The Morgantown-Monongalia Chapter of the League of Women Voters was recently recognized by the League of Women Voters of the United States for significant growth in our membership and our continued commitment to our community and the mission of the League.
“We are very proud to have our efforts acknowledged,” said local League president, Jonathan Rosenbaum. “Our members are committed to making Morgantown and Monongalia County stronger and more vibrant.”
In the past year the League’s membership has grown by 40 percent. Interest in the League has grown because of recent activities offered by the League that are open to the public. In preparation for upcoming elections, the League held a workshop about local government and a candidate forum. Special events such as educational town hall meetings on the Affordable Care Act, and membership meetings with guest speakers such as Secretary of State, Natalie Tennant, and WV Senate President Jeff Kessler attract League members and interested citizens.
“We are thrilled to see the LWV of Morgantown-Monongalia County is thriving and committed to serving the community of Morgantown,” said national president Elisabeth MacNamara. “The League is a true grassroots organization. Without strong and devoted Leagues helping to make democracy work in communities across the country, we would not have been able to accomplish all that we have over the last 93 years, nor would we be able to continue our mission for years to come.”
“While we appreciate the recognition, the greatest reward that we could get is seeing more members of our community active and involved in the issues that are critical to all of us. The more individuals that join the League and are part of that, the better it is for all of us,” said Jonathan Rosenbaum. “We welcome everyone to visit our website morgantown.lwvwv.org to learn more or join our next event.”