The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Enjoy an intimate performance by Guitarist Mario DaSilva
followed by the
Annual Business Meeting
with presentation of 2015-16 Budget and LWVN Strategic Focus, Election of the 2015-16 Board of Directors, and Molly Todd Award Presentation accompanied by light hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and wine
Tickets: $50 per person or $95 per couple
Send checks made payable to: "LWVN" PO Box 158369 Nashville, TN 37215
Pay online below.
If you prefer, you may pay by cash or check at door (please RSVP by calling 615-297-7134 or email: info@LWVNashville.org)
Thank you to all who made our Sunday Social on May 17 a fabulous event. Our celebration of the 1915 suffrage rally at Centennial Park was a resounding success. Event Chairs Cindee Gold and Hazel Thornton did an extraordinary job that made this a memorable occasion. Thanks also to our cookie bakers and especially Kelly Brown, Pat Armstrong, Barbara Devaney, and Judy Raines for their special contributions.
Our wonderful re-enactors--Betsy Chernau of the National Council of Jewish Women as Jenny Lowenheim Lusky, Dr. Rev. Judy Cummings of Delta Sigma Theta, Nashville Alumnae Chapter as J. Frankie Pierce, and Laura Creekmore of the Junior League of Nashville as Ann Dallas Dudley--recreated through the words of these inspiring suffragists the passion and drive it took for women to achieve the vote.
Candidates for the August elections also enjoyed the opportunity to mingle with potential voters and build energy for the August elections.
We look forward to seeing everyone at our annual meeting and reception at Casa Azafrán on Thursday, June 4. Melissa Holden has arranged an evening with delicious food and delightful entertainment. Now we need you to provide the charming company for the evening! Our annual membership meeting includes a short business meeting to approve the Nominating Committee's slate of officers and directors and the budget and over-arching Strategic Focus for the coming year. We also will announce the 2015 Molly Todd Award recipient. Please RSVP at http://lwvnashville.org/.
Campaign season is well underway in Nashville. In addition to a hotly contested mayoral race, there are over 130 candidates competing for Metro Council positions. Those of you living in Council District 34 will want to attend the LWVN candidate forum co-sponsored with the City of Forest Hills on Wednesday, June 10 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at their city hall, 6300 Hillsboro Road.
League of Women Voters of Nashville
LWVN is gratified that Governor Bill Haslam announced on December 15 his administration's support for "Insure Tennessee"--a uniquely Tennessee plan "to provide health care coverage to more than 200,000 uninsured Tennesseans who earn less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) without creating new taxes for Tennesseans." In addition, he said that he has received verbal approval from the federal government for his Insure Tennessee Plan. See both a one-page description of the plan HERE and the slides used during the governor's announcement HERE.
Consistent Voter Services
League members can impact the election process by volunteering to help educate the citizens of the community and provide opportunities for voter registration. Voter education and voter registration opportunities are continuous but peak during election years. Get involved by:
League members can impact public policy by educating the public about issues important to good government and community well-being, and advocating for League positions on key issues. Because we live in the state capital, Nashville League members work on both local and state issues. We also answer calls to action from the LWVUS when issues are pending in Congress. Whatever your interests, you can get involved!
Specifically, the League advocates for access to health care; education to prepare students for responsible citizenry and the economy of the future; good stewardship of our natural resources; election processes that are fair and secure; and ethics and transparency in government. League members interested in issue advocacy can participate by: