Annual Meeting May 14
May 14 is the date of our annual meeting. Instead of a meal the board decided that we should meet at 5:00 and have wine and cheese, followed by our annual meeting, in a beautiful setting.
Because we have to pay to use Ashton house, we are asking members to contribute $10 to help defray expenses for the evening.
We do need to know how many people to plan for, so please send or call your reservation to Barbara Beaumont, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 626-6227. We will repeat this announcement in the May Voter.
Voter Registration Assistance
Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Johnson County will be offering voter registration information and forms at the Crisis Center Food Bank of Johnson County for four days during April and May of 2014 (April 22 and 30, May 8 and 16). This effort is the League’s contribution to the Johnson County Auditor’s Office summer 2014 registration drive.
This year the annual National Voter Registration Day—a day on which local Leagues all over the country join with the national LWVUS to encourage fellow citizens to exercise their right to vote by getting registered—is Tuesday, September 23. Mark your calendars!
Just before that, the Johnson County LWV will have a table at the University of Iowa’s Volunteer Fair Day on August 27 to let students know about the League and invite them to be sure they are registered themselves and to participate in National Voter Registration Day. Anyone interested in volunteering on any of these occasions should contact Syndy Conger (email@example.com).
Rally for Women’s Health and Separation of Church & State
Thanks to all of you who supported the Rally. The cases got lots of national coverage. In Iowa City we had about 50 people show up on a very cold, blustery day. Emma Goldman Clinic got the award for turning out the most supporters, but there were quite a few League members too. Several elected officials showed up, and also some candidates for office.
Linda Levey reported, “ I just watched Lawrence O’Donnell’s coverage and, lo and behold, right in the middle of the video outside the Supreme Court were two very familiar looking signs. I paused my DVR and saw, not the Supreme Court, but the Old Capitol in Iowa City, and two of our signs, one held by Doug Jones, the other by Jori Slodki, both created by our LWV team of sign-makers. That made my day!”
The April 2014 Voter is Out!
Click here: April 2014 Voter