Speakers, Forums, Ideas, and Info for Leagues
Ruth's presentation included an overview of gun violence in America, its history and current events. She also provided some talking points about the subject and ways to get involved in the discussion. View here PowerPoint presentation: Gun Violence Prevention: Building a Movement Brick by Brick
Read her biography here to see the considerable expertise she brings to this topic.
Go to METRO Fund It / Fix It page for details and speakers.
Our expert panelists presented information about all kinds of transportation issues and concerns in the capital area.
Below are the Guest Speakers, you can click on some of their presentations:
Stewart Schwartz, Coalition for Smarter Growth
Also check out the LWVUS Action Alerts Page of this website.
INFO AND RESOURCES FROM AMY HJERSTEDT:
ACTION KITS These ACTION Kits were developed for League and not-yet League members in mind (so please share widely and don't be afraid to post on social media and websites). These Kits are for new activists and seasoned activists, and these two resources give people ideas for making an impact on issues we all care about and it meets them where they are at.
If you know someone who would like to work on future ACTION Kits (the next upcoming kits are Election Reforms and Protect Voters) then please email Amy-- firstname.lastname@example.org
Sips & Civility Facebook planning group--Get ideas, ask for ideas, etc. This is space to see what others are doing and use the League Braintrust to develop your events (Sips and other social events). Don't be afraid to jump into the conversation. And share your resources, graphics, and pictures on the page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/sipsandcivility/
Civics Game Night --This is a fun and informal event the Falls Church League hosts at a nearby comic book store (this can be hosted at a library, community center, schools, bookstore, etc.). Consider partnering with another organization or school to get more people to help plan and to participate in the fun.
Kate Kennedy (Chief Development Director) and Kim Lauth (LWVUS Board member) created a kit for local and state League leaders to host their own "ask" event (sample invitations and kit are attached). Kate sends out an email with tips on fundraising and answers questions about best practices, so feel free to email her to get added to her list (next email from her will be this fall). Here email: email@example.com
Webinar on Fundraising: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToE6b7Lqnn4&feature=youtu.be
Fundraising In League (52 pages!): http://forum.lwv.org/member-resources/article/fundraising-101-%E2%80%93-league-way
Other ways to connect to activists in League: Share advocacy campaign strategies, ask questions, see what other Leagues around the country are doing to make an impact on a variety of topics. If you don't have a graphic or resource guide, there is a League somewhere that created it. Check out online groups below
LWV GOOGLE GROUPS
Consider sharing all of your League events on other groups' Facebook groups. My local area has over 20 groups and I typically share to at least 15 groups each month. This expands your reach tenfold.
What Would Alice Paul Do? Podcast
The What Would Alice Paul Do? Podcast is for all League members and not-yet League members. Amy and Melissa with their 30+ years of League experience demystify what it means to do League today. Listen to episodes on our website, on iTunes or Stitcher, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Other toolkits, Contact Amy for more info:
-New member engagement tool from Maryland
-Streamlining Local League Advocacy
-Complete Online Organizing Toolkit
And to find out if a local League or state League has a position on an issue you or your League cares about, visit the LWV Clearinghouse
-----------------------------------------------As mentioned above, See also the revamped LWV website and League Management Section for additional Action Kits, and the LWVUS Action Alerts Pageof this website.
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