The program addressed League issues related to poverty, specifically: Education, Health Care, and Housing.
We also commemorated Equal Pay Day, which happened 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, arranged the luncheon talk on Equal Pay by retired Senator Karen Peterson.
After lunch with legislators, attendees went to Legislative Hall. There was a press conference on pay equity in Delaware, and the General Assembly adopted a resolution commemorating Equal Pay Day. We gave each legislator a packet with position papers on pending legislative issues.
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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
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.