Making Democracy Work

August 2016 Newsletter

August News

August 2016 LWVGGB Newsletter


Aug. 8 5:00 PM LWVGGB Board Meeting City Building Room 310

Aug. 8 6:30 PM Immigration Network Meets Ken De Groot Hall-St. Willy's

Aug. 9 Local Polling Sites Primary Election. Polls open from 7AM - 8 PM

Aug. 16 Library hours Voter Registration: All Brown County Libraries

Aug. 16 9:00 AM Health Care Committee Meets 826 East River Dr. Pere

Aug. 24 3 - 8 PM Gear Up To Vote - Voter Registration at Broadway Farmers Market

Aug. 24 4:30 PM Redistricting Committee Meets BC Library Board Room

Aug. 31 2:30 PM Making Democracy Work Meets 1639 Rustic Oaks, Green Bay

Aug. 31 4:00 PM Education Committee Meets BC Library Board Room

Sept. 7 11 AM - 2 PM UWGB Community Fair Phoenix Rooms

Sept. 20 7:00 PM District 8 Candidate Forum Walter Theater St. Norbert College.

Sept. 29 5:30 PM Fall Dinner Meeting with Julie Underwood Speaker


On Wednesday, August 24 the LWVWI Gear Up to Vote minivan team will be at the Broadway Farmers' Market in front of Beernsten's candy store.

Green Bay is one stop on the LWVWI statewide voter registration and information tour, in partnership with 18 local leagues. Volunteer today to help register voters at this event. Just email Colleen Gruszynski <>

LWVWI is traveling by a Gear Up to Vote minivan making voter education stops at community events from the banks of the Mississippi to the shores of Lake Michigan, and from the cities along the southern border to the communities along Lake Superior.

At these events Leagues will assist citizens with voter registration, help them find their polling place, inform them about acceptable forms of photo ID, and point voters to resources where they can find out more about candidates and issues.

Keep in touch with Gear Up To Vote by visiting and sharing on social media: Tag us in your social media posts so we can retweet (@LWV_WI) and share your facebook posts (@LWVWI) about the Gear Up events. And use #GearUpToVote in your posts.


We have a busy couple of months ahead. League members will be contacting you soon to volunteer with our Gear Up To Vote event on Wednesday, August 24 or to assist with one of the following September events. September 7 LWVGGB to staff a display at UWGB's Community Fair in the Phoenix Rooms from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. September 20 LWVGGB and St. Norbert College will hold a District 8 Candidate Forum at 7:00 p.m. in the Walter Theater. Your assistance would be appreciated. September 29 the Education Committee has invited Julie Underwood, a nationally recognized authority on school law, to speak at our fall dinner meeting. Help staffing the check in table will be needed. We welcome your participation and assistance at these events. To volunteer, just shoot me an email <>

Election information for the Wisconsin August 9 primary can be found at:

Finally, take time to send in your nomination for the 2016 Making Democracy Work Award to Kathy Riley <>. The nomination information is in this newsletter.



Julie Underwood
Supporting Public Education--
Why Is This So Important and Yet So Difficult?

Dr. Julie Underwood, the former Dean of the UW-Madison School of Education, is a nationally recognized authority on school law and a staunch proponent of public education. She is a well-known speaker and writer on current public education issues on both the state and national levels.

Schedule for the Evening 5:30 Social 6:00 Dinner followed by the Program

Dinner Selections Grilled Norwegian Salmon Char-grilled Salmon Filet topped with Citrus Cream Sauce

Honey Pecan Chicken Sweet and Savory Honey Pecan Chicken served with Wild Rice Pilaf and Carrots

Vegetarian selection upon request

All entrees include House Salad, Fresh Vegetables, Potato, Fresh Baked Rolls with Pure Butter, Iced Tea, Coffee, Assorted Herbal Tea & Milk

Mail a $25 check made out to LWVGGB to Julie Arneth, 2279 Mt. Olive Drive, Suamico, WI 54313 before Saturday, September 24. Reservations necessary.


When you see Julie Lindley at our Gear Up To Vote event, our fall dinner, or any of our LWVGGB events, please introduce yourself. Julie joined our League this month. Her contact information is: 1003 Ernst Drive, Green Bay 54304; email <>; phone at 252-333-7287.


Lifetime LWVGGB member Marion Gould died July 14 at age 94. Marion served on the LWVGGB board as treasurer for many years, wrote much of our League's history, and contributed to the Health Care Committee's discussions. In addition to League activities, Marion worked as a librarian at UWGB, raised five boys, and was active in the Evergreen Quilters. She donated a number of her quilts to children through Warmth from the Heart. Those who knew Marion will certainly miss this wonderful woman who was so generous with her time and talent.

Patrica Philbrick-Linzmeyer died unexpectedly July 21 at age 65. In addition to raising her daughter Loni, Patti enjoyed a number interesting occupations throughout her lifetime. She loved dancing and actively volunteered at a variety of events in our community. Patti served as a member of the Brown County Democrats for a number of years and a was a delegate to the 2012 national convention. A celebration in her honor was held at Green Isle Park on July 27. This vibrant woman will long be remembered by her friends.


The 2016 Making Democracy Work award. committee asks the membership to nominate a person or organization that has worked to improve the community and mobilized others to work with them to bring about change.

An election year is a perfect time to observe, nominate and celebrate those who share the LWV vision of what it takes run clean elections where all eligible voters exercise their right to vote. Send in your MDW nominations today!

NOMINATION INFORMATION E-MAIL NOMINATIONS TO KATHY RILEY <> Nominator's name, address, email address, phone number and relationship to nominee. Nominee's name, address, email address, phone number and length of time active in the community. Why the nominee should be considered for the award. How the nominee exemplifies leadership to effect change through education and advocacy. Description of the impact the nominee has had on our community, naming the population, organization, or event that has benefited from the nominee's efforts. Significant partnerships and collaborations in which the nominee has participated. Email nomination to Kathy Riley <>


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