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1317 Clearmont Circle • Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 705-0848 • www.lwval.org/eastalabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT INFORMATION: Laura Hill, President Phone: (334) 705-0848 E-mail: lhill@lwveastal.org LEAGUE OFFERS FORUM BEFORE ELECTION DAY Forum aims to involve young people in democracy WASHINGTON, DC—With a pivotal Election Day around the corner, join the League of Women Voters of the United States and its special guests in a probing discussion about the trends that will impact civic participation among young people this year and for decades to come. A forum will be held Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m.. Monifa Bandele, the senior programs and outreach manager at the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, and Mark Hugo Lopez, the associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center, will be in attendance, along with Matthew Segal, executive director of the student association for voter empowerment. The newly elected national League President, Elisabeth MacNamara, will also be attending the forum. The program will begin at 4:00 p.m. and a reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. -###-


1317 Clearmont Circle • Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 705-0848 • www.lwval.org/eastalabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT INFORMATION: Laura Hill, President Phone: (334) 844-4008 E-mail: hillau@auburn.edu THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF EAST ALABAMA TO HOLD ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES MEETING Meeting to be held Nov. 15 AUBURN, ALA.—The League of Women Voters of East Alabama will be holding its monthly meeting at the East Alabama Health Resource Center on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. The meeting will focus on environmental issues that affect Alabama. The meet and greet begins at 7:00 p.m. and the program starts at 7:30 p.m. The League is a non-partisan political organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. Its monthly meetings bring important issues affecting the community and nation to light and help citizens and members become more aware of the bills and people they are voting for. The League encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. -###-


1317 Clearmont Circle • Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 705-0848 • www.lwval.org/eastalabama

FOR EDITORIAL CONSIDERATION November 9, 2010

Contact Information: Laura Hill, President Phone: (334) 844-4008 E-mail: hillau@auburn.edu

BENEFICIAL FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY: THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF EAST ALABAMA Join the League and make a difference in your community As a mother, family is extremely important to you. You are concerned about any aspect that may affect your children. Governmental decisions, local and national, can affect your children’s education, healthcare options and other issues. Mothers are simply too busy to be aware of every single current political issue. So how do you stay abreast of current governmental issues, and how can you make changes? You can do this by joining a local, nonpartisan governmental organization that allows you to be a catalyst for change: The League of Women Voters of East Alabama. The League is your local branch of a national organization. It is built upon the following mission statement: The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences policy through education and advocacy. -more-


page 2 of 2 The League was founded in 1920, and has since fought to improve our government systems and impact public policies through education and advocacy. The League, a grassroots organization, works at national, state and local levels. Now is your opportunity to get involved with this valuable organization. As a busy woman myself, I understand the burden of joining yet another organization that takes a little more time away from your family. But, with the current trends in government, being “in-the-know� is more important now than ever. And don’t you want to spend your time being involved in an organization that can benefit your family? Learning about political issues is important, and working to make a difference is even more so. Making an impact enables you to have control over what is going on in the political world, and allows you to be more informed. Meetings are once a month, and the League also holds events like picnics. Speakers attend most of the meetings, and we strive to make our members happy and hold events that they enjoy. So, consider joining the League. Consider making a difference. We need passionate members to help our community. If interested in joining, please e-mail me at hillau@auburn.edu, or visit our website at www.lwval.org/eastalabama. We look forward to meeting you! Laura Hill is the current League president. -###-


1317 Clearmont Circle • Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 705-0848 • www.lwval.org/eastalabama

CONTACT INFORMATION: Laura Hill, President Phone: (334) 844-4008 E-mail: hillau@auburn.edu LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF EAST ALABAMA FACT SHEET •

Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League in 1920 during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

The League began as a "mighty political experiment" designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters.

The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels.

We have Leagues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong.

We are strictly nonpartisan; we neither support nor oppose candidates for office at any level of government.

The League encourages informed and active participation in government.

We work to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influence public policy through education and advocacy.

The current president of the East Alabama League is Laura Hill. -###-


1317 Clearmont Circle • Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 705-0848 • www.lwval.org/eastalabama

CONTACT INFORMATION: Laura Hill, President Phone: (334) 844-4008 E-mail: hillau@auburn.edu

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HELP THE COMMUNITY: JOIN THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS ANNOUNCER: DO YOU WANT TO BECOME INVOLVED IN AN ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS THE COMMUNITY AND YOUR FAMILY TOO? THEN JOIN THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF EAST ALABAMA. THE LEAGUE IS A NONPARTISAN POLITICAL ORGANIZATION THAT ENCOURAGES INFORMED AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT. IT WORKS TO INCREASE UNDERSTANDING OF MAJOR PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES AND INFLUENCES PUBLIC POLICY THROUGH EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING ISSUES FROM MANY POINTS OF VIEW AND TAKING ACTION ON THE ISSUES THAT AFFECT YOUR FAMILY THEN THE LEAGUE IS THE PERFECT FIT FOR YOU. FOR -MORE-


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