Making Democracy Work

September 2016 Newsletter

September Newsletter

September 2016 LWVGGB Newsletter


Postponed District 8 Candidate Forum with St. Norbert College

Sept. 7 11 AM - 2 PM UWGB Community Fair Phoenix Rooms

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

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

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

Sept. 20 Library Hours Voter Registration: All Brown County Libraries

Sept. 21 4:30-6:30 PM Redistricting Committee meets 205 W. Mission Road, Allouez

Sept. 27 Nat'l Voter Registration Day Moved? Turned 18? Changed your name? Register to vote!

Sept. 29 11:30-1;30 PM House of Hope:Poverty Simulation (See Article)

Sept. 29 5:30 PM Fall Dinner Meeting with Julie Underwood Speaker

Sept. 30 Making Democracy Work Award Nominations are due.

October 3 3:00 PM Making Democracy Work Meets 1639 Rustic Oaks, Green Bay

October 11 4:00 PM Education Committee Meets BC Library Board Room

November 15 Making Democracy Work Award Dinner SAVE THE DATE!


Thursday, September 29, 2016
Holiday Inn, Green Bay Stadium
2785 Ramada Way 54304

Julie Underwood
Supporting Public Education--
Why Is This So Important and Yet So Difficult?

Dr. Julie Underwood, the former Dean of the UW-Madison School of Education, is a nationally recognized authority on school law and a staunch proponent of public education. She is a well-known speaker and writer on current public education issues on both the state and national levels.

Schedule for the Evening 5:30 Social 6:00 Dinner followed by the Program

Dinner Selections Grilled Norwegian Salmon Char-grilled Salmon Filet topped with Citrus Cream Sauce

Honey Pecan Chicken Sweet and Savory Honey Pecan Chicken served with Wild Rice Pilaf and Carrots

Vegetarian selection upon request

All entrees include House Salad, Fresh Vegetables, Potato, Fresh Baked Rolls with Pure Butter, Iced Tea, Coffee, Assorted Herbal Tea & Milk

Mail a $25 check made out to LWVGGB to Julie Arneth, 2279 Mt. Olive Drive, Suamico, WI 54313 before Saturday, September 24. Reservations necessary.


The September 20 District 8 Candidate Forum has been postponed. LWVGGB Voter Service Chair Anneliese Waggoner continues to discuss details for the event with St. Norbert College and WFRV-TV. Look for a flyer to arrive via email with updated information.

LWVWI Gear Up to Vote minivan made a stop at the Wednesday Farmer's Market on Broadway on August 25. LWVGGB assisted citizens with voter registration, helped them locate polling places, informed them about photo ID, and most importantly pointed them to resources to find information about candidates and issues. Thank you to organizer Colleen Gruszynski and the nine volunteers who staffed the event along with Erin Grunze from LWVWI who arrived in the Gear Up to Vote van.

Two reminders: Send in your reservation today for the Education Committee's September 29 dinner with speaker Julie Underwood a nationally recognized authority on school law. FYI: this information is also on LWVGGB Facebook page. Visit our Facebook page and click on SHARE so all your friends receive an invitation to Julie Underwood's presentation! Nominations for the 2016 Making Democracy Work Award deadline is September 30. E-mail to Kathy Riley <>. (See article below.) Read the October newsletter for the award dinner details and the November newsletter for the award recipient's name! Unlike many organizations, LWVGGB does not hold monthly meetings. Therefore, if you enjoy stimulating and informative discussion, I urge you to consider joining one of our committees. I promise that you will not be bored!

Enjoy coolness and colors of fall, Julie


House of Hope and the UW Extension (1150 Bellevue Street, Green Bay, WI 54302) will be hosting a poverty simulation on Thursday, September 29th from 11:30-1:30.

Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families and unless you've experienced poverty, it is difficult to truly understand. During the simulation, participants will role-play a month in poverty and experience low-income families' lives.

To ensure we reach the minimum headcount required, please RSVP to Beth Hudak<> by Friday, September 23rd. Please invite anyone who may be interested in attending so we can maximize this opportunity.


The 2016 Making Democracy Work award. committee asks the membership to nominate a person or organization that has 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. Send in your MDW nominations today!

NOMINATION INFORMATION E-MAIL NOMINATIONS TO KATHY RILEY <> 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. Email nomination to Kathy Riley <>


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