Last week, the League of Women Voters—one of America’s most trusted grassroots organizations—launched a regional outreach program in the Northeast to develop leadership skills and expand membership in its local and state chapters. At a three-day conference in Providence, East Coast League leaders assembled to review the national League’s Membership and Leadership Development Program—a blueprint for the League’s future growth. Three delegates from Connecticut participated— Barbara Checksfield and Nancy Donoghue, Canton, and Jara Burnett, Greenwich. These longtime League members will be the leadership point-persons working with Connecticut’s local League chapters.
LWVCT President Cheryl Dunson said, “Recruiting new members and retaining experienced ones are critical for the League to grow. We need people who believe they can make a difference today when civil discourse and unbiased policy analysis are desperately needed. Our mission remains just as important today as it was 90 years ago when women won the right to vote.”
LWVUS President, Elisabeth MacNamara, said “This initiative is a combination of basic marketing techniques and communication strategies designed to maximize the organization’s most precious resource—our members’ time.”
This project is funded by the League of Women Voters of the United States Education Fund, Inc. with the Ruth S. Shur Foundation. It creates a network of League leaders dedicated to energizing the League in communities across the United States.
Whether your interest is voter registration, open government, environmental protection, or social policy, you can make a difference. The League always welcomes new members—women and men of all ages, from all political persuasions—who care about making democracy work for our citizens and our communities. To join the League, please visit us online at www.lwvct.org.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League was founded more than 90 years ago and works through 850 local and state affiliates.