The Grapevine

The Grapevine

This is news from your League committees. You are always welcome to join or just sit in. Committee membership is both rewarding and fun, and it does the good work for which the League is known. Unless otherwise noted, committees meet at the League office.  Active links to our committees are listed on the "Committees" page.

Advocacy. Join us on the fourth Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about current issues the League is supporting and how to help. —Debbie Fagen, Chair (advocacy@lwv-pa.org)

Communications. This committee plays an important role in making our members aware of opportunities to be informed and to participate in political action. One example is this second edition of the LWV-PA e-Voter. Take advantage by clicking on links that invite you to our monthly League Days and opportunities to be engaged in helping to get out the vote and advocate for social justice. Join our committee and become involved in getting out the word through social media (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram), the e-Voter, and our website. We meet the first Wednesday of each month, 7:00–8:30 p.m. YOU ARE NEEDED. Please join us. —Dorothy L. Keane, Chair (communications@lwv-pa.org)

Development. The Committee organized the Centennial Gala Buffet Dinner Dance. See the recap in this issue of the Voter. —Mildred Dockery, Development Director (development@lwv-pa.org)

Education. The Committee has designated observers to sit in on several school board meetings. We are also continuing our work on voter registration and civic learning in the schools, and preparing to study a California Teachers Association bill to establish a statewide network of Offices of Inspector General that would provide increased oversight of schools. Interested in public education? Join us the fourth Thursday of every month at 4:00 p.m. —Elsa Pendleton and Hannah MacLaren, Co-chairs (education@lwv-pa.org)

Events. The Committee organizes League Days, League@Nite, and other membership meetings and public forums, working together with the sponsoring LWV-PA committees. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. We welcome anyone interested in joining our lively, dedicated group of volunteers. —Katherine Gavzy, Chair (events@lwv-pa.org)

Immigration.The Committee is sponsoring the March 5 League Day, when our speaker, Professor Jennifer M. Chacón of the UCLA School of Law, will speak on comprehensive immigration reform; see details in this issue of the Voter. We have also been sharing some of the myriad articles from advocacy groups and newspapers on the rapidly changing rules and procedures of border control, entry and deportation procedures, and the situations immigrants face in government custody. We encourage all interested members to join us at our meetings, the first Friday of the month from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. —Bob and Elsa Pendleton, Co-chairs (immigration@lwv-pa.org)

Membership. The Pasadena League started the new year strong with over 300 current members. We are working to increase our membership and are looking for members who are interested in taking on roles as officers and directors. Help strengthen LWV-PA with a larger and more diverse membership—bring a friend to League Day or a special event. —Anne Wolf and Cheryl Rose, Co-chairs (membership@lwv-pa.org)

Natural Resources.The Committee meets on the second Friday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Interested members are encouraged to attend. The 9th Annual Climate Change Forum will be held on March 28, 2020. For program information, please see the article in this edition of the Voter. —Maureen Johnston and Kitty Kroger, Co-chairs (naturalresources@lwv-pa.org)

Social Justice.The Committee has two active subcommittees, Housing and Policing Practices. Those who wish to work in this area are encouraged to get in touch! —Michelle White, Chair (socialjustice@lwv-pa.org)

Housing. The Housing Subcommittee studies issues surrounding fair and affordable housing. Please contact us if you are interested—we welcome new members. —Anita Mackey, Chair (socialjustice@lwv-pa.org)

Policing Practices. Members of the Policing Subcommittee are exploring an LWV Observer Corps that would train Leaguers and members of the public to attend (in person or online) and submit brief reports on local government meetings. LWV San Francisco’s experience shows that simply being in the room alters such meetings for the better; they know we’re watching. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Debra St. John at debrastjohn317@aol.com or Bonnie Skolnik at bonniekskolnik@gmail.com. —Kris Ockershauser, Chair (socialjustice@lwv-pa.org)

Units. Stay connected with LWV-PA—attend a Unit meeting on the third Wednesday or third Thursday during the months of March, April, and May 2020. Our Units director, Gwendolyn Jones, is taking a leave of absence for health reasons. Please contact us at units@lwv-pa.org to participate and engage in these informal settings.

Voter Services. Get involved in the 2020 elections! If you are interested in registering voters, facilitating candidate forums, or explaining ballot measures, please submit your contact information at your earliest convenience. —Martha Y. Zavala, Chair (voterservices@lwv-pa.org)

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Communications Committee