In Review: Past Meetings & Events of Community Interest

Views expressed by guest speakers do not necessarily reflect the views of the League.


LWVGB Holiday Luncheon
Dec. 7, 2013

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All LWVGB members were invited to get in the holiday spirit at the LWVGB Holiday Luncheon on December 7, 2013. Members reunited with "old" League friends, and got to know some of our new members, too at the Sweet Tea Restaurant, 2205 3rd Ave S in downtown Birmingham. One can hear some memorable League stories at this event. It's a great annual tradition not to miss.

Members were reminded that holiday shopping at iGive.com/LWVAL  (http://www.igive.com/LWVAL) benefits the LWVAL Education Fund. At iGive.com there are over 1200 well-known stores, it doesn't cost the shopper a penny extra, and the LWVAL Education Fund receives a small percentage of each purchase amount. No parking problems, no lines, no hassles and LWVAL-EF benefits. Click here to find out more about how iGive.com works and start shopping. (Works all year long!)


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Nov. 17, 2013, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
LWVGB Meeting - LWVAL Health Care in AL - Study Consenus
Vestavia Public Library in the Forest
1221 Montgomery Highway 
Vestavia Hills AL  35216
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LWVAL Consensus Study Kit - background information for your review before the meeting.
NOTE: There will be only ONE consensus meeting on health care. An additional meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 19 is cancelled. All discussion and consensus will take place on Nov. 17.

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City Runoff Elections in Birmingham on Oct. 8
Runoff elections in Districts 1, 2, 4, 6, and 9.

Elections for mayor, city council and board of education were held on August 27, 2013 Birmingham. On October 8 2013, runoff elections will be held in Districts 1, 2, 4, 6, and 9. Are you registered? Are you informed about the candidates? Do you know where, when and how to cast your ballot? Here is information you need to know about the Birmingham city elections...

ELECTION CALENDAR

  • September 3 - Canvassing of the initial results of the August 27 municipal elections, 12:00 p.m., City Hall Conference Room 215.
  • September 27 - Voter registration deadline for Oct. 8 municipal runoff elections in Birmingham.
    NOTE: The registration deadline for the Oct. 8 Birmingham runoff elections, but you can still register to vote in future elections! Download a registration form and mail to the Jefferson County Registrar or register at one of these locations. (AL Secretary of State: You can "fill out and submit voter registration forms at all state and/or county offices that provide public assistance. In Alabama, public assistance offices, such as Medicaid, WIC, and DHR, must distribute voter registration forms, provide assistance in completing the forms if necessary, and accept such forms.") Have you moved since you last voted? If so, register with your new address. Are you sure you're registered? Check here or call the Jefferson County Registrar 205 325-5550.
  • October 3 - Deadline to apply for absentee ballot
  • October 7 - Last day to mail an absentee ballot to City Clerk.
  • VOTE TODAY! October 8 - Vote in Birmingham Runoff Elections! Polls open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.. You must have ID to vote by regular ballot, but photo ID is not required. See the list of acceptable Voter ID. If you do not have acceptable ID or are otherwise not allowed to vote using a regular ballot, ask to vote a provisional ballot.
POLITICAL NEWS AND COMMENTARY*

MORE ELECTION INFORMATION

IF YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS - ELECTION RESOURCES



* Links to these publications are provided for information only. Commentary or editorial views that might be expressed in these publications are not necessarily the views of the League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham. LWVGB is a strictly nonpartisan organization and does not support or oppose any candidate or political party.

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Birmingham August 27 election results:


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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. flagbar

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UPDATE: Fantastic turnout, Greater Birmingham! You really showed how much you care about our community and confidence in the League to help move us forward. Thank you so much to those of you who joined LWVGB on Thurs. evening! We greatly appreciate your membership and contribution - wo/man power and financial! We'll have this article updated and a few pics posted soon! Still not too late to join the League of Women Voters for 2013-2014. Join online or renew your membership online today! Thanks!

LWVGB membership is well worth your time and financial support.



LWVGB Annual Membership Mixer
All who are interested in making Greater Birmingham a better place to live and who want democracy to work better for everyone are invited!

