Pioneer Awards: LWV
of Mountain Lakes, NJ and LWV
of the City of New York; Web Site Award: LWV
of San Francisco, CA; Membership Award: LWV
of Escondido, CA and LWV
of Montgomery County, MD.
That month, the LWV
hired Jim Karayn to produce several primary election voter education forums that would be televised on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
Called Take A Friend to Vote, the effort grew out of a 1999 civic participation study conducted by the LWV
which found that individuals are more likely to vote when asked to do so by someone they trust and with whom they share common values.
has promoted this outrageous gag-rule scheme in a $1 million TV and print ad campaign, funded with tax-deductible money from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
The national office worked with the LWV
of Montgomery County (MD) to organize a dialogue with Maryland State Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez.
membership is critical to the future.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC, president, 1997-2001; director, chair of Mixed Income Housing Coalition, 2006-present; one of the founders of the LWV
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Civics 101 program.
Pinellas, FL, president, 2002-05; LWVNJ secretary, 1997-99; LWV
Morris Country, NJ, ILO, president, 1996-98; LWV
Morristown, NJ, president, 1995-97; LWVNC Board member, 1977-80; LWV
Chatham Township,NJ, president, 1973-75.
Pasadena Area: action director, 1996-99; president, 1999-2003; Voters Service director, 2006 to present.
Biography: LWVUS Membership Recruitment Initiative (LWV
Palm Beach Country is now the largest League in Florida with 350 members).