November 2016 LWVGGB Newsletter
November 8 7 AM - 8 PM Election Day: Be an election observer or poll worker
November 10 4:00 PM Education Committee Meets BC Central Library Board Room
November 11 3:30 PM Making Democracy Work 1639 Rustic Oaks Court
November 14 5:00 PM LWVGGB Board Meeting City Building Room 310
November 14 6:30 PM Immigration Network Meets Ken De Groot Hall - St. Willy's
November 15 5:30 PM Making Democracy Work Award Dinner
November 16 4:40 PM Redistricting Committee Meets 121 Greene Avenue
November 19 8:30 AM - 2 PM LWVWI Issues Briefing-Madison Crowne Plaza Hotel
December 10 10:30 AM - 1 PM Holiday Potluck Brunch Kress Library, De Pere
December 13 9:30 AM Health Care Committee Meets 826 East River Drive, De Pere
January 14 Lively Issues! Save the Date.
5:30 Social; 6:00 Dinner Award Presentation after Dinner
SALLY SIEBER & C.J. PETERS
The LWVGGB Making Democracy Work Award celebrates individuals who have envisioned a way to improve the community and have mobilized others to work with them to effect change. Join us in celebrating Sally and C.J.'s outstanding leadership in organizing a cadre of ISRD's to register voters.
Reservations are necessary. Please mail a $25 check made out to LWVGGB to: Kathy Riley, 1639 Rustic Oaks Court, Green Bay, WI 54301 before Thursday, November 10. For questions and dietary restrictions call 920-366-2720.
Our League joined Planned Parenthood for Feminism on Tap at the Libertine last month and enjoyed a relaxing and informal discussion about women's issues. The highlight of the evening was taking the Louisiana State Literacy Test which was disproportionately administered to back voters in the 1960's. If you were unable to join us, search for it at:<the impossible Louisiana literacy test> Thanks to Colleen Gruszynski for organizing this event with Becky Rasmussen from Planned Parenthood.
Deadlines are quickly approaching for the November 8, 2016 General Election. If you are planning on voting absentee you only have a couple days left.
Take a friend to vote, Julie
Several arguments favor "drivers' cards." First, it promotes safety on the roads because applicants would be required to pass the same tests that everyone must take in order to get a license. Second, it helps law enforcement because the card serves as identification whenever an officer has an encounter with a driver. Third, it allows these drivers to get car insurance so that they are not driving without insurance, which is the case for most of them right now. Fourth, it removes much of the fear that these drivers have about encountering a law enforcement officer, and it promotes better relationships between officers and the community. Fifth, it allows children of these immigrants, many of whom were born in the U.S. and are citizens, to get drivers licenses when they reach age 16; currently they cannot do this because their parents don't have insurance and the teenage child cannot get insurance through the parents. Many law enforcement officers around the state of Wisconsin have endorsed the idea of drivers cards, and employers such as dairy farm owners are strongly in favor as well, because undocumented immigrants make up a large percentage of their labor force.
Migration Advocacy Liaison Kathy Lockard
Michael Wagner Associate Professor School of Journalism and Mass Communications & Department of Political Science, UW Madison
Lessons of 2016 for Future Voter Advocacy Also: The Case for Driver Cards for Immigrants Protecting our Natural Resources Through Our Inter-League Organizations Planning for Impact: Discussion Led by State Board Members & Staff Register by November 10! Register online with your credit card at: http://2016issuesbriefing.eventbrite.com