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Date: 5/31/2022
Subject: May 31, 2022 News Update
From: LWV of La Crosse



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May 31, 2022  News Update


All Members Are Invited
LWVLA 98th Annual Meeting
June 9, 2022       6:30 pm

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Our virtual Annual Meeting is scheduled for June 9th at 6:30 p.m. 
This year's Annual Meeting will spotlight Onalaska Mayor Kim Smith as she discusses what servant leadership means to her and our community. Following Mayor Smith, there will be a brief highlight of the past year's work of the LWVLA, our volunteers, members and partners. We will also have an election for new officers and board members, as well as approval of the 2021 Annual Meeting Minutes, the 2022-2023 Budget, By-law changes and our 2022-2023 Program.

Registration for this event is for members only and is available on our event calendar.  Register Here
Remember to login as a member to register for this event.
 
You may read the 2022 Annual Report by following this link.    Read the 2022 Annual Report Here 


In addition to our local Annual Meeting on June 9 -

Members are invited to attend the state League

Annual Meeting, June 10 & 11.

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We are excited to highlight our state annual meeting,
both virtual and in-person.
Our local League president, Robin Schmidt, will be on a panel discussion of the League's DEI work. 
Consider attending to learn what the state League is doing in our lives.
 

LWVUS 2022 National Convention
June 23 to 26, 2022

Denver, Colorado 
US Convention
Registration is open through June 6 for the 55th League of Women Voters National Convention in Denver, CO, and online, June 23 – 26. If you haven’t registered yet, go to Register

The Sheraton Downtown Denver is offering discounted room rates of $209/night to attendees who reserve before May 30 using this link. Rooms are currently available for all nights starting on June 22.

June Book Club
June 27, 2022
6:30 to 8pm (in person)

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The June Book Club will meet in person in the roofed picnic shelter of Riverside International Friendship Gardens. If the shelter is not available, we will meet at the garden entryway to select a different spot in the park, so bring a chair.  If weather is severe, we will meet via Zoom.

All participants should still register as registrants will receive a backup Zoom link if the outdoor venue needs to be canceled.  Registrants will also receive a timely email confirming if the outdoor location is a "go."
 

July Book Club
July 25, 2022
6:30 to 8pm (in person)

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The July Book Club will meet in person in the roofed picnic shelter of Riverside International Friendship Gardens. If the shelter is not available, we will meet at the garden entryway to select a different spot in the park, so bring a chair. If weather is severe, we will meet via Zoom.
All participants should still register as they  will receive a backup Zoom link if the outdoor venue needs to be canceled. Participants will also receive an email confirming if the outdoor location is a "go."
 

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For Your Consideration
LeaderEthics Wisconsin - In Person Event
5 to 6:30 pm on June 7
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The discussion regarding Final-Five Voting in Wisconsin is growing. People are recognizing the problems associated with extreme political divisiveness and are seeking viable alternatives. At this informal gathering, you will learn more about how the Final-Five Voting process works and how you can become involved. You will also hear from community and legislative leaders about why they are supporting this bi-partisan effort to improve the electoral process.
Rep. Tony Kurtz (R) - lead sponsor for Final-Five Voting legislation in Wisconsin.
Rep. Steve Doyle (D) - sponsor for Final-Five Voting legislation in Wisconsin.
Lena and Rich Eng - Voters First Wisconsin

Hosted by:
Joe Heim -Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.
Lee Rasch - Executive Director, LeaderEthics Wisconsin
 


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The Midterms: What's On The Ballot

The Wisconsin State Legislature
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The state legislature.
In the lead-up to the midterm elections, we’ll be taking some time to break down the key roles and responsibilities of the various offices voters will see on their ballot. We’re kicking this series off with a double feature: The Wisconsin State Legislature.
The state legislature has two houses:
Wisconsin Senate: Made up of 33 senators that serve 4-year terms. Odd-numbered districts will be on the ballot this year.
Wisconsin Assembly: Made up of 99 representatives that serve 2-year terms. All 99 districts will be on the ballot this year.
Each member of the legislature is sent to the capitol to represent the voters in their district. State legislative districts have changed since the last election due to redistricting.
What does the state legislature do?
Wisconsin’s legislature makes our state’s laws. Proposed laws (bills) can originate from either the state senate or assembly. Both houses must approve the bill before it is passed on to the governor for signature or veto. The legislature can override a veto with a two-thirds majority vote in each house. The legislature also determines how our tax dollars are spent.
Why does this matter?
The laws passed by the state legislature and decisions that are made about how our tax dollars are spent impact each and every Wisconsinite. The state legislature makes an impact on taxes, education, healthcare, natural resources, voting rights and more. The future of our state is determined by the members of the state legislature.


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