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San Juan League of Women Voters meets Monday, Jan. 13

Fresh from its Nov. 18 health care forum and annual luncheon in early December, the League of Women Voters of the San Juans, not believing in hibernation, will be creating a program calendar for 2014 as part of its upcoming general membership meeting.

The general membership meeting, Monday, Jan. 13, is noon to 2 p.m. at San Juan Island Library.

League Program Chairwoman Sarah Crosby and President Diane Martindale will led a discussion about the group's upcoming local programs with the league's 55-plus membership. The program meeting will consist of two parts: to give input about the league's National programs, and to put together local programs for the coming year.

National programs, as described on the national website, www.lwv.org are:

Protecting and Engaging Voters http://www.lwv.org/issues/protecting-and-engaging-voters Reforming Money in Politics http://www.lwv.org/issues/reforming-money-politics Defending the Environment http://www.lwv.org/issues/defending-environment Gun Safety Learn More http://www.lwv.org/issues/gun-safetyImproving Government http://www.lwv.org/our-work/improving-governmentReforming Immigration http://www.lwv.org/issues/reforming-immigrationGlobal Democracy http://www.lwv.org/our-work/other-policy-work/global-democracyAdvancing Health Care http://www.lwv.org/our-work/other-policy-work/health-care

The meeting is open to the public, men, too. Contact Martindale, 370-5814, regarding attendance.

Also on the agenda is a celebration of Carrie Chapman Catt, founding member of the LWV, who headed the National American Woman Suffrage Association. This group brought to the public's attention that the work women had done in World War I should be rewarded with recognition of their political equality.

For more about the national LWV, www.lwv.org; and more about the Washington state LWV, http://www.lwvwa.org/

To join the LWV-SJ, contact Clare Kelm, membership chairwoman, 378-3373.

 

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