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News from National Board

The results of a public survey of the many interest groups in our country by the Gallup organization ranked the League of Women Voters second in public approval ratings. With 85% of the American public surveyed giving League a favorable rating, we were topped only by the American Cancer Society.

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The theme for the League's 70th anniversary convention, June 9 - 13, 1990, is "Making a Difference 1920-1990." Convention '90 will be held at the Sheraton Washington Hotel in Washington DC. Leadership training will once again be a special focus.

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Plans are being finalized for the sixth League Day at the UN, to be held October 21, 1989. The day will focus on: "The United Nations: Making the Future Secure," and will include a session on global security and the connection with environmental, debt and women's issues, and a session on peacekeeping, disarmament and the role of non-governmental organizations.

We are expecting a brochure with more information and a registration form from National, so if anyone will be. in the Washington area in October and would like to participate in this, call the office and leave your name so we can contact you as soon as the materials arrive.

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The LWVEF has been invited by the Ford Foundation to submit a proposal to stimulate public discussion of the foundation's newly released report, The Common Good. The report is the final component of the Ford Foundation's three-year project on Social Welfare and the American Future, which funded the LWVEF's Meeting Basic Human Needs Project.

If funding is secured, the LWVEF will put together a kit of materials for interested Leagues, to be available in the spring of 1990. The project will also include up to three training sessions in metropolitan areas with a large number of local Leagues, and a limited number of small pass-through grants for Leagues.

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