If you were a civil rights leader after Selma in 1965, how might you have responded to the violence and worked to move the cause of voting rights forward for black Americans? This question will be the focus of a Harvard Case Method Project Community Discussion, part of an innovative program offered by the League of Women Voters of New Canaan together with the New Canaan High School Social Studies Department on Tuesday, June 9th, beginning at 6:30 pm at New Canaan High School. Participants will include students, parents, League members, and other interested adults from our community. This will be the first in a series of case discussions that will take place annually. The cases are taken from Harvard Professor David Moss’s book, Democracy: A Case Study.
The League of Women Voters of New Canaan is delighted to announce that Patti Russo, Executive Director of the Campaign School (TCS) at Yale, will be speaking at its Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Thursday, May 28th at the Country Club of New Canaan. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and founding of the League, Russo will talk about how women’s engagement and activism today has been impacted by the struggle for enfranchisement. A dynamic speaker with deep experience in women’s advocacy, Russo is passionate about TCS Yale’s mission: To increase the number and influence of women in elected and appointed office in the United States and around the globe. TCS Yale is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral training program that has launched hundreds of women into the world of politics. It focuses on the common needs and experiences of political women, not on their differences as political partisans.
February 14th is the League of Women Voters’ National Day of Action in celebration of the League’s official 100th birthday. The League of Women Voters of New Canaan will participate by staffing a Voter Registration table at New Canaan Library from 2 — 5 pm. It will also provide information about the League’s People Powered Fair Maps campaign, a redistricting program focused on creating fair political maps nationwide, and the 2020 Census, in which all of us must be counted in order to secure critical funding and Congressional representation for CT. Get registered and be informed! For more information contact the LWVNC at www.lwvnewcanaan.org.
This week on 0684-Radi0, our free weekly podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Miki Porta, president of the League of Women Voters of New Canaan, about the nonpartisan organization and its efforts to educate local residents ahead of Election Day (Nov. 5). Here are some of the “Democracy Discount Day” specials for Nov. 5:
Ally Bally Bee: 10% off original artwork
Apple Cart at Mead Park: Free small coffee
AT & T: Device diagnostics and plan evaluation
Baskin Robbins: participating but don’t know what yet
Benefit: 10% off any service and additional 10% if you purchase a product
Club Pilates of NC: Drop-in class for $20, reg. $39.