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Date: 2/15/2022
Subject: February 15, 2022 News Update
From: LWV of La Crosse

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February 15, 2022 News Update

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"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?
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Video Now Available on our Website
La Crosse School Board Candidate Forum
Thinner School Board Video Promo
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.

Election Day is Today...
Spring Primary!
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

Here are some resources for today, if you need them.
Not sure  where your polling places is? 
Need to register to vote? You can do that today, at the polls.
Find out what you need to take with you  to register. 

From Our League...
A Note About
We are in the midst of our local spring election cycle here in La Crosse. Today we are going to the polls to narrow the field for two of those races: La Crosse School Board and District 7 of the County Board.
The League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area is an all-volunteer, nonpartisan group that provides information about candidates and elections.
A team of dedicated volunteers works very hard to help voters make informed decisions about the candidates. In the Vote411 Voter Guide candidates may list biographical information about themselves and answer questions. All candidates for office are offered the chance to do this. Our effort is nonpartisan and inclusive of all candidates for office.
In this voting cycle, we have over an 80% participation in our Voter Guide. You may go to and find out more about the candidates, 24 hours a day. Once the primary has concluded, the candidates who are moving on will be given the opportunity to leave their responses as is or make changes. Again, all this information is provided by the candidates.
We are currently contacting all the candidates for spring that were not involved in the primary and offering them the same opportunity to participate. The actual invitations will be emailed to candidates on March 1, and those answers will be published on on March 15, which will give voters from then until the April 5 election to read about their candidates.

Celebrating Black History Month...
Learning About La Crosse History
Enduring Families Project
The Enduring Families Project, a La Crosse historical theatre project, and the La Crosse Public Library will present the stories of 19th Century Black Barbers of La Crosse. To receive your zoom link via email, register for this free event.
Celebrating Black History Month...
 Ida Bell Wells
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March Lunch and Learn...
The Road to Parity for Women in the United States
please note day change to Wednesday, March 9

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