Making Democracy Work

Vote411 @ Farmers Market

The VOTE411 team will have an info table for 3 saturdays — May 21, 28, June 4 from 8-12:00 to advertise VOTE411.

May General Meeting

Story County Auditor Lucy Martin gave excellent insight into the election process in Story County at our May General Meeting.  She touched on several topics including 1) on line resources, 2)Auditors prep 3) what to expect in 2016 & 4) what to expect from voters.

2016 Annual Meeting

Highlights included:

The Carrie Chapman Catt Award for 2016 was presented to Linda Murken

President Devita Harden reflected on the League’s progress for the year

Featured Speaker & Co-president of LWV Iowa, Dr. Deborah Turner’s analysis of the role the LWV has played in making democracy work

Learning more about the League’s Website, Vote411 & On-Line Voter Registration

Linda Murken proposed an addition of a Waste Study to our positions

A proposal to add 'Community & Rooftop Solar Power' to the Electric Utility Position

New Board members were elected

Final 2016 Legislative Wake-up

Devita Harden moderated the final Legislative Wake-up of 2016 which was co-hosted with National Alliance for Mental Health.  Topics included  Mental health services, the new medicaid system, water quality and top soil erosion, mandatory minimum sentences, renewable tax credits, Financial burden if leaks occur in the Bakken pipeline & death with dignity.

March 26 Legislative Wake-up

The fifth 2016 Legislative Wake-up was held in the Nevada city council chambers.   Linda Murken moderated as State Representative Lisa Heddens, State Representative Dave Deyoe, State Senator Bill Dix and State Senator Herman Quirmbach answered questions from the audience. Medicaid transition, Midwest Academy, Corporate Tax Credits, the SAVE Fund, Medical Marijuana, and Water Quality were among the topics discussed.

Fourth 2016 Legislative Wake-up held on March 19

Story County Legislators answered questions from the audience on such topics as racial profiling, early childhood education, identifying & addressing learning disabilities, restoration of voting rights for ex-felons, human trafficking and diverting education dollars to fund water quality.