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RELATED ARTICLE: LWVUS HEALTH CARE EDUCATION TASK FORCE
LWVUS Council 2009, "Creating New Opportunities," will be held on June 13-15 in Washington, DC.
Through the League's Public Advocacy for Voter Protection (PAVP) project, the LWVUS directly supports state and local Leagues' work that is focused on preventing the disenfranchisement of eligible citizens, especially underrepresented populations such as youth, minorities and people with limited resources.
We also introduce our new national officers and Board of Directors, and report on the successful LWVUS Convention 2008.
League delegates were then welcomed by LWVUS Convention Planning Chair Donna Lauffer, and introduced to the wonderful city of Portland by LWVOR President Marge Easley and Portland League President Betsy Pratt.
Following the success of the Presidential Primary Voters' Guide, the LWVUS is creating a new Presidential Voters' Guide for the General Election, which gives voters insight into how the presidential candidates plan to address key topics in the 2008 election.
In an amicus brief, the LWVUS asked the Supreme Court to protect fair voting districts by holding that the Voting Rights Act does not require a minority community's size to meet a rigid numerical quota.
Biography: LWVUS Membership Recruitment Initiative (LWV Palm Beach Country is now the largest League in Florida with 350 members).
Biography: LWVUS/EF Board member/trustee, Program Planning chair, 2004-08; LWVUS Immigration Study chair, 2006-2008; Presidential Selection Update Task Force, 2002-04.
The LWVUS Climate Change Task Force has produced several background papers (with more in the pipeline) that are posted on our Web site.
The LWVUS salutes your work in publishing Voters' Guides, moderating forums, and sitting in the hot sun for long hours registering voters.
The LWVUS is also collaborating with the YWCA, the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Association of Junior Leagues International during this election year to encourage our respective local chapters to work together in non-partisan voter outreach and education.
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