Wilton League Welcomes WHS Guest Speakers
The Wilton League of Women Voters welcomes four student speakers—Isabella Segall, founder/director of Connecticut Teens Against Gun Violence, Grace Bracken, WHS Women’s Activism Club, Elizabeth Yoon, and Vignesh Subramanian, WHS Model Congress—at the League’s monthly meeting on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 9:30 am at Comstock Center, School Rd. The meeting is free and open to all League members and the general public. The program begins with a short business meeting, with light refreshments, followed by the students’ talk.
Following the mass shooting in Parkland Florida, Ms. Segall was a featured speaker at two major events in CT—the March for Our Lives at the State Capitol and The Road to Change Tour in Newtown this past summer. The marches attracted thousands of participants, including survivors of the Parkland shooting. Ms. Bracken was the 2018 WHS winner of the League of Women Voters Edna Jones Memorial Book Award and is a board member of CT Teens Against Gun Violence. Ms. Yoon and Mr. Subramanian, as members of the Model Congress, volunteered at the LWV’s recent regional debates before the November election.
The League of Women Voters of Connecticut (LWVCT) hosted a debate between Representative Jim Himes (D) and Candidate Harry Arora (R) for the 4th Congressional District on Sunday, October 21st. The debate was moderated by Kay Maxwell, who has served as President of both the League of Women Voters of CT and of the League of Women Voters of the United States. She recently retired as Executive Director of the World Affairs Forum.
The debate was sponsored by the Connecticut League of Women Voters, and co-sponsored by the Bridgeport LWV, the Darien LWV, the Greenwich LWV, the New Canaan LWV, the Norwalk LWV, the Redding LWV, the Ridgefield LWC, the Stamford LWV, the Weston LWV, and the Westport LWV, and was hosted by the Wilton LWV with support from the Wilton High School Model Congress.
If you could not attend, never fear, a video recording of the event is available here.
On October 16, 2018 the Wilton League of Women Voters, along with co-sponsors Wilton Library, Norwalk League of Women Voters, GOOD Morning Wilton, and student partners from WHS Model Congress, hosted a CT State Legislative Candidate Forum featuring candidates for Senate District 26- Toni Boucher(R) and Will Haskell(D), House District 125- Tom O’Dea(R) and Ross Tartell(D), and House District 143- Gail Lavielle(R) and Stephanie Thomas(D) The forum was moderated by Jean Rabinow, a member of the Steering Committee of the League of Women Voters of the Bridgeport Area, and Director/Outreach for the League of Women Voters of Connecticut. If you missed the forum, you can watch it here.