In This Issue:
- We Need More Women in Office Now! Learn How to Run for Office
- Be a Flea for the League
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Embracing Low-Vision and Hearing-Impaired Members
- What Are SAFE Cities?
- Voter Services Presents Workshop on Empty Chair Debates
- Celebrate Women’s History Month
- Updates from the National League
- League Calendar
We Need More Women in Office Now! Learn How to Run for Office
Have you ever thought about running for office but didn’t know where to start or what it entailed? The Fix Democracy First (FDF) Education Fund is introducing a new project, Women in Office Now (WON) that will provide free training to help women successfully run for office. Learn more.
Be a Flea for the League
Do you ever feel as though one person is too insignificant to effect major social change? Fleas have a lot to teach us about how even the smallest of creatures can disrupt even the mightiest of animals. Learn more on how to make the most of your power!
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Embracing Low-Vision and Hearing-Impaired Members
DEI’s emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion is super important and this article addresses the “I” in DEI, inclusion. Learn about free resources that can support inclusion in your League activities for the hearing impaired and those with low vision. Learn more!
Voter Services Presents Workshop on Empty Chair Debates
Voter Services includes many services that Leagues across the country provide to their communities. Among these is a service of critical importance: candidate forums and debates. But what happens when candidates don’t show up? Read more here.
Celebrate Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month and there are lots of ways to celebrate. The following are just a few of the events or resources to learn more about women’s history. See the list.
Updates from the National League
Commission on the Status of Women forum, celebrating the Supreme Court nomination, and defending democracy. Read more about what the LWVUS is doing.
Monday, March 7: ACT via Zoom Affinity Group, 10 a.m., meeting every Monday through March 14. Contact Carol Sullivan to join.
Tuesday, March 8: LWVUS Building a Data Culture Listening Session, 4 p.m. PT. Registration required.
Monday, March 14: Last ACT via Zoom Affinity Group, 10 a.m., meeting every Monday through March 14. Contact Carol Sullivan to join.
Monday, March 14-Friday, March 25: Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) virtual forum, League members welcome to attend. Registration required.
Monday, March 14: SAFE Cities presentation with Ingrid Archibald, Climate Solutions Committee, LWV of Kitsap County, 7 p.m. Registration required.
Monday, March 21: LWVWA Board Meeting, noon. Agenda and meeting link will be posted online the week before the meeting.
Tuesday, March 22: LWVWA Education Fund Board Meeting, noon. Agenda and meeting link will be posted online the week before the meeting.
Wednesday, March 23: LWVUS parallel event with the CSW66 forum, “Climate Threats to Democratic Elections: Preparing for the Worst,” 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PT. Registration.
Saturday, April 2—2022: Candidate Forums and Debates Workshop #1: Dealing with Empty Chair Debates, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Registration required.
Saturday, April 23—2022: Candidate Forums and Debates Workshop #2: Getting the Word Out, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Registration required.
Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12: 2022 LWVWA Council, information to come.
Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, June 26: 2022 LWVUS National Convention, Denver, CO, and online; current information.