Date(s) - Tue, Nov 14, 2017
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Cover 3 Restaurant
Our next luncheon is Tuesday, November 14th at Cover 3 Restaurant, 2700 W. Anderson Lane, from 11:15am to 1:00pm (networking time, 11:15-11:45am; program starts at 11:45am). The luncheon cost is $20 for NCJW members and $23 for non-members, all inclusive (cash only please). Newcomers are always welcome. RSVP is absolutely required by November 12th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The guest speaker will be Cinde Weatherby, President of the Austin League of Women Voters. She will discuss voter rights, voter suppression and issues germane in today’s voting regulatory environment.
Prior to May 2016, Cinde was the Austin League’s VP for Community Relations and coordinated the League’s Capitol Corps. The Capitol Corps delivers position-driven LWV-TX testimony and policy information to members of the Texas Legislature. Cinde also serves as the LWV-Texas Chair for Voting Rights and Elections Law issue. She began League service after retiring from a long public and private sector transportation career. Cinde moved to Austin in 2009 and is a native Texan.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
- That democratic government depends upon the informed and active participation of its citizens and requires that government bodies protect the citizen’s right to know by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings and making public records accessible.
- In representative government and in the individual liberties established in the Constitution of the United States.
- That the right to vote of every citizen should be protected; that every person should have access to free public education that provides equal opportunity for all; and, that no person or group should suffer legal, economic or administrative discrimination.
- That efficient and economical government requires competent personnel, the clear assignment of responsibility, adequate financing, and coordination among the different agencies and levels of government.
- That responsible government should be responsive to the will of the people; that government should maintain an equitable and flexible system of taxation, promote the conservation and development of natural resources in the public interest, share in the solution of economic and social problems which affect the general welfare, promote a sound economy, and adopt domestic policies that facilitate the solution of international problems.
- That cooperation with other nations is essential in the search for solutions to world problems, and that the development of international organization and international law is imperative in the promotion of world peace.