SATURDAY February 26: Join Wilton's State Legislators for Dialogue about Priorities for Upcoming Legislative Cycle
ZOOM Discussion: Saturday 2/26 from 2:30-3:30 pm
Please join us on Zoom as Wilton Library and the Wilton League of Women Voters present a Legislative Dialogue to give our elected state legislators an opportunity to present their priorities for the 2022 Connecticut Assembly session, and for constituents to provide them feedback and ask them questions about issues facing our town and state. Senator Will Haskell (District 26), Representative Stephanie Thomas (District 143), and Representative Tom O'Dea (District 125) have been invited.
The League of Women Voters of Fairfield is presenting a 5-part Spotlight on Redistricting - a new, free, five-part series open to the public about the census, redistricting, and politics of voting. Recordings of prior sessions can be viewed here. See below or visit the Event Calendar for more information.
Session 1 - October 14: It’s YOUR Vote They’re Talking About!
The kick-off session featured David Daley, author of the national best-seller "Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count" and "Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy and Joan Twiggs, Greater Hartford League of Women Voters Advocacy Director, LWV CT Director at Large, and Champion for the LWV's People Powered Fair MapsTM campaign. Fairfield LWV partnered with Fairfield Museum and History Center on this series “kickoff” free event.
Session 2 - November 18: Redistricting: How is it Done? And Why Is That Important?
Presented in collaboration with Fairfield University, this presentation will include three mapping scenarios, how they were created, and their impact on voting. Drs. Gayle A.Alberda, Assistant Professor, Politics; Mehmet Cansoy, Assistant Professor, Sociology & Anthropology; Kurt Schlichting, Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, and Jonathan Delgado, Center for Social Impact, will be your guides. Join us at Fairfield University’s Dolan School Event Hall at 7 p.m.
Session 3 - December 7: Redistricting in the News
This event includes panelists Mark Pazniokas, Capitol Bureau Chief and a founder of CT Mirror; Jordan Fenster, award-winning reporter with a focus on investigative journalism; Cheri Quickmire, Executive Director, Common Cause in Connecticut; and Dr. Kyle Evans, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Trinity College, Hartford, CT. The program will center on developments to date, perspectives and maps, what becomes news, transparency, and public participation. Fairfield LWV has partnered with Fairfield Public Library on this 7 p.m. virtual Zoom event. Registration fairfieldpubliclibrary.org by November 1.
Watch for Session 4 and Session 5 in January 2022
Session 4: Where We are Now
This discussion will include a panel of “process players” such as commission members, Connecticut party leaders on redistricting, and other participants who will discuss the 2021 redistricting process and outcomes. Date and place will be announced.
Session 5: What Does the Future Hold and What Should We Be Doing Now and until 2030?
The speakers and panelists in the Spotlight On: series and other invitees will come together in the fifth and final session to share observations and recommendations. Date and place will be announced.
The Wilton League of Women Voter's next monthly meeting will be held virtually on Thursday November 18. Steering Committee members will have a short business meeting from 7-7:30 pm. Thereafter, at
7:30 PM - Tammy Thornton, President of “Go Green” Wilton
will join us to speak to us on the topic of
The Solvable Problem of Waste In Connecticut:
How We Can Help the Environment and Our Community
Election Day is Tuesday, November 2!
To help Wilton voters make an educated choice in the upcoming municipal election, the Wilton League of Women Voters, along with our co-sponsors the Wilton Library and GOOD Morning Wilton will host two events at which voters will hear from candidates running for positions on the Board of Selectmen, the Board of Education, the Board of Finance, and the Planning and Zoning Commission.
These forums will bring together on one stage the candidates in four contested races to provide an opportunity for voters to pose questions and hear from the candidates who will be making critical town decisions in upcoming years.
On Wednesday, Oct. 20, the forum will feature the candidates running for the Board of Education and Planning & Zoning. On Monday, Oct. 25, the forum will feature the candidates running for the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Finance. Both events will start at 7 p.m. with a very brief break between the two panels for each evening, ending at 9:15 p.m.
Both events will follow a modified town hall format and both will be moderated by League of Women Voters-certified, out-of-town moderators who will present questions submitted by the public in written form. GOOD Morning Wilton will live-stream the events from Wilton Library’s Brubeck Room.
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