Over 40 new, prospective, and longtime members attended the January 12 New Year Member Coffee. They heard from Kathy Nesburg, a LWVIL Issues Specialist. She spoke on the importance of our advocacy on Action Alerts that the state League sends out. These alerts are based on our positions from previous studies. Legislators take notice of our interest when we call or email them. She also talked about the many ways to get involved with the League.
Following Kathy's presentation, Sen. Kimberly Lightford joined us to discuss her career while working with 5 different governors during that time. She was recently named Senate Majority Leader making her the first African-American female to hold the position. She discussed her educational initiatives and how the state must start generating more revenue to pay down its debts. We thank Sen. Lightford for joining us and sharing her insights about this upcoming legislative year.