Date(s) - Thu Jun 25 2020-Sat Jun 27 2020
EXCITING NEWS! Get ready for the League of Women Voters US 54th Biennial National Convention to be held remotely June 25 – 27, 2020. This US LWV convention is held every other year alternating with the Florida state leagues convention. Sarasota league will nominate 2 to 3 voting delegates based upon number of paid members. More information coming on nom delegates accessing convention remotely. Delegates will be voting on these proposed area; convention rules, bylaws amendments, budget, board of Directors and nominating committee slate as well as platforms for the 2020-2022.
Opportunities to attend breakout sessions and network are available. Convention awards given for; strengthening democracy, building equitable partnerships and storytelling.
It’s exciting to announce that the keynote speaker will be CBS evening news anchor Norah O’Donnell. Nora is an accomplished and powerful woman who has received multiple prestigious journalist awards including, Emmys for her sexual assault investigation as well as her election night coverage.
The LWV US board recommends retaining the current positions in the areas of representative government, international relations, natural resources and social policy. The LWV supports Campaign for Making Democracy Work, voting rights, improving elections, campaign finance/money in politics and redistricting. It recommends supporting urgent issues: climate change, ERA, healthcare, gun safety and immigration. Finally, the board recommends that the electoral systems concurrent should go to convention floor for a vote. This is going to be an amazing conference!
Gail Karp LWV Sarasota
Board member and education chair
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