You would never skip voting in a local, state or national election . . . so don’t skip our program planning meeting because that is your voice in selecting local and state League Priorities for the coming year. Will it be? Climate Change Get Out the Vote Homelessness Housing Universal Preschool Water Sustainablity Additional information on these potential priorities are on the front page -
See old friends! Meet new members! Enjoy a catered breakfast! See you at the meeting!
Message from our President, Marianne Kast
As members of the League, we have the opportunity to suggest the direction of our League work every year. In League lingo, “program” means issues that members have chosen for study, education, and action at the local, state and/or national levels. This year we will consider the program for our local Fresno League as well that of the California State League.
The LWV Fresno Board has proposed several areas of work for our local League during the coming year. You will have the opportunity to hear about those suggested priorities, to choose which should be pursued and, of course, to sign up to help with that proposed work. Additionally, we will give direction to the program of our statewide League. In response to the suggestions of its members, the state League will direct its resources (staff, board, volunteers, consultants, etc.) during the coming two years. The “issues for emphasis” may be continuing work that the League has in progress, or delving into new issues of statewide relevance, or updating a current position, or concurring with a position already adopted by a local League.
The LWVC Board has recommended continuing the program, “Making Democracy Work,” and, so far, three Leagues have proposed positions for concurrence (criminal justice, voter representation, homelessness). After the program planning process is completed, the recommended program will be voted on at the statewide convention to be held in Pasadena, May 31- June 2. This process of allowing every member to weigh in on the direction of the League is unique. It is how the League remains engaged in the issues of greatest importance to its members. Your voice during program planning is important. I hope to see you there. — Marianne