The Wilton League of Women Voters, together with the Wilton Library, will present a Legislative Dialogue on Saturday, February 13th, at 12:00 pm. State legislators, Senator Will Haskell (District 26), newly elected Representative Stephanie Thomas (District 123), and Representative Tom O'Dea (District 125) will present their priorities for the 2021 Connecticut Assembly session. Constituents will have the opportunity to give their feedback and ask questions about issues facing our town and state.
Online registration, on the Wilton Library events website, is required and a Zoom link for the event will be sent to registrants. Questions may be submitted prior to the event or at the meeting.
The Wilton League of Women Voters will sponsor Michael Vincelli, Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security at the Westport Weston Health District, and the Emergency Response Coordinator for the towns of Wilton, Darien, Fairfield and Trumbull Health Departments, at its virtual monthly meeting on January 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm. Vincelli, a member of Wilton CERT, brings years of experience and will highlight information on Covid-19 immunization.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that strives for an informed and engaged community. It specifically encourages active voter participation and works to increase understanding of government and major public issues.
The Wilton League of Women Voters continues its mission to inform voters by co-sponsoring two major voter forums for state and federal candidates.
On Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00 pm, the Wilton League of Women Voters, the Wilton Library Association, and GOOD Morning Wilton will co-sponsor two Ct State legislative candidate debates between Will Haskell (D) and Kim Healy (R/Independent) for Senate District 26 and Stephanie Thomas(D/Working Families) and Patrizia Zucaro(R/Independent) for House District 143.
The Haskell/Healy forum will run from 7:00-8:00pm and the Thomas/Zucaro forum will run from 8:30-9:30pm. Both will be livestreamed from Wilton Library’s Brubeck Room. Please note: following current protocols there will be no live audience in the building. The debate sessions will follow a modified town hall format moderated by Marianne Pollak of the Stamford LWV who will present questions submitted by the public to the candidates.
GOOD Morning Wilton has arranged to livestream the debates online. They can be viewed live in real time on GOODMorningWilton.com. In addition, the event will be recorded for later viewing at GOODMorningWilton.com, www.wiltonlibrary.org, and elsewhere as available.
The LWV is a non-partisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For general voter information, and for future events and speakers sponsored by the Wilton League of Women Voters or for membership information, check the League website.
Join the Wilton LWV Tuesday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm for a virtual opening meeting of
2020-2021. The meeting will begin with guest speaker Meredith Ramsey, Wilton High School Social Studies teacher. Ramsey will be discussing her recent participation in the Harvard Case Method Civics Workshop, an initiative formed to bring case method teaching to high schools to deepen students' understanding of American history and democracy.
Based on the highly successful experience of Harvard Business School and other graduate and professional programs that use case-based teaching, the method encompasses 22 cases based on historical documents that can be employed to strengthen high school education, and ensure a more exciting, relevant, and effective experience for students and teachers across a range of subjects. The case method can be especially successful at engaging students with topics in history and democracy, and it has shown to present a unique opportunity to help reverse the broad decline in civic education and civic engagement in the United States.
Since 2017, 50 League chapters from 22 states have sent over 80 teachers to the workshop. The Wilton LWV is participating in this initiative and committed to sponsor Ramsey for the 2020 workshop
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