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LWVUS NATIONAL CONVENTION

 

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The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) held its 51st biennial national convention this June in Dallas, Texas. LWVGlencoe president Teresa Grosch attended the four-day gathering which gave League members from around the country the opportunity to study and discuss important public policy issues.

National president Elisabeth MacNamara challenged delegates: “Our communities are stronger because the Leagues are there. Let’s not be afraid to keep getting in the way and make a difference on big money and campaign finance reform, redistricting, climate change and voters’ rights.”

Delegates pledged to continue t0 fight for voting rights and campaign finance reform. In addition, delegates reinforced the League’s efforts to combat climate change and adopted a three-part program focusing on key structures of American democracy, including campaign finance reform, the constitutional amendment process, and redistricting reform for the U.S. Congress. The League also adopted a position on human trafficking enabling state and local Leagues across the country to take action protecting victims of such crimes.

Delegates were urged to press forward using community-based power on the critical issues of the day including money in politics, voter protection and environmental issues.

 

Please Volunteer

Hello Glencoe League Members,
As you are aware, the LWV of Glencoe held its Annual Meeting on May 13th. At that meeting it was unanimously agreed that Glencoe and Glenview should undergo a trial merger year with a view toward completing a merger in 2015 if members approve.

In order to facilitate the merger and to work through any problems that might arise from our joining together, the Glencoe/Glenview merger committee has established four subcommittees:

1) Budget        2) Bylaws        3)Program/Position     4)Nominations.

The committees will compare each League’s best practices and will explore how our histories, philosophies and activities can be merged for a successful future.

We are seeking volunteers from both communities to meet and help merge our two Leagues. The work involved would not be extensive; there would be at least one meeting with another Glencoe member and two members of the Glenview League at a mutually agreed upon time and place.

We have copies of our budgets, bylaws and positions that we will send to you.

Please consider helping us. This is your League and we would like more than the Board to be involved in the merger process. Ideally, Glencoe will have one board and one non-board member on each committee.

Let us know which committee you would like to be on. Email us at: LWVGlencoe@hotmail.com or call Teresa Grosch 847.835.3130.
 
Thanks for your consideration,

Teresa Grosch
President, LWV of Glencoe

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September 9, 2014 State of the State
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September 16, 2014 Stormwater Presentation: agriculture chemicals
September 17, 2014 Board meeting at home of Linda Gottlieb
September 18, 2014 Lunch and Discuss with the League
September 20, 2014 Voter Registration on Park, Glencoe

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Fact of the Month – September 2014

White men in the United States make: ·      47% more than Hispanic and Latina women ·      40% more than American-Indian and Alaskan Native women ·      36% more than African-American women ·      34% more than Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women ·      21% more than white women and ·      13% more than Asian women. Women working full time in the United States will lose $431,000 because of the gender gap.

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