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Date: 6/7/2022
Subject: June 7, 2022 News Update
From: LWV of La Crosse

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June 7, 2022  News Update

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

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.  
Remember to login as a member to register for this event.
Read the 2022 Annual Report.
There will be a recording of the meeting posted by June 10, and the opportunity to vote on all the measures until June 15. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening. 

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.

Time to Renew Your Membership

Your continued support helps us in many ways This past year, we conducted candidate forums, implemented the Vote411 candidate guide, brought innovative programs, and maintained our website and community calendar to help you be informed of events and issues affecting our community.
Renewing your membership online saves us time and resources, so we hope it is convenient for you as well. When you log in as a member online, it will prompt you to renew your membership.

Thank you for your continued trust and support!

Robin Schmidt, President
League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area

Juneteenth      June 18, 2022

Riverside Park Celebration
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For directions and more information, check out the event on our website.

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

An Appeal  From Our National League
If you don't receive updates from our national League, this is a letter which arrived in our mailboxes on Thursday, June 2. Please read and see if you would like to participate in this. Join us in this concern.

Our Nation

When will enough be enough? In my last League Update message, I shared the League’s statement in response to the white supremacist attack in Buffalo, NY. Just ten days after that horrific tragedy, another shooter killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. And since then, we’ve seen mass shootings continue to rise across our nation.

I am devastated. All of America should be devastated. We grieve with the families of the 21 victims in Uvalde and every family in America who has been touched by gun violence. We also stand in solidary with our League members in Texas and encourage each one of you to embrace and share their statement.

We are all too familiar with Americans having to make statements like these and struggling through this never-ending cycle of condolences and inaction. Gun violence is preventable, and the time to act is long overdue. The US House of Representatives has already passed legislation that would transform gun safety laws in our country, and it now sits before the Senate. I urge you all to contact your senators to pass HR8 using our action alert. Through accountability, support, and unrelenting activism we can break this cycle. In these challenging times, it’s crucial to come together and amplify the voices of advocates in this work.

In League,

Deborah Ann Turner, MD, JD
20th president of the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) and chair of the Board of Trustees of the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF). 


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