Summer 2016 LWVGGB Newsletter
1:00 p.m. Making Democracy Work Committee-1639 Rustic Oaks
6:30 p.m. Immigration Network Meets Ken De Groot Hall-St. Willy's
9:00 a.m. Health Care Committee Meets 826 East River Dr. De Pere
Library Hrs. Voter Registration; All Brown County Libraries
(See article) Leadership Program with Focus on Redistricting
4:00 p.m. Education Committee Meets BC Central Library Board Room
5:00 p.m. LWVGGB Board Meeting City Building Room 310
Local Polling Sites Primary Election: Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Redistricting Committee Meets 121 Greene Avenue, Green Bay
7:00 p.m. District 8 Candidate Forum Walter Theater St. Norbert College. Details TBA
Sept. 29 TBA
Fall Kick-off Dinner Meeting Education Committe
Mark two important September dates-the 20th and the 29th on your calendar. On September 20 LWVGGB and St. Norbert College will hold a District 8 Candidate Forum at 7:00 p.m. in the Walter Theater. District 8 is the seat Senator Reid Ribble has vacated. League will need you to help staff this forum. On September 29 the Education Committee has invited Julie Underwood, a nationally recognized authority on school law, to speak at our fall dinner meeting. The time and place for this event will be announce in the August newsletter.
If you missed the LWVGGB picnic you missed great food and excellent speakers. Robin Hallet and Bev Scow talked about the Housing First project and its focus to address homelessness by moving from a temporary shelter system and by providing the support necessary to change lives. Our final speaker NEWCAP's CEO Chery Detrick informed us about NEWCAP's Supportive Housing program in Brown County which incorporates the Housing First concepts.
dog_enjoying_summer.jpg LWVGGB will need your help to staff our displays at UWGB's Community Fair in the Phoenix Rooms September 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and at the Early Childhood Association conference October 14 -15.
Meanwhile, enjoy a wonderful summer........Julie
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com>
Friday evening Robert B. Atwell, Chariman and CEO of Nicolet National Bay, spoke about The Economic Case for Improving Water Quality. On Saturday morning our LWVGGB member and 3rd Annual Malkasian Lecturer Colleen Gruszynski informed us about Engaging the Emerging Electorate. The speakers were followed by workshops, a luncheon program, the Parade of Leagues, awards, and the Plenary Session where program was decided upon, board members elected and other business conducted.
To read more about each item on the agenda of this outstanding event which LWV Door County hosted click on this link http://www.lwvwi.org/NewsEvents/2016AnnualMeeting.aspx
Anyone who is interested in participating should contact Ann Muenster in Appleton at 920-277-9792. Please let Anneliese Waggoner, Redistricting Chair < firstname.lastname@example.org> know that you plan to attend.
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