• Member Spotlight

    Roberta Safer

    "I grew up with the League! As a young girl, my mom would go to meetings in a small town named Malden in Massachusetts, and it was natural for me to follow suit.

    Back in the 50's, I remember that the League's annual meeting was so important to my mother that she picked a special hat for the occasion each year. I still have some of her wonderful, imaginative toppers. To me, the importance of the League was magnified by the value that she placed on her involvement. Although not college educated, she worked on publicity and created skits for their events.

    Interestingly, my role has not strayed far. I love to think out-of-the-box and to create opportunities. The fundraising programs and the celebratory Golden Gala for 50 year members were a joy to do for Maryland. Today, I am creating a satire about my community -" Good Evening, Calvert" as our fall fundraiser. It makes me proud to follow in Mom's footsteps.

    The League is an important part of my life, and I have now converted my husband to a loyal member chairing a Nuclear Forum for Calvert County in the Fall. I only hope that my daughters will follow suit."

    ~Roberta Safer, LWV of Calvert County, MD

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    Register, Then Vote

  • That’s the message high school students are getting from their local League of Women Voters. The Leagues are working in a nationwide push to register students at their “workplace.”

  • Member Spotlight

    Tracy Miller

    "When my son was voting for the first time, he wanted to be sure that his vote was one that would elect candidates whose views jibed with his. He consulted me, and we used the VOTERS GUIDE along with the local newspaper. He paid close attention to the answers candidates gave. I was grateful to the League of Women Voters for providing such a valuable tool, and I wanted to repay the debt."

    ~Tracy Miller, LWV of Baltimore County, MD

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    Diana Haskell

    "Being a League member has greatly expanded my life! When I joined LWV of Wake County, NC, affordable housing and comprehensive sex education were my primary interests. Eventually, I became chair of the education committee and then League president.

    During this period I worked to build coalitions with like-minded organizations and to extend the League presence in the community. We also offered Running & Winning workshops that promoted public service by bringing together young women and elected female officials.

    Upon relocating to Bethesda, MD, my husband and I joined LWV of Montgomery County. Hugh is a member of the LWVMD electricity study, and I am now serving on the LWVUS Volunteer Lobby Corps and as an LWVUS Ruth S. Shur Fellow."

    ~Diana Haskell, LWVUS Ruth S. Shur Fellow

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