Please join us Saturday January 20th at 10 a.m. to have a conversation about the ins and outs of our National Positions. Unlike previous years, we will not devote time to reading the positions together as a group. Because of this, we are asking that members review the positions before hand so we can focus more on hearing from you and planning our 2018.
Please check out National Positions at this link:
You do not have to read the entire document!
Just focus on pages 1-9.
Please review the positions in advance so that we can concentrate our discussion on:
How the LWV studies issues to arrive at a position
What the difference is between “consensus” and “concurrence” (i.e., how the League comes to agreement on policy positions)
Briefly recapping and answering questions on current LWVUS positions (please come prepared with questions, if you have any!)
How the LWV – at the national, state, and local levels – advocates based on its positions
Same as in years past, the Board will provide lunch for attendees. So we know how many folks we need to feed, please send your RSVP in to us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org before January 18th.
Just a reminder: membership is not required to attend Position Review. In fact, it’s a great time to introduce people to the League so they can get an idea of how we operate! (So bring a guest or two!!)
This year we have asked Amy Nelson of the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana and convener of Hate Crimes Coalition to share information with the membership. Amy will discuss the latest issues facing her organization(s) and how we can be more involved during the lunch portion of our meeting.
One addition to our Position Review this year is we are asking those who attend to bring a canned good or other much needed item with them to donate to the Mid-North Food Pantry.
Please visit http://www.midnorthfoodpantry.org/i-want-to-help/wish-list/ to get a list of the most needed items. LWV Indy plans on being a supporter for the Mid-North Food Pantry in 2018, especially in times when donations tend to slack off (like after the Holidays).
We hope to see lots of you on January 20th!
Need a LWV Yard Sign? Attend Position Review on January 20th !
As a reminder: we ask that LWV signs not be placed next to candidate or party signs when displayed.