Updates from LWV-National

LWVLC delegates: Sandy Brooks, Kay Easley, Linda Mahan, Sarah Pitts attended the national convention June 16 – 19, 2016 in Washington, DC.  We will hear from them at our Ice Cream Social but here are updates from the convention to peak your interest.

Actions by Convention

  • ByLaw Change approved: Voting Members are persons at least 16 years of age or older.  [Formerly, had to be US citizens age 18 and older.]
  • Membership dues remain $32/year through 2018.
  • Concurrence: Adopted LWV-CO Behavioral Health position statement
  • Concurrence: Adopted Redistricting Position statement

Resolutions adopted:

  • Restoration of funding for CDC study on gun violence
  • Statehood for people of Washington, DC
  • Signing an amicus brief on Our Children’s Trust lawsuit in Oregon. Our Children’s Trust seeks to secure the legal right to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate for the benefit of all present and future generations.
  • Update of White House Climate Plan


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