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June 2016 LWVGGB Newsletter

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

June 3-4 LWVWI Annual Meeting--Egg Harbor's Landmark Resort

June 7 9:00 a.m. Health Care Committee Meets 826 East River Dr. De Pere

June 13 6:30 p.m. Immigration Network Meets Ken De Groot Hall

June 13 5:00 p.m. Kick Off Election 2016 Riverside Ballroom

June 13 7:30 p. m. WLCV Green Bay Listening Session; BC Central Library

June 14 11:30 a.m. LWVGGB Potluck Picnic Voyageur Park in De Pere

June 21 All Day Voter Registration: All Brown County Libraries

June 21 5:30 p.m. LWVGGB Board Meeting City Building Room 310

Aug. TBA 5:30 p.m. Redistricting Committee Meets 121 Greene Avenue, Green Bay

Aug. TBA Education Committee will meet. Watch for details.

Sept 29 TBA Circle this Calendar Date: Fall Kick-off Dinner Meeting with speaker Julie Underwood, a nationally recognized authority on school law and the eighth dean of the UW-Madison School of Education

PICNIC POTLUCK

TUESDAY, JUNE 14 11:30 A.M. VOYAGEUR PARK SHELTER DE PERE

FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE WELCOME

HOUSING FIRST PRESENTERS

ROBYN HALLET, Housing Administrator for Green Bay and Brown County; BEV SCOW, Assistant Director of Wise Women Gathering Place will discuss the Housing First project.

CHERY DETRICK NEWCAP's CEO will speak about NEWCAP's SupportiveHousing program in Brown County for which the agency recently received a HUD grant.

WATCH FOR OUR LEAGUE SIGNS ON THE SHELTER PATHWAY Bring your favorite dish to pass. Tableware, coffee, and soft drinks will be provided.

Warm weather, sunshine, and picnics, go together, but if the day just happens to be rainy and cold we will move the picnic indoors to the nearby Kress Family Library.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

I am looking forward to the LWVWI Annual Meeting in beautiful Egg Harbor, June 3-5 and the LWVUS Convention in Washington D.C. June 16, 17, 18.The July newsletter will include an update about both events and links for additional details.

Would you like to be a delegate to the LWVWI Annual Meeting at the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor on June 3-4? LWVGGB could use one more delegate. Give me a call at 434-0764 or email <jularn@sbcglobal.net> if you are interested.

Save the date of September 29 for our fall dinner meeting. The Education Committee has invited Julie Underwood, a nationally recognized authority on school law, to be our speaker. Underwood served as the eighth dean of the UW-Madison School of Education.

Remember, dues are due. If you have not yet updated your membership, send your LWVGGB dues (Individual $60; Family $90; Student $30) to Treasurer Clayton Smits, 826 Jordan Road, De Pere, WI 54115.

The 2016 Annual Report was distributed at our May Annual Meeting. If you were unable to attend, call 920-434-0764 to receive a copy of the Annual Report which includes an updated membership list.

Remembering why we celebrate Memorial Day, Julie

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

LWVGGB welcomes Linda Van Beek, John Sieber, Keith White and John Whittemore to our organization. You can find contact information for our new members in the Annual Report. If you would like a copy of the Annual Report, call 920-434-0764.

AN IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR STATE OFFICE CANDIDATES

The election season will soon be upon us and many of you will be attending various events to meet the candidates. One of the major initiatives locally and statewide for the League is to change how legislative district lines are drawn after the 2020 Census. The Redistricting Committee would appreciate your asking candidates about their position on redistricting. We would also like to know what the candidates' responses are. You can send that information to Anneliese Waggoner, Redistricting Committee Chair at <akwaggoner@att.net>

Some sample text for you to use to formulate your question: In 2020, which is not that far off, we will have another census which means that the boundaries of the legislative districts will be redrawn. What is your position on changing the way redistricting is done in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin has been cited as being one of the most gerrymandered states in the Union, which means that legislative district lines are drawn by the winning party to ensure that people of that party have little or no competition. The League of Women Voters supports a non-partisan method of redistricting similar to Iowa's where a non-partisan process has been used for more than 25 years.

Anneliese Waggoner Redistricting Chair

2016 MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK AWARD

The 2016 Making Democracy Work award. committee asks the membership to nominate a person or organizations that have 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.

Nomination Information 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.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

ELECTION 2016 IT ALL STARTS HERE Nancy Nusbaum will be the guest speaker at Election 2016 It All Starts Here. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, the state's largest and most trusted reproductive health care provider, invites you to join in their kick off to Election 2016 to get Wisconsin back on track. RSVP: by June 6 at<ppawi.org/events> Monday, June 13th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Riverside Ballroom, 1560 Main St. More Information: larua.emir@ppwi.org

WI LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters will be touring 10 communities this summer, and they need to hear from you! What natural resource issues are you facing in your community? What do you see as the most important issues to tackle? How can WLCV partner collaboratively and strategically to win for conservation? Join fellow conservation-minded citizens and local organizations to weigh in and make sure your voice is heard. Each session will be followed by informal drinks and further discussion. RSVP: WLCV Listening Session Monday, June 13th, 6:00-7:30pm Brown County Centr

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