The League strives to ensure that government at every level works as effectively and fairly as possible. This involves continual attention to issues of transparency, a strong and diverse judiciary, appropriate government oversight, and funding.
Two interviews on terrorism were conducted by Xandra Kayden (member of the LWVUS Board from 2001 to 2008) with Brian Michael Jenkins in Los Angeles in August of 2008. They are part of the “Strategies for a Secure World” program that encouraged Leagues to educate themselves and their communities about why we are under attack, how terrorism has changed, and to begin thinking about what kinds of policies will be required to defeat terrorism in the long-run.
First panel of "An Era of Polarized Politics -- and Does it Matter?" Panelists include Donna Addkison, Senior Associate, Lake Research Partners; Kat Barr, Director of Education, Rock The Vote; Peter Harkness, Editor, Governing Magazine and Nancy Tate, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of the United States.
Third panel of "An Era of Polarized Politics -- and Does it Matter?" Panelists include Nancy Tate, Executive Director, LWV; Dr. Pietro Nivola, Vice President, Brookings Institution, Director of Governance Studies Program, and editor of“Red & Blue Nation”; Dr. William Galston, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and Ron Brownstein, Political Director, Atlantic Media, and author of “The Second Civil War.” Closing comments by Mary Wilson, President, LWV.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost time to flip the calendar to 2012. In the coming year, we will be active on many fronts, but with special emphasis on providing the public with all the information they need to navigate the election system, learn the issues, and vote for the candidates of their choice.