Our League's leadership in the Dane County Voter ID Coalition, our participation in the state League's Gear up to Vote campaign, and our thousands of volunteer hours registering voters, assisting with in-person absentee voting, and educating about voter photo ID have brought greater visibility to our League. We are thrilled that our work has inspired dozens of people to join us so they can become more active participants in our democracy.
On December 10th, we held an informal gathering at the Goodman Community Center to welcome new members and get to know more about how they hope become engaged with our efforts. Through email and phone calls (thanks to Mary Anglim, Kathy Fullin, Karen Gunderson, Sara Markham, and Brook Soltvedt), we contacted 65 members who had joined since June 2015. About 20 were able to attend the event and meet with current League leaders. These enthusiastic new members have interests including voter education, environmental issues, good government, women's rights, and education policy.
Here is a gallery of photos taken by Ingrid Rothe at the gathering.
We hope you all have a chance to become acquainted with our newer members at our Lively Issues Luncheon on January 14. Our February program of encouraging members to attend a government meeting with other League friends, and then discuss the experience, offers another opportunity for our established members to mentor our new members and be inspired by their skills and energy! Please, help us welcome them to League!