LWVMP Voters Voice
Tuesday, January 1

Hello League Members and Friends,
We appreciate your dedication to making democracy work!
See below for upcoming ways to get involved.

Questions? Contact us at lwvmp.comms@gmail.com!

Make Democracy Work with 2019 Membership

Making democracy work requires the supprt of all members of our community. Are you committed to the mission?

Renew your membership TODAY ... and gift a loved one with a membership, too. Women, men, young adults, and students are ALL welcome in the League of Women Voters.

  • Individual                     $ 75
  • Household/Family        $100
  • Supporting                    $125
  • Young Adult (18 - 26)  $ 45
  • Student (16 - 26)           $ 10

Membership benefits include:

  • Legislative updates
  • Member specific training opportunities
  • Non-partisan information and connections
  • Monthly community meetings
  • Volunteer opportunities to make democracy work

The cost of membership goes to support the above benefits AND:

  • Letter writing campaigns to legislators and administrative agencies
  • Publication and distribution of pertinent materials
  • Testifying at legislative and administrative hearings to assure citizen input in policymaking decisions.
  • Litigation support to clarify laws in the public interest.
  • Education and outreach events
  • Voter registration events
  • More

Ready to renew membership and invite a friend or family member to join? Click here ...we'll see you again soon!
LWV Basic Advocacy Training

Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Scottsdale Congregational Church Fellowship Hall
4425 N. Granite Reef
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The next AZ legislative session begins on Monday, January 14th.  Given last year's successful grass-roots advocacy efforts, we hope you'll consider how YOU might help influence legislation in 2019.

Part 1: Dr. Anne Schneider 
Legislative sausage: How did this happen?!! The role of power, party and culture, and the mechanics of getting a bill passed, in theory and in fact.  

Part 2: Computer power
"Request to Speak", and how to follow specific bills you're interested in -- a quick overview.

Part 3: Kim MacEachern, former lobbyist 
"Here's what I've learned:":  Setting reasonable expectations and leveraging disparate efforts; knowing how to work within the system, what to say and how to say it! Bonus: What to expect in the upcoming session! (w/Anne Schneider)

Questions? Contact:
Alice Stambaugh, lwvaz@karlandalice.name or
Rivko Knox,  bvaandrk@earthlink.net
January Team Meetings

East Valley Community Team (Evening)
  • Tuesday, January 8, 6:00 PM
  • Location: Dayspring United Methodist Church, 1365 E. Elliot Road, Tempe, AZ, 85284
  • Topic: We will discuss what our team will focus on for the next year.
  • Contact info: Alice Stambaugh at lwvaz@karlandalice.name

Phoenix Community Meeting (Day)
  • Wednesday, January 9, 9:30 AM
  • Location: The Terraces, 7550 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020
  • Topic: We will discuss what our team will focus on for the next year.
  • Contact info: Rivko Knox at bvaandrk@earthlink.net

Phoenix Community Team (Evening)
  • Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 PM
  • Location: 2 West Keim Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85013
  • Topic: We will discuss what our team will focus on for the next year.
  • Contact info: Linda Bunting-Blake at 480-201-0780 or Linda Holman Bentley at lindaholmanbentley@gmail.com

Scottsdale Community Team (Day)
  • Thursday, January 10, 9:30 AM
  • Location: Scottsdale Congregational Church, 4425 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Topic:We will discuss what our team will focus on for the next year.
  • Contact info: Ethel DeMarr at etheldemarr0@gmail.com
Legislative Opening Day Rally

Hosted by: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona, NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona, LUCHA -- Living United for Change in Arizona, and ProgressNow Arizona

Monday, January 14, 2019 at 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Arizona State Capitol -- 1700 W Washington, Phoenix, Arizona, 85007

Women's March 2019

The League of Women Voters supports the Women's March , which first started in January 2017. The official mission of the Women's March is as follows:

"The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events. Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect."

We are are excited to once again join the local march and hope you'll join us !

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Arizona State Capitol
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Holiday Luncheon Highlights

The LWVMP Holiday Luncheon was well-attended by 49 Leaguers and friends. The setting was festive and the food was tasty! Our raffle, which was organized by Dale Kalika and her team, raised $315 for the Education Fund, thanks to the generosity of those who attended.

Our new LWV Metro Phoenix President, Linda Holman Bentley, presented past President Michele Dorsey, who spoke on her League participation at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Michele's statistics evidence progress in some areas with much work ahead to reach parity in education, healthcare, the workplace, and other opportunities for women.  Please see this link for the slides Michelle used, which will provide more specifics. Michelle ended with suggestions for local action, slides 31 through 45, which include study and consideration of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, and of course fighting discrimination and normalization of unacceptable behaviors through education and advocacy on all the fronts in which it occurs.

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