opening Plenary Session
8:30am – 11:45am
Presiding, Chris Carson, President
League of Women Voters of the United States

Proposed Order of Business

Call to Order

Presentation of Colors
Girl Scout Troops 20208 and 25419

National Anthem
Jamila Sabares-Klemm

Welcome to Chicago
Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President

Fighting for Democracy in Uncertain Times
Ashley Allison

LWVUS President’s Opening Address
Chris Carson, LWVUS President

Parliamentary Reminders
Barbara Rosi, LWVUS Parliamentarian

Credentials Committee Report
Jill Althage, Co-Chair
Joyce Haeckel, Co-Chair


Adoption of Rules
Toni Zimmer, LWVUS Secretary


Adoption of Order of Business
Toni Zimmer, LWVUS Secretary

Report of Nominating Committee
Peggy Appler, Chair, Nominating Committee

Announcements

RECESS

1:00pm – 5:30pm
Presiding, Chris Carson, President
League of Women Voters of the United States

Proposed Order of Business

Call to Order

Election Day: Are We Ready?
Thomas Hicks, Chair, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
Sarah Johnson, Associate Director, The Carter Center
Terry Ao Minnis, Director of Census and Voting Programs, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Presentation of Proposed National Program for 2018-2020
Karen Nicholson, LWVUS Vice-President

  • Motions to Adopt Board-Recommended 2018-20 National Program

  • Motions to Consider Not-Recommended Items 

  • Debate and Vote on Motions to Consider Not-Recommended Items

  • Debate Board-Recommended 2018-2020 National Program 

  • Debate Not-Recommended Items Voted Consideration

Transformation Journey: An Overview
Anisa Tootla, Interim CEO

Finances and Budget
Report of the Treasurer
Elaine Wiant, LWVUS Treasurer

Presentation of Proposed 2018-2020 LWVUS/EF Budgets
Tom Wells, Chair, LWVUS Budget Committee

Announcements

RECESS
 

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

Plenary Session
8:30am – 11:45am
Presiding, Chris Carson, President
League of Women Voters of the United States

Proposed Order of Business

Call to Order

Credentials Committee Report
Jill Althage, Co-Chair
Joyce Haeckel, Co-Chair

Report of Previous Day’s Activities
Toni Zimmer, LWVUS Secretary

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Toward a More Inclusive League
Dr. Alfreda Brown, Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Kent State University
Keesha Gaskins-Nathan, Program Director for the Democratic Practice – United States, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

National Program for 2018-2020
Karen Nicholson, LWVUS Vice-President
Vote on Board-Recommended Program and any Not-Recommended Items Voted Consideration

Bylaws Presentation and Adoption
Brenda Rogers, Chair, LWVUS Bylaws Committee

The State of Women: Inspiring Future Leaders
Rosie Rios, 43rd Treasurer of The United States

Announcements

SUNDAY, JULY 1

Plenary Session
8:30am – 11:45am
Presiding, Chris Carson, President
League of Women Voters of the United States

Proposed Order of Business

Call to Order

Credentials Committee Report
Jill Althage, Co-Chair
Joyce Haeckel, Co-Chair

Report of Previous Day’s Activities
Toni Zimmer, LWVUS Secretary


Showcasing Our Strength: Telling Our Collective Story
Carrie Davis, Democracy Program Director, The Joyce Foundation

Adoption of 2018-2020 Per Member Payment
Tom Wells, Chair, LWVUS Budget Committee

Adoption of 2018-2020 LWVUS Budget
Tom Wells, Chair, LWVUS Budget Committee

Report of the Resolutions Committee
Toni Larson, Chair, Resolutions Committee

Recognition and Thanks to Outgoing Board

Election of Officers, Directors, and Nominating Committee

Introduction of Newly Elected Officers, Directors, and Nominating Committee

Invitation to Convention 2020

ADJOURN