by Anne Anderson
Led by our Committee for Full Rights for DC Citizens, members are presenting DC Statehood Toolkit materials in states across the country. Up first were the Anchorage and Tanana Valley Chapters in Alaska, and the LWV Missouri State Fall Conference, We are then moving on to chapters in Utah, Colorado, and Michigan. We will be in Hong Kong in late November and the New England Regional LWV Conference in April. Stay tuned! There are more events in the works!!
Notes from the Field
Alaska. Caroline Petti took the DC Statehood Toolkit all the way to Alaska. She presented the Toolkit to members of the Anchorage League and a group of students from local area high schools. Then, it was on to Fairbanks and an reception with the League of Women Voters of the Tanana Valley followed by a presentation of the Toolkit. Though the weather was chilly in both places, the DC Statehood message was warmly received.
Missouri. Anne Anderson presented our slideshow at the LWV Missouri Fall Workshop in Sedalia, MO . With more than 50 people in the audience, there were many good questions and discussion. Themes of the comments after the presentation included amazement at how much they had learned about DC, regret that they had never considered DC’s situation before, and appreciation for Anne having made the trip to speak to them.