Making Democracy Work

December 2016 Newsletter

December Newsletter

December 2016 LWVGGB Newsletter

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

December 10 10:30 AM Holiday Potluck Brunch Kress Library, De Pere

December 12 5:00 PM LWVGGB Board Meeting City Building Room 310

December 12 6:30 PM Immigration Network Meets Ken De Groot Hall - St. Willy's

December 13 9:30 AM Health Care Committee Meets 826 East River Drive, De Pere

December 14 4:30 PM Redistricting Committee Meets 401 Arrowhead Drive, Allouez

December 15 4:00 PM Education Committee Meets BC Central Library Board Room

January 14 10:30 AM Lively Issues! Save the Date Brown Co Central Library

LWVGGB HOLIDAY POTLUCK BRUNCH

10:30 a.m. SATURDAY DECEMBER 10

KRESS FAMILY LIBRARY
LOWER LEVEL 333 N. BROADWAY, DE PERE

Rustle up the recipe for your favorite dish to pass and invite your friends and family to come along. Plan to enjoy time socializing and tasting the myriad of mouth-watering potluck selections.

Committee chairs will present a brief update on their committees' discussions and actions.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

I am looking forward to welcoming in 2017 with our Lively Issues meeting on Saturday, January 14th. During Lively Issues we decide on LWVGGB Program for the 2017-2018 year. What will our priorities be? What will we study? What action will we take? Plan to join this energetic discussion at our potluck brunch downstairs at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street in Green Bay. Circle this important date on your new 2017 calendar!

What fun League members and ISRD's had celebrating with Sally Sieber and CJ Peters' at the November Making Democracy Work award dinner. When Denis Rader introduced these two outstanding women he recognized their organizational skills. Working together there was no stopping them as they and their cadre of ISRD's registered over 1300 voters across Brown County. League sincerely thanks them for their diligent work.

See the article below for some interesting films which Citizen's Climate Lobby is showing this month.

Enjoy a wonderful holiday season with family and friends, Julie

MESSAGE FOR ISRD's FROM SALLY AND CJ

On behalf of all 80 of the Independent Special Registration Deputies of Brown County, we thank LWVGGB for the Making Democracy Work Award given to us at a lovely dinner on November 15. We may be responsible for some aspects of this voter registration group, but the 1355 registrations should be credited to the ISRDs who did the work of physically registering voters in the libraries, schools and colleges as well as background work such as stapling forms and delivering registrations.

Thanks also go to: LWVGGB whose members became the core of ISRD as well as our promoters; Brown County Public Library; liaisons at UWGB, NWTC, SNC; and municipal clerks, especially Green Bay's Kris Teske.

So everyone who is reading this, take a bow. Your names also deserve to be engraved on our lovely award.

Thank you. Sally Sieber and C. J. Peters, Co-leaders

CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY SHOWING IMPORTANT FILMS

On Tuesday, December 13 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. the Green Bay Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)along with the UW-Green Bay Public and Environmental Affairs Council (PEAC), will be showing the National Geographic film Years of Living Dangerously which features the work of CCL. (http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/) The film will be shown in the UWGB Union's Christie Theatre. The event is free, and there will be a discussion afterward.

The CCL chapter will also be hosting a screening of Merchants of Doubt (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ii9zGFDtc) from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on December 15 in the Brown County Central Library auditorium, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay. This documentary, produced by Participant media and directed by Robert Kenner examines the role of pundits, scientist, government, and media in shaping public policies and perceptions regarding climate change and other issues. There will be a discussion after this free film.

For additional information contact Laural Last at llast@new.rr.com. llast@new.rr.com

Also, the Door County CCL, in collaboration with two Door County churches, is presenting Before the Flood, Leonardo DiCaprio's powerful new documentary about climate change, in Ephraim at 7 PM Wednesday, December 7, at 10341 Water St./Highway 42 (Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship).

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