The credentials report for the June 19 meeting was approved. The total number of voting delegates for June 19 was 686.
2016-2018 LWVUS PMP
Motion to adopt a PMP rate of $32 for the 2016-2018 Biennium
Motion #2016-12, LWVUS Board
FY2016-2018 LWVUS BUDGET
Motion to adopt the proposed LWVUS budget for 2016–2018 Biennium as presented on page 36-40 in the Convention Booklet.
Motion # 2016-14, LWVUS Board
PRESENTATION OF THE RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE
Janis McMillen, chair, presented the report of the Resolutions Committee.
Motion to move a resolution responding to gun violence in America. In the wake of our country's worst mass gun violence in our history that killed 49 people in Orlando, Florida, we ask for a moment of silence to remember those who were killed, pray for peace for their families and friends and strength for the community and our country.
Be it resolved to continue our longstanding position LWVUS position on Gun Violence.
Motion #2016-48, LWV of Florida
Motion to move a resolution on gun safety and Center for Disease Control Research
Support restoration of funding for gun violence research at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Motion #2016-47, LWV of Florida
Motion to move a resolution supporting statehood for the people of District of Columbia. Therefore, be it resolved that the League of Women Voters of the United States strongly supports legislation that will establish statehood for the people of the District of Columbia.
Motion # 2016-46, LWV of District of Columbia
Motion to move a resolution: Therefore, be it resolved, the LWVUS consider signing onto an Amicus Brief with the 21 youth plaintiffs from Our Children's Trust.
Motion # 2016-52, LWV of California
Motion to move a resolution: Therefore be it resolved, LWVUS support the United States ratification of the UN COP 21 Paris Agreement.
Motion # 2016-53, LWV of Oregon
Motion to move a resolution: Therefore be it resolved, that the LWVUS should continue working for full implementation of the EPA Clean Power Plan, especially at the state level, as a first step and should call on the White House to implement an updated science-based Climate Action Plan that stabilizes global warming by bringing C02 levels down to no more than 350 ppm by 2100.
Motion # 2016-54, LWV of Oregon
ELECTION OF LWVUS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND NOMINATING COMMITTEE
The Convention delegates participated in the election of LWVUS Board, Officers and Nominating Committee on Monday afternoon. The results are below.
The Officers are:
Chris Carson, president
Karen Nicholson, vice president
Toni Zimmer, secretary
Henrietta Saunders, treasurer
The Directors are:
The members of the Nominating Committee are:
Peggy Appler, chair
Mary Ann Reeves
The following LWVUS Awards were presented during the League’s banquet dinner:
Effective Community Engagement Award:
LWV of Jo Daviess County (IL)
Strengthening Democracy Award:
LWV of KanasLWV of Arlington (VA)
High Impact Visibility Award:
LWV of Montgomery County (IN)
Recognition of New Leagues:
LWV of Napa County (CA) LWV of Winona (MN)
LWV of Upper Mississippi River-Region (ILO) LWV of Granville County (NC)
LWV of Porter County (IN) LWV of Northeastern North Carolina (NC)
LWV of Boston (MA) LWV of Twin Counties (NC)
LWV of Manistee County (MI) LWV of Pike County (PA)
LWV of Brainerd Lakes Area (MN) LWV of Upper St. Croix Valley (WI)
LWV of Detroit Lakes Area (MN) LWV of Washington County (VA)
LWV of Park Rapids Area (MN)