The UMRR (pronounced "ummer") ILO had its very successful inaugural meeting over the weekend. Almost 50 local Leagues in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois have joined.
The group is so new, it doesn't have its own website or facebook page yet, but stay tuned, and we'll post an update when available.
On January 4, League members from Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin gathered in Madison to get a jump on water advocacy work in the new year.
Exciting news was shared: local Leagues in several states bordering the Mississippi River are interested in following the LWV Lake Michigan Region model, and exploring how they can collaborate on Upper Mississippi River Watershed issues.
We look forward to increased League focus on water policy issues, and stand ready to assist the fledgling group in any way we can!