The League of Women Voters of Chattanooga will meet to plan actions and events for 2019 at a brown-bag lunch on Friday. The meeting will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Community Space on the fifth floor of the Edney Innovation Center, 1100 Market St. The public is invited to bring a lunch and attend to learn about the League.
The Board of the Chattanooga League of Women Voters met in early January and voted on three focus areas for 2019: Civics Education, Restoration of Voting Rights, and Ending Voter Suppression. At the meeting on Friday, those attending will hear about these three focus areas and join in discussions on implementing the League’s approach to these issues. Actions already being planned include an upcoming clinic on voting rights restoration, as well as civics talks for adults. The civics talks would be led by League members and other speakers.
In addition, the Chattanooga LWV is planning voter registration drives at area high schools, community colleges and trade schools after the group was awarded a $700 grant for voter registration from the League of Women Voters of the U.S. According to the terms of the grant, the League will hold voter registration drives at 10 areas schools this spring.
The LWV of Chattanooga is a nonpartisan political group and does not endorse candidates or contribute to political campaigns. The group encourages informed and active participation in government. More information is available at the website of the Chattanooga League of Women Voters: https://lwvchattanooga.wordpress.com/