August 2017 LWVGGB Newsletterer
August 9 3-8 PM Fair Voting Maps tent Farmers' Market on Broadway
August 10 4:00 PM Education Committee Meets BC Library Board Room
August 14 6:30 PM Migration Advocacy Meets Ken De Groot Hall-St. Willy's
August 26 10:00 AM On-line voter registration BC Central Library - Room 1 LL
September 11 5:00 PM LWVGGB Board Meets City Building, Room 210
September 18 Fair Voter Maps Committee Meets 205 W Mission Road, Allouez
September 25 Clean Bay Backers Waterfront Revitalization Program
September 26 7:00 PM TURBOCHARGE: An Education Program for the public. BC Library Auditorium
September 26 National Voter Registration Day
In addition the committee is partnering with Citizen Action in Green Bay to persuade the Brown County Board that we need a resolution from the board to the state legislature in support of a non-partisan process to draw legislative district lines after the 2020 census. The committee is also working to get agreement from both the Green Bay City Council and the County Board that citizens should have a role in the drawing of district lines at the local level as well.
Join us! All are welcome. Anneliese Waggoner, Fair Voting Maps Chair
Volunteer or visit us on Wednesday, August 9 at the Fair Voting Maps Booth during the Farmer's Market on Broadway. League wants to spread information about fair voting maps which would insure that every person's vote counts. We are concerned about the current process of gerrymandering and this is an opportunity to inform the public about how to support changes in the law that would insure redistricting is a fair impartial process. To volunteer contact Barbara Brown at Utschigbrown@gmail.com or 920-336-6098.
Save 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 26 for Turbocharge this informational program, organized by the Education Committee for our members and the public, is about a new Green Bay Area Public Schools' program. Read more about this event in the article below.
The board will not meet in August. Our next meeting will be Monday, September 11th. Members are always welcome at board meetings.
Julie Arneth, LWVGGB President
Turbocharge is a K-16 partnership between Green Bay Area Public Schools, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, and the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay with a shared transformational vision to create a college going culture. It is an intentional effort by the partners to successfully transition high school graduates to post-secondary education by having them earn college credit towards a certificate, credentials, or degree upon graduation.
Judy Crain, Education Committee Chair
Lorelei Hochschild and C.J. Peters, Friends of the League
In addition, LWVGGB members will discuss the Lake Michigan watershed project. The LWVGGB is teaming up with LWV Lake Michigan Region (LWVLMR) and LWVWI to update watershed fact sheets that were initially developed by the EPA, disseminate the fact sheets, and conduct activities to educate citizens living in the watersheds to help our community become more effective stewards of Lake Michigan. Read more about the Lower Fox River watersheds at "Surf Your Watershed" website Visit Our Website at http://www.epa.gov.