CT Atty General Jepsen speaking to Darien LWV

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CT Attorney General George Jepsen spoke at the LWV Darien 11-16-2016 meeting on the impact of the recent lower court trial ruling "CT Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) vs Rell". To review a recording of the program, please click here.

LWVCT Fall Conference, October 2016

"Follow the Money: Money in Politics in CT." The 2016 Fall Conference, second session in Hartford. How much of an influence does "dark money" have on the politics of CT? Where does this money come from? How does the Citizen's Election Program in CT push back? Is "dark money" a problem? How does the "Citizens United" decision play into the equation? How can voters track the flow of money? Please watch the video below and join our knowledgeable panel to explore this important topic.

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Missed Candidates Night?

Catch the re-broadcasts on cable channel 79 or click HERE to view on-line.

Darien LWV Candidates Night

The Darien LWV held it's annual Candidates’ Night on Tuesday, October 25th in the Town Hall Auditorium.

Candidates for the Board of Education and candidates for 141st and 147th Connecticut House of Representative districts and the 25th and 27th Senate Districts were invited to be on stage to answer questions from the audience. The debate was moderated by Kay Maxwell , former National President of the LWV.

Happy New Year 2017

Please save the dates!

Legislative Coffee
Wednesday, Jan 25th 9-11 AM
Hosted by Joyce Critelli, 39 Shields Road
One of the perks of League membership is the opportunity to meet with our State Elected officials (State Senators and Representatives) in an informal small group setting. Join us and bring a friend for this structured discussion on important State issues.  It is not a “meet and greet”. If you’ve attended before you know that we get into serious issues and expect full answers, not sound bites from our officials. A great opportunity to learn more about State affairs and initiatives.
 
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SAVE THE DATE
“Equal Means Equal” documentary film at the Darien Library, Sunday February 12th, 2:00 PM
Free and Open to the Public
  • Remember the ERA, Equal Rights Amendment? “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex”. The ERA won bi-partisan approval in the Senate in the 1970s but fell three states short of ratification as a Constitutional Amendment. Is there still a case for the ERA decades later? This is a provocative documentary film, sure to make you think.
  • Free and open to the public, sponsored by the Darien LWV

Merry Christmas from the Darien LWV!

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We celebrated at our annual potluck Holiday Party, hosted by Callie Sullivan this year. Once again, our fabulous league member “Capitol Steps”-ish singing group entertained us with a creative political parody song program. Laughter is sometimes the best medicine in perhaps troubling times.

Thanks to all of our members who worked so hard on various Voter Service outreach efforts during the election season and to those who volunteered at the polls.

In addition to our regular January 4th monthly meeting (9:10 AM coffee and 9:30 AM business meeting) at The Depot, we are hard at work scheduling the annual Legislative Coffee hosted by Joyce Critielli. Date TBD.

This is always a great opportunity for members and guests to interact with our State Senators and Representatives in a small group setting. A bi-partisan planning committee meets in advance to develop questions of interest from our members – so it is hardly a “meet and greet” event. We have often learned about substantial legislative initiatives and operational controls at this meeting. Please plan to attend. We will give you the logistics as soon as they are finalized.

If you haven’t renewed your membership, please do so either on line at this website (see the JOIN button on top) or by sending a check to LWV of Darien, PO Box 103, Darien CT 06820. Membership and Finance Drive additional contribution levels are shown after clicking the JOIN button.

Best wishes for 2017.

Gwen Mogenson

Clara Sartori

Darien LWV Co-Presidents