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2017 Guide To Your Government is here!

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What's Happening in East Alabama!

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Calendar of Events (Updated)

February 27th (Monday) - Immigrant Detention Centers The LWVEA will host guest speaker Ms. Lucia Hermo from the ACLU in Montgomery to discuss the issues surrounding immigrant detention centers including the one in Gadsden, Etowah County, AL. Join us in the Fellowship Hall of the Auburn First Baptist Church (128 E. Glenn Ave.) for social time starting at 6:30pm and the presentation beginning at 7pm. Refreshments will be provided. Ms. Hermo will offer insight into the experiences of detainees including conditions of facilities; the effects of privatization, along with consequent concerns about oversight and accountability; and the issues of legal representation and due process.

Ms. Lucia Hermo is the Outreach Paralegal for the American Civil Liberties Union in Alabama. She has been living in Montgomery for two years, and before that was working at the ACLU's national office. She attended American University and received a B.A. in International Relations. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

March Program Meeting (date TBD) - Redistricting and Gerrymandering We will have a guest speaker to talk about the complexities of redistricting and the pros and cons of an independent commission for redistricting.

Annual Meeting (April 3) - The LWVEA is pleased to announce that our guest speaker will be Pat Vandermeer, Alabama rep for the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics and the new Ready to Run Director in Alabama. Ms. Vandermeer will talk about her work encouraging and supporting women who run for public office. For more information about the work, visit http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/. The LWVEA will also review our work over the last 12 months. Nominations for the new board of directors will be offered and two awards will be presented. The event will be held in the Grace United Methodist Church (915 E. Glenn Ave.) beginning at 6pm. Dinner will be available for $15 payable at the door or you may join us at 7pm for the guest presentation. RSVP to president@lwv-eastalabama.org.

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 2018 Elections

(They'll be here before you know it!)

June 5, 2018 - Statewide Primary Election

July 17, 2018 - Statewide Primary Runoff Election

August 28, 2018 - City of Auburn - Regular Municipal Election

November 6, 2018 - Statewide General Election

On the ballot: All state legislators and those in statewide offices (Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor, etc.) PLUS U.S. Representative (AL-3) and possibly U.S. Senator.

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Register To Vote on Your Phone or Online!

  • Are you a US citizen?
  • Will you be 18 years old on or before election day?
  • Do you have a valid Alabama Driver's license or nondriving ID? *

If so, download the mobile app (Vote for Alabama) to quickly and easily register to vote for the first time or to update your current registration due to address or name change. You can also go to AlabamaVotes.gov to register online.

* If you have another valid ID such as an out-of-state license, click here to download a registration form. Mail it in to the Board of Registrars in your county (addresses found on Page 3 of the downloaded form).

Correct address = better voting experience!

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Valid Photo Voter ID is Required to Vote: What Do I Need?

Bring one of the following valid (unexpired) photo IDs when you go to vote:

  • Valid Alabama Driver’s License (unexpired or no more than 60 days past expired)
  • Valid Alabama Nondriver ID
  • Valid Alabama Photo Voter ID Card (available for free if you do not possess one of the other valid IDs)
  • Valid State Issued ID (Alabama or any other state) (including unexpired driver's licenses from other states)
  • Valid Federal issued ID
  • Valid US passport
  • Valid Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board or other entity of this state
  • Valid student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
  • Valid student or employee ID issued by a state institution of higher learning in any other state (does not include private universities in other states)
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal ID

How To Obtain a Free Voter ID (if you do not possess a valid photo ID)

Fact Sheet: What you need to know to get a Photo Voter ID Card
Examples of Identity Documents to obtain a FREE Photo ID
Here is a copy of the booklet from the AlabamaVotes.gov that outlines the photo ID law.

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Upcoming Voter Registration Events

Click here to volunteer for a Voter Registration Event.

On-going - Area senior living and retirement communities The LWVEA will be visiting local senior living and retirement communities in the area. Updating addresses is an inportant part of our work.

On-going - Local high school and university registration drives We are always looking for more events to add to our schedule. Let us know if you have an event where we can participate.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! We know your time is valuable. Voter registration events are a great way to give back to the community with very little time commitment from you. Email Kristen at president@lwv-eastalabama.org for more information on volunteer opportunities or if you have a suggestion for an event.

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LWVEA Awarded Education Grant to Continue Youth Voter Registration Efforts in Lee and Macon Counties; Partnering with Auburn University's Chapter of the SPLC

We are so thrilled to announce that the League of Women Voters Education Fund has awarded LWVEA a pass-through grant to support our voter registration activities. This grant will fund our program to register high school seniors in Lee and Macon County this spring and early fall! We are excited to work with the AU Chapter of the Southern Poverty Law Center to double our efforts here in East Alabama. Read about us here! UPDATE: On February 9th, LWVEA and SPLC on Campus volunteers visited Opelika High School and registered more than 90 students. In March, we visited Smith Station High School and Lee County Youth Development Center and registered 111 and 13, respectively.

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Read Charlotte Ward's remembrances of the LWV of East Alabama (originally known as the LWV of Auburn)


Guide To Your Government 2017 is Here!

This guide has contact information for Auburn and Opelika city council members, Lee County commissioners, state legislators, members of Congress, as well as much more information. Once the file is opened, you will need to zoom in for easier viewing. Please let us know if the links for emails and websites do not work. Your representatives are waiting to hear from you!

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Past LWVEA Voters:  

January 2015

September 2014    August 2014

March 2014       February 2014
January 2014   November 2013
October 2013   September 2013  
August 2013    July 2013


 Tailgate @ the Library
 
The LWVEA is all set to register voters at the Draughon Library on the Auburn campus! This looks GREAT!!!
 
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We Need Your Help!
The LWVEA now has active Facebook and Twitter accounts that already have posts and tweets. We need you to go to these sites and "Like" or "Follow" the LWVEA to increase our public presence and to join in the dialogue.

We also need suggestions of who/what to follow.  The LWVEA is already following several news outlets, local politicians and other Leagues but we can always add more! Send a message to 
@lwveastal to make suggestions.

 
 
 
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