If you did not attend the well-received program on Water and Climate Change on June 18 in Washington DC, you are in luck!
The speaker, The Nature Conservancy's Global Policy Director, Lynn Scarlett, generously has shared her slide presentation with us. The slides and a video of the program are now available on the LWV Lake Michigan Region homepage.
The entire video is about 55 minutes long. If you are pressed for time, make sure to see Scarlett's presentation. It starts at 1:25 and runs until about 30:46.
LWVLMR sponsored this presentation along with 9 other county, state, and regional Leagues and the LWVUS Climate Change Task Force.
We are beaming with pride that LWVLMR President Henrietta Saunders was elected to the national League of Women Voters Board on Sunday, June 19, 2016. She was elected as an officer in the position of Treasurer. Having benefited from her governance ourselves, we are confident that her leadership, fiduciary and pecuniary skills will serve the larger organization well.
Congratulations to Hank, and to LWVUS!
Members from across the country are arriving in Washington DC for the League of Women Voters Biennial Convention. LWVLMR is proud to cosponsor a caucus on the nexus of water issues and climate change with 2 other InterLeague groups, 1 county League, six state Leagues, and the LWVUS Climate Change Task Force. In preparation for this presentation, we asked Leagues to share their recent activities on these issues.
And we have been impressed and inspired by the response! Clearly, these are important issues in many communities across. Check out the Member Resources page to see the breadth of local projects and programs.
As the terrible news about the Flint, Michigan water crisis flooded the media, the well-being of our colleagues in the League of Women Voters of Flint was among our concerns. Now the LWV of Flint, a member of LWVLMR, has released, The Flint Water Crisis: A Summary Report.
The report concisely explains how elevated lead levels in the public water supply became a public health crisis for the residents of Flint. The Flint League notes for the record that LWV of Michigan opposed Michigan's Emergency Management law, which enabled the cascade of fateful decisions that led to the emergency. Sadly, they report that some residents are still not educated about the dangers of lead or about the measures individuals can take to help protect themselves and their children from those dangers. LWV Flint is doing its part to aid the community by sharing information and by registering residents to vote.
We highly recommend reading the report in full.