The League of Women Voters of Louisville (LWVL), founded on November 19, 1920, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to women and men of all ages. For more information, email us at info@LWVLouisville.org or phone us at 502-895-5218. When you join LWVL, you also become a member of national, state and local leagues -- three levels of government and legislative activity.
DINNER & DEMOCRACY MEETINGDinner & Democracy Topic: Fair (& Unfair) Lobbying Practices in Louisville & Frankfort. On Monday, September 18, 2017 at Lang House, 115 South Ewing Ave., 40206. Light Buffet at 5:30 with program from 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Speakers: Tom Loftus, Journalist for Courier-Journal; Victoria Markell, former non-profit lobbyist; and Julie R. Adams, State Senator.
Donations for dinner accepted. Public invited! ==============================================================
BROWN BAG BOOK DISCUSSION
Brown Bag Book Club: Al Gore's An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power September 20, 2017 at Lang House from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Discussion leader: Sarah Lynn Cunningham.
~ Public Invited ~
Is there a book you've read and want to discuss? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestion. Must be non-fiction. Come join us! ==============================================================
National Voter Registration Day -- September 26!
Tuesday, September 26, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. LWV Louisville hosts National Voter Registration Day at the California Community Center, 1600 W. Catherine Street, in Louisville. ==============================================================
Money In PoliticsMoney in Politics (MIP) Committee has looked up donations so you don't have to! We looked at 2016 data for Jefferson County. We've discovered that, even for local office, unless a candidate has has formidable patrons (donors). Just focusing on state House races, we see that seven of 18 Louisville-area races were uncontested "safe" districts for the incumbent. The only incumbent unseated was District 38's Denver Butler, who changed his political party. Local incumbents generally raised more money for their campaigns and they won eight of nine contested races. Two races were open seats without an incumbent. The Republican and Democratic parties spent about $10.2 million on the General Election for 50 state House races, according to the Kentucky Registry of Elections: an average of about $100,000 per candidate per race. Click on sidebar Money In Politics for more in-depth info. And an open question: Do office holders generally serve the interests of their big donors?
League of Women Voters of Louisville PositionsLeague's position on Education, Local Housing and more: League Positions
Go to Vote411.org for details.