LWVGB Agriculture Update Consensus Meeting
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Vestavia Public Library
1221 Montgomery Hiway South
Vestavia Hills, AL
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This is a meeting for LWVGB members only. At the meeting we will continue our discussion of agriculture and respond to consensus questions. Those responses will help determine the updated LWV national position on agriculture.
Consensus information for this meeting, including the consensus questions and the LWV discussion leaders packet, can be found at:
Agriculture Position Update
Background information for your review before the meeting is at:
Agriculture in the United States
Unbiased information and balanced points of view
Agriculture Study Summary and Fact Sheets
Helpful condensed resources that summarize
this very complex subject
Not a member of the League of Women Voters? Join the League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham now to participate in this important grassroots conversation on March 16th when we will help set the League's national position on agriculture in the United States.
Agriculture in the United States:
A Public Discussion
Thank you for participating in the discussion of Agriculture in the U.S. held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4300 Hampton Heights Dr., Birmingham, AL on Sunday, February 23, 2014. A meeting report will be posted here soon. See photos of the event. Read the press release for this event.
House District 53 Runoff Election is postponed until Feb. 4
The Special Democratic Party Primary Runoff Election for AL House District 53 was postponed for one week due to inclement weather conditions. House District 53 is located in Jefferson County and is the seat previously held by the late Representative Demetrius Newton. Representative Newton passed away on September 11, 2013. As stated on the website of the AL House of Representatives, "Representative Demetrius Newton was elected in 1986 and served as the first African-American Speaker Pro-Tem of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1998 until 2010."
Candidates on the District 53 Democratic Party primary runoff ballot are Anthony "Alann" Johnson and Arthur D. Shores Lee. If you live in District 53, be sure to go to the polls on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 and vote!
The LWVGB was very busy in 2012-2013, but we have even bigger plans for 2013-2014! Here's what we're taking on this year:
You are awesome, Greater Birmingham!
On Thurs., September 26, 2013, LWVGB held it's annual Membership Mixer at Alamerica Bank, 2170 Highland Avenue South on Birmingahm's Southside. What a fantastic turnout! You really showed how much you care about our community and confidence in the League to help move us forward. We'll have a few pics posted soon.
Thank you, especially, to those of you who joined or renewed your membership in LWVGB that evening! We greatly appreciate your membership, contributions - wo/man power and financial - and steadfast support. LWVGB is a grassroots organization, and we cannot do the work we do without you.
And many thanks to Alamerica Bank for providing this wonderful venue and our refreshments!
It's still not too late to join the League of Women Voters for 2013-2014. LWVGB membership is well worth your time and financial support.
Thank you, Sarah McDonald, for leading an excellent LWVGB Board orientation and planning session on Sunday, June 30! Many thanks also to Barbara Powell for opening her home to us and her most gracious hospitality. ￼
6/25/2013 -- LWV Reacts to Supreme Court Decision on the Voting Rights Act
Supreme Court erases protections against racial discrimination in voting. Congress must act quickly to restore the Voting Rights Act
Washington, D.C. – “Today is a sad day in America: Through its decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court erased fundamental protections against racial discrimination in voting that have been effective for more than 40 years,” said Elisabeth MacNamara, President of the League of Women Voters of the U.S. “Only strong action from Congress can fix this huge mistake made by the Court.”
Read the full statement by the LWV of the United States.
Read NVRA background.
Members, thank you for attending the LWVGB annual business meeting on June 13, 2013 and lending your voice. Updates to LWVGB program, budget, bylaws and board members as approved by the membership are posted.