The League of Women Voters of Louisville (LWVL) encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to women and men of all ages. For more information, visit http://www.lwvlouisville.org
FYI from President PatThe January 2015 issue of Louisville Magazine has a thought-provoking article about the coal industry in Kentucky.
Brown Bag Lunch Book DiscussionNoon, Thursday, February 12, at Lang House. Fran Wagner will lead a discussion on Jonathan Haidt's Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. Anyone wanting to suggest a book, or volunteer to lead a discussion, should contact the League at email@example.com.
Increasing the Minimum Wage: Whose Reality is it?Come join us on Monday, February 16, at Lang House to discuss this worthy topic. Speakers: Representative from Kentucky Center for Economic Policy & University Economics Professor & Representative from Chamber of Commerce.
Legislature DayFebruary 25, Wednesday -- Kentucky League Day in Frankfort.
SCHUHMANN APPOINTED TO LWV US COMMITTEE
George Schuhmann, the Deputy Chair of our Campaign Finance Reform Committee has recently been appointed as one of ten members on the US League's Money In Politics (MIP) Committee. He is a retired Attorney, and has been an activist regarding this matter since the Citizens United decision in 2010 greatly expanded the amount of money that can be spent to influence elections. The MIP committee is charged with providing educational materials and activities to inform LWV members and the citizenry about complex issues around money in politics. It is charged with preparing an update on the League's position as to whether financing a political campaign is protected speech under the First Amendment. This will involve two years' of study and a consensus process to prepare a leaders' guide and consensus questions for LWVUS Board approval.
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