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Advocacy Committee


The Advocacy Committee keeps abreast of national, state and local issues of concern for League through the communications that come from LWVUS and LWVO as well as local issues through LWVH referral. The Committee is tasked with such activities as keeping the LWVH board aware of issues, creating a relevant message for LWVH members about these issues and conducts at least one advocacy meeting during the League year to update members on the current and relevant issues.

Objectives:
  • Keeping the LWVH board aware of issues, especially action alerts
  • Creating a relevant message to be used by LWVH with the proper local links
  • Conducting at least one advocacy meeting during the League year to update members on the issues
  • Writing letters to be used in advocacy campaigns
  • Updating the website on the issue
  • Writing local testimony on issues.


Accomplishments:
  • Sponsor the Great Decision Program of the Foreign Policy Association every winter. This program consists of 8 weeks of education and discussion of US foreign policy with opinion ballots that are compiled and published by FPA for the purposes of advocating in Congress
  • Advocacy Issue meeting with speaker concerning public funding and vouchers
  • Letters generated to Ohio Senator Kristina Roegner concerning educational vouchers and their impact on the funding of public schools
  • Along with the Environmental Working Group, prepared testimony explaining relevant League positions on the environment for the City of Hudson’s Environmental Awareness Committee
  • Generated letters to Governor Mike DeWine and Speaker Householder encouraging abolition of the death penalty in Ohio
  • Generated letters to Senator Roegner in support of SB54, closing the gap of mental illnesses for which the death penalty is taken off the table, after the companion bill, HB136, passed in the House
  • Generated letters to Senator William Coley, II, chair of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee on current gun safety legislation
  • Generated letters to Senator Roegner as a member of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee on current gun safety legislation
  • Generated letters to Senator Coley asking support of SB186, Voter Verification & Registration, sponsored by Senators Manning and Sykes
  • Generated letters to Senator Roegner in her position on the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee regarding supporting SB186
  • • Planned discussion and advocacy following our screening of the documentary Rigged


How Committee Members help?
  • Monitor one or two issues that are of interest from LWVUS and LWVO
  • Help write advocacy letters to be used by our members
  • Help write letters to the editor for publication
  • Help write and sometimes present testimony on local issues
  • Help write short concise messages to be used in our email campaigns and our newsletter
  • Help plan and conduct advocacy meetings
  • Coordinate with Voter Services Committee on forums


All Committee members, activities and events incorporate the following values:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
The League of Women Voters of Hudson is an organization fully committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy. It is our mission to dismantle and prevent all barriers to voting to ensure every person is able to exercise their Constitutional right to vote and fully participate in our nation’s democracy.

Nonpartisan Policy:
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

                                                         
  
  
  
Advocacy Committee


The Advocacy Committee keeps abreast of national, state and local issues of concern for League through the communications that come from LWVUS and LWVO as well as local issues through LWVH referral. The Committee is tasked with such activities as keeping the LWVH board aware of issues, creating a relevant message for LWVH members about these issues and conducts at least one advocacy meeting during the League year to update members on the current and relevant issues.

Objectives:
  • Keeping the LWVH board aware of issues, especially action alerts
  • Creating a relevant message to be used by LWVH with the proper local links
  • Conducting at least one advocacy meeting during the League year to update members on the issues
  • Writing letters to be used in advocacy campaigns
  • Updating the website on the issue
  • Writing local testimony on issues.


Accomplishments:
  • Sponsor the Great Decision Program of the Foreign Policy Association every winter. This program consists of 8 weeks of education and discussion of US foreign policy with opinion ballots that are compiled and published by FPA for the purposes of advocating in Congress
  • Advocacy Issue meeting with speaker concerning public funding and vouchers
  • Letters generated to Ohio Senator Kristina Roegner concerning educational vouchers and their impact on the funding of public schools
  • Along with the Environmental Working Group, prepared testimony explaining relevant League positions on the environment for the City of Hudson’s Environmental Awareness Committee
  • Generated letters to Governor Mike DeWine and Speaker Householder encouraging abolition of the death penalty in Ohio
  • Generated letters to Senator Roegner in support of SB54, closing the gap of mental illnesses for which the death penalty is taken off the table, after the companion bill, HB136, passed in the House
  • Generated letters to Senator William Coley, II, chair of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee on current gun safety legislation
  • Generated letters to Senator Roegner as a member of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee on current gun safety legislation
  • Generated letters to Senator Coley asking support of SB186, Voter Verification & Registration, sponsored by Senators Manning and Sykes
  • Generated letters to Senator Roegner in her position on the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee regarding supporting SB186
  • • Planned discussion and advocacy following our screening of the documentary Rigged


How Committee Members help?
  • Monitor one or two issues that are of interest from LWVUS and LWVO
  • Help write advocacy letters to be used by our members
  • Help write letters to the editor for publication
  • Help write and sometimes present testimony on local issues
  • Help write short concise messages to be used in our email campaigns and our newsletter
  • Help plan and conduct advocacy meetings
  • Coordinate with Voter Services Committee on forums


All Committee members, activities and events incorporate the following values:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
The League of Women Voters of Hudson is an organization fully committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy. It is our mission to dismantle and prevent all barriers to voting to ensure every person is able to exercise their Constitutional right to vote and fully participate in our nation’s democracy.

Nonpartisan Policy:
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

                                                         
  
  
  
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