LWVUS Celebrates Women’s History Month

Check out the slide show from LWVUS celebrating Women’s History Month and League history.  Click here:  LWVUS Slide Show

“Use Your Voice Tour” 2016 in Cambridge on March 10

Award-winning singer/songwriter Patty Griffin is teaming with fellow artists Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell for a major U.S. tour and voter engagement drive in conjunction with the national League of Women Voters.

The “Use Your Voice Tour 2016” is visiting 38 U.S. cities and will be in Cambridge Thursday, March 10, at 8 p.m. at the Sanders Theatre at Harvard University. This special “singers-in-the-round” show features all three artists on stage together. To order tickets, go to The Harvard Box Office or call 617-496-2222.

“Our League is excited to be a part of this inspiring tour,” said Jean Cherdack, LWVMA president. “With Election Day 2016 looming, now is the time for us to take advantage of any and all opportunities to talk with voters about how much their voice matters, help our neighbors make sure their voter registration is up to date, and get them the information they need to cast a vote.”

LWVUS National Convention: June 16-19, 2016

Convention 2016, June 16-19 in Washington, DC:  Making Democracy Work for All:  Experience the collective power of our mission, messages, and actions to build a more perfect democracy.

  • Lobby Day. Be a part of advancing the League’s legislative priorities when you go to Capitol Hill for meetings with your elected representatives in the U.S. Congress.
  • Pre-Convention Welcome Activities. Attend Key Structures of Democracy sessions – on money in politics, redistricting, constitutional amendment safeguards – to learn the powerful ways you can bring these issues home for action. A first-time convention-goers event and Convention orientations will connect “newbies” and veterans in learning how to make the most of Convention.
  • Daily caucuses and workshops. Participate in a range of League issues and skills building gatherings – in election services, voter protection, advocacy, civic engagement, social media, fundraising and more.
  • Plenary sessions. Learn from experts in politics and communications about where the League can focus its impact in the coming biennium, engage in proceedings around League positions, and look ahead to strategies for success as our centennial year approaches.
  • Connect through engagement. Take part in the Engagement Zone, Wares Market, Banquet and Discussion Roundtables. Attend the renowned Capitol Steps comedy performance and enjoy their hilarious take on national politics.

Ready to take action? Visit the Convention 2016 information page NOW for details and to:

  • Register for Lobby Day and Convention
  • Reserve Hotel Rooms
  • Access resources for Convention “Business” Items
  • Sign up for March 10th Convention Webinar
  • Apply for a Convention Award
  • Join the Convention/Program Planning Google Group

Questions? Please send an e-mail to membership@lwv.org.

LWVN and National Program Planning–February 17th

Join LWVN members as they discuss ideas and proposals to weigh in on LWVUS program planning!  We’re meeting at Bonnie Carter’s house, 177 Homer Street, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17th.

Money in Politics Consensus Meeting–Thursday, January 28th

LWVN will host a second topic/consensus meeting on Money in Politics, part of the LWVUS study.  This is an evening meeting for those who couldn’t attend the lunchtime meeting earlier this month, or those who want to discuss the issue a second time.  This meeting will be held in the NewTV Conference Room on Needham Street, from 7 to 9 p.m.


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