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LWV Moscow Idaho

LWV Moscow Idaho


Co-Presidents: Karen Lewis (208-883-2862, and Susan Ripley (208-310-6464,
  • PO Box 9535, Moscow, ID 83843 *


Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7-9PM:

Shaakirrah R. Sanders will discuss "Severe Mental Illness and the Death Penalty in Idaho" in the 1912 Center Great Room, 412 E. Third St., Moscow.

This presentation will explore the history of the issue and present the legal underpinnings for arguments in favor of a severe mental illness exemption, as well as policy considerations underlying the exception.

Sanders is an associate professor at the University of Idaho College of Law Boise campus. She teaches constitutional law, criminal procedure and the First Amendment.

The public presentation is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Moscow and the ACLU of Idaho.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, noon-1PM:

Jerrold "Jerry" Long will discuss "Natural Resources and Environmental Law in the Trump Era" at the League of Women Voters of Moscow forum in the Fiske Room of the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow.

Although the Constitution gives Congress the primary responsibility to craft the nation's natural resources management and environmental protection laws, the executive branch's implementation authority can shape how those laws play out. Without any changes to the underlying legal regimes, the Trump administration has already significantly changed the nation's approach to the natural environment in a number of areas, including how we address climate change, water pollution, public lands management and energy development. Long will share his perspective on the most significant of these changes, with the aim of understanding their consequences on the ground.

Long is a professor of law and the associate dean for faculty development at the University of Idaho College of Law. He earned a B.S. in biology from Utah State University, a J.D. from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He studies and teaches in the areas of property, natural resources and environmental law.

October 11, in the Fiske Room of the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, ID- Noon - 1pm
Carly Lilly will present "Pesticides in the Community" Her talk is about pesticide use in Moscow and the effects it has on our workers, children and pets. She'll also discuss how pesticides work, how labels don't list most of the chemicals and how devastating they can be.
Lilly is the co-owner of Maialina and Sangria Grille restaurants in Moscow, and also a member of Non Toxic Moscow. She has been actively researching and informing the public about pesticides and the potentially damaging effect these sprays and toxins can have on people, pets, pollinators and the overall community.

The Public is invited to attend.

At the 1912 Center, handicapped parking and access is available on the east side of the building.