Engage With Your Government
A Nonpartisan Letter Writing Campaign
Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Darien Library Conference Room
Got an issue with your local, state or national government? Want to give an “attaboy” or “attagirl” to an official you think is doing something right? Put your thoughts into action by writing a letter to one or more of your elected officials! We’ll provide the supplies, contact information and even cover the postage. An old-school handwritten letter often gets the most attention in an elected official’s office.
More of a digital letter writer? Bring your laptop and we’ll get you started. No matter your cause or concern, all are welcome.
The Darien League of Women Voters is proud to co-sponsor this community event with The Darien Library
A Conversation with Your Muslim Neighbors
Sponsored by WomanPower Action Network of CT
Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 pm
St Luke’s Parish, Youth & Community Center
1864 Post Rd., Darien 06820
We are living in divisive times where people find themselves unsure of whom to trust. With a media and leadership who sometimes use skewed or false information to spread fear and intolerance, now more than ever communities need to come together to try to build bridges. The Darien LWV is pleased to recommend this informative event.
This panel will attempt to dispel or subvert stereotypical notions of what and who your Muslim American neighbor is. It will give the community an opportunity to have a conversation with their Muslim neighbors who are pillars of their immediate communities.
The panelists are Dolores Durrani, co-founder Saffron Road Foods, Westport; Azra Assaduddin, community activist, member, Interfaith Council of Norwalk; Zeeshaan Fatema Aratsu, history teacher, New Canaan High School; and Ameena Meer, author, brand manager, Sufi, Brooklyn, NY.
The panel will be moderated by Darien author and professor Sharbari Zohra Ahmed. All are welcome to this free community event.
National Popular Vote Program (Is the Electoral College System Still Relevant?)
Monthly LWV Meeting (all members invited)
Wednesday, April 5th
9:10 AM Coffee and Conversation (bring your own coffee)
9:30 AM Business Meeting
Meeting Site – The Depot
Agenda and March Minutes to follow
Join Us for a review and discussion of our recent League activities. Learn the background of the League’s involvement and support of the National Public Vote Position. Help prioritize and clarify the issues we want our local elected officials to cover in that evening’s Town Officials Event. Engage in the conversation!
LWV Annual Town Officials Event
Wednesday April 5, 2017
6:30 PM Coffee and Dessert Reception
7:00 PM Program Begins
Darien Library Community Room
Join Us in meeting with our top elected town officials for an update and conversation about the major issues facing our town. Local budget impacts regarding education funding and regionalization are sure to be primary topics. There will be short prepared remarks by each speaker addressing their priorities, followed by open Q&A.
- First Selectman, Jayme Stevenson
- Board of Finance Chair, Jon Zagrodzky
- Board of Education Chair, Michael Harman
- Planning and Zoning Chair, John Sini
- RTM Moderator, Seth Morton
LWVCT (SIRS) Symposium on International Relations
“What’s in a Watt?” The Story Behind Sustainable Energy and Electricity
Friday, May 12
8:30 AM Registration, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Program including Continental Breakfast
Henry R. Luce Hall Auditorium
34 Hillhouse Avenue
Details to follow
Saturday, June 17
Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Details to follow