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Date: 7/5/2021
Subject: July 6, 2021 News Update
From: LWV of La Crosse



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July 6, 2021 News Update



Upcoming League Events...
the who, what, where, when, and how to attend LWVLA events 
 
Speaking of Democracy
Join the Conversation with LWVLA Book Club

Monday, July 26
6:30 - 8:00 PM
 
Killers of the Flower Moon:
The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
 
by
David Grann
 
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
 
Then, one by one, they began to be killed off.... A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.
 
 
 
All Are Welcome!


SAVE THE DATE
19th Amendment Centennial Closing Celebration
Sept. 2, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
 
Watch email for your invitation.

Voting News...
information about ballot access and voting rights
Please share this information:
Have you voted in the last 4 years? If not, you will be getting a mailer from the @WI_Elections that you’ll need to return by July 15 to stay registered to vote. Simply sign it and mail it back if you haven’t moved. If you moved, visit myvote.wi.gov to update your registration.



Report shows some improvements to voting access within Wisconsin jails
 A new report by All Voting is Local, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin shows signs of small, though important steps being taken to increase ballot access for people in jails. Nevertheless, the report also found that many barriers remain for voting-eligible people incarcerated in Wisconsin.
 
 
Call to Action...
for your advocacy on League positions that affect our lives 
 
 
Get Involved...
opportunities to volunteer or to join one of our teams--
help us defend democracy and empower voters.  
A Request from the LWVWI:
 
LWVWI is looking for volunteers to reach out to voters at risk of being removed from the rolls during the 4 year list maintenance process. Our goal is to let them know the mailing from the WEC is legitimate and to encourage them to respond to the mailing by July 15 to stay registered to vote. In phase two of our outreach, we will be reaching out to the voters who have been removed and encouraging them to re-register. You can learn more about the 4 year list maintenance mailing and process here.

We have multiple opportunities to volunteer for this effort. People can use the links below to sign up for a text bank or a phone bank. We'd also appreciate your help spreading the word to recruit volunteers.
 
 
 

For Your Consideration...
local events, virtual events, viewing and reading suggestions that reflect the League's mission and priorities. Please send us your recommendations.
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Homelessness and Housing in the La Crosse Area
 
On 6/21 and 6/28, the La Crosse Public Library hosted a pair of programs focused on Homelessness and Housing in the La Crosse area. We are sharing links to recordings of both programs. The first night focused on homelessness, its root causes, the shortcomings of current approaches, and the broad outlines of what solutions can look like. The second night focused on the housing crisis, challenges in developing affordable housing in La Crosse, the difficulties of renting, and an array of solutions with real world examples of implementation.
 
The programming included previous Coulee Collaborative to End Homelessness leaders, Mark Shimpf and Julie McDermid; La Crosse's former planning department head, Jason Gilman; members of local tenant advocacy group Coulee Tenants United; and CouleeCAP's community development director Ashley Lacenski.
 


The neutral ground
The Neutral Ground (POV on PBS) documents New Orleans’ fight over monuments and America’s troubled romance with the Lost Cause.
In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America. A co-production of POV and ITVS, in association with the Center for Asian American Media. A co-presentation of Black Public Media and the Center for Asian American Media. Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival.
 


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