Siobhan Millen is personally invested in elections and voter registration. She joined the League five or six years ago as an outgrowth from her work as a precinct judge for the Wake County Board of Elections.
Jan Ramquist has a long and active history with the League of Women Voters (LWV) and as a community activist. In California, friends convinced her to join the fight to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, and then upon moving to Winston-Salem, she found that the LWV was the most effective group working on that issue.
Pat Butler first joined the League of Women Voters as the mother of two young daughters while living in Atlanta in 1974. She wanted to become well-informed about the candidates and the positions they advocated when they were running for the local Board of Education.
Ask a League member the main benefits of membership, and you’ll probably hear first about the value of the work we do, the chance to dig deep into public issues and spread that knowledge, the opportunity to inform voters and keep tabs on government. But in the very next breath you’ll probably hear about the chance to spend time with smart, engaged citizens who care about good government.
Are you a new member of the Wake County League of Women Voters? Or maybe not so new, but you don’t yet feel connected to other members?
“The rights set out in the ICESCR include labor rights, and the rights to health, education, housing, food, water, social security, the right to work, the right to just and favorable conditions at work, and the right to an adequate standard of living.” By Sheila Denn (Delegate to the UN Commission on the Status of Women 63), et al
“The accuracy and integrity of North Carolina’s voter rolls is critical to protecting our elections. Suspicions of voter fraud have led to purges of registered voters from the voter rolls and the passage of Voter ID laws. The Electronic Registration Information System (ERIC) addresses the problem of stale and inaccurate voter rolls by providing a secure data matching service superior to what states can perform on their own.” By Laurie Bader, member of LWV-Wake’s Election Protection Committee
“It comes down to us encouraging our representatives to make the necessary changes to accommodate increased density – even in our own neighborhoods.” By Pat Butler, LWV-Wake Affordable Housing Committee Chair