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Date: 12/7/2021
Subject: December 7, 2021 News Update
From: LWV of La Crosse

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December 7, 2021 News Update

December Lunch and Learn... 
come join us virtually to learn about our community celebrations
Dec 21 Lunch and Learn

Marta Martinez
Volunteer, Coulee Region Immigration Task Force, Centro Latino, and LFIS

Zelda Moore
Fiber Artist

Rabbi Brian Searle
Rabbi, Congregation Sons of Abraham in La Crosse

Tony Yang
President, Hmoob Cultural and Community Agency
December is a time for celebrations -  we hope you join us as we learn about different cultural and religious celebrations that occur this time of year. Holidays bring friends and family together and we hope this program brings community together as we learn and share traditional stories.
The December Lunch and Learn will be virtual.
The zoom link will be sent in your confirmation email after you register.

Upcoming Book Club  Events...
the who, what, where, when, and how to attend LWVLA events 
January Book Club
Sneak Peek for January Book Club.
(no book club for December)
"This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It's a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It's a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win."                          
This is very timely as Stacey Abrams has announced
 her candidacy for Georgia governor!

Get the book now and or ask for it for Christmas!

Register Here for January

December 10, 2021
A Workshop on LAND USE in La Crosse County
Envision 2050
Friday, December 10       Everyone Welcome
Noon - 1:30

A special Zoom meeting is scheduled for League members and interested La Crosse County residents to voice our opinions & help brainstorm ideas that could be used in programs, policies & plans for La Crosse County in the next decade.
The La Crosse County Board is currently developing policies and drafting language that will be included in La Crosse County’s Comprehensive Plan. The policies in the comprehensive plan, once approved, will impact land development in county municipalities for years to come. The county expects to schedule public hearings on a draft of the plan as early as February.

The 12/10 workshop will be an opportunity for you to learn about the various land use alternatives the County is considering and also a forum for you to share your views on disparate options for land development. The focus is on development outside of the city limits. The county is facilitating.

In the email confirming your registration, you will receive the Zoom link and links to resources providing some additional background information that could be helpful prior to your participation in the workshop.

This workshop is a collaboration between the League of Women Voters of La Crosse County, the La Crosse County Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, and UW-Extension.

Recommended Recordings...
a selection of recordings to educate 
The League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area website has many resources to enhance our learning. One of the ways we have been able to continue to learn and grow over these past eighteen months is through the proliferation of zoom meetings and seminars, many of which are then recorded so we can view them later. Here is a selection available on our website at this time. Use the link at the bottom to go to the page to access each of these valuable resources. 

County Leadership During Politically Divided Times
 Should You Drink That? The Unfolding Story of PFAS In Our Lives
 Can Ranked Choice Voting Work  in Wisconsin? 
 Innovating Our Way Out of America's Political Divide
National Popular Vote 
 Fixing Politics: A Solution for Voters

Call to Action...
for your advocacy on League positions that affect our lives 
Voting Rights Now!

Poll Workers 10-21
Poll workers are key to making sure every voter has a voice. Your community needs more. Sign up at today and help ensure that everyone’s vote in your community is counted. Local clerks will be working to fulfill their poll worker needs starting in December in order to have people ready to work as soon as the spring primary. These are paid positions, and you can be given unpaid leave from a job in order to provide this service to the community. Flexible hours are available.

Why I Vote....
A Partnership of League of Women Voters of La Crosse
& the  La Crosse Tribune
Watch for it on Tuesdays
"Why I Vote"
"Why I Vote" is a partnership between the La Crosse Tribune and the LWV of the La Crosse Area.
Each week hear from local residents on why they vote;
send in your own reason and photo to to be considered for this series.

For Your Consideration...
local events, virtual events, viewing and reading suggestions that reflect the League's mission and priorities. Please send us your recommendations.
Gift Membership 2021
Providing a gift membership is easy. Follow the link below, and you are all set to provide a wonderful educational and long lasting present for someone you love. Remember, gifts are available in $35 for an individual or $70 for a family membership.

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