Dear League Leaders,

What is the best way to show a prospective League member that you are listening? Choose one. No peeking!

A. Ask questions about what you heard in their dialogue.

B. Take notes.

C. Give an opinion about what you heard in their conversation.

D. Repeat what you heard in the form of a statement or question.

Dear League Leaders,

What a great day...finally, the sun has started shining and everything has been blooming so beautifully. It revives and gives the promise of new beginnings.

The League also renews itself annually – with new leadership, new studies and new directions. Yay for Conventions! I hope to see many state delegates at our Council in June so we can get charged and recharged together!

Dear League Leaders,

The High School Voter Registration Project is a nationwide effort to encourage young people--especially young minorities--to register to vote. Leagues are working in key states to engage and empower young people to participate in our democracy in 2012 and for years to come.

Why now?

The Brennan Center for Justice has compiled a detailed summary of Voter ID laws that have passed in state legislatures in 2011.
High School Registration Manual Edition 2

This comprehensive training manual has been updated for 2015 and provides a step-by-step guide to help you develop winning high school voter registration programs and encourage young people to register and vote.

The guide comes complete with field-tested tips and a range of planning, training and outreach tools to help you succeed. Download the entire PDF or click on the customizable appendices (uploaded as a Word Files) below. LWVEF, PDF Version. 2015.

League President Elisabeth MacNamara sent a letter to President Obama expressing opposition to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline and urging him to deny the permit for the pipeline's construction. 



Convention adopted:

A study of the federal role in public education. The study will focus on the role of the federal government in education policymaking, with possible consideration of funding, common standards and/or governance relationships among all levels of the government. The scope will be dependent on available resources, including committee and LWVUS staff time.

A study on privatization: the policy agenda to transfer government functions, services and assets to the private sector.