“Considering National Popular Vote” subject of League of Women Voters meeting in Tomahawk
FOR THE TOMAHAWK LEADER
TOMAHAWK – Did you know that the only two elected officials in this country who are not chosen by popular vote are our national President and Vice President? How did this happen? No, this wasn’t the result of careful deliberation and wise decision making at the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Instead, it resulted from 19th century, partisan, political maneuvering. Sound familiar?
All this makes an enticing story that will unfold at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 14, during the monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW), at the Tomahawk Public Library, 300 W. Lincoln Ave., Tomahawk.
Dr. Dorothy Skye, President of the LWVNOW and currently serving on the National Popular Vote Committee with the Wisconsin League of Women Voters, will help attendees to understand the history of this important part of our elections, what the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is and how it is permitted by our Constitution. Attendees will also find out how they can help bring about the National Popular Vote to insure that their vote for President counts as much as anybody else’s.
All are welcome to attend. It will be a “Brown Bag” meeting, so bring your lunch!
The LWVNOW encompasses Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas counties. The local league belongs to the state and national League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization devoted to helping members and fellow citizens develop educated political opinions and act upon them through the democratic process. The league’s monthly meetings and sponsored events are open to all. The league can be contacted at [email protected], and the league’ website is www.lwvnow.org.
Answers to questions about voter registration and voting can be found at myvote.wi.gov, from your local clerk or local library.