{LWV Huntington Nov. Bulletin]

Money in Politics will be discussed at the LWV Huntington’s Nov. 16 meeting. See the bulletin for more information.

Wood County Voter November 2015

LWV Wood County November 16 7 p.m. Vienna Public Library Speaker: Attorney Michelle Rusen, Chief Public Defender Public Defender Corporation for the 4th Judicial Circuit The meeting is open to the public

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Candidate Training – Deadline Friday!

You should run for office!  (REGISTRATION DEADLINE FRIDAY)

The West Virginia Candidate Training Academy is hosting non-partisan training events for people interested in running for elected office of any kind.  School board? City Council?  Or perhaps even a state legislative seat?  
Training workshops are being held in:
Lewisburg – Nov. 12  (Registration deadline Friday, November 6th)
Martinsburg – Nov. 21 (Registration deadline Monday, November 16th)
Charleston – Dec. 5 (Registration deadline Monday, November 30th)
Wheeling – Dec. 8  (Registration deadline Wednesday, December 3rd)
To learn more, or register for any of these events, just click on the location closest to you.  ***We’re proud to have Secretary of State Natalie Tennant joining us for the Lewisburg and Charleston trainings!
Special thanks to our core partners – the Our Children, Our Future campaign, Generation WV, WV Chamber of Commerce Executives, WV AFL-CIO, WV Citizen Action Group, the WV School Board Association, the WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, and the WV Community Development Hub – and the dozens of other groups helping to spread the word!

Like more information about these training events before registering? This should answer any questions.  

Or get in touch with Stephen Smith at ssmith@wvhealthykids.org

The West Virginia Candidate Training Academy is a broad collaboration of community-based groups whose goal is to bring new voices into the electoral process.
Its goal is to see people of all stripes in leadership positions, and so these trainings are open to anyone who wants to throw their hat into the ring.
The trainings are 100% non-partisan and will teach the basic skills of running for office:
  • How to give a stump speech.
  • How to use communications in your campaign.
  • How to raise money
  • What to consider when choosing which office to run for.
They are designed for folks who are ready to run in 2016, or contemplating a run further down the road.

See you soon,

PS Please forward this message to friends, family members, and colleagues that you would like to see run for office!

Those who are planning to run for office in 2016 are invited to the free Running for Office workshop, sponsored by the LWV Huntington Area.

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Running for Office Workshops

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LWV Wood County October 2015 Voter

LWV Wood County October 2015 Voter Membership Meeting October 26 Money in Politics Consensus

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Wood County Government Officials roster

An updated roster of Wood County Government Officials as of September 2015 is now available in the Wood County Events folder.

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General Meeting with the Assessor

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October 2015 Morgantown Newsletter


Our first fall meeting will be held Wednesday, October 14, 7-9 p.m. at the Aull Center. We hope to have a big turnout for the evening, as we prepare for the coming election year! All of you know that the Board of Education has its final, non-partisan election during the primary. But do you realize, because of Legislative Action, that all the judicial positions (Judges, Circuit Court, magistrates) at the state and county levels will also be non-partisan, and they will be elected during the primary election? This is a significant change! The Secretary of State is sending a representative from the office of the Election Administrator to tell us about these changes and answer questions so we can inform the public and help ensure a good turnout at the primary in May, 2016! A lot of people will be focused on the presidential race, and rightly so, but we must be sure that the electorate is well aware of the importance of these local races. It will be vital for us to know about these changes as we help educate voters in the spring election.

The first meeting of the fall is always a special time to meet and greet one another. The meeting is open to the public, but a personal invitation is always better. Do try to bring a guest! As always, we will be collecting dues –still $44 individual, $66 household. We have allowed plenty of time for hearing from the Secretary of State’s representative, plus time to hear about items important to the league in our program areas, plus time for refreshments and socializing. We plan to finish up before 9 p.m. so you do not have to worry about your meter running out.

If you do not want to drive to the meeting, we will be happy to find someone to carpool with you. Please call Vicki Conner at (304) 292-2640. Also, the Aull Center has a lift at the back, if you have trouble with stairs. Call Lyndell at (304) 599-0904 and she will watch for you and help with the lift operation.

Voters Service Committee

We will be setting up a table at the Morgantown Farmers Market on Saturday, October 17, 8:30 a.m. to noon. If you can help, please contact Jonathan.

Natural Resources

The Natural Resources Committee is following the Monongalia County Commission as they work with Republic Services on their contract. We are especially interested in what they decide about recycling in the county. A Commission work session which included people from Republic Services, scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, was cancelled because the Republic representatives did not appear. We plan to attend when the meeting is rescheduled.

A meeting for the Natural Resources Committee will be held in October, the date to be announced. Contact Catherine Lozier at (304) 599-8233 or at the contact form if you are interested in working on this committee.

Please read the complete newsletter by clicking on the link below:

LWVMM Newsletter October 2015

Fall VOTER 2015

Take our quiz on the 19th amendment, which opened the democratic process to 23 million women in 1920.

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