Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Mark this in your calendar! January 23rd consensus meeting in Sioux Falls

You are invited to attend the LWV Sioux Falls Consensus Meeting on Money in Politics.

We will meet to develop consensus among our membership about the current LWV U.S.stand on money in politics. The public is welcome to participate, but you must be a member to vote.

The meeting will be held Saturday, Jan. 23rd from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Meeting Room A at the Main Library, 200 North Dakota Ave.

The LWV U.S. Money in Politics Committee is conducting an update of the League's position on campaign finance for the purpose of addressing the perceived lack of member understanding and agreement as to whether financing a political campaign is protected speech under the First Amendment. The campaign finance position will be updated through a study and consensus process to consider: (1) the rights of individuals and organizations, under the First Amendment, to express their political views through independent expenditures and the finance of election campaign activities; and (2) how those rights, if any, should be protected and reconciled with the interests set out in the current position.

Contact to get study materials and consensus questions. The public is welcome to participate, but you must be a member to submit a vote.

Please mark your calendars for the 23rd and join us for this important meeting. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.