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About 60 people attended the LWVEA Legislative Forum held on Monday, January 27th, in the Auburn City Council Chambers. LWVEA League member Ms. Barbara Patton moderated the two-hour forum. Delegates who participated were Speaker Mike Hubbard, Sen. Billy Beasley, Sen. Gerald Dial, Rep. Mark Tuggle and Rep. Pebblin Warren. Questions were prepared by League members and were also submitted by audience members. The panel was asked about 15 questions ranging from the Alabama Accountability Act and public schools to midwifery and a spay/neuter bill. Other topics included Common Core, Payday Loan Reform, Medicaid, Tutweiler Prison, Open Meetings Law and Constitutional Reform.
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Calendar of Events
March 6 (Thursday) - Hot Topics Lunch We will meet at Toomer's Coffee on South College from 11AM until 12:30PM. All members are welcome and encouraged to visit and chat.
March 10 (Monday) - Hot Topics Social We will meet at Zazu's Gastropub on Magnolia starting at 5PM. All members and friends of the League are welcome and encouraged to visit and socialize. Please stop by when you can! We will be there for a few hours.
March 24 (Monday) - Members Meeting The proposed topic is to view Bill Moyers' "The United States of ALEC" that originally aired on PBS. Auburn First Baptist Church at 128 E. Glenn Ave. (use the College Street parking lot). Social time starting at 6:30PM with meeting beginning at 7:00PM. Light refreshments will be served.
March 31 (Monday) - Board Meeting The LWVEA board will meet at 5:30PM at 660 East Lane, Auburn. All members are welcome to attend.
April 26 (Saturday) - City Fest The LWVEA will register voters and increase awareness of the Photo Voter ID Law. More details to follow.
Tailgate @ the Library
The LWVEA is all set to register voters at the Draughon Library on the Auburn campus! This looks GREAT!!!
Photo Voter ID Law - Update
The Alabama Secretary of State (SoS) has issued the final rules for the Photo Voter ID Law. The LWVEA is pleased with the response by the SoS and his colleagues as most of the concerns put forth by the League were addressed. The final document may be found on the Secretary of State's website. The first time photo ID will be required is in June 2014.
We Need Your Help!
The LWVEA now has active Facebook and Twitter accounts that already have posts and tweets. We need you to go to these sites and "Like" or "Follow" the LWVEA to increase our public presence and to join in the dialogue.
We also need suggestions of who/what to follow. The LWVEA is already following several news outlets, local politicians and other Leagues but we can always add more! Send a message to @lwveastal to make suggestions.