Council 2016

Council attendees 5-21-2016 

There were two trainings offered during Council this year, one on setting a local website up to handle membership renewals (Power Point version/PDF version) and a second on Maryland’s Health After Implementation of Health Care Reform (also offered in Power Point and PDF versions.

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VOTE411 Coming Back Prior to the General Election

On September 23rd, Vote 411 will go live again. 

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39 Groups sign letter to Hogan

The League joined 38 other civil rights, faith, labor, humanitarian, social justice, and immigrant and refugee service provider organizations to send an appeal to Governor Hogan to reconsider his statement asking that Syrian refugees not to be directed to our state, and to stand with his constituents in upholding the proud tradition of welcoming with open arms those who flee persecution and death.  Read our letter here.

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LWVUS sends letter to EPA on Fracking

Thirty State Leagues signed a letter to officials at the Environmental Protection Agency recommending key ways their Congress-mandated report on fracking needs to be improved.  Read the letter here.

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Gerrymander Cake and other Highlights from Elbridge Gerry Birthday Commemoration

On July 16, LWVMD and our Tame the Gerrymander coalition partners commemorated the birthday of Elbridge Gerry, the namesake of the practice of gerrymandering election districts.  Featured at the event was a chef who shared his recipe for Gerrymander Cake.  To read the recipe, click here. To see a fifteen minute video of the event, click here

To see a 2 minute video of the chef baking his cake click here.

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Prepare for the future!

Local Leagues, Prepare For The Future

Leagues across the state are registering for a day of training on Membership Leadership Development (MLD).  MLD is a collaborative national, state and local league program using Best Practices to grow membership and develop leaders.

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First Public Meeting of Governor Hogan's Redistricting Rerform Commission

The League of Women Voters of Maryland has been invited to present expert testimony at the first public meeting of Gov. Hogan's Redistricting Reform Commission in Towson. 

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Maryland Voter for Summer 2015 released

The Voter is published three times a year.  Check it out on our "Newletters" menu...

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Nation Builder Trainings

Those thinking about signing up for website training BEWARE.  All training will be done on Saturdays, and the original email had one scheduled for October 2nd, a Friday.  That training is on the 3rd!

Our final training will be in Stevensville rather than in Centerville - not the change in location.

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New Website

The new LWVMD website went live last week under the URL: lwvmd.net!  LWVMD uses the .com and .org web addresses for their existing website, and this new addition, hosted by Nation Builder, will be run side by side with the former site while volunteers are trained and content is migrated to the new platform.  The Day Has Finally Come!

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