President of the League of Women Voters of the United States, Elisabeth MacNamara, welcomed delegates, shared her own pride in the League’s 95-year history, and said that all Leagues and members can draw great strength from our heritage. She also noted the many ways that the world has changed in 95 years, and the the rate of change is accelerating. The key is learning to embrace positive change. Read more about LWVUS Council 2015 (including links to all presentations) here.
Meet New Member Erica Mackey
A resourceful and accomplished young attorney living in Oklahoma City, Ms. Mackey found the League's website and joined online.
LWVOK: What interested you about the League and what could we be doing to better attract other new members—especially younger members?
I have always been interested in political issues and being involved with civic organizations to give back to the community. I became interested in the League because of its history of voter education and it generally seemed like a good group to join. I look forward to becoming an active member of the League and working with them in the future.
I think if the League wants to attract more members, particularly Millennials, the League can become more involved in social media. Social media can be a great tool to reach younger potential members and to help spread the word about the League, its goals, what the league does, and any events in the area. The League could also consider connecting with clubs and organizations on university campuses.
Read the rest of Erica Mackey's interview here.