Welcome to the League of Women Voters of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Here you will find information of interest to our members and the general public.
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|CALL TO A SPECIAL MEETING|
|For two years, funded by a LWV People Powered Fair Maps grant, the LWVLA has been sponsoring educational meetings and webinars to explain the importance and the process of redistricting Louisiana’s voting districts following the 2020 Census as required by the federal and state constitutions.|
The state legislature will meet in February in a special session to draw up these new voting district maps. It has been offering citizens the opportunity to make recommendations about redistricting by holding regional meetings. The last such meeting will be held January 20, 2022, at the State Capital.
It is time for the LWVLA to move from educating to advocacy, to making its positions on redistricting known to the legislature and the public.
Therefore, the LWVLA Board is calling all members to attend a special state wide Zoom meeting to discuss issues and develop specific positions to be presented to the legislature at the January 20th meeting. It is important that all members help develop these positions so that they represent the consensus of the LWVLA and we speak with one voice on redistricting.
The ZOOM special meeting will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2022, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Please SAVE THE DATE. You will receive a specific ZOOM meeting invitation two days before the event. If you would like to participate, request contact info from Hilda Thomas
Each Local League will be asked to present those issues and proposed positions of special concern to their individual regions, and the LWVLA will address state wide issues and proposed positions. A document will be prepared bullet pointing the consensus positions thus arrived at. This position paper will then be presented to the legislature and the public.
The voting maps that result from redistricting will be in effect for the next ten years. It is imperative that Louisiana gets people powered fair maps!
Hilda Walker Thomas, President
League of Women Voters of Louisiana
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Attend monthly Brunches with the League
for a discussion of the upcoming
St. Tammany Parish Council agenda.
NOTE: These are currently held virtually due to COVID-19 spikes!
To RSVP please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Guests are welcome!
Barbara Dodds and Jay Hawkins lead a review of the St. Tammany Parish Council agenda.
Members of the League of Women Voters of St Tammany are activists dedicated to providing voters in the Parish with the information needed to make effective voting decisions.
Monthly, a core group of members meet to review the Parish Council Agenda and to discuss issues of mutual interests. After the meeting, the leadership team gathers to manage the League’s business.
Annually, the members come together at an annual meeting to conduct formal League business and renew old friendships.
Throughout the year members may form special projects such as voter registration or candidate profiles. The team members tend to work remotely and coordinate by phone and email.
What the League does
Monitoring and Reporting
In St Tammany Parish the League monitors parish government and reports findings of concern to the membership. The monthly Parish Council agenda reviews are an example of the monitor and report cycle. Monitoring occurs throughout the year. Reporting may be as simple as an email to key people, a post to the League’s Facebook page, or a post to the Reports category of this weblog.
During election years the pace picks up as various projects kick off to provide members and voters needed information about the election. Usually the work informs members of issues concerning voting in St Tammany. Occasionally the work may extend to providing candidate profiles. Information about voting would appear in this weblog under Elections category and the candidate profiles would appear under Candidates.
Advocacy and Action
On a daily basis League members either individually or in small groups participate in special interest areas like healthcare, the environment, planning and zoning. Here the action is dynamic and changes occur daily. The League supports the members by providing a home on Facebook. Look there for the latest happenings in the League