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President's Message (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
Report on Council '95
League Celebrates 75th Birthday of Ratification of the 19th
LWVUS Seeks Nominations for League Leadership Positions
All Aboard for Convention '96
Appointment to State Board
Teamsters Election Sets League Record
League Forms Con-Con Committee
Planning Officer Meets with P&Z Committee
World Conference on Women Meets in Beijing
Voter Search
Report on Joint Committee on Human Resources

Report on Council '95

The theme set by President Becky Cain pervaded the three days of the Council. "Is there another organization better equipped or able to return civility back to the public debate? Is there another organization that can look at all the competing single issues and elect a truly national agenda for the common good? Or is this a challenge unique to the League of Women Voters?"

Among the leadership/development workshops was "Passion – The League's Key to Success" in which I participated, and "Media – Making It Work for You and Your League" chosen by Jackie Kido.

This year's recipient of the Carrie Chapman Catt Lifetime Achievement Award was the Honorable Harry Blackmun, who was on the bench during the historic Roe v. Wade case and was an outstanding contributor to social justice and protecting a woman's right to choose.

Anti-regulatory legislation was addressed by EPA Administrator Carol Browner at a Council luncheon. She said we are now engaged in the most important environment debate of the last 25 years. "Please continue to do what you do so well: educate and inform the American people so that they will understand the debate and keep moving forward rather than back," she urged.

The highlight of Council was a visit to the Hill. Accompanied by a LWVUS lobbyist, we paid a visit to Senators Akaka and Inouye, and met and dined with Representative Mink. Our lobbying efforts were aimed at the ban on assault weapons which the new congress is trying to repeal and stopping the anti-regulatory legislation.

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