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[LEAGUE NAME] SENDS LEADER(S) TO LEAGUE OF WOMEN
VOTERS NATIONAL MEETING
[INDIVIDUAL NAME] Helps Position the League for Impact, Engagement and Sustainability
[YOUR COMMUNITY] – The League of Women Voters of [LEAGUE NAME] was represented by [INDIVIDUAL NAME(s)] at the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) biennial National Council held June 22-25, 2017 in Leesburg, VA. [INDIVIDUAL LAST NAME] was one of 110 individuals representing 43 states and the District of Columbia in attendance.
While in Leesburg, [LAST NAME] joined League leaders from across the country in strategic conversations about the future of the 97-year-old organization and embracing a transformational change to sustain the organization for years to come.
“As the League approaches our first centennial, we want to become the most powerful organization we can be,” said LWVUS president Chris Carson. “It is a critical time in our democracy, and an amazing time of opportunity for the League as we expand and attract new members.”
League leaders discussed the important role and impact of the League, as well as how the group will evolve to be the most effective organization on voting rights and election services.
“We know there are going to be challenges, but we are going to get there together because we are a stronger League when we speak with one voice,” said LWVUS CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris. “We all want to see this organization be as influential as it can be because our democracy needs us.”
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“I was proud to represent the League of Women Voters of [LEAGUE NAME] at National Council 2017,” [LAST NAME] said. “I was reminded what a powerful role the League continues to play in our democracy – not just in [state], but across the country as an important national network that has worked to support voters and improve our democracy for nearly 100 years.”
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