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September 2017 Newsletter

September Newsletter

September 2017 LWVGGB Newsletterer

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 7 11 AM - 2 PM Community Fair UWGB Help staff LWVGGB info table.

September 11 5:00 PM LWVGGB Board Meets City Building, Room 210

September 11 6:30 PM Migration Advocacy Meets Ken De Groot Hall - St. Willy's

September 12 9:30 AM Health Care Committee Meets 825 East River Drive #31, De Pere

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

October 2 6:30 PM Access to Justice a public meeting: UWGB's Christie Theater

October 19 4:00 PM Education Committee Meets BC Library Board Room

October 25 5:30 PM LWVGGB Kickoff dinner with Speaker Michael Kraft

October 28 LWVWI Issues Briefing, Madison Details TBA

November 9 LWVLMR Annual Meeting Details TBA

November 20 5:00 PM Title IV Anniversary Program YWCA Baer Room

TURBOCHARGE

TURBOCHARGE A PANEL DISCUSSION featuring three prominent education leaders who created this Educational Innovation 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 26, 2017 BROWN COUNTY CENTRAL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM

TURBOCHARGE is a college/vocational/military/readiness program for all Green Bay Secondary students to earn credits toward a certificate, credential, or degree upon graduation. It was created through the partnership of GBAPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Langenfeld, , NWTC President Dr. H. Jeffery Rafin, and UW-Green Bay Chancellor Dr. Gary L. Miller. PARENTS, BUSINESSES,EDUCATORS & ORGANIZATIONS - THIS IS AN EVENT WELL WORTHY YOUR TIME!

  • To gain an understanding of the economic impact of Turbocharge on the Greater Green Bay community.
  • To learn how businesses and community members can be the 4th partner.
  • To jump-start the creative process and career direction.
  • To learn how this program will help decrease university and technical college costs for parents and students.
  • To understand the role parents, educators, and the community will have in supporting students in a changing world.

This program, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay, is free and open to the public so invite your neighbors and friends.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted with Fair Voting Maps Booth during the Broadway Farmer's Market. This was a great opportunity to inform the public about how to support changes in the law that would insure redistricting is a fair and impartial process. Thanks especially to Anneliese Waggoner, Barbara Brown, and the members of the Fair Maps (Redistricting) Committee for organizing this event.

Start the school year with Turbocharge, an innovative local program focusing on post-high school readiness for advanced education and career opportunity on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the BC Central Library's auditorium. We are extremely fortunate that all three Turbocharge developers are the presenters. (See the prior article.) There will be time for questions and discussion. Mark your calendars, attend, and invite others as well. Contact Judy Crain, 432-3185, or JVCrain@netnet.net. for additional information.

If you did not receive a Membership Booklet or Annual Report please notify me, and one will be mailed to you. <jularn@sbcglobal.net>

Save the dates of October 2 for Access to Justice at UWGB and October 25 for Michael Kraft's presentation of Civility in Politics at our League's fall kickoff dinner.

Julie Arneth

FALL MEMBERSHIP DINNER MEETING

League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay FALL MEMBERSHIP DINNER MEETING Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Holiday Inn Stadium, 2785 Ramada Way, Green Bay

Michael Kraft Emeritus Professor, UWGB

CIVILITY IN POLITICS

5:45 Social; 6:30 Dinner with Speaker to follow

Dinner Selections Honey Pecan Chicken: with Wild Rice Pilaf and Sweet Honey Carrots Veggie Alfredo: Creamy Alfredo Sauce over a bed of Fettuccine Pasta with a variety of colorful vegetables. Entree includes: Salad, Baked Rolls with Butter, Beverage, and Gratuity

Send your dinner choice along with a check for $24 made out to LWVGGB before October 18 to: LWVGGB, P.O. Box 1923 Green Bay, WI 54305-1923

ACCESS TO JUSTICE

The LWVGGB along with a number of other organizations is sponsoring a public hearing Access to Justice on Monday, October 2 in UWGB's Christie Theater The event is set to run from 6:30 to 8pm. Look for additional information to arrive in your in-box about this event.

IN MEMORIUM

Long time LWVGGB member, volunteer, and activist Pat O'Neill passed away August 26. In the past Pat served as a director on the LWVGGB Board and chaired both the Voter Service and Finance Drive committees. As Voter Service Chair she was responsible for both voter registration campaigns as well as candidate forums.

Pat was a member of the LWVGGB Mediation Committee which after intensive study established a Mediation Center for Brown County in 1997. She served on the Mediation Center's first board of directors as a judicial government representative from the Allouez Village Board and she accepted the role of Acting Chair. Carol Montie, Mediation Committee Chair stated that "Her commitment in this role was invaluable."

Pat has remained active in League participating in League events and assisting with candidate forums. This year she volunteered to be on the Nominating Committee. She will be missed.

Please remember Pat, her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

LWVGGB would like to welcome H. James Smet who, with a friendly smile, will answer to H. H has been attending the Education Committee meetings during the past year and we hope he will continue to contribute to the committee's work. Please stop and talk to H when you see him at one of our future events. I promise you an interesting conversation. You can contact him at H.James.Smet@gmail.com or by phone at 920-471-3399.

TITLE IX ANNIVERSARY

2017 is the 45th anniversary of Title IX. AAUW, LWVGGB, YWCA, and the Women Service Center were all a part of the first Task Force on implementing Title IX. Therefore a joint meeting is planned in the YWCA's Baer Room on Monday, November 20. There will be a 5:30 social and the program will start at 6:00.

Sue Todey who was the Title IX Coordinator for the Green Bay Area Public Schools will present a program on the history of Title IX in the Green Bay School System. She has recently attended training on implementing Title IX for transgender students and will also discuss these changes. Todey is retired and presently serves as a Door County school board member.

LWVUS POSITION ON CARBON PRICING

A price on carbon will put the market to work to decrease demand for fossil fuels and make alternatives more affordable. The League supports carbon pricing in the form of either a carbon tax/fee or cap-and-trade. The League has no position on how the revenue should be used. Some alternatives include rebates to households, aid to communities most affected by climate change, pollution, and/or carbon fees, investment in alternative energy, or some combination of alternatives.

Despite the resistance to putting a price on carbon at the federal level in the U.S., cap-and-trade is proving to be successful, as demonstrated by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in nine northeastern states since 2008, and in California since 2012. Further efforts to put a price on carbon through legislation or ballot initiatives are gaining momentum in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.

We encourage our legislators at both federal and state levels to seriously consider carbon pricing options and begin a bipartisan, inclusive debate on each plan's merits.

Eleanor Revelle, Chair LWVUS Climate Change Task Force

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