"Help America remain strong by supporting the people of the U.S. [to help them] stay strong by working together." Emily White, LWVNCC Voter, 2/17.
The program will address League issues related to poverty, specifically: Education, Health Care, and Housing.
We will also be commemorating Equal Pay Day, which happens to be April 4. This day is designated annually to reflect how far into the new year women must work to achieve the same amount of pay as men in the previous year. Our primary co-sponsor, the American Association of University Women, is arranging the luncheon talk on Equal Pay.
After lunch with legislators, attendees will go to Legislative Hall. There will be a press conference on pay equity in Delaware, and the General Assembly is to adopt a resolution commemorating Equal Pay Day. And we will give each legislator packets with position papers on pending legislative issues.
Attendees are encouraged to wear red.
Chad Tolman chairs a group of interested and in some cases, highly qualified, League members and members of the community, with the hope of arriving at a consensus in early 2017.
Check out Diz's widely-admired website on pricing carbon at https://priceoncarbon.org.
Diz will be at our first two price-on-carbon consensus meetings (Tues., Feb. 7th, 10 am, in New Castle County and Wed., Feb. 8th, 11:30 pm, in Kent County)
Invite your friends!
The Delaware Coalition for Open Government, The Delaware Press Association and The League of Women Voters
2016 Elected Officials Reception
Ed Oliver Golf Club,800 North DuPont Road, Wilmington Monday, December 5, 2016, 5:30 + 8:30 p.m.
All State, County and Municipal officials have also been invited. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the DelCOG Distinguished Service Award to Senator Karen E. Peterson in recognition of her support of and dedication to Open Government in Delaware
This event is open to the public. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Nominal charge: $3.00 at the door
- PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER -
From Route 52 (Kennett Pike), turn onto DuPont Road, immediately north of the A. I. Du Pont Middle School. Ed Oliver Golf Club is on the left in ½ mile.
From Route 141, turn onto Route 48 E. (Lancaster Avenue), heading toward Wilmington. In 1 mile, at the light by the Charter School of Wilmington, turn left onto Dupont Road. Ed Oliver Golf Club is on the right in ½ mile.
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Improving the state of health MONDAY, JULY 11 AT 5 p.m. Modern Maturity Center in Dover, 1121 Forrest Avenue
MONDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 7 p.m. Church of the Nazarene in Newark, 357 Paper Mill Road
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT 5 p.m. Seaford Volunteer Fire Company in Seaford, King & Cannon Streets
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 7 p.m. Chase Center on the Wilmington Riverfront, 815 Justison Street
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 AT 7 p.m. Middletown Memorial Hall in Middletown,27 West Green Street
State Librarian Annie Norman, PHD,pictured above in a "Delaware State News" article. Now in its 35th year, the Hall of Fame is the oldest recognition and celebration of the remarkable achievements of Delaware women. Dr. Norman is a member of the LWVKC. Congratulations, Dr. Norman, on this prestigious and well-deserved award!
Lobbying for death penalty repeal, January 28, 2016.
Bill of Rights Day, December 16. In recognition of Bill of Rights Day, December 15, LWVDE President Jill Fuchs has issued a call for action to protect our rights. This special day was first declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt just 10 days before the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor in 1941. He proclaimed this historic document, "the great American charter of personal liberty and human dignity." See her statement here.
Wilmington Education Improvement Plan statement, December 2015 is found here.
Access to Justice Commission. Sandy Spence testified at a hearing of the Access to Justice Commission in Georgetown on December 1. The Commission was established by Chief Justice Leo Strine to identify causes of racial disparity in the criminal justice system and propose ways to reduce those disparities. The statement is here.
Joint Statement of LWVDE and S. DE Alliance for Racial Justice. Charlotte King presented a joint statement of the LWVDE and the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice at a hearing of the Delaware Criminal Justice Council at a hearing in Georgetown on October 22, 2015. It outines priority criminal justice issues of concern to both organizatons. The statement is here.
A few of us are registered lobbyists. But most of us aren't comfortable with that role, so we support the official lobbyists in other ways, by:
Whatever our role, we are always inspired by the opportunity to learn more about our state government and work with other AC members who are knowledgeable and anxious to share their enthusiasm and experience with others.
It's also exciting to participate in our monthly meetings where we deliberate on the pros and cons of legislation that affects us, our families and our communities. And, then, feeling a part of the work of the League in advocating for positions developed by LWVDE and LWVUS + to help make our democracy work here in Delaware! If you'd like to learn more about our work, please consider attending a meeting + on the first Wednesday of most months from 9:30 to noon in Dover + and decide for yourself if you'd like to participate in our work. A lot of our work can be done from the comfort of your home, researching and writing about the issues and we'll be happy to mentor you as you learn about our work. For more information, contact the Advocacy Chair.
Our Facebook page was started October 30, 2013 by Sussex League member Janet Orlando. Our Twitter page was started October 23, 2013 by New Castle League member Diane Maxwell. The League of Women Voters U. S. is one of our followers and has already "retweeted" one of our "fast facts" posts!
To join Facebook, simply click on Facebook or go to <http://www.facebook.com>, search for the League of Women Voters of Delaware, and send us a "friend" request. To follow us on Twitter, click on Twitter or go to <http://www.twitter.com>, follow the instructions for joining, and then search for @lwvde and "follow" us!
Diane Maxwell and Mary Eggars, Public Relations Co-Chairs, LWVDE.