Jul 22, 2014 at 08:23 AM
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"Where flowers bloom, so does hope."
                              ~ a favorite saying of Lady Bird Johnson
 
 "The bushes sort of eclipse it being a 'spot.'  It looks like it's on its way to become 'the woods.'"
                              ~ Wilton LWV President Amy Harris on the WLWV Adopt-A-Spot, June 2014.
  
They Came, They Saw, They Spruced! 
Saturday, June 21 -- River Road, Wilton. 
 
Thank you to Wilton League members Amy Harris, Carol Maskaleris Ball, Carole Young-Kleinfeld and Peggy Reeves for sprucing up the Wilton LWV's Adopt-a-Spot in Wilton Center. The spot looks great!
 
If you would like to help maintain our spot, or to contribute to its maintenance, please contact with questions or for more information.
 
 
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Words from our President ...
 
 June 6, 2014  
Greetings. 
 
Thank you for being a member of the Wilton League of Women Voters or even thinking about becoming a member of LWV. Our League has been such a valuable and esteemed group in Wilton and I am humbled to be a part of such smart, thoughtful, savvy women and men for these last seventeen or so years. I used to joke that we were the non-4H Club as we didn't discuss our husbands, or help or homes or heirs. A good friend piped up, "or hair!" So, as well as being brilliant, kind and sagacious, our Board is fun and funny.  
 
The issues and public policies and the current events which do effect our lives, homes, families and community are most definitely discussed. At Board meetings and at many of our programs such as Annual Meetings, Reel Mondays, Community Conversations, candidate debates and forums and Study Groups we have an opportunity to share and learn many things.
 
I spent many years in our League's Book Club and enjoyed it immensely - discussions were lively and I learned geography and cultural differences and history and the friendships of women (I'm thinking of the first one I attended which was Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood) . Our study groups have looked at School Start Time, Gaming in Connecticut, Public and Private Partnerships to name but a few topics. I have learned about consensus and non-partisanship and parliamentary procedure.
 
One of the best things the League has taught me is if I have a 
question, ask it! The question I'm asking today is what can we do to get you involved? 
 
Thank you for all you've done and contributed in making democracy work! 
 
Amy L. Harris 

 
 
 
 
 
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 For online voting registration click the VOTE button

 
 
 
 
For further information:  http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/lib/sots/releases/2014/2.18.14_merrill_and_malloy_launch_online_voter_registration_for_ct.pdf
 


 
REEL MONDAYS . . .
Thank you to the Wilton Library for partnering with us to present this series. We also offer gratitude to Louise Herot for organizing this amazing series of thought-provoking films and discussions on behalf of the Wilton LWV.  To see the list of REEL MONDAYS movies presented over the past years click here
 
 
Photo: Wilton League of Women Voters
 Amy Harris, Carole Kleinfeld-Young join
LWVCT President Cheryl Dunson, &  Dr. Tara T. Troy
at the 44th International Symposium at Sacred Heart University.

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high school voter registration  
Photo: Voter registration drive at Wilton High School.
     Wilton League of Women voters using the 93rd birthday
of the 19th Amendment to highlight voter outreach.  
                        Photo Credit: Young-Kleinfeld 
 
 
 
 
How do you depict the suffrage movement with  
a Lady Gaga influence???? 
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hoto: League with cast of The Capitol Steps 
 
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...a nonpartisan, nonprofit political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
...promotes understanding of local, state, and national public policy through education and advocacy.
We study current topics and reach member agreement before taking a position on any issue; we take action on our positions by lobbying, testifying, and writing-in order to influence public policy; and we never support or oppose specific candidates for elected office.

 

The League of Women Voters of Wilton

P.O. Box 71

Wilton CT 06897

www.wiltonlwv.org

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...advocates for good government in Wilton, in Connecticut, throughout the US, and around the world. You will find us working in more than 1000 communities, in 50 state chapters, and in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.