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LWVHC UPDATES
August 25, 2019

"It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand." - Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, appointed by President Barack Obama in May 2009 and confirmed that August. She has the distinction of being its first Hispanic and Latina Justice. Sotomayor was born in The Bronx, New York City, to Puerto Rican-born parents. Wikipedia

 

 

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU TODAY AS 
 WE LAUNCH AN EXCITING NEW YEAR!!  
 
We’ll have cookies and lemonade as we navigate our website with you and talk about teams. A great opportunity to meet and greet each other and ask/answer LWVHC questions.
 
Sunday, August 25, 2-4 PM, 

Hendersonville Community Co-op


 
Additional parking is available behind the Self-Help Credit Union next door.  The event is free and open to the public. LWVHC celebrates Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by welcoming all members of our community.
 
It’s that time to renew your League membership! Thank you for your past support and for renewing today so we can continue to have the impact you’ve come to expect from the League!

In this time of heightened partisanship, gridlock between policy makers and increased frustration among the public, there has never been a more urgent need for the reasoned, factual and civil voice the League of Women Voters brings to our community.  As a member, you are a crucial part of our non-partisan, hands-on work to safeguard democracy and create lasting change.

For your convenience we have two ways to renew this year:
1.
To ensure that we have your current contact information please complete the form on our website  
http://www.lwvhcnc.org/join.php and submit your payment with a credit card via PayPal (please note that there is a small service fee for paying via credit card); or
2. Complete the form on our website; print the form and mail to us along with your check.
 
Thank you for your continued commitment to the League of Women Voters.  We are counting on you to renew today!
 
On August 29 at 1:00 and 6:00, the State Board of Elections will be doing presentations about the Voter ID requirements. It will be at the county BOE and is free and open to the public.
 
Monthly Program - Women's Suffrage and
the 19th Amendment
 
Join us as retired historian Paul Goebel explores the reform movement, women’s suffrage, and race as they led to passage of the 19th amendment and the birth of the League of Women Voters.  

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Hendersonville Community Co-op
 
The League was featured as an answer on a recent episode of Jeopardy. Watch the video clip HERE  Thanks to LWVAB for bringing this to our attention.
 
 
Additional parking is available behind the Self-Help Credit Union next door.  The event is free and open to the public. LWVHC celebrates Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by welcoming all members of our community
Click Here for the latest  redistricting news from Jane Pinsky, Director of NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform, who was our keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting.

 

A wealth of vital information/webinars available through LWVUS!  We have highlighted a few to share with you. If you’re not receiving Chris Carson's Updates, click HERE to  subscribe!

People Powered Fair Maps Campaign Tele-Town Hall

All League members are invited to join an online town hall outlining the People Powered Fair Maps Campaign at 6 pm ET on September 4..
A recording of the town hall will be made available for members who are unable to attend at this time.  Sign up now for this important event.

Webinar Announcement: LWVUS Policy and Advocacy Webinar, Redistricting 202

Join us for a next-level discussion on redistricting and gerrymandering across the country on August 27 at 3 pm ET. This webinar is for League members interested in discussing redistricting and gerrymandering at a more advanced level. We'll talk about what happens after reform is passed, implementing redistricting processes, and other topics. Register for the webinar here.
 

Reminder: Check Out LWVUS’s New Census Page and Updated Toolkit

Last month, LWV launched a new Census page on lwv.org as well as updates to the tools and resources in the Census Action Toolkit. We are in phase 1 of our Census plan (education), so check out these pages for tools to use as you plan activities. Those who attended the Census webinar should be aware that we added guidance in the toolkit around establishing Complete Count Committees! And keep checking these resource pages, as we are updating them regularly.
 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinars

LWVUS is hosting a series of webinars on DEI in 2019.  

We will be using this series to take a deeper look at the topics we’ve been exploring for the past year and to offer tools every member can use in their League work. We encourage Leagues to watch together and make time for discussion afterward.

August 29: League History Through a DEI Lens, Presented by past LWVUS President Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins Register

September 26: Intergenerational Equity Register

Webinar dates for October through December will be announced soon. If there is a topic you think we should cover or other webinar feedback you’d like to offer, please share it with the DEI committee by contacting cdavis@lwv.org.

Recordings and resources from our previous webinars can be found on the League Management Site

 
The Board is forming committees for the 19-20 year including: Bylaws, Policies, Finance, Communications and Development.  Please let us know if you’re interested as we’re eager to have input from our membership as we review and renew the foundations of LWVHC.  For more information and/or to sign up, please contact us at  communications.lwvhc@gmail.com.
 
CALENDAR
 


August
25 - "Launch" Party, 2:00 pm, Co-op, See Details Above

September

5  - Board Meeting, 10:00 am-12:00, WCCA
12 - Immigration Series, Part 1, St. Francis Room of Immaculate Conception Church, 11:00 - 1:00
16 - Immigration Team, 1:30 pm, St. James Episcopal Church
17- Program Meeting, Women's Suffrage and the 19th Amendment, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Co-op
20 -  Silent Vigil for Immigration Reform, 4:00 pm
25 - Voter Services Mtg., 1:00 pm, FCC

October

3  - Board Meeting, 10:00 am-12:00, WCCA
10 - Immigration Series, Part 2, St. Francis Room of Immaculate Conception Church, 11:00 - 1:00

17 - Climate Change: What can you do?, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Co-op
21 - Immigration Team, 1:30 pm, St. James Episcopal Church
23 - Voter Services Mtg., 1:00 pm, FCC
25 -  Silent Vigil for Immigration Reform, 4:00 pm

November
7  - Board Meeting, 10:00 am-12:00, WCCA
14 - Immigration Series, Part 3
St. Francis Room of Immaculate Conception Church, 11:00 - 1:00

15 -  Silent Vigil for Immigration Reform, 4:00 pm
18 - Immigration Team, 1:30 pm, St. James Episcopal Church
21 - HCPS Civics Education, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Co-op

Our mailing address is:
PO Box 2238
Hendersonville, NC 28793

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