Thurs., September 26, 2013 5 - 7 p.m. Alamerica Bank 2170 Highland Ave S. Birmingham, AL 35205

You are invited to LWVGB's Annual Membership Mixer. If you're interested in making the Greater Birmingham community a better place to live, please do drop by. It's free and all are welcome, men and women. We'll have casual but stimulating conversation over a glass of wine and light hors d'oeuvres. If you're interested in joining our nonprofit, nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham, we'll be glad to fill you in on our work. If not, we'd still love to meet you and get your ideas for making democracy work better for everyone in our community. We'll look forward to seeing you on Thurs., Sept. 26, 5 p.m. at Alamerica Bank on Highland Ave.! Many thanks to Alamerica Bank for providing this wonderful venue and our refreshments!

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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. flagbar


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
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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.
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The League in Greater Birmingham - Past Accomplishments, Future Goals LWVGB current and future presidents held a discussion in the "Be Birmingham" segment of "The Alabama Way," ION Station WPXH-TV 44, Thursday, May 30, 2013 and re-aire Tuesday, June 4, 2013.



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What has the League of Women Voters accomplished in the Greater Birmingham community over this past year? You would be amazed. And what are the League's goals for 2013-2014? President Cyrondys Jackson Springer & President-elect Trish Powell Crane had a very informative discussion in the "Be Birmingham" segment on the program "The Alabama Way," ION Station WPXH-TV 44, on Thursday, May 30, 2013. The program re-aired Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

The coming year 2013-2014 will be a very active one for the League. Part of the LWVGB discussion on Tuesday morning focused on the League's Observer Corps and what role it might play in keeping the public informed about public affairs in the Greater Birmingham community. Government transparency and accountability are foremost concerns for LWVGB. Also, the Birmingham mayoral and city council elections are coming up in October. For 93 years, the League of Women Voters has had an excellent reputation as a nonpartisan voter service organization. Rest assured, the League will be assisting and educating voters and encouraging all to be active participants in our democracy!

LWVGB thanks ION Station WPXH-TV 44 and Station Manager Ms. Debra Perry for scheduling this interview on the "Be Birmingham" segment of "The Alabama Way" and for giving the League permission to post this segment.

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April Membership Meeting
"2014 Project Alabama"
Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Homewood Public Library
Round Auditorium
1721 Oxmoor Road
Homewood, AL 35209


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NOTE: This is a recent event. We'll post the "follow up" story soon. Thank you for your interest in this issue!

Please join us for our April membership meeting on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:00 p.m. in the Round Auditorium at the Homewood Public Library in Homewood. We will learn about the 2014 Project Alabama, a non-partisan effort to encourage, identify and train more women to seek elected offices.

Alabama has a poor track record of electing women. Currently, there are 18 women in the Alabama legislature. Alabama ranks 48th among state legislatures with women comprising 12.9% of state legislators according to statistics compiled by the Center for American Women and Politics. The election of 2014 presents a unique opportunity for women to increase their numbers in office. Following the 2010 census, Alabama’s congressional and legislative districts were redrawn. The congressional districts affected the 2012 election but the redrawn legislative districts take effect in 2014. New and open seats will be created.

Reapportionment creates opportunity, and research shows that women have more success winning open seats. Also, 2014 coincides with a gubernatorial election.
The 2014 Project Alabama has partnered with many organizations in Alabama to identify and train women who are considering running for elected offices. These organizations include the Alabama Hispanic Association, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Leading Edge Institute, the Women's Economic Development Council, the Women's Leadership Institute of Auburn University, and Women of Will.

Join us for this informative presentation and discussion about the need for women's voices and perspectives to be represented in our elected bodies and how to increase the number of qualified women in elected positions. Light refreshments will be served.

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LWVGB Rallies to Defend the Voting Rights Act (VRA)
Thank you to those who turned out!

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WHAT: Stand in defense of the VRA
WHEN: Friday, March 1, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: In front of the Hugo L. Black U. S. Courthouse, 1729 5th Ave. N., Birmingham, AL

Pictured here (L-R): Jesse Bates, Mary Lynn Bates, Gene Byrd, Kathy Byrd, Eric Click, Seth Johnson, and Nancy Ekberg. See all the photos.
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LWVGB February Meeting

"An Overview of School Systems
in the Greater Birmingham Area"


Presented by:
Joe T. Adams, PhD,
Research Coordinator
Public Affairs Research Council of AL

Pictured here (L-R): LWVGB President Cyrondys Jackson Springer, PARCA Research Coordinator Dr. Joe Adams, LWVGB VP Trish Crain
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See Dr. Adams' presentation.

