Program Planning for 2015 – 16
Women’s City Club
Photos of the event are here
The room was buzzing on January 8 as forty LWV-PA members conducted our annual review of state and local positions and our priorities for education and advocacy in the coming year. Here is quick summary of results.
State positions: There was concurrence on all state propositions, with the recommendation to modify the Natural Resources section by including the State League’s “issue” on climate change as a position. In addition, the group voted to support the initiatives promoted by two other Leagues dealing with “death with dignity” and supporting a livable minimum wage. We will include these recommendations in our report to the LWV California for action at the state convention in May.
Local positions: There was concurrence with all local propositions.
LWV-PA Issues for Education and Advocacy in 2015–2016: Table discussions proposed a wide range of issues for LWV-PA action, with top vote getters listed below. Committees will discuss how we might implement these options, with a final vote on the top three or four issues at the Annual Meeting on June 4.
17 Minimum/livable wages
17 Police oversight commission
16 Education to reduce personal carbon footprint
14 Support Pasadena Integrated Resource Planning process
13 Status of school libraries in our service area: investigate/advocate
13 Increase voter engagement of youth and other underrepresented groups
11 Equity in education
—Marge Nichols, Director of Events