National Day of Action - Update (1/05/2020)

National Day of Action - Update (1/05/2020)

People Powered Fair Maps

Update - January, 2020

LWVDE is planning an event at the Rehoboth Beach Museum featuring a speaker on the suffrage battle in Delaware on the actual day - Feb. 14.  At this event, we will be announcing that Dogfish Head Brewery is developing a 19th amendment beer.  Since the beer will not be available until later in the summer, we expect to have another event in August but we will be announcing the beer at the event on the 14th and announcing our work on the Census, statewide.
In addition to all this, we hope we can all do something to report as our state and local Actions for Feb. 14.
Since most plans are underway, here are some pretty simple things each League could do still do specifically on or about the 14th (so we can report to LWVUS like "good little Leagues" -- that's supposed to be a pun)?
      • Promote "Wear White Day." 
      • Share social media content.  (Could each League share something about our Birthday, celebrating how we are serving our respective jurisdictions?)
      • Write an op ed or letter to the editor in local papers about the League's Birthday and what we are doing to educate and advocate in our respective jurisdictions.
      • Request a proclamation from our county legislative bodies/county executive in NCC, and Governor and General Assemby (the AC will handle the state).
      • PDF iconWomen Power the Vote Day of Action Toolkit


Original Posting

Part of the People Powered Fair MapsTM campaign is a collective National Day of Action by Leagues all over the country on February 14, 2020, the 100th Birthday of the League of Women Voters.   LWVUS will provide direction and message support for Leagues to fold into other League birthday celebrations.

Examples of some ways the state and local Leagues can consider, either digital or in-person, include but are not limited to:

      • Sharing social media content
      • Organizing a rally or protest
      • Delivering petitions
      • Convening educational events on voting rights, redistricting or the Census
      • Hosting a letter writing party to state representatives about fair maps
      • Writing op-eds or letters to editor in local papers
      • Hosting a voter registration drive
      • Tabling at community events or on college campuses
      • Promote “Wear White Day”

We are working on a possible statewide event but can’t publicize it until we can confirm details. We will alert League members if it works out. Meanwhile, Local Leagues can consider ways you would like to celebrate with the thousands of League members across the country.

If you want to take an individual action, please let us know so we can count it as part of Delaware’s participation. Send info to Sandy Spence. Please put PPFM in the subject line.

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