The LWVEA panel on Human Trafficking in Alabama was held on Monday, March 21st, in the Fellowship Hall of the Auburn First Baptist Church. More than 50 interested citizens attended to hear more about this important issue. The panelists included the following:
For more information about combatting human trafficking, see the following resources:
Wish you knew more about what's going on during Alabama's current legislative session? The League of Women Voters of Alabama keeps citizens informed with a Legislative Report of issues of importance to the League. This report includes information like bill sponsors, text of the bill and legislation status. Check it out! http://www.lwval.org/takeaction/legreport2016/
Online Voter Registration in Alabama is here (Citizens must meet certain requirements and must have a valid Alabama Driver's License or valid Alabama Non-Driving ID Card)
LWVEA Awarded Education Grant to Continue Youth Voter Registration Efforts in Lee and Macon Counties; Partnering with Auburn University's Chapter of the SPLC
We are so thrilled to announce that the League of Women Voters Education Fund has awarded LWVEA a pass-through grant to support our voter registration activities. This grant will fund our program to register high school seniors in Lee and Macon County this spring and early fall! We are excited to work with the AU Chapter of the Southern Poverty Law Center to double our efforts here in East Alabama. Read about us here! UPDATE: On February 9th, LWVEA and SPLC on Campus volunteers visited Opelika High School and registered more than 90 students!
Calendar of Events (Updated)
"One Voter, One Star" - The LWVEA has a goal of registering at least 1000 voters before November 2016. We have twenty American flags printed out and we add one star for every voter we help to register or update their address. We also develop and distribute citizen & voter educational materials. Click here to volunteer for a Voter Registration Event.
April 30 (Saturday) - Auburn CityFest The LWVEA will be on hand to register voters again at this year's CityFest at Kiesel Park.
May 14 (Saturday) - LWV of Alabama State Council Meeting The LWV of Alabama will hold its biennial Council meeting at the Unitarian Church in Montgomery from 9AM until 4PM. More details to follow.
Upcoming Voter Registration Events
March 28 (Monday) - Smiths Station High School (4228 Lee Road 430, Smiths, AL) As part of our Youth Voter Registration Grant, we will be registering high school seniors at Smiths Station High School. Volunteers are needed! Contact Cory Unruh (email@example.com) to volunteer.
On-going - Area senior living and retirement communities The LWVEA will be visiting local senior living and retirement communities in the area. Updating addresses is an inportant part of our work
On-going - Local high school and university registration drives We are always looking for more events to add to our schedule. Let us know if you have an event where we can participate.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! We know your time is valuable. Voter registration events are a great way to give back to the community with very little time commitment from you. Email Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on volunteer opportunities or if you have a suggestion for an event.
New Alabama Voter Registration Forms are available. In order to have a positive voting experience, the first step is to register or update your registration if you have moved.
Read Charlotte Ward's remembrances of the LWV of East Alabama (originally known as the LWV of Auburn)
This guide has contact information for Auburn and Opelika city council members, Lee County commissioners, state legislators, members of Congress, as well as much more information. Once the file is opened, you will need to zoom in for easier viewing. Please let us know if the links for emails and websites do not work. Your representatives are waiting to hear from you!
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.
2016 Guide to Your Government
This is our comprehensive guide to contact information for local, state and federal governments.
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!!!
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