LWVAA Program Discussion – 1/24/15

Come and share your ideas and interests for the LWVAA program for 2015.

Do you ever wonder how our economic system rewards some individuals and seems to harm others?

Although Austin’s prosperity has been good for most individuals in our community, some of our fellow residents have been left behind. Are you concerned aboutincome inequality, homelessness and housing affordability, hunger, lack of health care, and other realities some Austin residents face daily? At the February 2014 program planning meeting, League members voted to study issues that prevent some people from advancing economically in our community. Our next program planning meeting will be as follows:

Saturday, January 24, 2015
9:30am – 12pm
Trinity United Methodist Church,
4001 Speedway

All League members are invited to attend. We will be looking at poverty issues again, but, if you have other concerns or ideas for League programming, please come and share those as well. Current League position statements can be found in the 2014 LWVAA Workbook that was prepared for the Annual Meeting in May.

Questions or more information? Contact Mary Cullinane, VP of Program, at mculli@sbcglobal.net.

Elected Officials Reception – 2/4/15

League of Women Voters of the Austin Area is sponsoring the Elected Officials Reception on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the Austin City Hall Atrium from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This is your chance to meet the people who represent you in our local government. We have invited the ten new Austin City Council members, the Mayor,  the Travis County Commissioners, and the County Judge. 

It is open to the public, so bring your friends and neighbors. There are many new people representing us, so this is an excellent opportunity to meet and get to know them a little better.

Refreshments will be served and your ticket for parking in the Austin City Hall parking ramp will be validated. Austin City Hall is located at 301 West 2nd Street and the parking ramp is under the City Hall building.

Questions or more information? Contact Frances McIntyre at mcintyre.frances@gmail.com or 512-451-1551.