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President's Message: LWV to Go to Beijing Conference (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
Political Ads Found to Lack Substance
Volunteers Needed for October Vote Count (Arlene Ellis)
Leaguer Authors Book about Peace
Planning and Zoning Committee Faces Post Election Challenges (Astrid Monson)
Environment Committee to Work with Other Groups
League Involved in Convention Center Planning
Human Resources Committee: LWV on Violence Prevention (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
1994-95 Membership Directory Changes

Human Resources Committee: LWV on Violence Prevention

At the national LWV convention in June, new positions on early intervention for children at risk and on violence prevention were adopted by concurrence, without League-wide study and discussion. Although there was considerable debate about the use of a convention concurrence process to expand LWVUS program so significantly, supporters carried the day with arguments that concurrence by national convention delegates is a legitimate and timely way to achieve member agreement in the League. The National Voter Sept./Oct. 1994 issue will include full wording of the new positions.

Our Human Resources (HR) committee has met, and its focus will be to assure member understanding of these new positions:

Violence Prevention

The League of Women Voters of the United States supports violence prevention programs in all communities and action to support:

  • Public and private development and coordination of programs that emphasize the primary prevention of violence.

  • The active role of government and social institutions in preventing violent behavior.

  • The allocation of public moneys in government programs to prevent violence.

Early Intervention for Children at Risk

The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that early intervention and prevention measures are effective in helping children reach their full potential.

The League supports policies and programs at all levels of the community and government that promote the well being, encourage the full development and ensure the safety of all children. These include:

  • Child abuse/neglect prevention

  • Teen pregnancy prevention

  • Quality health care, including nutrition and prenatal care

  • Developmental services emphasizing children ages 0-3

  • Family support services

  • Violence prevention

Human Resource committee members include Jean Aoki, Pamela Ferguson-Brey (chair), Evelyn Bender, Pearl Chang Johnson, Suzanne Meisenzahl, Cindee Spencer, and Sue Thorndike. New members are welcome.

Suzanne Meisenzahl

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