Last week was an inspiring Convention of the League of Women Voters of the United States in Chicago. More than 1,000 League leaders convened for thoughtful conversations and important trainings with the focus of the future of the organization.
Delegates approved the proposed program of Making Democracy Work®, which includes Voting Rights, Improving Elections, Campaign Finance/Money in Politics, and Redistricting. Delegates voted to add advocating for the National Popular Vote Compact under the Improving Elections section of the Campaign. Delegates also voted for LWVUS to prioritize advocating for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to be added to the U. S. Constitution.
Convention delegates adopted the LWVUS budget for the 2018-2020 biennium. The Per Member Payment (PMP) rate will remain unchanged for the biennium.
By acclamation, Convention delegates voted to elect the Nominating Committee’s proposed slate of new officers, board members, nominating committee chair and nominating committee members for the 2018-2020 biennium.