The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
In lieu of a public policy luncheon, we'll be planning our agenda for 2018. Christina Goodwin will lead the meeting as we review League positions and set our priorities for the upcoming year.
All League members are welcome, but reservations for a catered lunch are required no later than Wednesday NOON, January 17, 2018. Cost of lunch: $10.00 (Attendees may bring a lunch) Please RSVP to Susan James: email@example.com or call 256-6822
"This administration has done little but implement policies that endorse discrimination against immigrants and communities of color. As a country of immigrants, we are made stronger by our diversity, and that we have crude and bigoted slurs emerging from the Oval Office is shameful.
"This, now denied, comment from President Trump occurred during a meeting around a bipartisan compromise to extend protections on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); a policy the administration called an end for last year. The League of Women Voters urges our leaders to pass a clean DREAM Act to protect, not turn away, the 800,000 young people who were brought to the United States as children. We support the Dreamers, who are Americans in everything but the name.
"We can and we must do better to be vigilant about speaking out against racism. We must stand up as a nation and say this is unacceptable."