By Anne Chartier, President, League of Women Voters of Ashland and Bayfield Counties
Greetings in this brand new year!
I recently listened to an archived edition of On Point with historian Yuval Harari. He believes that a good way to engage in what should be a global, not a single country's, approach to the problems of our world is to join an organization. Not surprisingly, I thought of our involvement with the League of Women Voters (LWV). Because of our members’ efforts on the issues, we are trusted by many, and our non-partisan work is especially valuable in these times.
Please mark your calendars for an important League gathering we call Lively Issues on Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30 in the Washburn Library.
Lively Issues is the opportunity for you to become fully informed about the work our local League is engaged in. It is a chance to comment on and affirm or question what we are doing. It is also the place to propose issues you think the League should focus on.
Our newsletters include articles about each of the committees, although much has happened since the last one was emailed in November. You can access them at our website www.lwvabcwi.org Click on News at the top.
If you would like to propose an issue to work on, please keep in mind that our action and advocacy are based on positions. League positions are the product of study, debate, and consensus. Maybe you have been involved with such a process within the League over the years. Our State League's website my.lwv.org/wisconsin lists the positions by topic.
The public is encouraged to attend, yet only League members are eligible vote on League matters.
You can make an impact by becoming a member of the League of Women Voters. You’ll join thousands of people across our nation who are working to ensure that each of us has access to and power at the polls. Find our membership application at www.lwvabcwi.org/membership/.
Through participation in League projects, you will:
Contribute valuable service to the community.
Gain knowledge and experience through the study and discussion of timely and important topics.
Discover new interests, develop new skills, and learn about crucial issues in your community.
Make professional contacts and develop lasting friendships as you meet others in the League who share your interests.We look forward to seeing you at 6:30 in the Washburn Library on January 29, and in the year to come.