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On February 28, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at the Homewood Public Library, Dr. Joe T. Adams, Research Coordinator of the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA), shared information with our League about multiple indicators of school district success, including the level of student achievement across our metro area. PARCA has devised a unique color-coded method to allow citizens to interpret how various student populations are performing on the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT), the required standardized test for Alabama’s third through eighth graders. PARCA also analyzes information on school district spending and the breakdown of revenue sources. Dr. Adams clearly and concisely presented over 9000 pages of data in such a way that trends could be easily understood.

The League meeting at the Homewood Public Library was an insightful overview of the Greater Birmingham area’s multiple school systems, including the Shelby County system. About 30 League members and guests attended. The League was pleased that the public showed this great interest in our area public school systems. According to Dr. Adams, this is one of the most important elements in improving and ultimately successful education systems. Motivated, persistent school leaders are also a key factor, especially where there are limited resources.

Thanks again to Dr. Adams for sharing the PARCA study.

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New BJCTA Executive Director Speaks
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 6 p.m.
The Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority
(BJCTA Board Room)
1735 Morris Ave.
Birmingham, Alabama
(Copper-domed transit "hub" on Morris Ave.)

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Guest Speaker Ann Dawson-August, Executive Director, Birmingham-Jefferson Transit Authority

January's monthly membership meeting featured Birmingham-Jefferson Transit Authority Executive Director Ann August. August shared her 30 years of professional transportation experience with attendees, as well as projections for the upcoming year at the BJCTA. Details were given about 30 new buses hitting the streets of Birmingham in September. August told the group she and a team traveled to North Dakota in January to pro-vide input on a prototype that addresses the needs of metro Birmingham riders. The first of the new fleet will roll out in June, August said.

August also said that after arriving to Birmingham, she began working with her staff and the community to improve transportation needs and efficiency. Her work has led her to identify a scheduling problem within the system. August reached out to a peer in Philadelphia, with 30 years experience as a Scheduling Director. The colleague agreed to travel to Birmingham for a "Peer-to-Peer" meeting the first week of February. The visit will be at no cost to BJCTA. August says she believes in relation-ships, and developing those relationships. She says she is already meeting with riders, community groups, civic leaders and elected officials to listen to their perspective. August said she plans to enhance the customer service improvements already under-way at BJCTA, by working with the Director of Customer Service, Adrian Solomon, and the public. Riders shared their accolades and criticisms with August during the meet-ing, expressing frustrations about route information, de-lays, and schedules. August said that a new phone system is expected to be installed in February that might improve communications. August says she wants to continue hearing from the community and all stakeholders, on ways to develop the Birmingham-Jefferson system, and encourages groups such as the League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham to actively participate in the discussion.

August is settling into her new role and new home just blocks away from Central Station.

She is also looking forward to getting to know her fellow League members.

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holiday holly and bell gifLWVGB HOSTS HOLIDAY DINNER!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
SWEET TEA RESTAURANT
2205 3RD AVENUE SOUTH
BIRMINGHAM, AL  35233

LWVGB members caught up with long-time League friends and made some new ones! Non-League members were welcomed. President Cyrondys Jackson Springer showcased the League's many accomplishments thus far this year. The League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham wishes peace, good health, and happy holidays to all!


Thank you for voting Alabama!

See Alabama election results.
Check the status of your provisional ballot.

The following remains posted for archival interest… (Update coming soon.)

General Election Nov. 6, 2012.

Go to the polls on Nov. 6, 2012 and vote between 7 a.m. and 7 p,m,.
REMEMBER TO TAKE ID TO THE POLLS. It does not have to be photo ID. These are acceptable forms of voter ID. If you need to vote absentee, mail in an absentee ballot application by NOV. 1, 2012.

Want unbiased information about the amendments on your Nov. 6 ballot? Get LWVAL's amendment analysis. The document contains, for each of the 11 statewide amendments, the text and basic explanation of the amendment and consequences if the measure passes or does not pass. Get this and much more nonpartisan election information at Vote411.org sponsored by the LWV Education Fund.

