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Coastal Zone bill prompts LWVDE Action Alert

delaware shore bird - great egret The Coastal Zone Act of 1971 is threatened in 2017 by HB 190, which would weaken some provisions of the Act. The League has always been a staunch supporter of the Coastal Zone Act, so we would like for this bill to be either withdrawn or defeated.

oil skimming in Delaware River after a spill HB 190 passed by a vote of 34-7 in the Delaware House of Representatives on 6/20/2017 and has been assigned to the Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee in the Senate.

LWVDE (League of Women Voters of Delaware) urges members to phone their state senators and ask them vote NO on HB 190.

June Hot Topic Lunch - Legislative Update

Legislative Hall in Dover, DE Do you know what your state government is up to? The Delaware legislature is considering many hugely important bills this term.

Join us at Michaels Restaurant on Monday, June 26 from 11:30am-1pm for a buffet luncheon and great discussion! Open to the public. LWV volunteer lobbyists and committee chairs will discuss a wide range of bills covering government, health, elections, the environment, justice, etc. See the LWVNCC Calendar for the address and directions.

Please RSVP if possible to the Office Manager by Saturday, June 24, so we can let the restaurant know how many to expect. If you have not made a reservation please come anyway; meal is buffet style. Cost is $15.00 paid at time of the luncheon, which covers food, beverages and gratuity.

June Great Decisions - the Geopolitics of Energy

Great Decisions Booklet The Great Decisions discussion group had a lively talk on Monday, June 19 at the Newark public library. Dubravka Morgan led the group on the "Geopolitics of Energy" topic.

Dubravka Morgan
Dubravka Morgan

Watch our calendar page for future Great Decision discussions. Upcoming topics include

  • Latin America's Political Pendulum (September),
  • Afghanistan and Pakistan (October), and
  • Nuclear Security (November).

Contact Vicky Kleinman for more information about the Great Decision discussion group. Great Decision attendees June 2017 Great Decision attendees June 2017

New LWVNCC Board Elected in May 2017

The League of Women Voters of New Castle County (LWVNCC) elected a new slate of officers and board members at their Annual Meeting on May 22, 2017. See the About LWV page for a current Board of Directors listing. The new team will serve for two years, for the 2017-2019 leadership cycle.

New President Marjorie Johnson issued the following message for members...

Marj Johnson

"Hello! I am Marj Johnson, your new president of the New Castle County League of Women Voters. While I have a lot to learn, it is a privilege to serve you. Thank you to all of you who volunteered to be on our Board: Patti Christopher, Carmela Longobardi, Katharine Olinchak, Sarah Bucic, Joann Hasse, Lorraine S. Botticelli, Moonyeen (Kloppy) Klopfenstein, Barbara Mobarak, Bea Webb, Fay Whittle.

It is an extraordinary board with new and "seasoned" talent, new perspectives and new energy, and I look forward to working with them. I also look forward to getting to know many more of our membership and I am hoping you will find new ways of becoming involved in whatever area speaks to your passions.

At our annual meeting, the membership in attendance developed several areas they would like to see addressed in the coming year. Perhaps some of them will speak to you."

(Content omitted... please see the June 2017 Newsletter for the full list of ideas)

"As you can see, we have a lot facing us in the coming year. We can use all the help we can get to address the above issues, in addition to the ongoing areas that the League is invested in. So, please volunteer, share your thoughts, create ideas, and broadcast all that the League does to your friends and those you meet wherever you are."

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