April - Letter from the President

At our February discussion of William Barber’s The Third Reconstruction, members asked how the author’s fusion coalition movement is relevant to the League’s mission, and agreed that the overlap is voter enfranchisement. Our second Books for Learning selection, The Color of Law, documents de jure segregation in the U.S. over the past century. Deeply disturbing to read, it reinforces another key LWV principle, that of open and accountable government. The Color of Law will be the subject of our meeting on Tuesday, April 10 at 1:30 p.m. hosted by Arlene Gavin; please let her know if you’re able to attend.

Kudos to Joyce Martin for organizing our voter registrar training on March 20, and to the 13 trainees who participated despite the approaching storm. Be sure to watch your email for upcoming voter registration opportunities.

Susan Cochran, LWVAAC’s liaison to the Growth Action Network (GAN) and Observer Corps chair, has recently stepped down to enter the race for District 30B delegate. Alexis M. Dorsey will take over coordination of the Observer Corps, with Kathy Larrabee’s assistance. Many thanks to Susan, Alexis, Kathy and best wishes in your new endeavors!

The League is losing another valued member as Rachael Lemberg is moving back to Ohio to be closer to family. Rachael has been instrumental in bringing LWVAAC into the modern age with a vibrant Facebook presence. We wish her well and congratulate the Dayton League on its newest member.

Niecy Chambers, LWVAAC President

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