ALERT: THREE POLLING LOCATIONS HAVE CHANGED IN JEFFERSON CO.
The following polling locations are CHANGED for the Nov. 6 General Election:

  • Birmingham International Church in Vestavia Hills has changed to Horizons Church on Columbiana Road
  • Lawson State Community College in Bessemer has changed to the Bessemer Civic Center.
  • Wylam Fire Station has changed to Faith Chapel Christian Center on Lexington Avenue
See the complete story at al.com, Jefferson County moves three polling precincts to new locations by Barnett Wright.

Know Your Voting Rights


Read about your voting rights under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 and how to file a formal complaint if necessary. This is essential information for all voters, especially for Americans with disabilities.

Help the LWVAL and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) assess polling place accessibility.
Please download this brief checklist and the instructions. Take the checklist with you to your polling place, and complete it while there. Look around the polling site to determine the extent to which various features of voter accessibility are being met and check the list as appropriate. That's it - except don't forget to vote! Just mail in the Polling Place Checklist as instructed. Thank you for your help!

Get more election information including answers to some common election day questions.


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LWVGB and UUCB Co-host Alabama Election Issues Forum


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On Sunday afternoon, October 28, 2012, LWVGB co-hosted the forum “Critical Thinking: Election Issues for Alabama Voters” with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham (UUCB). The forum was held at the UUCB located at 4300 Hampton Heights Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209.

With the 2012 General Election approaching quickly, Jefferson County voters eagerly turned out to learn and participate in this lively and very timely discussion of Alabama Election issues. What are the constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot, and what are the consequences of passing or defeating these referendums? How are recent changes in election laws, including campaign finance laws, changing our democracy and election outcomes?

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The three panelists were well-versed in their fields. By offering essential facts coupled with their own thought-provoking questions, they engaged the audience in discussion that reflected the group's "critical thinking" as intended. Nancy Ekberg, ACCR Birmingham Regional Chair and member of the LWV of Greater Birmingham's Board of Directors informed attendees about the eleven statewide constitutional amendment referendums and the consequences of this election on the AL constitution. Dr. Anne Permaloff, Political Science and Public Administration Professor Emerita, Auburn University Montgomery discussed the "Current State and Federal Election Laws and Impact on Voting Rights." Dr. Permaloff is also a member of the Boards of Directors of LWV of Alabama and LWV of Montgomery. Dr. Natalie Davis, Professor of Political Science and Pre-Law Advisor, Birmingham-Southern College, asked the very timely question "Are Campaign Contributions Free Speech?"

Each panelist made a 20 minute presentation, and in the segment following, forum moderator Dr. Donald Marks directed questions from the audience. Following the forum, panelists and guests continued the discussion of election issues over coffee.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham would like to thank the Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham for initiating this forum and co-hosting the event at the Church.

First Presidential Debate was Oct. 3, 2012

LWV President Elisabeth MacNamara encouraged citizens to watch carefully.


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 “[Debates] are the only opportunities the voters have to see and hear the candidates talk about the same things at the same time — and to take a real time comparative measure of them." Jim Lehrer, Debate Moderator

In a recent message from LWVUS, President Elisabeth MacNamara wrote, "Tonight presidential candidates President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will square off in the first of three debates. Debates provide candidates with a platform to speak directly to voters in their own words, rather than through ads and negative campaigning by outside groups. They provide voters an important opportunity to learn more about the candidates and their positions on the issues that matter most to you and to your community…." Read more...

Want to get the most out of your debate watching experience? Check out LWV's "Debate Watching 101 Guide" The LWV knows its way around debates!

Work of the Alabama Constitutional Revision Commission focus of LWVGB Annual Membership Meeting


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Thurs., September 20, LWVGB members and guests heard from distinguished members of the Alabama Constitutional Revision Commission (ACRC) at the 2012 Membership Meeting.  Rep. Patricia Todd and Ms. Carolyn McKinstry told the audience at St. Paul United Methodist Church about the commission's work to reform Alabama's 1901 Constitution article by article. Todd and McKinstry provided information about the commission's amendments on the Nov. ballot. The amendments on the general election ballot address insurance oversight and regulation, banking oversight and regulation, and the removal of racist language from the constitution. Rep. Todd represents District 54 in the AL Legislature and is Associate Director of AIDS Alabama. Ms. McKinstry is a survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.

Leaguers shared the work of the League of Women Voters with their guests over light refreshments. There was much to share about the League's many voter service activities leading up to the General Election on Nov. 6. The meeting was open to the public and all over 18, men and women, were encouraged to join the LWVGB to help "Make Democracy Work."

