The WLWV Opening Lunch and Program will be Thursday, October 6, 2016 beginning at 11:15 am at the Comstock Community Center. After a brief business meeting, we are pleased to present a panel discussion “Talking About Teenage Girls” featuring the dynamic Kim Zemo, MSW, School Climate Coordinator, Wilton High School and students from WHS’s Teen Peaceworks. You may recently have seen press coverage of Teen PeaceWorks' presentation of The Yellow Dress, a one-woman show about dating violence, at the Wilton Library on September 29th. Come hear our panel discuss the lives of teenage girls in today’s world.

For more information and to RSVP please see the flyer for the event.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY WILL JOIN FORCES

TO HOLD 4th DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE IN WILTON OCTOBER 23 

WILTON, CT (Sept. 14, 2016) –Thirteen area chapters of the League of Women Voters in Fairfield County will present a debate between incumbent Democrat Jim Himes and Republican John Shaban, candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives 4th Congressional District, on Sunday, October 23. The event, free and open to the public, will be held from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., at the Clune Performing Arts Center at Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Road/Route 7 in Wilton CT.  

Himes lives in Cos Cob/Greenwich and Shaban lives in Redding. Both candidates have accepted the invitation to this event. The Debate Facilitator is Jara Burnett of LWV Greenwich. 

Stamford’s Kay Maxwell, a former president of the League of Women Voters of the United States and currently executive director of the Stamford-based World Affairs Forum, will moderate the debate.

Co-sponsors are LWVs of the Bridgeport Area*, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Northern Fairfield County (Danbury & Brookfield), Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton (hosting the event).  

 *Bridgeport Area LWV includes: Monroe, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull

About the League

The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan and does not support candidates. It  encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Excerpt from May 17, 2016 press release from the Connecticut Secretary of State's office:

"Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill and the Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Michael Bzdyra announced today a first-of-its-kind plan to develop a streamlined motor-voter system that will automatically register to vote those eligible citizens who go to DMV for license or state-issued identification card services. The two agencies also plan a number of other important activities in DMV offices to improve the voter-registration process, which will modernize the state’s execution of the federal ‘motor-voter’ act.

Connecticut will be the first state in the nation to introduce automatic voter registration through this type of agreement. Both Secretary Merrill and DMV Commissioner Michael Bzdyra hailed all the changes as strong, collaborative action to help eligible residents exercise their right to vote"