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Date: 2/1/2022
Subject: February 1, 2022 News Update
From: LWV of La Crosse

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February 1, 2022 News Update

January Book Club ...
Please note the date change to Tuesday, February 1
January Book Club version 2
This is very timely as Stacey Abrams has announced
 her candidacy for Georgia governor!

Video Now Available on our Website
La Crosse School Board Candidate Forum
Video from 1-31-22
We were pleased to present a forum for the eight members of the public that are vying for the three school board positions here in La Crosse. We know sometimes things happen and we cannot attend events in person, so we are happy this video recording is available for viewing on our website - here is the link to the video. 

February Lunch and Learn...
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
come join us virtually to learn more about school boards
School Boards Feb 2022
Wisconsin Association of School Boards District 6 representative, Mary Jo Rozmenoski; Dr. Juan Jimenez, La Crosse School Board president;  Cheryl Hancock, Holmen School District School Board president; and Catherine Griffin, West Salem School Board president will discuss the roles and responsibilities board members assume when elected as stewards of public education.

They will discuss the challenges and rewards of their positions, the impact of school board decisions, and the importance of local community support for public education.

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Position on Education:
Promote equal educational opportunity for each child through an equitable state aids formula while retaining substantial program and personnel responsibilities in the local district.

February  Book Club ...
Read and Discuss Interesting & Important Topics of the Day
Feb 2022 Book Club
"This landmark new book gives us an invaluable perspective on the Supreme Court in democracy's hour of maximum danger."--Jon Meacham

The gripping story of the year that transformed the Supreme Court into the court of Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning law columnist for The New York Times.

At the end of the Supreme Court's 2019-20 term, the center was holding. The predictions that the court would move irrevocably to the far right hadn't come to pass, as the justices released surprisingly moderate opinions in cases involving abortion rights, LGBTQ rights, and how local governments could respond to the pandemic, all shepherded by Chief Justice John Roberts. By the end of the 2020-21 term, much about the nation's highest court has changed. The right-wing supermajority had completed its first term on the bench, cementing Donald Trump's legacy on American jurisprudence.

This is the story of that term. From the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the rise of Amy Coney Barrett, from the pandemic to the election, from the Trump campaign's legal challenges to the ongoing debate about the role of religion in American life, the Supreme Court has been at the center of many of the biggest events of the year. Throughout Justice on the Brink, legendary journalist Linda Greenhouse, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her Supreme Court coverage, gives us unique insight into a court under stress, providing the context and brilliant analysis readers of her work in The New York Times have come to expect.

Ultimately, Greenhouse asks a fundamental question relevant to all Americans: Is this still John Roberts's Supreme Court, or does it now belong to Donald Trump?
                                                                                                                                                                        ~ from

Prepare for Election Season...
Our Spring Primary Date is February 15!
Early In-Person Voting
City of La Crosse, Feb. 1-11
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9am - 2pm
Check your local municipal website for hours in your area.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled drop boxes may be used
 for the February 15 primary. The City of La Crosse box is outside City Hall.
two races
La Crosse School District Board Member - six of eight candidates responded to the League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area  Q&A - see their answers online at  
La Crosse County Board District 7 - all three of the candidates running for this position responded to the League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area Q&A - see their answers at

Let's Have Everyone Vote...
Our Spring Primary Date is February 15!
Questions, comments, you may email Chris here.

From Our Leagues...
News from the LWV of the Upper Mississippi River Region
En-Roads Climate Change Workshop - February 7, 2022
6:30 pm virtually by Zoom

Climate activist Jackie Armstrong will facilitate an opportunity to experience the En-ROADS simulation model exploring key technology and policy solutions for addressing global warming. En-Roads is a cutting-edge climate simulation model developed by MIT Sloan, Climate Interactive and other partners. The simulator educates about strategies to address climate change via interactive testing, and looks at the many roles global citizens have to play on the path to a sustainable future. The resulting experience is hopeful, scientifically grounded, action-oriented, and eye-opening. The En-ROADS workshop has been run for the U.S. Congress, businesses, Rotary and Kiwanis clubs and international organizations.
To join this zoom meeting on February 7, 2022, follow the link below. 
Recognizing the value of inter-league cooperation, the boards of the Dubuque, Jo Daviess County, Cedar Rapids and La Crosse Leagues began meeting to develop and organize an Upper Mississippi River Region ILO to deal with Mississippi River Region issues. From this work, the UMRR ILO was born, incorporated on October 24, 2015.
For more information, check our "About Us" page here.

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