LWV provides unbiased information to voters for the Special Constitutional Amendment Referendum


On Sept. 18, 2012, a special proposed constitutional amendment was put before Alabama voters on September 18, 2012 and passed. The amendment transfers over $145 million each year for three years into the ailing state General Fund from the AL Trust Fund. These funds will not be paid back to the ATF. There is much more to the amendment than the description printed on ballots. The League of Women Voters of Alabama Education Fund presented unbiased information about the amendment. online to educate the voters. This information remains posted for the public.

Brown Mackie College celebrates Constitution Day with Voter Registration Drive


As part of Constitution Day celebration activities on September 18 and 19, 2012, the LWVGB held a registration drive at Brown Mackie College in Birmingham. College Library Director James Gilbreath invited the League to provide students with this registration opportunity, distribute election information, and make timely delivery of forms to the county Board of Registrars. The League registered about 70 new voters during the two day voter registration event.

Many thanks to LWVGB volunteers Joan Burroughs, Shaina Hamby, Ann Smith, Rita Winkates, Leonette Slay, Michael O'Donnell, and Jean Johnson for a very successful registration drive. The League looks forward to many more such events before the Alabama voter registration deadline on Friday, October 26.

Celebrating 92 Years of the Power of the Vote

August 26 marked the 92nd anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham celebrated Women's Equality Day by preparing voters for this fall's big election. How did you celebrate? Read the press release. Thought: To celebrate Women's Equality Day, honor a strong woman in your life or inspire a young lady with a contribution to the League of Women Voters.

LWVGB co-sponsors Hoover City Council Candidate Forum

See the Hoover Candidate Photos
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August 21, 2012, seven of the nine candidates running for four seats on the Hoover City Council responded to citizens' questions. The candidate forum was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham and BluffParkAL.org, the Bluff Park Neighborhood Web Site. About 100 Hoover citizens turned out at Artists on the Bluff in Bluff Park, AL to ask questions and to voice their own opinions. More information and photos will be posted here soon. We invite you to read these press articles about the event:


Thank you to all LWVGB volunteers who helped to make this event a success. LWVGB thanks the citizens and candidates for participating in this forum. This is how democracy works!

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Homewood Residents Get to Know Their Candidates

Photos courtesy of Natalie Johnson.
See these and many more on our
Flickr website.

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On Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, citizens of Homewood heard from their mayor and candidates for the city council. And the candidates heard the
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voices of the voters! In addition to the mayor, seventeen candidates for city council president and seven other city council ward seats participated. The forum was sponsored by the Homewood Primetime Organization and the League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham.
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Homewood voters were clearly interested to hear from their candidates. Despite the threat of inclement weather, citizens filled the Homewood Senior Citizen Center auditorium to near capacity. The forum was moderated by LWVGB President Cyrondys Jackson and forum coordinator Leonette Slay. Citizen-submitted questions addressed such issues as government transparency, support or opposition for hiring a city manager, and allocation of funds for ward vs. city-wide projects. Due to the large number of candidates to address each question, there were many submitted questions that could not be answered during the one and one-half hour forum. Attendees did, however, get the opportunity to directly address their candidates one-on-one in a meet-and-greet following the forum. The public was invited to enjoy punch and cookies provided by the Primetime Organization while socially interacting with their candidates.

Thank you to Barbara Pilato and the many volunteers of the Homewood Primetime Organization for their work in making this event a great success. Also, thank you to our own LWVGB volunteers to include Cyrondys Jackson, Leonette Slay, Trish Crain, Jean Johnson, Arlene Godwin, Diane Marks, Dr. Donald Marks, Nancy Ekberg, and Joan Burroughs, Special thanks to Homewood High School students Natalie Johnson and Rebecca Feldman who volunteered their assistance at the Forum. Thank you, Natalie, for capturing this event in the photographs shown here. More of Natalie's photos are on display on our Flickr site.

