Power the Vote Discussion Series: Defining the Next 100 Years kick-off Rescheduled for 08/17/2020

We are excited to announce that the Women Power the Vote Discussion Series: Defining the Next 100 Years kick-off has been rescheduled for Monday, August 17, 2020, at 1 p.m. EDT. LWVUS Chief Executive Officer Virginia Kase will sit down with LWVUS President Deborah Turner for a one-hour discussion on what lies ahead for democracy in America, and how all women can be active participants.  

This powerful discussion will examine how women voters can better elevate the voices and perspectives of women of color, how we can protect current voting rights while continuing to expand access, and what role we all play in the racial justice movement.   

Graphic announcing the event with the Women Power the Vote logo

As we approach the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, LWVUS will dig into the work we need to do over the next 100 years to ensure fair elections with participation by all, particularly those who have been marginalized in the past. 

This conversation will be streamed live on the LWVUS Facebook page and will include a live question and answer portion to provide an opportunity for viewers across the country to pose questions through social media.

Viewers are encouraged to share the event on Facebook with your followers and to use the hashtag #WomenPowertheVote when participating in the discussion on social media.

We hope you’ll join us on Monday, August 17!

LWVGO 2020 Annual Meeting – RSVP Today!

LWVGO’s 2020 Annual Meeting will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1st, 2020.

The Annual Meeting is a celebration of the past year’s accomplishments as well as an opportunity to look ahead. Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 28th, 2020. When you register, please use the email address at which you would like to receive the Zoom link.

The Annual Meeting is open to all, but only LWVGO members may vote. To become an LWVGO member, click here: https://www.lwvgo.org/join/ .

Agenda

9:45am Virtual Sign-On / Check-In

10am-11am Annual Meeting

  • League Business
  • Installation of New Officers
  • Member Recognition
  • New Business

11am-12pm League Learning Breakout Sessions

  • Session 1: Defunding the Police
  • Session 2: New Member Orientation
  • Session 3: Voter Services 101
  • Session 4: The Observer Corps
  • Session 5: A Brief History of the 19th Amendment

LWVGO Suspending In-Person Meetings & Voter Registrations

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha is suspending all face-to-face meetings and voter-registration drives, effective immediately and lasting, unless otherwise posted, until March 31, 2020. We will update our members of any extension before the end of the month. Look for notifications of online opportunities to meet.

We encourage our members to request a vote by mail ballot at votedouglascounty.com/elections/2020/Primary/P20RequestByMail.pdf, and to share this link with others.

You can also encourage online voter registration at nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration.

If you have any questions, contact us via our website, via email or on Facebook.

We aren’t going away; we are just going online. Stay safe and keep washing your hands.

-LWVGO Board (board@lwvgo.org)

Dine & Discuss on Feb. 24: Learn About the 2020 Census

United States Census 2020

Monday, February 24th
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
AIM Building, 7th floor
1905 Harney St., Omaha

Surprising information on the Census and training to LWVGO members and friends presented by Census representatives Joel Cota and Maria Valentin. Lilia Fransicony is our representative on the Complete Count Committee (CCC). We will also hear from her, as well as Hannah Young, CCC coordinator.

Find out why the League is taking action & offering volunteers at the libraries to help citizens complete the census online.

This presentation will suffice as a training for LWVGO members who sign up to volunteer at the libraries.  It is critical that every citizen be counted!

RSVP to candide@lwvgo.org.

Join Us for an All-Member Meeting Feb. 27

LWVGO is hosting an all-member meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at the UNO Community Engagement Center, Room 231. Join us for a fun, informative evening!

Agenda:
6:00p to 6:15p — Networking
6:15p – Introductions of the Board
6:25p – President’s goals for the organization and a State of the Organization
6:45p – Q & A
6:55p –  Board Announcements / Volunteer Requests
7:15p – Q & A
7:25 – Closing (Membership Committee)