Gun Violence Update
The issues discussed at our 12 November 2013 forum "Anatomy of Gun Violence in American Society" have not gone away. If you were not able to attend the forum, or would just like to review the issues, check out this summary of the presentations made by panel members at the event. If you are concerned about the problem of gun violence in America, you may find the following article on on the National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence worthwhile: We will not be silent.
Panel members at the "Anatomy of Gun Violence" forum.
National Study on Agriculture Issues
The League of Women Voters of the United States has announced a national study of agricultural issues including many hot topics like genetically modified foods (GMOs) and treatment of livestock with antibiotics. This study requires consensus at the local League level (that’s us!) before LWVUS can lobby on these issues on our behalf.
Please consider volunteering for the study committee that will read, discuss, and come to consensus on this important topic. The committee will meet a couple of times and then report its results to LWVUS by the 18 April deadline. LWVUS will then compile the results from local Leagues nationwide. If you would like to participate, please call the League office (228-4041) or email email@example.com, including your preferred meeting times and contact information.
About our League
The League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area (LWVGDA) is one of the first Leagues established in 1920 after passage of the 19th amendment, making it a proud and direct descendent of the women’s suffrage movement. Over 250 members strong, LWVGDA encompasses both Montgomery and Greene Counties, and is an active partner of the State of Ohio League and the League of Women Voters U.S. The League is nonpartisan, and neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate, but does take action on issues following careful study and member consensus. All women and men eligible to vote are invited to join League. It’s not just about having the right to vote, it’s about what we do with it.
17 Mar: Board meeting, 5:45 pm, Talbott Tower.
18 Mar: Dine & Dish with Prof. Vernellia Randall, 11:30 a.m., Dayton Woman’s Club.
20 Mar: ACLU on Voting Rights, 6:00 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, Dayton.
"Pursue your passion, and everything will fall into place. This is not being romantic. This is the highest order of pragmatism."