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    LWV of Ames and Story County says farewell to past president, Devita Harden

LWV of Ames and Story County says farewell to past president, Devita Harden

Many members gathered to share best wishes and good memories with Devita last evening.  She looks forward to next chapter of her life, back home in Arkansas.

Here are a few photos recording some of her many contributions to the League and to Ames.







Record crowd attends Gilbert Legislative Wake-up

Nearly 90  Story County citizens attended this morning's LWV of Ames and Story County Legislative Wake-Up. This is the largest group ever for for a Wake-up, according to League members.  Sen. Herman Quirmbach (D-23) and Reps. Lisa Heddens (D-46) and Beth Wessell-Kroeshell (D-45) discussed recent legislative action affecting collective bargaining, reproductive health, school funding, mental health care and voter registration.  Members of the audience asked a wide range of questions, most often asking for guidance in addressing their concerns about current legislation to those legislators who were not in attendance. All Story County lawmakers from both parties, including those representing Gilbert--Senator Jerry Behn (R-24) and Rep. Rob Bacon (R-48)--were invited to appear at the forum. 

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Legislative Wake-up

Local legislatures reported on current legislative issues and responded to questions from the audience of nearly 30.  The Wake-up was co-sponsored by the Ames Education Association, which also provided refreshments.


Affordable Housing in Ames and Story County

An audience of nearly fifty attended our General Meeting on Affordable Housing.  Presenters were Vanessa Baker-Latimer, Ames Housing Coordinator, and Jan Flora representing A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy.  Jan announced that AMOS will help organize a housing conference this fall, tentatively called "A Place to Call Home: Achieving Housing Stability in Story County"

Movie on Money in Politics

7pm, Monday, January 26
Farwell Brown Auditorium
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave

Come to the Library for a free film showing of
PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy's High Stakes.
PAY 2 PLAY follows filmmaker John Ennis’ quest
to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play
System, where politicians reward their donors
with even larger sums from the public treasury
—through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation.
Along the way, he journeys through high drama
on the Ohio campaign trail, uncovers the secret history of the game
Monopoly, and explores the underworld of L.A. street art on a humorous
odyssey that reveals how much of a difference one person can make.
This free film showing is sponsored by Ames Move to Amend and Ames Public Library.

Further Discussion of Convention Center Bond Issue

Tune in to KHOI 89.1 FM on Monday, March 3 at 7 a.m, 12:00 noon, and 7 p.m. for further discussion of the Convention Center Proposal,"The Last Word on the Ames Convention Center: a summing up of the pros and cons of the ACC with voices you haven't heard before" KHOI hopes to have audiotape available on their website
on election day next Tuesday. Monday's event is not sponsored or supported by the League.

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