August 2020 | Issue 2
Meeting Content on Demand
On demand playback of the Annual Meeting sessions is now available! If you missed a session or just want to revisit a conversation, just login to the meeting portal and make your selection. For sessions with reference materials, just click the button at the top left of the viewing screen to view and download.
Policy Updates
The Future of Work - Post Pandemic
The U.S. economy has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic spurring conversations on what the road to recovery may look like and what it will require of government at all levels. During this year's Virtual Annual Meeting, the Westrends Board invited several presenters to share their insights and suggestions on what we need to learn from this experience and how to apply it to a successful recovery for all. Click below to read more.
Member Resources
U.S. Supreme Court Update
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted and upended many facets of life as we knew it. Beyond budgets and policy initiatives, its impact has also been felt in the judicial process. Most recently, the U.S. Supreme Court halted a federal district court order from going into effect that would have required the state of Oregon to include a ballot initiative with only 50 percent of the signatures required by the state's constitution. The change was initially implemented in response to the pandemic and its impact on petitioners to acquire the traditional number of signatures required for ballot initiatives. Click below to read more.
The 2020 Presidential Election Webinar
Hosted by CSG East, this webinar will host a discussion on the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election. Professor Rachel Bitecofer, who is referred to as the "election whisperer", will speak about the election, and the growing influence of negative partisanship on election outcomes. Sheilah Kast, journalist and host of WYPR radio's On the Record, will moderate the discussion throughout the session. Click below to learn more about the webinar and hosts, as well as access to registration.
COVID-19 State Resources
Be sure to check out the CSG COVID-19 resource site for updated information on initiatives and resources related to state responses to the pandemic.
Please Note: With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), CSG West is closely monitoring the evolving situation and adhering to the guidance of the CDC, state, and local health authorities to ensure the protection of our members and partners. As this situation evolves, we will keep you posted on any developments that may affect our programming. Please visit us online or reach out to csgw@csg.org with questions.
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