This candidate forum was a fine example of American Democracy in action. The League looks forward to hosting other such forums in this election season. Stay tuned! Check here often for forum news. Mark your calendar with these important voting dates and visit Vote411.org for more election news and information:

  • August 28, 2012 - Municipal Elections
  • September 18, 2012 - Special Constitutional Amendment Election
  • November 6, 2012 - Presidential Election

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LWVGB participates in "Picnic for the Planet" at Railroad Park

April 22, 2012
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LWVGB 2012 Business Meeting

April 17, 2012
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"Sunshine on Government Websites"
LWVGB's Online Virtual Meeting
April 1, 2012 and continuing

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Judicial Candidate Community Forum
March 6, 2012

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The League of Women Voters Takes on the Issue of Charter Schools in Alabama.

Consensus Meeting
February 21, 2012

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LWVGB Member Meeting: A "Pep Rally" for coming League events.

January 17, 2012
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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MARKS
BILL OF RIGHTS DAY
December 17, 2011
Press Release
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"The Role of the Federal Government in Public Education"

An LWVUS Study

LWVGB Consensus Meeting
November 17, 2011
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LWVGB Membership Meeting and Public Forum

"Working Toward a Solution to Jefferson County's Financial Crisis"
November 14, 2011
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LWVGB Participates in Veterans' Day Events

November 11, 2011
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Superintendent and President of Birmingham City Schools address the State of Education in the City
Oct. 24, 2011
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Kathleen Johnson Speaks on International Elections
Sept. 27, 2011
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LWVGB Voices Opposition to Immigration Bill

Sept. 1, 2011
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LWVAL and LWVGB Co-sponsor SOS - Sustain Our State - Rally in Birmingham

August 16, 2011
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Celebration of Earth Day at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
May 1, 2011, 1-5 PM
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LWVAL State Convention April 30 - May 1, 2011 Co-hosted by the LWV of Mobile and the
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LWVGB Annual Business Meeting
April 28, 2011
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LWVGB Membership Meeting: Sunshine Week Review - Government Websites
March 15, 2011
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LWVGB Membership Meeting: Public Transit Issues in Birmingham
Guest Speaker: Peter Behrman, MAX Director
February 25, 2011
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LWVGB Membership Meeting: Sustainable Cities Will Flourish – Birmingham Could Be One
Guest Speaker Michael Churchman, ED of AL Environmental Council
January 25, 2011
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The League on WBHM 90.3
November 17, 2010
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LWV Dedicated to Voter Service in 2010
November 3, 2010
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LWVGB co-sponsores Railroad Park Ramble to promote Our One Mile


LWVGB Members Learn about the 10/10/10 Global Work Party

September 30, 2010

Railroad Park Ramble kicks off Our One Mile
October 10, 2010

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Welcome New Members

August 17, 2010
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Learning and Networking at LWV National Convention
June 11-15, 2010
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LWVGB 2010 Business Meeting

April 29, 2010
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LWVGB Hosts Screening & Discussion of "Open Secret"
March 24, 2010
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Lilly Ledbetter Addresses AAUW and LWVGB in Observance of Women's History Month
March 6, 2010
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Biofuels from Waste: Good Economics, Good for our Environment
February 25, 2010
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The Highways Around Us
January 27, 2010
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LWVGB Mayoral Forum
January 12, 2010
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LWVGB Holiday Luncheon 2009


December 12, 2009
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Education with Dr. Scott Snyder
November 19, 2009
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Health Care Issues, Part 2 with Dr. Gerald Grandon
November 5, 2009
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"Climate Change: Science, Policy & Possibilities" presented by Dr. Joyce Lanning
October 22, 2009
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Energy Forum 2009: Challenges and Possibilities for Alabama

[NOTE: This event was not sponsored by the LWVGB. It is included here as community information.]
October 13-14, 2009
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United Nations Dinner
October 15, 2009
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Let's Discuss Healthcare with Dr. Michael Morrisey
Sept. 24, 2009
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LWVGB and NAACP Partner to Present Candidate Forum Series
Aug 11-13 & Sept. 21-24, 2009

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Members Set Course for LWVGB at the 2009 Business Meeting

Apr. 30, 2009
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LWVGB Holds Press Conference to Advocate for Professional County Manager in JeffCo.
Jan. 27, 2009
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Rep. DeMarco Addresses LWVGB Members & Guests
Dec. 6, 2008
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LWVGB Observer Corps reports on Greater Birmingham Government and Public Affairs
Nov. 20, 2008
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Judicial Selection Forum: "Is Change Needed in How We Fill Our Courts?"
October 7, 2008
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Alabama Open Meetings Act
March 27, 2008
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