June 21, 2010

1.National Convention: Rep. John Lewis tells League to keep "getting in the way"
2.State Annual Meeting: Justice Ann Walsh Bradley says don’t give up on recusal rule
3.Test your knowledge about women’s suffrage

At the League of Women Voters national Convention in Atlanta, June 11-15, Rep. John Lewis congratulated the League on our 90th anniversary. He lauded the League’s history of making positive change through participation in government and told Leaguers to "continue to get in the way, continue to get in trouble, good trouble!" The League’s new national president, Elisabeth MacNamara, promised to do just that, as she ushered in the LWVUS program agenda for the next two years. Wisconsin sent 13 Leaguers to Convention, where delegates voted to study the federal role in public education and privatization of government functions. Read more about Convention here.
In Wisconsin, League members met for our teleconferenced state Annual Meeting in La Crosse and Oshkosh. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley spoke about recent developments on the national and state levels that threaten the public’s confidence in the impartiality of our courts. She urged the League to “show up” at the Supreme Court’s open administrative hearings, hold brown bag lunches with local judges to discuss issues, and continue to educate voters about the importance of judicial elections. More news from the Annual Meeting will be available over the next couple of weeks on the League’s For Members website. You will be able to view Justice Bradley’s speech and other sessions from the Annual Meeting on Wisconsin Eye. We’ll let you know when it's ready.  

Test your knowledge (PDF) about the women’s suffrage movement with this quiz from the Dane County League of Women Voters. The answers will be in next week's enews!

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