Making Democracy Work

May 2017 Newsletter

May Newsletter

May 2017 LWVGGB Newsletterer

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

May 2 4:30 PM Redistricting Committee Meets 121 Greene Ave. in Allouez

May 3 5:00 PM Local Elections Committee meets. Kavarna (lower level)

May 8 5:00 PM LWVGGB Board Meets City Building Room 310

May 8 6:30 PM Migration Advocacy Meets Ken De Groot Hall-St. Willy's

May 9 5:00 PM LWVGGB Annual Meeting&Dinner w/ Stausch Gruszynski speaker

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

May 16 9:30 AM Health Care Committee Meets 825 East River Dr #31, De Pere

June 9-10 LWVWI Annual Meeting Hyatt-Regency, Green Bay

June 20 5 -7 PM LWVGGB Picnic - Voyager Park De Pere

July 10 5:00 PM Calendar Planning - Village Grill in Allouez

LWVGGB ANNUAL MEETING AND PROGRAM

TUESDAY MAY 9 Holiday Inn Stadium 2785 Ramada Way Schedule for the Evening 5:00 Annual Meeting Business Meeting 6:00 Social 6:45 Dinner with speaker to follow

STAUSH GRUSZYNSKI Political Director Wisconsin Conservation Voters THE POLITICS OF CONSERVATION IN WISCONSIN

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION BEFORE MAY 3. Dinner Choices: Honey Pecan Chicken: served with Wild Rice Pilaf and Sweet Honey Carrots or Vegetable Alfredo:Creamy Alfredo Sauce over a bed of Colorful Vegetables and Fettuccine Pasta

Send in your Dinner Choice and a $20 check made out to LWVGGB to: LWVGGB, P.O. Box 1923, Green Bay, WI 54301

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Special thanks to Kathy Lefebve and her Natural Resources Committee, organizers of our League's Earth Day event. The film Before the Storm was shown to 65 community members at the BC Central Library. This important film pointed out how climate change is affecting our world. In addition, conservation organizations were invited to display their materials in the lobby prior to the showing. The committee coordinated this event with downtown Green Bay's afternoon science march.

On June 9-10 our LWVGGB is hosting the state League's Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency & Conference Center. New this year: All registered members who attend are eligible to vote. Please consider attending as well as volunteering for this event. We need your help registering delegates, distributing Green Bay Visitor and Convention Bureau information, monitoring the silent auction table, ushering, and counting ballots if necessary. Call 920-562-7849 if you can assist.

If you have not already done so, add the VOICES-a-call-to-action-app to your cell phone. LWVWI has provide you this free and easy way to contact your representatives about issues that matter to you, The Voices mobile app provides contact information for state and federal elected officials. The LWVWI will contact you through this app with action alerts that will increase the efficiency and impact of LWVWI advocacy efforts. To upload VOICES to your smartphone (both Android and Apple) go to https://tryvoices.com/lwvwi. There you will find step-by-step instructions with ILLUSTRATIONS!

Julie Arneth

JUNE 20 LWVGGB PICNIC AT 5:00 PM VOYAGER PARK, DE PERE

This year's LWVGGB picnic will be held June 20 at Voyager Park in De Pere. The festivities begin at 5:00 PM. Bring your favorite dish to share. Come early or come late, but plan to come. In case of terribly stormy weather a room in the lower level of the nearby Kress Library has been reserved, so plan to join us no matter how grey the sky looks. Additional details will be in the June newsletter.

AN EXCELLENT WEBINAR TO ASSIST YOU WITH ON-LINE VOTER REGISTRATION

If you were unable to attend the April gathering for viewing the online voter registration webinar and would like to help register voters, you have an opportunity to view the webinar independently on your own time. Here are the directions:
Go to Wisconsin Election Commission

Click on Training from the menu on the left of the screen
Select Training from the menu on the left
Under the sub-heading, Election Webinars, select Online Voter Registration for former SRD's and Interested Registration Drive Participants
dated January 6, 2017.

LWVWI ANNUAL MEETING IN GREEN BAY ALL MEMBERS ATTENDING ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE!

The LWVWI's Annual Meeting SAFEGUARDING DEMOCRACY: CIVILITY, EQUITY , COMMUNITY will be held Friday-Saturday, June 9-10 at the Green Bay Hyatt Regency. Register today to attend the Friday program. Harvey J. Kayes will give the keynote address on the topic Americans are Radicals at Heart. Saturday's events includes Malkasian speaker Erica Nelson speaking about the Race to Equity-Lifting up all Wisconsin Residents. For more information call 608-256-0827 and read the March LWVWI Forward. Deadline for sign up is June 1. You can register online at http://lwvannualmeeting_2017.eventbrite.com If paying by credit card, please use this option.

LWVLMR LAKE MICHIGAN REGION NEWS

The LWV Lake Michigan Regions will hold their Annual Meeting in Green Bay during the same time as the State of Lake Michigan (SOLM) has their Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency and Conference Center, November 5-9. Watch for news about this upcoming event when your receive a copy of the SPLASH, the LWVLMR newsletter, in your email. Contact <lwvlakemichigan@gmail.com> for additional information.

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