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Earth Day Walk to White’s Woods
Sponsored by Friends of White’s Woods
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
North 12th Street Entrance
“Meet & Greet” meetings with our legislators
Celebration: 50th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters of Indiana County
There’s a lot going on right now, and we need help. Please consider volunteering for one of the following:
There is much work to be done at the state level for the League. The League has 4 working committees and two of them are in need of additional help right now. These are the Social Policy Committee and the Government Policy Committee. Each committee meets twice a month for about an hour. The work of the committee is to monitor particular policy issues, and identify particular actions that might be needed. Committees sometimes also draft information summaries on issues for the League to take up. If you have interest in learning more about these committees, please contact Susan Boser at email@example.com
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Want to find out more about what the State League is doing and planning?
Read current and past Communicator newsletters here.
The League of Women Voters of Indiana County is requesting nominations for the Peggy Clark Grassroots Environmental Leadership Award. Nominations should be submitted by April 1, 2023. This award recognizes citizens, groups, or businesses who show exemplary leadership and active participation in issues that involve protecting or preserving our environment. The award was established in honor of a longtime Indiana County grassroots environmental activist and League member and is awarded annually. There are two categories: individual and group. The nomination form for either category can be found here.
Please submit nomination to Laurie Lafontaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or send to 480 Airport Road, Indiana PA 15701. Questions, please call 724 422-3763.
Susan Welsh (chair of LWVIC’s Child Advocacy Committee on
Education), Kay Smith (chair of Voter Services Committee), and Susan Boser (LWVIC’s representative to LWVPA’s Government Policy Committee) have been working together to provide sources of information on firearm law, firearm deaths, and firearms safety and control. We are not against responsible firearm ownership but are for a revaluing of public safety and public health in the face of unacceptably escalating gun deaths, gun suicides, and mass shootings.
Our first step in responding to local concerns about
escalating firearm violence was to seek education about gun laws and their enforcement in Pennsylvania.
On July 20, 2022, State Trooper Clifford Greenfield gave a ZOOM presentation sponsored by the Indiana League. His topic was “Current Gun Laws in Pennsylvania.” Trooper Greenfield is the public information officer and community services officer for Troop A. Links to the sources he referenced in his presentation are listed here:
This portion of our site will expand as LWVIC expands its research into public health & safety, public policy, relevant legislation, and advocacy on this issue.
FOR MORE ON LWVIC PUBLIC SAFETY & GUN LEGISLATION AND TO WATCH THE LATEST WEBINAR, CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE LWVIC GOVERNMENT AND SOCIAL POLICY PAGE
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PA County Commissioners Urge Election Reform
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League of Women Voters has a 102-year history of striving to make democracy work for all citizens. Its roots are in the suffragist movement, but it quickly moved from the enfranchisement of women to take on the issues of the day – always in a non-partisan framework supported by volunteers.