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The HARFORD COUNTY

VOTER

The Newsletter of the League of Women Voters of Harford County, Maryland info@harford.lwvmd.org www.harford.lwvmd.org June, 2013 Eileen Coffee, President Karen Heppen, Editor ________________________________________________________________________________

CALENDAR
Monday, June 13 4:30 pm LWV Harford Board Meeting Slavie Bank, Bel Air

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE
Dear Harford Leaguers and Friends, Welcome to the new League year with our newly elected officers and board members. While our activities will slow down a bit for the summer, there are still many things to plan and organize. One of the closing events of the past League year was the League of Women Voters of Maryland Convention, held in Towson this year. You were represented at the convention by Peg Hill, Theresa Freligh and myself. Delegates from local Leagues in Maryland voted to add an additional preliminary state study in the upcoming year. I am hopeful that two or three of you will step up to be part of this new study on coastal and nearshore Maryland. If you are interested in learning more about this project, please call me at 410-272-1815 or email me at: coffee316@comcast.net. We have completed our registration of seniors at local high schools with over 100 students now eligible to cast a ballot in selecting our next local, state and national representatives. Have an enjoyable summer and think League!

All are welcome!

OUR MISSION
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

DUES ARE DUE! DUES ARE DUE! DUES ARE DUE! DUES ARE DUE!

Eileen
LWV-HARFORD BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Eileen Coffee, President Stephanie Hallock, Vice President Elaine Boram, Secretary Karen Heppen, Treasurer Directors Peg Hill Morita Bruce Sandy Tracy Theresa Freligh

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Email us at: membership@harford.lwvmd.org info@harford.lwvmd.org

LWV HArFOrD AnnuAL MEETIng


Thanks to all who came and participated at our annual meeting. Special thanks to Beth Jones, Director of the Division of Addictions for the Harford County Health Department, who spoke to the attendees and to Peg Hill who made all the excellent arrangements.

LWVHArFOrD AT THE LWVMD COnVEnTIOn


Eileen Coffee, Peg Hill, Theresa Freligh and Karen Heppen participated in the LWVMD Convention, held in Towson. Congratulations to Theresa, elected to the LWVMD board. Below, Eileen Coffee, talking about our accomplishments at the Parade of the Local Leagues.

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION NAMES PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON ELECTION ADMINISTRATION MEMBERS


05/21/2013 The following is a statement by Elisabeth MacNamara, President, League of Women Voters of the United States: Today, President Obama named members to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. While we remain disappointed by the Presidents response to improving our elections to date, we hope that todays action means that the commission will be able to get to work on behalf of this nations voters. The League once again calls on the President and this new commission to make some bold changes like those suggested in our four point plan to make elections free, fair and accessible. We would like to see secure online voter registration, permanent and portable statewide voter registration, expanded early voting, and improved polling place management. This is a weak response to a big problem. We need bold action to protect Americans from the risk of disenfranchisement. We hope this commission will set forth a proactive agenda that tackles real problems plaguing our elections. From the LWV.org website MEMBERSHIP COUPON LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF HARFORD COUNTY Dues paid now cover membership through June 30, 2014

name(s)_________________________________________ Telephone_______________________________________ Cell____________________________________________ Principal household member $45.00

Address___________________________________ City, State Zip_______________________________ Email_______________________________________ Please make check payable to League of WomenVoters of Harford County and mail c/o: LWVHarford, P.O. Box 291, Bel Air, MD 21014-9998 Questions? Email membership@harford.lwvmd.org

Additional household members @ $22.50 = $_____ Contribution Total $_____ $_____