Janesville:

An American Story

by Amy Goldstein

“A gripping story of psychological defeat and resilience” (Bob Woodward, The Washington Post)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

—an intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class."

* Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year * Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize​ * 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2017 * An Economist Best Book of 2017 * A Business Insider Best Book of 2017 *
 

Source: Amazon

The League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area

Maple Leaf Parade Director's Award for Board's Choice

Thanks to Dahl Ford Auto Museum for the loan of their cars

and to drivers, Drake Hokanson and Dan Strittmater!

February Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Lunch at 11:30, Program at 11:45

The Waterfront

The Banquet Room

(entrance from the north parking lot)

The History of Women's Suffrage in Wisconsin

 

Theresa Kaminski

Emeritus Professor of History

 

This illustrated presentation traces the fight for women's voting rights in Wisconsin from statehood to the founding of the League of Women Voters in 1920. It highlights Wisconsin women Ada James, Olympia Brown, and Theodora Youmans, with cameo appearances by movement stalwarts Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.

 

 

Please remember that this year we are not accepting payment at the door on the day of the Lunch & Learn programs. We cannot receive reservations for lunch after the RSVP deadline. You will receive an email from LWVLA acknowledging receipt of your reservation. Unfortunately, prepaid lunches are nonrefundable.

 Thanks!

 Reservations for lunch are closed. Seating will be available to anyone who would like to attend the program.

Speaking of Democracy

Join the Conversation at the LWV Book Club

Thursday, February 6,  6:30-8:00 PM

Java Vino, 1505 Losey Blvd S.

All Are Welcome!

The room rental cost is $15 to be divided among participants. Only a couple of dollars per person at most per time--what a bargain!  

Election Season Is About to Begin!

Spring Primary Election: February 18

 

Local voters will be narrowing the number of candidates for the WI Supreme Court from 3 to 2, and City of Onalaska voters will narrow the number of candidates for mayor from 3 to 2.

 

Please display your "Everyone Vote" signs from February 3-18.

Our Voter Services Committee is asking that you put out your sign (if winter allows) on Monday, February 3, the start of early voting for many municipalities.

 

If you need signs or laminated add-ons with each of the 2020 election dates to attach to your sign, contact Chris Haskell at cshaskell@gmail.com.

Do You Understand the Advisory Referendum on 

Fair Maps? 

Click here to read the op-ed
"End Gerrymandering Now!"
by Deb Lutjen, LWVLA President
Click on the Fair Maps logo to read FAQs on the referendum question.

2019-20 Climate Crisis Series from LWV of Dane County

Forum #3: 

The Promise of Agricultural Stewardship

 

 

 

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME!

 

SPEAKERS:

  • George Crave, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese

  • Dick Cates, Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers

  • Kristen Kordet, Blue Moon Community Farm

  • Ralph Petersen, former NASA and NOAA scientist 

 Join George Crave,  Dick Cates, and Kristin Kordet who will share their experiences of managing crops, livestock and land while juggling government policies, incentives and farmland development pressures, amidst weather impacted by climate change.  Ralph Petersen will talk about the  importance of climate models for farming.  ​

This live broadcast is co-sponsored by the UWL Department of Environmental Studies.  More information on the speakers and the topic can be found at the League of Women Voters - Dane County website here

Special thanks to the LWVDC and the UWL Department of Environmental Studies 

for partnering on this critical issue. 

WHEN: Sunday, February 16, 2020, 1-3 PM

WHERE: Room 3314, UW-La Crosse Student Union (521 East Street N)

Speaking of Democracy

Join the Conversation at the LWV Book Club

Monday, March 9,  6:30-8:00 PM

Java Vino, 1505 Losey Blvd S.

All Are Welcome!

The room rental cost is $15 to be divided among participants. Only a couple of dollars per person at most per time--what a bargain!  

La Crosse Area members in period costume pose at our 100th birthday lunch with Theresa Kaminski, Professor Emeritus of History at UW-Stephens Point.  Dr. Kaminski presented a history of women's suffrage in Wisconsin. Her new book, Dr. Mary Walker's Civil War, will be released in June 2020. Walker became the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor. She was a lifelong advocate for women's rights who tirelessly promoted dress reform (she always wore a Bloomer costume) and suffrage. More information about the book is available here.

League of Women Voters 

of the La Crosse Area

Address:
P.O. Box 363

La Crosse, WI

54602-0363

Email:

lwvlawi@gmail.com

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