Productive year for League of Women Voters

Productive year for League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Hamden/North Haven elected a new Steering Committee for a two-year term June 12 at the annual dinner meeting, held at J. Roos Restaurant in North Haven.

The Steering Committee, chaired by rotating conveners, includes Alice Baxter, Treasurer/Membership; Donna Bouffard, Secretary; Diane Hoffman, Voter Services and back-up Secretary; Stephanie Wilborne, Spokesperson/Information; Nominating Co-Chairs Raeanne Curtis and Christine Esposito; and Members April Beichner and Helen Spencer.

The featured speaker at the annual dinner meeting was Kathleen Schomaker, Energy Efficiency Projects Manager for Hamden, who spoke about Sustainable Connecticut and her role as the Hamden liaison to that program. North Haven also participates in SustainableCT.

During the past year, LWV of Hamden-North Haven has hosted a live-streamed conference on redistricting, registered voters and answered questions at various venues.

LWV members served as timers for two pre-primary, televised gubernatorial debates. LWV organized a District 34 Democratic senatorial pre-primary at the North Haven Library and a District 17 senatorial debate at the Miller Memorial Library in Hamden. A House debate for District 87 was held at North Haven Middle School.

Also, a LWV member spoke to English as a Second Language students at the Keefe Center in Hamden about voters’ rights and responsibilities, and another spoke at the Gateway Community College Government Association Empowerment Expo about Connecticut’s clean state election public financing program.

And when an emergency situation developed on Election Day 2018 in New Haven, local LWV members hurried to assist with registering voters.

Also, LWV’s Breakfast with the Legislators at the Whitney Center in Hamden, and all its other events, were well attended, and the LWV participated in the Earth Day celebration in Hamden and members attended the Earth Day celebration in North Haven.

LWV welcomes new members, and that includes men. The LWV is non-partisan and neither supports nor opposes political candidates. For more information, contact Stephanie Wilborne at 203-228-8254.