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UPCOMING LWVMP COMMUNITY TEAM EVENTS

For reports on past events, go to that Community Team's page. See links below.

East Valley Team

Begins again in September - Marge Thornton's, 400 E. Alameda, Tempe (bring brown bag lunch)

Phoenix at The Terraces Team

Phoenix at The Terraces Community Team Reports Page

Wednesday, August 9 Guest Speaker Dana Naimark on The State of Arizona's Children 2017

Time & Location: 9:30 am for refreshments and 10 + 11:15am for program at The Terraces in the Monaco Lounge. The Terraces is located about half a block west of 16th Street on Morten Ave (which is about half way between Northern and Dunlap.) Parking on the south side of Morten in front of the Terraces, across the street, or in front of an office building a bit further west.

Guest speaker Dana Naimark is President and CEO of the Children's Action Alliance and will speak on "The State of AZ's Children: August 2017."

Ms. Naimark has been with CAA for 25 years in various capacities being named to her current position in December 2006. Ms. Naimark started her career in AZ in 1986 working as a tax and budget analyst for the AZ Legislature. She earned a Master's in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

All LWVMP members and anyone interested in public policy affecting children is encouraged to attend.

Please contact Rivko Knox, 602-042-6436

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Wednesday, September 13 - Guest Speaker LWVMP member John Purchase on the National Popular Vote Compact.

Time & Location: 9:30 am for refreshments and 10 + 11:15am for program at The Terraces in the Monaco Lounge. The Terraces is located about half a block west of 16th Street on Morten Ave (which is about half way between Northern and Dunlap.) Parking on the south side of Morten in front of the Terraces, across the street, or in front of an office building a bit further west.

The current Electoral College system, grounded in state laws which allocate electoral votes on a winner-take-all basis, leads presidential candidates to concentrate their resources on voters in a handful of swing states, relegating the vast majority of the country to spectator status.

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact would change this, guaranteeing the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Plan to attend the Sept. 13 meeting to find out: what NPV is, how it will work, how likely it is to take effect in the near future, and why we should not try to eliminate the Electoral College at this time despite the LWV positions statement to that effect.

Please contact Rivko Knox, 602-042-6436

Scottsdale Team

Scottsdale Community Team Reports Page

Monday, August 14 at 9:30 am at the home of Diana Love. 9235 N. 101st St., Scottsdale. Contact dianariz@cox.net for directions. Contact Katie Wilke 480-822-0327 or kt.wilke@gmail.com for other.

Topic: Review of Desert Discovery Center proposal and any action to be taken.

Review Minutes of June 8 Meeting

Note: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Celebrates Grand Opening of Sonora Silver at Arizona Heritage Center. Guests may enjoy the Sonoran Silver exhibition at no charge on July 13 and are welcome to browse other exhibits if time permits. If you would like to attend, please RSVP no later than 5:00 pm on July 10, to 480-929-0292, or email azheritagecenter@azhs.gov.

Phoenix Evening Team

Phoenix Evening Community Team Reports Page

Thursday, August 17
From 6-8 p.m. at Michelle D's home. Email dorsey.michelle@hotmail.comfor directions.
Topic: Registering voters and Deputy Registrar Trainings with Maricopa County Elections