Report of Convention Action - Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The chair of the Credentials Committee reported 646 voting delegates registered.
NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR THE 2014-2016 BIENNIUM (Continued from previous day)
Be it resolved we, the representatives of local and state Leagues assembled at the 2014 LWVUS Convention, call upon the LWVUS Board to quickly appoint the committees to review our campaign finance position and to study the process of amending the Constitution, in order to arrive at a comprehensive national action program that will support the aspirations and content of our position and mobilize our members. We call upon those committees, as well as the newly-‐formed committee on redistricting, to move quickly, deliberately and collaboratively to produce results that will allow the League, unified and strong, to participate fully in local, state and national efforts to reclaim our democracy.
Motion #72212, LWV of Massachusetts
Motion that debate be limited to one minute.
Motion #06856, LWV of VA
Be it resolved, we, the delegates to the 2014 LWVUS Convention, call upon the LWVUS Board to: Strongly advocate for passage of legislation that restores voting rights in federal elections to citizens with felony convictions who have completed their terms of incarceration or who have been paroled or placed on probation; Use the resources of LWVUS to provide support to Leagues who are working to repeal state felon disenfranchisement laws.
Motion #73125, LWV of Clackamas County, OR
Motion to amend Motion #73125: Be it resolved, we, the delegates to the 2014 Convention, call upon the LWVUS Board to: Strongly advocate for passage of legislation that restores voting rights in federal elections to citizens with felony convictions who have been released from prison or who have been paroled or placed on probation; Use the resources of LWVUS to provide support to Leagues who are working to repeal state felon disenfranchisement laws.
Motion #20217, LWV of Clackamas County, OR
Motion that the motion be amended to replace “or who have been paroled or placed on probation” to “and have successfully completed probation.”
Motion #06784, LWV of Dallas, TX
Motion #73125 APPROVED as Amended.
Motion to adopt by concurrence the LWV of Kansas position on the Living Wage which is, in brief, "Encourage establishment of a living wage policy by government and for-profit businesses that receive tax incentives and other public funds."
Motion #43938, LWV Berkeley Albany Emeryville, CA
Motion to amend Motion #43938 the concurrence with the League of Women Voters of Kansas position on "Living Wage," which, in brief, is "Encourage establishment of a living wage policy by government and for profit businesses that receive tax incentives and other public funds."
Motion #05537, LWV Berkeley Albany Emeryville, CA
Motion that the time to debate amendments to Motion #43938 (living wage) be limited to a maximum of 10 minutes.
Motion #06406, LWV of San Luis Obispo Count, CA
Motion #43938 DEFEATED. Card Vote: Total Votes Cast = 471; Yes = 254; No = 214; Spoiled Ballots = 3. Two-thirds vote required.
2014-2016 LWVUS PMP
Motion to adopt a PMP rate of $31 for the FY 2014-2015.
Motion #87961, LWVUS Board
Motion to adopt a PMP rate of $32 for the FY 2015-2016.
Motion #91001, LWVUS Board
Motion to amend to get a national PMP of $31 in 2015-16.
Motion #06011, LWV of Anne Arundel County, MD
Motion that debate be limited to five speakers pro and five con speakers.
Motion #12643, LWV of Falls Church
Motion #91001 APPROVED
FY2014-2016 LWVUS BUDGET
Motion to adopt the proposed LWVUS budget for 2014 – 2016 Biennium as presented on page 41-42 in the Convention Booklet.
Motion #88269, LWVUS Board
Motion APPROVED as Amended.
Motion to amend the budget so that it include funding for a minority task force similar in size and scope to the youth task force.
Motion #09003, LWV of Miami-Dade County, FL
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:
Elisabeth MacNamara, president
Toni Larson, vice president
Karen Nicholson, secretary
Patricia Donath, treasurer
The Directors are:
The members of the Nominating Committee are:
Mary Fox, chair
The following LWVUS Awards were presented during the League’s banquet dinner:
Effective Member Engagement and Recruitment Award:
LWV of Miami-Dade County, FL
Strengthening Democracy Award:
LWV of the Kalamazoo Area, MI
High Impact Visibility Award:
LWV of New Jersey
Community Connection Award:
LWV of Collier County, FL
Recognition of New Leagues:
LWV of Antelope Valley, CA
LWV of Marion County, FL
LWV of the Lower Keys, FL
LWV of Roselle/Bloomingdale, IL
LWV of South Central Indiana
LWV of Leavenworth, KS
LWV of the Prince George’s County, MD
LWV of Leelanau County, MI
LWV of the Prince William Area, VA
LWV of the Northwoods, WI