Letter from the Chair

Friends and Fellow Leaguers,

It is a new year - our league has had a busy year!! Our most recent endeavor was a very successful Candidate Forum!! Thanks to all of you. But as things flow from Washington and from Madison, it becomes clearer and clearer that the right to vote, the ease to vote is under siege. Voter suppression is at an all time high. And it isn't over!!! But there are lawsuits against the onslaught - against attempts to restrict voter participation - against the gerrymandering in many states around the country.

Last month there was an article in one of the newspaper's I get about the Sherpas in the Himalayas and I quote:

"The treacherous trail that connects the remote Sherpa village of Tempathang , in the Himalayas, to the rest of the world was unusually crowded over the last weekend of November as scores of voters walked for hours across narrow mountain ridges to vote in Nepal's first parliamentary elections since 2006"

Mothers carried babies in slings and baskets, many people camped the night before the day to vote, people had walked many many miles  --- TO VOTE!!!!  

We did something similar in this country once upon a time. People - women in particular, went to jail to get the chance to vote. People marched - people sat in ---- And we are doing this again!! Many new organizations have been formed specifically to focus on voting and non-violent protests of the incredibly inane, inaccurate and illegal actions coming out of the current administration. But with a National 46% voter turnout - I worry!! What can we do to change this??? It reinforces the League's continued focus on Voter Rights--Voter Registration--Voter Education. As we move forward this year - an election year - let's focus on this issue - let's get many more registered to vote in Polk and Burnett Counties - let's reach out to other's to encourage them to vote - to offer transportation, to help register to vote, to counter the discouraging opinion that our vote doesn't count - BECAUSE WE KNOW IT DOES COUNT!!!  Every vote counts and we can do this!!!!  -- WE CAN DO BETTER than 46%!!!

AND LET'S CONTINUE BUILDING OUR LEAGUE!!! Let's continue moving forward in this New Year.

I wish everyone a wonderful year!!!



  1. Your articles are very useful. They give me a lot of information. I may learn knowledge from them. I can't help reading your posts. It's very kind of you to share your insight. I really like your pieces of writing. They help me so much. Thanks a million. I am waiting new posts. Đăng ký VD300 VinPhone, Đăng ký MAXSV2 VinaPhone, Đăng ký 3G VinaPhone 1 ngày

  2. I'm fond of your articles. Thanks for sharing them. Information in the posts give me some pieces of advice. I can solve difficulties by apply them. I think of your posts as soon as I'm in trouble. Your pieces of writing are awesome.
    autoketing email with love 2018,apps autoketing email with love, http://dichvuvina.vn

  3. Awesome.Great, thanks for discussing this short article post.Really many thanks! Keep writing.I loved your blog post.Thanks Again. Great
    popup sales
    sale pop master app by autoketing

  4. Awesome.Great, thanks for discussing this short article post.Really many thanks! Keep writing.I loved your blog post.Thanks Again. Great
    Product discount app

    Product discount master

  5. For indoor space closed with glass in to close to nature, we should use ceiling loudspeaker speaker not exposed too much when installed), with moderate power when used in enclosed space, there Listening to the full range of non-melodic music ... the loudspeaker system must be arranged scientifically so that every corner of the room can be heard.
    gai goi, gái gọi cao cấp, hinh sex, Gái gọi Đống Đa, gái gọi Cầu Giấy, Xuân Thủy

  6. Major thankies for the blog.Much thanks again. Great.Really enjoyed this post.Thanks Again. Great.Very neat article.
    app autoketing

  7. wow, i am really surprised with the idea of ??the article, it turned out long ago I and a lot of people have misunderstood about the issue, maybe I should visit it often.
    currency converter portable, currency converter box by autoketing, autoketing

  8. I actually have some fans on a facebook page related to this stuff.crp adirondack chairs

  9. Not a single second went without leaving me in utter surprise.
    butt cushion

  10. This is a post that we all should read at least once, it's great, wish you success in the next blog. I like this post because it contains a lot of useful information to read, maybe everyone will like me.
    pbs unblocked, kizi land, friv jogo jogar

  11. This is a great post. I like this topic.This site has lots of advantage.I found many interesting things from this site. It helps me in many ways.Thanks for posting this again. Read Herman Miller Aeron Chair Reviews


Constructive comments welcome!