June 15, 2020 Update from LWVLA
News & Events of Interest to League Members


Juneteenth Celebration
Social Distance Style

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Friday, June 19, 2020
6:30 PM
Just Mercy - FREE SHOWING
Rivoli Theatre
117 N. 4th St., La Crosse, WI

COVID-19 precautions
• Wear a mask (we will be providing some as well).
• We will wipe down seats and have hand sanitizer at the door.
• We will be social distancing in the movie theater.
 
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Noon–1:00 PM
Virtual Zoom Talk Back Movie Discussion

2:00–4:00 PM
Enduring Families Project Self-Guided Tour

5:00 PM
Juneteenth Motorcade Celebration

Event 1: Talk Back Movie discussion (noon–1:00).
Join us as we facilitate a discussion about the movie Just Mercy .
Register at this link to join the Zoom discussion:  

Event 2: Enduring Families Project Self-Guided Tour (2:00 p.m- 4:00 p.m.)
This will be a self-guided tour of historically significant sites and people in La Crosse, with actors along the route who will portray African-Americans from La Crosse’s past.
  • Step 1. Come to the Black River Beach house (1433 Rose St) to get a map and instructions.
  • Step 2. Drive to the locations and listen to the stories.
 
Event 3: Join the Juneteenth Motorcade Celebration (5:00 PM).
Meet us at Poage Park as we drive through an already planned route to celebrate the Liberation of Black people in America.
 
  Sunday June 21, 2020
4:30–8:00 PM
Zoom Juneteenth Celebration 
 

Program starts at 4:45 PM. Live DJ starting at 6:00 PM.
 
  KID FRIENDLY 
For More details visit:  our website.

The LWV president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the 6-3 Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Georgia & Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC:
“Never again can a person be discriminated against at work due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. This landmark victory provides long overdue protections for LGBTQ people in education, housing, and healthcare. We cheer the efforts of LGBTQ activists who have long fought for legal protection on behalf of their community.
“While we celebrate this milestone, we know the fight continues. This decision affords much needed nondiscrimination protections within the workplace, yet we recognize that the LGBTQ community still faces numerous challenges, including the threat of hate crimes and identity-based violence—with higher rates of violence against Black trans women.
“The League of Women Voters stands with the LGBTQ community in celebrating this step toward progress, and we will continue advocating for equal protection under the law.”
The League of Women Voters joined more than 50 organizations on an amicus brief in this case.
LWVLA Annual Membership Drive
League Membership Runs from July 1 to June 30
League Membership Dues are:
  • Student Member: free
  • First-Year Member: $35
  • First-Year 2-Member Household: $70
  • Member Renewal: $70
  • 2-Member Household Renewal: $105

The League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area (LWVLA) annual membership dues of $70 are allocated as follows:
  • $32 supports the LWV of the US;
  • $30 supports the LWV of Wisconsin;
  • $8 supports our local League.

The LWVLA household annual membership dues are allocated as follows:
  • ​$48 supports the LWV of the US;
  • $45 supports the LWV of Wisconsin;
  • $17 supports the LWVLA.

Membership options in addition to the standard annual dues are:
Student Membership:
The LWVUS, the LWVWI and the LWVLA offers free memberships to students, hoping to gain new life-long members with "the energy and passion of the next generation. "

First-year Individual Option Trial Membership:
The LWVLA offers a first-year trial membership for $35 or $70 for two new members living at the same address. For members joining under our first-year reduced fee membership option, LWVWI waives fees paid to the state in support of expanding the diversity of League membership." 

You can join League or renew your membership using one of the following methods:

Online:
  • Go to the Join/Renew page on our website (here) and follow the prompts.
  • Complete either the new member or renewal form and submit it.
  • Pay your dues via the PayPal options located below the forms.

OR

Mail a check made out to the League of Women Voters to:

League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area
P.O. Box 363
La Crosse, WI  54602-0363

  • Along with your check, send us your name, address, phone number(s)--home and/or cell--and your email address. Renewing members, please let us know if any of your contact information has changed.
 
If you have any questions, contact Kathy Mulliner (Membership Chair) at kmulliner@prodigy.net 788-9209. Please leave a message if no one answers.
Ethical Leadership During Crisis:
Leadership in Higher Education
(a virtual webinar)
Tuesday, June 23
6-7 PM
Dr. Jeff Rafn 
President, Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College
 
Dr. Rafn will connect his experience as the leader of a successful, "team-based, customer-focused organization" to his thoughts on the "essence of ethical leadership."
This webinar is free, but registration is necessary to receive the access code. More information and registration forms are  here .  Click on poster to enlarge it.
The League of Women Voters of the L aCrosse Area
Visit our website: lwvlacrosse.org