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Meg McLane Award for Advocacy

Helen Schwartz (left) is presented the 2015 Meg McLane Award for Advocacy by fellow LWV Greater Green Bay member Pat Finder-Stone at the State Annual Meeting in Ashland. Helen was honored for her commitment to voter education and advocacy on behalf of new citizens, low-income individuals, the elderly and others. The award recognized Helen’s long record of service to the League, including as Membership Chair and Voter Education Chair. Herr work has a sustained and widespread impact, and has had a level of continuity that has benefited the broader community.
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News & Events
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September 14 in Wausau! Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB): Wisconsin GAB: Is our nonpartisan arbiter of elections & ethics still a good fit? Free public forum, 6:30-8:00 p.m. UW Marathon County campus.

In 4 locations beginning September 16! LWV-WI partners with American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to host four free public forums - Rebuild America's Infrastructure and Economy. Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Madison, Eau Claire. 
07/21/2015   Statement on call to dismantle Government Accountability Board  (PDF)

07/13/2015  State Budget: The bad outweighs the good, but it's time to move forward  (PDF)

07/08/2015  Statement to Assembly representatives about state budget  (PDF)

07/06/2015  Statement on anonymous attempt to gut open records law  (PDF)

06/30/2015  League signs letter calling for a "Mobile DMV" unit to help people obtain a photo ID for voting  (PDF)

06/29/2015  League warns secrecy is poisoning our democracy  (PDF)

06/17/2015  Updated statement to all State Senators and Assembly Representatives about the state budget  (PDF)

06/09/2015  Leading good government groups in Wisconsin denounce bill to destroy audit bureau  (PDF)

Broad coalition endorses plan for better budget choices - Legislators can avoid devastating cuts without raising taxes (PDF)  

05/11/2015  Wisconsin State Legislature wants to be your OB/GYN - Targeting women and families with the 20 week abortion ban (PDF)

03/23/2015  Statement about voter ID  (PDF)

03/17/2015  Letter from 22 state & national organizations to Governor Walker in support of GAB  (PDF)

03/16/2015  League's statement to Joint Finance Committee about the proposed state budget (PDF)

02/24/2015  Opposition to right-to-work bill and the fast-tracking process  (PDF)

02/09/2015  Budget would muzzle watchdogs, dismantle institutions  (PDF)
01/06/2015  League releases Election Observer Report from November 2014 midterm elections. The report. (PDFs)

12/15/2014  Letter to DMV on proposed rules for issuing free state ID cards for voting purposes (PDF)

LWVWI Annual Meeting

Our State Annual Meeting was held in Ashland. See speaker and plenary materials and a slide show here.
State Issues Briefing

Sign up today to attend 
Issues Briefing!

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 9:00AM – 2PM
(Doors open at 8:30 AM)
Courtyard Marriott, 2266 Deming Way, Middleton
Reserve a room at the Courtyard Marriott for $129.00 by September 9

A Talk About Climate Change:
Current Threats and Opportunities

Tia Nelson, Managing Director, Outrider Foundation
There is no lack of information about the perils of climate change. How do we translate that information into action and impact?

Surprising Research Findings on
Election Laws and Voter Turnout

Barry Burden, Professor, Political Science; Director, Elections Research CenterUW-Madison
Does early voting boost or depress turnout? What would happen if Wisconsin abandoned Election Day Registration? What can we expect from voter ID?

Collaborating for Reform
Jay Heck, Director, Common Cause in Wisconsin 
League is working with Common Cause and Wisconsin Democracy Campaign on Redistricting, Campaign Finance and Voting Rights. How can you help?

Register by September 30!
Click here to see the AGENDA (subject to change).
Click here to download a REGISTRATION FORM to mail in with a check.

Recent E-news Updates
8/27/15 - Thursday, August 27, 2015
Celebrating suffrage, protecting our water, defending the GAB read more ...
July 31, 2015 - Monday, August 03, 2015
Judicial recusal back in the spotlight, inspiring stories about voting, more read more ...
July 24, 2015 - Friday, July 24, 2015
Beware of politicians who target government watchdogs read more ...
July 14, 2015 - Monday, July 20, 2015
Post-budget, it's time to prepare voters for 2016 read more ...
July 9, 2015 - Thursday, July 09, 2015
Assembly voting on abortion ban today read more ...
July 6, 2015 - Monday, July 06, 2015
They heard us and backed down. Keep at it! read more ...
July 3, 2015 - Monday, July 06, 2015
Tell legislators: Hands off our Open Records laws read more ...
July 2, 2015 - Thursday, July 02, 2015
Celebrating victories, advocating for voters read more ...
Update - Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Senate voting today on abortion bill likely to be struck down read more ...
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