Reminder to RSVP by Tuesday, 1/7, 
for Lunch & Learn!

Happy New Year!

 Our League Begins 2020
 with a Record-Setting Number of Members!

The LWVLA is starting 2020  with a record-setting 146 members, including  39 new members.  So, when you attend a LWV event, please introduce yourself to anyone you might not know.
January Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Lunch at 11:30, Program at 11:45
The Waterfront
The Banquet Room
(entrance from the north parking lot)

RSVP below by Tuesday, 1/7, for lunch.

Pressures on Child Protective Services 
 
JASON WITT , JD , MA 
Director of La Crosse County Human Services since 2010  
Witt  grew up in La Crosse County. Prior to returning, he  worked in Rock County , where his department won a $ 300 , 000 MacArthur Foundation Award for his department ' s efforts to tie data to outcomes and re d uce the disproportional number of minority juveniles that w ere incarcerated.

Rep . STEVE DOYLE  
Elected representative from the 94" Assembly District since 2011
Served on La Crosse County Board since 1986 to present and as Chair from 2002 until 2011 
Doyle  is o n a n umber of committees in the legislature , the committee on financial instituti on s , family law , adoptions,  an d the s pe ak er ' s task force on suicide prevention.

It  is well known that many of our local families are under stress and , of course , that stress most often has a negative impact on children within the family . Let ' s see what La Crosse County is experiencing and what they are attempting to do to help these families and children.

RSVP to reserve a lunch by 1/7 (cost $15). 

You may respond and pay for your lunch via  PayPal
or
by mailing a check for $15 to
LWV La Crosse Area
PO Box 363
La Crosse, WI  54602-0363

You may include special dietary considerations with your rsvp.

Please remember that this year we are not accepting payment at the door on the day of the Lunch & Learn programs. Your RSVP and payment is due Tuesday, 1/7. Unfortunately, prepaid lunches are nonrefundable. Thanks!
Speaking of Democracy
Join the Conversation at LWV Book Club  
Monday, January 6,  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Java Vino,  1505 Losey Blvd. S  
ALL ARE WELCOME!

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

Coming Up on February 6:

Birth of a White Nation:
The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today
by Jacqueline Battalora. 

More  here.

Welcome a New League Member
Tom Krajewski
  • Born and raised in La Crosse, WI. 
  • Served in USAF in Louisiana and Okinawa.
  • Undergraduate degree in education from UW - La Crosse.  
  • Served as a legislative analyst for 8 years.
  • Worked in various state agencies and as Vice-President of two national organizations in Washington, D.C.  
  • Worked with former Governor Martin Schreiber as we represented a wide variety of clients. 
  • Now retired, married with one child and two grandchildren.
On-Going Developments
 in Purge of Wisconsin Voter Rolls

12/13:  Ozaukee County Circuit Court 1) ordered the Wisconsin Elections Commission to immediately purge over 234,000 voters from the rolls and 2) denied the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin's request to join an existing lawsuit as an intervening defendant.

12/17: The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and two registered Wisconsin voters filed a federal due process case in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin to delay until after April 7 the voter purge of registered voters who may have moved.

12/17: The Wisconsin Department of Justice filed suit in District IV Court of Appeals in Madison, asking the court to stay the Ozaukee County ruling. More detail, including the legal brief, can be found here.

12/20: The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) asked the Wisconsin State Supreme Court to take up the DOJ appeals case, preventing the appeals court from acting on that request until the Supreme Court decides whether to take the case. 

12/23: WI Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly recused himself from the voter roll purge case if it is taken up by the WI Supreme Court.

12/30: WI Supreme Court set 1/3 as a deadline for submission of more information related to this case. The WI Election Commission (WEC) deadlocked 3-3 on a motion to begin purging registrations of voters who may have moved since the last election.

1/2: A conservative law firm asked the Ozaukee Circuit Court to find the WEC in contempt and impose $12,000 a day in fines until it immediately purges more than 200,000 voters from the rolls. More  here

We will continue adding information to this timeline as litigation continues.

The League advises all Wisconsin voters to check their registration status at myvote.wi.gov.
SAVE THE DATE!
La Crosse Area League Programs
2019-2020

2/5/20
Climate Forum #3: Focus on Agriculture

2/11/20
Suffrage in Wisconsin 

3/8/20
International Women's Day

4/1/20
Climate Forum #4: Focus on Water Impact

4/14/20
Special Two-Hour Earth Day Program

4/18/20
Legislative Breakfast

5/18/20
LWVLA Annual Meeting

8/26/20
Centennial Year Closing Event

Celebrating the Centennial

2019-2020 is a special year as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage and the founding of The League of Women Voters.

Please send your memories of or tributes to your experiences with the LWVLA to lwvlawi@gmail.com.  
Stay Connected
PO Box 363, La Crosse, WI 54602