The 2014 Campaign Oversight Committee (COC) was appointed by the LWVUS Board to be responsible for a Candidates Forum. The COC Chair Marlys Robertson (CO) and Members Nancy Eitreim(WA) and Donna Lauffer(KS) have pledged to be "scrupulously neutral and refrain from any activities that might be perceived as favoring one candidate over another" and conduct a Forum where all candidates have equal time to present their views in the long standing League practice of fairness to enable voters to make informed decisions.
The LWVUS Convention Committee has scheduled one hour for the Candidates Forum on Sunday June 8 at noon immediately following the morning plenary session. Please note there will be no campaign signs allowed in the plenary hall during the Candidates Forum and no literature passed out in the hall prior to or during the Forum. Only candidates will be allowed to wear campaign buttons during the Forum. However, there will be tables for campaign literature in the Wares Market throughout the Convention.
Prior to Convention, candidate questions may be posted for the COC on the LWVUS Convention Forum (click here for link to join the forum). Convention delegates may submit suggested questions in a Candidate Forum Question Box which will be located in the Plenary on Saturday June 7. In the evening the box will be moved to an accessible location which will be announced at the end of the afternoon plenary. Questions may be submitted up to 9 am Sunday, June 8. Final questions will be chosen by the COC.
LWVUS Administrator Kelly McFarland Stratman will collect from all candidates Fair Campaign Practices Pledges and financial reports as stipulated by LWVUS policy. A COC report of compliance with these requirements will be included in the "Report of Convention Action"" distributed to delegates on Sunday, June 8. Information on Campaign Policies For Candidates for LWVUS Office can be found here (US Policy 0-01, Revised 10/09).
If clarification is needed, contact COC Chair Marlys Robertson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or LWVUS Administrator Kelly McFarland Stratman, KMcFarland@lwv.org prior to June 5. Both will also be available at Convention as will COC members Nancy and Donna hear your questions and concerns.