LWV-L ADDRESSED REMOVAL FROM LCG AGENDA
OF RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FREE BUS SERVICE
ON ELECTION DAY
LCG Council meeting
October 16, 2018
LWV-Lafayette requested an LCG resolution to provide free bus rides for Election Day as a way to remove barriers to participating in democracy. However, the resolution was removed from the agenda of the October 16, 2018 LCG council meeting.
2018 ANNUAL MEETING
OCTOBER 6, 2018
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES
Students 17 years and older had the opportunity to register to vote during lunch block periods at their respective high schools
LCG EFFORTS TO CENSOR/DENOUNCE
DRAG QUEEN STORY TIME AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
LCG Council meeting
September 18, 2018
Representing LWV- Lafayette, Spokesperson Alicia Chaisson opposed the resolution asking the council to denounce Drag Queen Story Time. Any efforts to discriminate against university students and Lafayette's LGBTQ+ citizens is wrong and we took issue with the offensive and inflammatory nature of the public discourse.
LWV-Lafayette was proud to co-sponsor
Constitution Day activities with the
University of Louisiana at Louisiana. . .
LWV-Lafayette hosted its 8th Just Desserts Afternoon Awards Affair on November 19, 2017. The event gave "just desserts" to individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to our community. Recognitions were presented for Safeguarding Democracy, Mobilizing People to Take Action, Improving the Quality of Education, and Increasing Community Dialogue. A special Lifetime of Excellence Award was also presented. Good food and good company were enjoyed by all.
Safeguarding Democracy - Kelly Garrett, Acadiana Leader Louisianans for Prison Alternatives
Increasing Community Dialogue - Move the Mindset Fred Prejean, Chairman
Mobilizing People to Take Action - Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Rhonda Gleason Breaux, Leader for Lafayette
Improving the Quality of Education - Dr. Donald Auguillard Superintendent, Lafayette Parish School System
Making a Lifetime of Difference - Hank and Debbie Perret Founders, MIles Perret Cancer Services
TICKETS: $35 TABLE OF 8: $280.00
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Sunday, November 19, 2017 3-5 P.M. The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
Menu: Desserts, of course
acompanied by hor d'oeurves
Parade of Prizes Raffle
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
Members in attendance:
Enjoyed a delicious brunch
Visited with members and guests
Reviewed highlights of 2016-17
Recognized members' contributions
Elected the Leadership Team
Approved the budget
Reviewed support positions
Collected annual dues
Volunteered for committee work
...enthusiastically planned for 2017-18!
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
7th Annual Meet and Greet
August 19, 2017
With the backdrop of good food and great company, invited guests and prospective members joined LWVL members to socialize and learn about league activities.
City-Parish Council Budget Hearing
LCG Council Auditorium
705 University Ave.
August 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Inadequacies in meeting public accessibility and safety needs for early voting were noted at the Registrar of Voters' office in the Lafayette Courthouse Annex at 1010 Lafayette Street during the fall 2016 presidential/Congressional election. LWV-Lafayette presented information and asked the City-Parish Council to select and begin budgeting the costs of accessible location(s) for the 2018 gubernatorial primary election and thereafter.
A panel discussion, The Forecast for Healthcare in Acadiana, was hosted by LWV-Lafayette on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the main branch of th Lafayette Public Library, 301 W. Congress.
Katie Hebert, CFO University Hospitals and Clinics
Brian Burton, Southwest La. Health Education Center
Linda Hawkins, Healthcare advocate with the League of Women Voters of Louisiana
LWV-Lafayette was host to the LWV-Louisiana state convention March 11-12, 2017.
Presenters for the workshop, Follow the Money, were Patrick Goldsmith, Director, House Fiscal Division, and Jan Moller, Director, Louisiana Budget Project. The workshop was free and open to the public.
The evening banquet, also open to the public, featured keynote address, "Setting the Stage for Long-term Fiscal Reform", by Shawn Wilson, Secretary of the LA Department of Transportation.
LWV-Lafayette hosted its 7th Just Desserts Afternoon Awards Affair on November 15, 2015. The event gives "just desserts" to deserving citizens who have made significant contributions to our community. Recognitions were presented for Safeguarding Democracy, Mobilizing People to Take Action, Improving the Quality of Education, and Increasing Community Dialogue. A special Lifetime of Excellence Award was also presented to a distinguished, well-deserving community leader. Good food and good company were enjoyed by all.