JOIN US! The LWVEA will host guest speaker Maria Morris of the Southern Poverty Law Center on March 16th (Monday) at the Auburn First Baptist Church at 128 E. Glenn Ave. Social time starts at 6:30pm with the speaker set to begin at 7pm. Ms. Morris will discuss Alabama's criminal justice system.
SAVE THE DATE: LWV of Alabama State Convention to be held in Auburn, AL, May 2-3, 2015
Transparency in Government Awards to be presented on Saturday, May 2nd, in conjunction with the State Convention
Calendar of Events
March 16 (Monday) - Maria Morris to speak about Prison Issues in Alabama Maria Morris, managing attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center, will be our guest speaker. Maria focuses on juvenile justice reform. Auburn First Baptist Church at 128 E. Glenn Ave. Social time at 6:30PM with program beginning at 7PM.
March 30 (Monday) - LWVEA Board Meeting The LWVEA board will meet at 5:30PM at 660 East Lane. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
April 1 (Wednesday) - Hot Topics Luncheon Join us for lunch and conversation at Toomer's Coffee on S. College beginning at 11AM.
April 7 (Tuesday) - Five O'Clock Social We will meet starting at 5PM (location TBD).
April 13 (Monday) - LWVEA Annual Meeting with guest speaker Larry Lee Join us at Grace Methodist Church on Glenn Ave. with social time starting at 6PM. Dinner will start at 6:30PM. We will present the Phyllis Rea and Sue Flood Awards as well as install the new board of directors. Guest speaker Larry Lee will discuss the state of education in Alabama.
April 27 (Monday) - LWVEA Board Meeting The LWVEA board will meet at 5:30PM at 660 East Lane. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
May 2-3 (Saturday-Sunday) - LWV of Alabama State Convention This biennial event will be held in Auburn at the Hilton Garden Inn and will focus on the criminal justice system. The public is encouraged to join us on Saturday for lunch (nominal fee for lunch) and to stay for the afternoon session replete with guest speakers and discussion.
The LWV of Alabama has a breakdown of the five amendments on the November 4th ballot. Check out their analysis here.
Find your sample ballot on the SoS website. Be informed before you go to the polls!
Auburn City Council Candidate Forum held on August 12th
The League of Women Voters of East Alabama (LWVEA) and the O-A News hosted an Auburn City Council Candidate Forum on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in the Fellowship Hall of the Auburn First Baptist Church. The event began at 6PM and concluded at 8PM. Over 170 members of the community came out to see the candidates from Wards 1, 3, 5 and 6 answer questions submitted by citizens. The evening concluded with a Meet & Greet Session where audience members could talk one-on-one with the candidates. Check out the O-A News article and the evening news piece!
Photo Voter ID Law: Documents from the LWV of Alabama
Fact Sheet: What you need to know to get a Photo Voter ID Card
Examples of Identity Documents
Here is a copy of the booklet from the Alabama Secretary of State that outlines the new photo ID law.
2014 Guide to Your Government
This is our comprehensive guide to contact information for local, state and federal governments.
Legislative Forum for Lee County Delegates held on January 27th
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.
Here is a link to the article as well as an editorial in the O-A News.
Past LWVEA Voters:
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.
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