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Date: 9/6/2022
Subject: September 6, 2022 News Update
From: LWV of La Crosse

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September 6, 2022 News Update

September Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm (virtual)
9-6-22 LL
The LWV of the La Crosse Area is confident that our regional election officials conduct transparent, accurate, secure, and fair elections. However, recent administrative and court rulings, proposed legislation, and misinformation are leading to citizen confusion and mistrust about voting in Wisconsin.
For our first program of the 2022-23 League year, the LWVLA is
sponsoring an online meeting with local election officials to update
members on voter registration, voting, and Election Day basics.
Join the League as we work to dispel misinformation
and build trust about Wisconsin elections.
Learn how you can support our local clerks. Join the La Crosse
LWV Voter Services team or volunteer as a LWV Wisconsin Election Day observer.

The Board Brief

Updates from the LWV Board and President
Find the article in the La Crosse Tribune here.

September Book Club
September 26, 2022
6:00 to 7:30 pm (in person)

Book Club 9.22
Please note the CHANGE IN TIME for this meeting: 6:00 PM instead of 6:30 PM, due to earlier darkness.
Also see additional important meeting information below.
The September 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 Gardens entryway to select a different spot in the park, so bring a chair, and also perhaps a light given the earlier darkness. If weather is severe, we will meet via Zoom.
All participants should still Register! Registrants will receive a backup Zoom link if the outdoor venue needs to be canceled. They will also receive another timely email confirming whether or not the outdoor location is a "go."

Preparing for the Election 

9 weeks is your place to find out exactly what will be on your ballot and the candidates' answers to questions. 

On the ballot in November -

A Proposal to Update La Crosse Schools
Info 2nd dates
To learn more about the referendum before you go. More Information Here
For information about all the dates available for sessions,
follow the link below. Here

What's On The Ballot
us congress
 The U.S. Congress has two bodies:
U.S. Senate: Made up of 100 senators that serve 6 year terms.
Two senators represent the state of Wisconsin.
U.S. House of Representatives:
Made up of 435 representatives that serve 2 year terms.
Wisconsin has 8 representatives (also called congresspersons).
Each member of congress is sent to the capitol to represent the voters in their district. U.S. House of Representative districts have changed since the last election due to redistricting.
What does congress do?
Congress is the law-making body. Congress also allocates federal spending through the budget and appropriation bills. Proposed laws (bills) can start in either the Senate or the House of Representatives. Both houses must pass a bill before sending it to the president for signature or veto. Congress can vote to override a veto.
Why does this matter?
The laws passed by the U.S. Congress and decisions that are made about how our tax dollars are spent impact each and every Wisconsinite. Congress makes an impact on taxes, education, healthcare, natural resources, voting rights and more. The future of our country is determined by the members of the U.S. Congress.
The Wisconsin U.S. Senate race is considered one of the most competitive senatorial races in the country. The outcome of this race may determine which party has control of the U.S. Senate. Also Wisconsin Congressional Districts 1 and 3 are considered to be especially competitive. Wisconsin voters have a lot of power to determine which party has control of congress.                                

National Popular Vote
September 14, 2022
9-22 NPV
Join us to hear from members of the National Popular Vote working group and WI legislators who support NPV about what it will take to get the National Popular Vote bill passed in Wisconsin.
Featured Speakers:
Senator Kelda Helen Roys is an attorney, small business owner, and former nonprofit executive. She represents Wisconsin’s 26th Senate District, which includes most of Madison and Shorewood Hills. Sen. Roys received her BA from New York University and her JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she worked on the Innocence Project.
Senator Melissa Agard represents Wisconsin's 16th Senate District. She was first elected to represent the 48th District in November 2012, and is currently serving her fifth term in the Wisconsin State Legislature. The 16th Senate District encompasses the parts of eastern Dane County, including: Sun Prairie; Cottage Grove; McFarland; Stoughton; Monona; Fitchburg; and parts of Madison's north, east, and southeast side.
For more information or to register to attend, click here.


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