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LWVSC Annual Report to Sussex County Council

The League's Annual Report to the Sussex County Council will be presented by Janet Ambrose, Observer Corps Chair, on Tuesday, July 18, at 10 AM in the Council Chambers in Georgetown.

All League members are encouraged to attend this presentation in support of the Observer Corps. This is also an excellent opportunity to observe the proceedings of a Council meeting.

Please plan to attend---wearing your League button!

STATE CONVENTION , JUNE 10, 2017

League of Women Voters of Delaware invites all members to its biennial CONVENTION, SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017, Dover Downs Hotel, the Delaware Room, 1131 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901. No experience required to become a delegate! Join the League for an informative and productive day. PROGRAM:

Convention and Registration at 8:30 + 9 am with Continental Breakfast Bar Business meeting 9:00 am Speakers 11:00 + 12:15 pm Luncheon at 12:30 pm with Speaker Business meeting 2:00 pm Adjourn 3 pm At our LWVDE conventions every two years, we come together to take care of the business of the League. We elect state board members and officers, pass a budget, adopt policy positions, and amend bylaws. It's also a time to reflect on how we can become better citizens . . . how we can engage in the process of government. So join us on June 10th to take care of business, to listen to our presenters and our keynote speaker, and to bring meaning to our theme: "Come together to make a difference: Be part of the solution." Keynote speaker at lunch: US Rep. LISA BLUNT ROCHESTER Lisa began her professional career as a problem-solver and an advocate. A caseworker for then-Congressman Tom Carper, Lisa helped people during challenging times with their Social Security benefits, disability insurance claims, IRS disputes and housing needs. She served in the cabinets of two Delaware governors as the first female African-American Secretary of Labor and the first African-American Deputy Secretary of Health and Social Services and State Personnel Director

AMY HJERSTEDT, LWVUS Board Director, and liaison to the LWV of Delaware. Amy will speak about engaging the public and league members by using the new action kits on Money in Politics and Redistricting. She will update us on LWVUS activities as time allows. The League is deeply committed to reforming our nation's campaign finance system to ensure the public's right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process. Reform the redistricting process and voter protection is high on its priorities.

EUGENE YOUNG, Delaware Center for Justice Advocacy Director. Eugene is the Delaware Center for Justice (DJC) Advocacy Director. He coordinates the agency's Stand Up for what's Right and Just (SURJ) at DCJ policy programming and legislative advocacy. He is the founder of Network Delaware. Network Delaware's mission is to leverages citizen-led community empowerment, research analysis, and leadership development to enact lasting socioeconomic change. It kicked off in January 2017. The organization was born from the mayoral campaign of Eugene Young, who narrowly lost the 2016 Democratic primary.

The Business of Convention 2015 includes: NOMINATIONS OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS, PROPOSED PROGRAM 2017-2019, PROPOSED BYLAWS CHANGES, PROPOSED BUDGET(S) for 2017-18 AND 2018-19

RSVP by May 30, 2017

Registration: $40.00. Send your check to LWVDE 2400 W 17th Street, Clash Wing, Room 1, Lower Level, Wilmington, DE 19806 or go to lwvdelware.org and scroll down to LWV Delaware donation button to make payment.

Call or email your local League president (listed below) and let her know that you will be a delegate or visitor. Send your name, contact information and the League you are representing to the office lwvde@comcast.net or call the office at 302- 571-8948.

If you are a nominee not currently serving on a board, you are encouraged to represent your local League as a delegate. Visitors are welcome and pay $40. If you are a current state board member and also serve on a local league board, please register as a state board delegate. This will enable the local leagues to send a local league delegates in your place.

LWVNCC + Emily White + mcculloughem5@aol.com LWVKC + Phyllis Edamatsu + pyedamatsu@earthlink.net LWVSC + Jane Lord - jtlord@1@yahoo.com State Board + Jill Fuchs - jill.fuchs@comcast.net You can also leave a message at 302-571-8948, the LWV Office.

A Deli Luncheon Buffet will be served.

UPDATE on LWVSC's Land Use Committee Findings Regarding new 2018 Comprehensive Plan

The League has completed its six public forums on Land Use for Sussex County, in preparation for the drafting of a new Comprehensive Plan for 2018. The results of these forums have been combined and are published here.

Other informative information can be accessed at the following links.

Comprehensive Plan Checklist.

County Comprehensive Plan Adoption Procedures.

Contact the league to help, join, or ask for details.

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"The Voter" Newsletter


Check out our newest publication of The Voter - February 2017 Newsletter

"They Represent You" Pamphlet Becomes "Constituent Services Guide"

"They Represent You" Directories Have Been Published by Sussex County This Election Cycle as "Constituent Services Guide"

In past years, the pamphlets of governmental information relied on by Sussex residents, entitled "They Represent You" were provided by funding from Sussex County Council, and updated and distributed by the LWVSC team.

This year, however, instead of authorizing funding to the league, the county decided to create and distribute the directories "in-house." They are now available under this different title and can be obtained at the County Administration offices in Georgetown at 2 The Circle. Any questions related to this document can be directed to Sussex County at (302) 855‐7742. The League regrets this lost opportunity to partner with the County administration.

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